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Ghostly Jeerings
netskyIam

Abe's a mary in a booth
 1
Waiting for Derringer's truth
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Mary Todd with Abe no more
 3
She's gone quite mad
 4
And now no more
 5
 
 
Edwin Booth, good blood of John,
 6
Redeem my name and carry on...
 7
 
 
You ac-tor-states-man-play-right-po-et
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Shut up 'for head shats grey
 9
Bul-let
 10
Splat-ters ma-ter pa-ter mat-ters
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Gory Ed. ward
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...as King Lear.
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7 Mar 06

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Netsky?
 — borntodance

yup. how'd you guess? (grin)
 — netskyIam

explain everything, please.
 — Meep

71 poems nets - impressive :0)
 — unknown

Sounds eerily like...I can't guess.  Clever and insane; good mix in this case.
 — Isabelle5

Yeah, what Isabelle said.
 — Kauf

i love your poem. i love edward gorey. i love edward lear.

i haven't used the term mary for so long. i had a friend who called her son mary.

have to look up edwin booth?

beautiful. playful. only netsky.
 — bettalpha

thanks for inputs.  Of all poets, very few--- none, nearly, have noticed Edward Lear's name.  Yes, I had hiim in mind too.   Also, primarily, King Lear, the -blind- and impotent tragic character of Shakespeare.  Booth played him.  Lincoln's "spirit"(?) harks Booth to redeem the "lost".    But Booth has very little power.  Booth saved Tad Lincoln from a vehicular accident.  But to save a reputation?  Not likely.  Not as -that- character: King Lear.

very sweet words of encouragement form you guys.   Helps stoke my pot boilers.   thanks so much,  Reid
 — netskyIam

Pelican's going to get you. Pelican's going to get you. Pelican's going to get you tonight.
 — unknown

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