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The Midnight Flight of P. Revere


I know - 15 yards for piling on.

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zeezeewriter
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You crack me up. I normally don't comment on poetry since I'm not smart enough to figure it out. But this one was a humdinger. And your tactful explanation was, well, tactful. Sweet!


 Comment Written 08-Jul-2019



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    Thanks - it must have been tactful because I didn't get any hate mail - so I'll consider that a success.
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Mark, this is SO FUNNY! Partly because I was recently on a long flight (not on Frontier thank GOD), nor on Southwest for that matter. The fact that the airline lost their luggage is just icing on the cake of this hilarious story poem. I love it!
Carol


 Comment Written 07-Jul-2019



reply by the author on 08-Jul-2019
    Carol! So good to hear from you. Hope all is well and I'm looking forward to seeing some of your erudite posts soon.

    And, oh yeah, thanks for the six!
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pretty funny stuff, Mr. Valentine.
Loved the lost luggage bit - great touch.
Your mind is truly a wondrous thing. I hope, later, when you have grandkids, you'll write funny stories for them to enjoy and pass down through the generations.
At any rate, this kid enjoys them.
good going.
pome lover


 Comment Written 07-Jul-2019



reply by the author on 08-Jul-2019
    Thanks. As soon as I saw the story about President Trump stumbling over his Fourth of July proclamation, I knew the parodies would be dropping fast and furious, so I wanted to get a Paul Revere parody out there before someone else did,

reply by pome lover on 08-Jul-2019
    The President's Fourth of July speech was wonderful. It was not political, but historical, listing America's past heroes and accomplishments. He also honored every member of the armed services to cheering crowds. I know you don't like him, Mark, but it was an inspiring speech that I wish all Americans had heard. It was delivered beautifully with no flaws, so , though I've no doubt it was found lacking by the media, it wasn't.
    Never the less I did like your Paul Revere piece.
    Katharine
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This is extremely clever and so funny! What a surprise to hear this version of the classic story. You definitely have a quirky imagination (and that is a BIG compliment)! I enjoyed reading this very much. (Sorry I don't have a 6 left to place on it.) --Spangle


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reply by the author on 08-Jul-2019
    Thanks - I definitely take "quirky" as a compliment.

reply by Spangle on 08-Jul-2019
    :-)
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This is too funny. If the Brits had waited a few more centuries to attack they could have flown, but I don't know that Southwest would have been in business yet. Well done sir. Rox


 Comment Written 06-Jul-2019



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    Thanks, Rox - much appreciated.
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If I had a sixth star left, I would surely give it to you for this hilarious rendition of Paul Revere's Midnight Flight. You nailed it so well with the added details of the lost luggage and fog over New York and high winds at O'Hare, to name just a few. The flow, the meter, the rhymes, all are exceptional. You wrote a very well written piece, dripping with satire, with fun all around, for everyone to enjoy. Thank you for the best laughs I've had in a long time, (too long). Your notes at the end, give us plausible reasons why this thing could happen. But, I sense your tongue-in-cheek while writing these notes. Especially with the ending line, "Nobody's perfect." Some are less perfect than others.
Take care, Jesse


 Comment Written 06-Jul-2019



reply by the author on 08-Jul-2019
    Thanks. As soon as I saw the story about President Trump stumbling over his Fourth of July proclamation, I knew the parodies would be dropping fast and furious, so I wanted to get a Paul Revere parody out there before someone else did,

reply by Jesse James Doty on 08-Jul-2019
    It was begging to be written and you did an excellent job.
    Jesse
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Great as usual, Mark. You rattle along nicely and I get a grin and you get a six, how's that for cooperation. I know dear 'ol Paul he did a lot of riding around for his causes. Sincerely Anne.


 Comment Written 06-Jul-2019



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    Thanks so much for the six, Anne - much appreciated.
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A brilliant parody. We can all identify with this one I'm sure. So when we come back to take you under our wing again, having relieved you from trumpression we will be flying in on Lufthansa to finish of what the Reich began in 1939!


 Comment Written 06-Jul-2019



reply by the author on 06-Jul-2019
    Yeah, a lot of us on this side of the pond are starting to think that maybe the 1776 version of Brexit was not such a good idea - maybe if we promise to pay the back taxes we owe on tea, and if you put in a good word for us with the Queen, she'll take us back.

reply by Pantygynt on 06-Jul-2019
    I wouldn't hold your breath!
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This is a witty poetic response to Trumps mistake. Of course he blames it on something else. I like the use of Frontier Airlines for the frontier back then and the word flight instead of ride in the title. It does also remind us of the horrors of flying today.
Keep writing
Joan


 Comment Written 06-Jul-2019



reply by the author on 08-Jul-2019
    Thanks. As soon as I saw the story about President Trump stumbling over his Fourth of July proclamation, I knew the parodies would be dropping fast and furious, so I wanted to get a Paul Revere parody out there before someone else did,

reply by dragonpoet on 08-Jul-2019
    You are mostkindly welcome. Mark. I think you came in first in your effort to get a parody in.
    Joan.
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That's right Mark, nobody's perfect. Reading the evening news, I feel like I am in a time warp, anyway. It's nice that as a writer, we can recall history, at least for now. I enjoyed your humorous read... all in good fun with a little sarcasm. :+)
Sending you my best today as always,
Sally


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reply by the author on 08-Jul-2019
    "all in good fun with a little sarcasm." - that was indeed my intent - glad it came through.
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