Thu Apr 10, 2008 9:19 pm

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Thu Apr 10, 2008 9:19 pm linkquote
I have composed this poem
For all of you to see

In hopes of helping out
The poor apostrophe

He usually works alone
And does not need an S

To use him just to pluralize
The word makes such a mess

He means to show possession
Of what belongs to who

He also takes the place
Of another letter too

Vespa is a good word
Means one and only one

Vespa's means not some more
But belonging to that one

So if you have a Vespa
And then you get another

Remember that Vespas will
Include his brand new brother


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Thu Apr 10, 2008 9:27 pm

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Thu Apr 10, 2008 9:27 pm linkquote
Re: I couldn't Help It
NightWing wrote:
I have composed this poem
For all of you to see

In hopes of helping out
The poor apostrophe

He usually works alone
and does not need an S

To use him just to pluralize
The word makes such a mess

He means to show possession
Of what belongs to who

He also takes the place
of another letter too

Vespa is a good word
means one and only one

Vespa's means not some more
But belonging to that one

So if you have a Vespa
And then you get another

Remember that Vespas will
include his brand new brother
I really like your poem
I hope you write another

a fellow with talent like yours
should share with others

and since you are a master
of fun poetic larks

perhaps you can tackle
the misuse of quotation marks
Thu Apr 10, 2008 9:46 pm

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Thu Apr 10, 2008 9:46 pm linkquote
I think nightwing should write a book of all his MV poems but he doesn't want to
Thu Apr 10, 2008 10:11 pm

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Thu Apr 10, 2008 10:11 pm linkquote
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I think nightwing should write a book of all his MV poems but he doesn't want to
I have. The book is found in Modern Vespa. All you have to do is find all the pages.
Thu Apr 10, 2008 10:27 pm

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Thu Apr 10, 2008 10:27 pm linkquote
love love love it! and the reply below it also!
Thu Apr 10, 2008 11:51 pm

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Thu Apr 10, 2008 11:51 pm linkquote
apstrphe be buggered
quotatn marks R hexed
U can stik ur punk28n lesson
coz i prfr 2 wrt in txt
Fri Apr 11, 2008 12:44 am

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Fri Apr 11, 2008 12:44 am linkquote


boulty, you're a thug
Fri Apr 11, 2008 3:09 am

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Fri Apr 11, 2008 3:09 am linkquote
genie wrote:


boulty, you're a thug
LOL, great stuff by everyone.
Tue Apr 15, 2008 10:36 pm

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Tue Apr 15, 2008 10:36 pm linkquote
Along those lines....................................

http://www.grammarbook.com/punctuation/apostro.asp
Thu Apr 17, 2008 6:13 pm

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Thu Apr 17, 2008 6:13 pm linkquote
I prefer NightWings version over the blue book. Good job, MVers! Art
Thu Apr 17, 2008 7:27 pm

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Thu Apr 17, 2008 7:27 pm linkquote
I have never found a subject that I can't do a verse on. It's a curse. (Notice the appropriate use of the apostrophe in both sentences.)
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Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:39 am

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Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:39 am linkquote
So, the MV lingo thread got me thinking again about this wonderful composition by our friend NightWing.
Brilliant and simple!

Someday, someone like L from Jersey will have the time needed to properly locate all your prose and centralize them for us.
Then Robotribe can do the cover art, and messycoloring, bretui, fulltimeart and wondermachine could provide some illustrative content..we'll have a book in our hands yet!
Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:06 pm

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Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:06 pm linkquote
Thank you for the compliment. Currently working on a new verse about posting extreme opinions on open forums. The title is Crash and Burn.
Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:09 pm

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Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:09 pm linkquote
NightWing wrote:
Thank you for the compliment. Currently working on a new verse about posting extreme opinions on open forums. The title is Crash and Burn.
LOL... this is why your friend buglake drug up a kind and helpful thread of yours to absorb the heat from Crash and Burn. I dislike the smell of burning flesh.
Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:13 pm

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Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:13 pm linkquote
NightWing wrote:
Thank you for the compliment. Currently working on a new verse about posting extreme opinions on open forums. The title is Crash and Burn.
Haha I look forward to it.
Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:23 pm

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Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:23 pm linkquote
xantufrog wrote:
NightWing wrote:
Thank you for the compliment. Currently working on a new verse about posting extreme opinions on open forums. The title is Crash and Burn.
Haha I look forward to it.
One of my favorite 80s Grade-B movies, along with Flash Gordon, Fire & Ice, Red Dawn, and Iron Eagle.



http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099313/
Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:24 pm

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Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:24 pm linkquote
OMG I'm such an idiot. After reading a few lines, I said to myself, "it doesn't rhyme!". I'm so stupid. This is how I read it.

I have composed this poem for all of you to see.

In hopes of helping out
The poor apostrophe,
He usually works alone
And does not need an S
...

HAHAHA. Sorry, let me read correctly this time.
Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:31 pm

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Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:31 pm linkquote
Not a MV poem, but I have one to share.

As I awoke one morning, when all sweet things are born
a birdie purched upon my sill, to signal the coming morn.

His words were soft and tender, and softly did he sing
A joy of happiness to my heart he did bring.

I lured him through the window, with a nice white piece of bread
the quickly slammed the window, and crushed his friggin head.


Sorry, I'm having a bad day.
Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:40 pm

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Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:40 pm linkquote
Crash & Burn
Open forum here I go
My mind is full about to blow

I've opinions I plan to share
Some will hate but I don't care

The truth deserves to be well known
The problem is it's just my own

High test gas I only use
Any other is just abuse

Forty bucks for but a filter
Keeps my engine from out of kilter

MSRP to my dealer
Doesn't mean that he's a s.t.e.a.l.er

Ten bucks for a cup of oil
My crankcase surely will not spoil

And I won't pull on my own wrench
But rather watch that from the bench

Lots of stuff I have repaired
But with my scooter I am scared

Vespa training I have not
But my dealer's guys are really hot

So I will pay all that is required
Even if my warranty has expired

So now this poem I will close
Prepare for flames and get the hose
Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:47 pm

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Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:47 pm linkquote
Re: Crash & Burn
NightWing wrote:
Open forum here I go
My mind is full about to blow

I've opinions I plan to share
Some will hate but I don't care

The truth deserves to be well known
The problem is it's just my own

High test gas I only use
Any other is just abuse

Forty bucks for but a filter
Keeps my engine from out of kilter

MSRP to my dealer
Doesn't mean that he's a s.t.e.a.l.er

Ten bucks for a cup of oil
My crankcase surely will not spoil

And I won't pull on my own wrench
But rather watch that from the bench

Lots of stuff I have repaired
But with my scooter I am scared

Vespa training I have not
But my dealer's guys are really hot

So I will pay all that is required
Even if my warranty has expired

So now this poem I will close
Prepare for flames and get the hose
Excellent, can you add something about slamming a the window sill on their head like I have in my poem and you have my vote for best poem on MV.

Sorry, still having a bad day but Nightwings poems are helping me out.
Tue Aug 19, 2008 1:12 pm

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Tue Aug 19, 2008 1:12 pm linkquote
Re: Crash & Burn
Dillinger-63 wrote:
NightWing wrote:
Open forum here I go
My mind is full about to blow

I've opinions I plan to share
Some will hate but I don't care

The truth deserves to be well known
The problem is it's just my own

High test gas I only use
Any other is just abuse

Forty bucks for but a filter
Keeps my engine from out of kilter

MSRP to my dealer
Doesn't mean that he's a s.t.e.a.l.er

Ten bucks for a cup of oil
My crankcase surely will not spoil

And I won't pull on my own wrench
But rather watch that from the bench

Lots of stuff I have repaired
But with my scooter I am scared

Vespa training I have not
But my dealer's guys are really hot

So I will pay all that is required
Even if my warranty has expired

So now this poem I will close
Prepare for flames and get the hose
Excellent, can you add something about slamming a the window sill on their head like I have in my poem and you have my vote for best poem on MV.

Sorry, still having a bad day but Nightwings poems are helping me out.
............But should there be some meanies still
Please lay your heads upon the sill

And Dillinger my new found friend
Will help this thread come to an end

It will be swift it will be final
Your brains will splash upon the vinyl.

But Dillinger will not get off free
He forgot an important apostrophe

Nightwings poems are owned by me
And need a mark right after the gee

After the gee before the ess
Removes all doubt no need to guess

"Nightwing's poems" is now correct
with nary a flaw or other defect




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Tue Aug 19, 2008 1:15 pm

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Tue Aug 19, 2008 1:15 pm linkquote
Re: Crash & Burn
NightWing wrote:
Dillinger-63 wrote:
NightWing wrote:
Open forum here I go
My mind is full about to blow

I've opinions I plan to share
Some will hate but I don't care

The truth deserves to be well known
The problem is it's just my own

High test gas I only use
Any other is just abuse

Forty bucks for but a filter
Keeps my engine from out of kilter

MSRP to my dealer
Doesn't mean that he's a s.t.e.a.l.er

Ten bucks for a cup of oil
My crankcase surely will not spoil

And I won't pull on my own wrench
But rather watch that from the bench

Lots of stuff I have repaired
But with my scooter I am scared

Vespa training I have not
But my dealer's guys are really hot

So I will pay all that is required
Even if my warranty has expired

So now this poem I will close
Prepare for flames and get the hose
Excellent, can you add something about slamming a the window sill on their head like I have in my poem and you have my vote for best poem on MV.

Sorry, still having a bad day but Nightwings poems are helping me out.
............But should there be some meanies still
Please lay your heads upon the sill

And Dillinger my new found friend
Will help this thread come to an end

It will be swift it will be final
Your brains will splash upon the vinyl.

But Dillinger will not get off free
He forgot an important apostrophe

Nightwings poems are owned by me
And need a mark right after the gee

After the gee before the ess
Removes all doubt no need to guess

"Nightwing's poems" is now correct
with nary a flaw or other defect




[/i]
You Da Man!
Tue Aug 19, 2008 1:17 pm

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Tue Aug 19, 2008 1:17 pm linkquote
indeed!
Tue Aug 19, 2008 1:42 pm

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Tue Aug 19, 2008 1:42 pm linkquote
Re: I couldn't Help It
NightWing wrote:

He means to show possession
Of what belongs to who

Unless of course the "what" belongs to "it"

Jake
Tue Aug 19, 2008 2:26 pm

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Tue Aug 19, 2008 2:26 pm linkquote
Re: I couldn't Help It
csjake wrote:
NightWing wrote:

He means to show possession
Of what belongs to who

Unless of course the "what" belongs to "it"

Jake
Agreed but "it" doesn't rhyme with "too."

Poetic license exercised.
Tue Aug 19, 2008 2:49 pm

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Tue Aug 19, 2008 2:49 pm linkquote
Re: I couldn't Help It
NightWing wrote:
csjake wrote:
NightWing wrote:

He means to show possession
Of what belongs to who

Unless of course the "what" belongs to "it"

Jake
Agreed but "it" doesn't rhyme with "too."

Poetic license exercised.
It do too, but wait I'm supposed to put an end to this poem so Boo Hoo!
Tue Aug 19, 2008 4:38 pm

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Tue Aug 19, 2008 4:38 pm linkquote
I couldn't help it
Yeah, the devil made me do it... Ok I am offering an apology in advance, poetry to follow, with sympathy for dog owners 'cause doggeral doesn't begin to cover it. It is scooter related. R
Tue Aug 19, 2008 4:42 pm

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Tue Aug 19, 2008 4:42 pm linkquote
The spelling and grammar Nazis thank you.
Tue Aug 19, 2008 4:56 pm

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Tue Aug 19, 2008 4:56 pm linkquote
cynner wrote:
The spelling and grammar Nazis thank you.
And the Germans will thank you finding a new term to describe your strong desire for others to be courteous in their typing.
Tue Aug 19, 2008 5:04 pm

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Tue Aug 19, 2008 5:04 pm linkquote
Re: I couldn't help it
Still Shifting wrote:
Yeah, the devil made me do it... Ok I am offering an apology in advance, poetry to follow, with sympathy for dog owners 'cause doggeral doesn't begin to cover it. It is scooter related. R
I believe it is doggerel if you are referring to useless poetry.
Tue Aug 19, 2008 5:32 pm

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Tue Aug 19, 2008 5:32 pm linkquote
Grammar Nazis I have heard
Examine every written word

They look and read and criticize
And they must think that they're so wise

Or is it that they're Nazis not
A High School diploma's all they've got

The stuff they catch is from the book
And not some fancy way to hook

Excuses come and there are many
Alibis to cover the writer's fanny

Instead of taking great offense
Write your words so they make sense
Tue Aug 19, 2008 5:38 pm

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Tue Aug 19, 2008 5:38 pm linkquote
"Wot, hoose got a problim, with mi puncshoation.

Enee moor poitry owt there. ? "

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