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Kenart

Joined January 2008

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The Booley & the Woold by Ken Simm
Said the Booley to the Woold
Why not come out of the way
Said the Woold to friend Booley
It depends how much they pay

Pay what and whom?
Said Booley in reply
Whomever and what so
Living now in this pig sty

I wish to make me better
And of finance I want more
I’d like to have wherewithal
Said Booley as encore

Oh dear and fie quoth Woold
If I may make so bold
Do you know of whom you speak
and when they may be told?

Oh yes said Booley quickly
By way of kind reply
They are the ones who avoid you
soon as look you in the eye

Oh I know now of whom you speak
The Woold was quick to say
The ones who will not speak
but laugh and run away

No now you have it wrong
Said his friend with some dismay
The ones who do the laughing
Do not run but stay

To give of all they can
The cheeky grins to boot
These are people I can’t stand
Whose purpose does not suit

Are the ones who give me praise
From behind a guarded hand
And then turn to others
with a certain reprimand

Oh yes said Woold now nodding
I think I have your drift
These are the ones that matter
Who give a barbed gift

In words that drip and succour
With terms of sweet coincidence
the ones who criticise
And leave with rapt indifference

The thing that does not matter
Both friends agreed in principle
Is that they who pay you in compliments
Are always in fact resistible

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