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~~~ Arabian Nights ~~~

Updated on August 14, 2015

~ Arabian Nights ~


Ali Baba, sulks and grieves,

His sycophantic, forty thieves;

For in their baskets, made of wicker,

Abound dark clowns, that fight, and bicker,

For lebensraum, a place to stay,

Can only squat, not stand this day.


Now space is tight for cooped up farce,

Two panto men, one head, the arse;

Weaved lid slides off, one takes a peek,

To see if he can hide that Sheikh.


There’s two for one, within strawed vase,

Thin Stan, is squashed by Hugh Fat Jars;

Next door, Hussein, requires more room,

As Nat does whistle his raspberry tune.

Now why’s Asif, in such a hurry?

Could be, Sherif repeats his curry.


The Genie’s palour, is getting paler,

Being rubbed, by blind, Sinbad the Sailor;

He thinks he’s wishing, 'pon a lamp,

Turns out, he’s goosed bald gaseous tramp.


Brave Jason and his Argonauts,

Have fleeced these thieves of golden thoughts,

They've sent them into, disarray,

That’s why they share their homes this day.


Poor Ali Baba’s blown a gasket,

His friends now share, two, to a basket;

So where’s his famous, forty thieves?

There’s twenty now, that’s why he grieves.

* MUSIC By David Bowie *

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      Romeos Quill 4 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Thank you AudreyHowitt! It was silly, but I'm thankful for your wonderful appraisal :)

      I hope that today is unfolding in your favour.

      Happy Holiday wekend to you.

      Sincerely,

      Romeo's Quill

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Clever, clever write

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      Romeos Quill 4 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Cat

      So not only do you have to check, to make sure you're not dead, but you have to deal with a fate worse than death as well, by getting your swimming attire in an unsexy scrunch in a public place? The trauma visited upon any sane holidaymaker might prove too much to witness, but I think I would have whipped out the old camera, took a snap, and then bribed you for the rest of the day not to show it to your dad lol!

      Yours, and then some,

      R.Q.

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      R.Q.

      Ha ha ha! Zucchini in bikini! I had to read it thrice just to make sure I got it right! Yeah... that wasn't even the waterslide that's called Kilimanjaro! All I can say about that one is, I haven't been on that since I was a teenager. The way your bathing suit looks before the ride is much different than how it looks when you get off! Ha ha ha! All the more embarrassing is you spend the first few moments at the bottom of the slide, trying to verify that you're still alive, before you even notice that your bathing suit has pulled itself down and turn backward! :D

      Yours Truly, I swear!

      Cat

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      Romeos Quill 4 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Cat

      Zucchini in a bikini, sliding down a man-made water slide at a rate of knots, would be an attraction all by itself lol! It would be worth the entrance fee alone :)

      Paddling in the shallow end, thinking about how you just dodged a coronary, just made me giggle :)

      Yours Insincerely,

      R.Q.

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      R.Q.

      Ha ha ha... actually, last year, for the first time ever, I thought I was going to soil the bikini! lol... Out of nowhere, the slides seemed taller and twice as fast. 30 must've really done a number on me. Of course, what'd I do? I went down the tallest slide before any others and felt like I was having a stroke the rest of the way down! lol... I was thinking 'is it too late to get a refund?' Ha ha... I just played in the kiddie pool for a while until I calmed down :D

      Truly No fooly,

      Cat

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      Romeos Quill 4 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Cat

      It sure sounds like a fun place to go for any age; 350ft tall? Wow....that's some attraction, you big kid :) :P

      Truly Unruly,

      R.Q.

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      R.Q.

      Yeah, sorry about that.... I have a tendency to just 'go on and on'. I had the luxury of my childhood park program taking me there via bus for 13 years in a row... I've returned every year since. I have to tell you, those waterslides are getting much harder to go down the older I get! lol There are 350-foot tall waterslides there! :p

      Yours Truly,

      Cat

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      Romeos Quill 4 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Cat

      What a delightful, and fascinating little tale - maybe you should take your little 'uns there one day(if you haven't already), although I'd recommend keeping this rhyme a closed sesame for their sake though :)

      Yours Truly,

      R.Q.

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      R.Q.

      This is quite an iconic movie/story! We have the state's largest theme park about 40 miles from my house, it's called 'Enchanted Forest, Water Safari'. Back in the day, before it was a water theme park, it was just an enchanted forest, with all the famous nursery rhyme-type stories within this quaint little village-type setting that meanders through the woods. At each 'site' there is a recorded story that's told and Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves is one of them. I'll never walk through that cave the same again... while reciting this piece :D

      Best wishes to you too!

      Cat

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      Romeos Quill 4 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Cat

      A bit of a deviation from the norm, but I had to let them have it, because every movie version I've seen of this flick is so darn serious, but in a jovial way.Thanks babes.

      Best wishes,

      R.Q.

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      R.Q.

      Bwah ha ha! This is so flippin funny and witty! Boy oh boy... I'm a huge fan of your romantic writes, but this one is definitely right up there... so clever, is you!

      Cat

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      Romeos Quill 4 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      I was in a silly mood Kathryn, so offered this:)

      Thanks for dropping by with your wonderful comments, and I'm glad you liked this dilly verse.

      Have a great one yourself, too!

      Best wishes,

      R.Q.

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      Romeos Quill 4 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Thank you for your generous remarks Mhatter99, and you're very welcome.

      Yours Sincerely,

      R.Q.

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      What a humorous story you have weaved! I enjoyed it.

      I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

      ~ Kathryn

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Very imaginative. Congratulations and thanks.

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      Jennifer 4 years ago from Lost...In Video Games

      Thanks!

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      Romeos Quill 4 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      That's great to hear WL. :) You seem like the kind of woman who deserves to have good things come her way.Good news is always a welcome messenger.

      Best wishes,

      R.Q.

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      Jennifer 4 years ago from Lost...In Video Games

      Thank you! Everything is well on my end of the pond and everything is just right! :D

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      Romeos Quill 4 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Aw Flash! saviour of the universe! :) I apologize for taking so long to respond to your fantastic input, as you always do, Wonder Woman - had quite a blast answering quite a few tonight/this morning.

      I hope you're well, and things are going how you want them to.

      Thank you!

      R.Q.

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      Jennifer 4 years ago from Lost...In Video Games

      Ha! That was fun to read! Loved R.Q! Voted it up!

      --The Flash (aka WL)