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An Epigram To Epigramman
Epigramman is the KING of rapid fire!
KING of rapid verse of humor and desire.
Before you've read, your heart is won.
And of course before your comment is done,
He's already written another one!!!
Today we celebrate EPIGRAMMAN!
The wizard of short verse!
Say- hit that Grover Washington button here, would you please?
Grover Washington, Jr. - Take Five
What is an Epigram? A dwarfish whole;
Its body brevity, and wit its soul.
— Samuel Taylor Coleridge
An epigram is a brief, clever, and usually memorable statement. Derived from the Greek: ἐπίγραμμα epigramma "inscription" from ἐπιγράφειν epigraphein "to write on – inscribe". This literary device has been employed for over two millennia.
The Greek tradition of epigrams began as poems inscribed on votive offerings at sanctuaries – including statues of athletes – and on funerary monuments, for example "Go tell it to the Spartans, passer-by ...". These original epigrams did the same job as a short prose text might have done, but in verse. Epigram became a literary genre in the Hellenistic period, probably developing out of scholarly collections of inscriptional epigrams.
Though modern epigrams are usually thought of as very short, the Greek literary epigram was not always as short.
Check out Epigamman's hubs.
His rhymes are better than mine here on this page!
Epigramman is the muse for many of us.
We go to his hubs and new rhymes flow into our heads.
Below are my salutes to the King of short verse.
I may have dropped these after reading an uplifting and inspiring poem from the Professor of Puns.
this FINE & BEAUTIFUL MESS!
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....I am a machine .... covered with flesh - and concealing much heart and soul! lol - Thanks as always for your support and encouragement ...and yes I'm still a beautiful mess!!!
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He will address,
and whole-heartedly confess,
that our epigramman that we love dear,
is a FINE & BEAUTIFUL MESS!
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-"THAT'S OUR EPIGRAMMAN THAT WE LOVE DEAR , HE'S FINE, AND BEAUTIFUL AND OH SO QUEER!!!!"
(no not that queer!) lol
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You have cracked me up! See what you get when you rhyme so fast?
was short and sweet.
For St. Peter,
he was to meet.
St. Peter said, "Epi Son,
why aren't you on time?"
Epi Man said, "St. Peter Dude!
I was writing another rhyme."
St. Peter said, "Epi,
You're still warm beneath the sod,
But you'd better explain this to God."
Dear God, "said Epi,
I wasn't disrespectful.
Unless I share a rhyme,
I feel I'm neglectful.
You see Dear Lord,
some of us love one another,
We show our compassion,
as we help one another.
I write a smile,
and toss it high.
And soon it's written,
in the clear blue sky."
God said ,"Epi,
"You are needed,
But in return,
I want your hair."
Epi said "God,
I guess that's fair.
And I don't care,
if my head is bare.
And thank you God,
for your love and grace,
and getting a glimpse,
of your majestic face,
And I hate to run,
at this ridiculous pace,
But could someone drop me,
at Micky Dee's place?"
God said, "sure Epi,
we'll take you there below,
and please tell the rest,
of the hubbers hello!"
by Micky Dee
Sure he makes passes,
at girls with cute... @$$e$,
but I'll be fine,
with my rose colored glasses.
Micky Dee @ Epigramman-He still thinks of me
Check yourself in to the Discomfort Inn.
Go ahead, commit a sin.
Of course sooner or later,
You'll be finding out.
That there just ain't no "checking out".
So just sit back,
In an easy chair,
Take it all in stride,
When something raises your hair.
Arsenic your lace,
Hemlock your door!
Clear your head.
You've made your bed.
Micky Dee @ Epigramman-The Devil's Guestbook
Grover Washington, Jr. - Mister Magic
Poor Blondi was EVERYONE'S friend.
Way beyond the bitter end.
And now she fetches sticks,
And does so many tricks,
For the newborn children in God's skies,
Where no one dies, and no one cries!
Micky Dee @ Epigramman-Nature and the nature of man!
Don't worry about losing your socks,
when things heat up, in a refrigerator box.
Micky Dee @ Epigramman-Homeless People love too!
A carnivore will love his sister or brother,
But packs hot sauce - for eating each other.
Micky Dee @ Epigramman-As we cross the Rubicon
What's that smell?
And where is my wife,
That nagged all her life?
Micky Dee @ Epigramman-The Tool Shed
What's the funk,
With that mad monk?
Micky Dee @ Epigramman-Wine, Women and Song.com
Grover Washington Jr. - Winelight
Things are not looking up from here!
And a worm is crawling in my ear!!!
Micky Dee @ Epigramman-Saving Face
I know you're right.
I'll try with all my might.
I'll keep hoping.
I'll keep wishing.
I just hope,
God hasn't gone fishing!
Micky Dee @ Epigramman-From up above
Gee! What do you know?
He had his head to go!
Micky Dee @ Epigramman-The Hat Box
Elmer Fudd was a short little sucker.
He changed his name from Elmer Fuddpucker.
Micky Dee @ Epigramman-The Fleshly Temptation of Mr. Fudd
Was it over Miss Kitty that things turned so...bad?
Micky Dee @ Epigramman-Gunfight at the Not OK Corral
I like this one a lot!
But now I'm thinking of a pigeon in a pot.
Write another, or just a smidgen,
Perhaps add another pigeon?
Micky Dee @ Epigramman-Lost in the Park
The thief got lost in the woods,
With his ill gotten gains and stolen goods.
He stole more than was needed but was such a sap!
All was lost for the want of a map!
Micky Dee @ Epigramman-Animal Tales
Though she was the flower of life,
He never saw this in his wife.
Flowers of a lifetime he did save,
And now he puts them on her grave.
Micky Dee @ Epigramman-Too late my dear for this beating heart
What the heck!
It always was a pain in the neck!
Micky Dee @ Epigramman-For those who eat please think of me!
A lady with an ample behind,
and ah..."onions" that perk!
She backed up to the stove,
And got a little behind in her work.
Micky Dee @ Epigramman-"At your request madam"
He was seeking a little paradise,
But saw that he didn't have the price.
He was just seeking Utopia,
But stopped for a moment to grope ya.
Micky Dee @ Epigramman-Fate is a bittersweet mistress!
Grover Washington, Jr. - Smooth Jazz Cafe Vol.3 - 08 - Soulful Strut (2001)
A little Acai, don't get it in your eye,
Some blueberries, strawberries,
But de-pit the cherries.
Throw in some more mixed fruit, to boot!
Stick in a banana and whir away some whey.
Micky Dee @ Epigramman-My little kitchen helper
He was the Boss, even on the cross.
Who knows how we could fair,
Had we not, had that loss.
Before He left, the Golden Rule was our LAW.
We could have had more with a crowbar and saw.
If Jesus would have called I would have gone,
I would not have let Him die on the cross alone.
Micky Dee @ Epigramman-The Greatest Story never told!
The aliens took a look around,
And said this earth is getting me down.
Around this universe we've flown,
Just to find out Earthlings...eat their own.
Micky Dee @ Epigramman-The Puzzlement of the aberrant mind
Rapid fire Epigramman!
Fire them off as fast as you can!
The next may be about a Japanese fan,
Or maybe even an Epigramman!
Micky Dee @ Epigramman-A date with destiny
It was settled with libations,
That we'd take separate vacations.
I wound up with a llama in Peru,
While she was being "paddled" in a canoe.
Micky Dee @ Epigramman-Postcard Memories
Janis Joplin Rocked on in,
Jimi Hendrix was wearing a grin.
Marvin was Gaye,
And had so much to say!
Then over in the corner,
Who would it be?
Was my Brother Ray!
And my Brother Ray, could see!
Micky Dee @ Epigramman-This life beyond the one we know!
The comfort we seek in order to cope.
Is the reason God granted eternal hope.
It's also the reason he planted some rope.
As sure as I'm sitting here and the Catholic is Pope!
Micky Dee @ Epigramman-Life's Affirmative Gesture!
The burden of sorrow,
Is a terrible weight.
But what else,
Could I put on my plate?
I'll carry this
Burden of sorrow.
Perhaps add another rock tomorrow!
Micky Dee @ Epigramman-The Human Teeter Totter
I ignored an email from Satan's elf.
Then I received one from Satan, himself.
He said I'd receive a terrible infection,
If I didn't vote for him in the next election!
Micky Dee @ Epigramman-God, Devil, Man, Woman and Child
Grover Washington Jr, "Masterpiece" (1973)
The garden was home to Adam and Eve,
But the serpent came to deceive.
They were sent packing,
Into a world always lacking.
Wearing nothing but a few leaves.
Micky Dee @ Epigramman-What has defeated Mankind?
You can see this stuff everywhere.
Some of it scribbled without a care,
This art they call graffiti,
Some of this art is not so grand,
And may even suffer a "pan",
From my little dog, Petey.
He's a critic with no voice,
But critiques with a right leg hoist!
Micky Dee @ Epigramman-Ideologies, Curiosities and other enigmas
I hate it when you send the parts away,
And they come back to you right away.
I should have added another stamp!
Gee- the bottom of the box is damp!
Micky Dee @ Epigramman-Love can leave a permanent scar!
Marilyn will remain forever young.
I could not help but stare.
The cat would always have my tongue,
As I envisioned her in her underwear.
Micky Dee @ Epigramman-These earthy conceits of the wayward mind!
The 7-11 was a long walk away.
It was not lit up but dark and gray.
What's the chalk line about on the floor?
And why is there a lock on the 7-11-24-7 door?
Micky Dee @ Epigramman-Make no bones about it: 7-Eleven is 24-7!
It was hard to see,
When he tried to pee.
He cried out as he stood alone,
Trying to pass the Rosetta stone.
Micky Dee @ Epigramman-Paths to Destiny
Don't mean to be crass,
But it's better than grass!
The colors are so beautiful to see,
As I lie here for eternity.
Micky Dee @ Epigramman-The flowers on the other side!
Is not up to par.
Let's make some weapons
That really sing.
We'll try them out,
As we kill everything!
Micky Dee @ Epigramman-The Doomsday Scenario
We think of only black and white,
When she enters our bedroom at night.
She is the ebony,
I am the Ivory.
And lest we forget.
We make the colors on our palette.
Micky Dee @ Epigramman-Cloudy thoughts on a sunny day!
Her message was taped but loud and clear.
She regretfully explains she is not here.
You might say that she has passed on,
But you can still be in touch, by phone!
Micky Dee @ Epigramman-Collect Call (Calling to collect you)
He wore a helmet,
But in the wrong place.
Never mind the head,
Or pretty face.
About silly cuts,
Just give me something
To cover my...knee?
Micky Dee @ Epigramman-Protect yourself at all times!
Elevator music? going up!
While we shop for something to sup.
Would you think me a felon,
I'll feel up your tomatoes and fondle your melons?
Micky Dee @ Epigramman-Fresh Produce on Broadway!
Grover Washington Jr.-Knucklehead
We the living are missing you.
We couldn't miss you more.
One thing would be nice for you to do.
Could you stop by for a short encore?
Micky Dee @ Epigramman-Missing Persons of Interest
Political apathy raises my hair.
The rulers are mostly trying to scare.
They'll lie and kill and strip this world bare,
While America says, "Let's vote for that one, there!"
Micky Dee @ Epigramman-History often stands at the crossroads of time!
He aced it Ace!
He was the hole in one!
He batted a thousand!
He was God's and Man's chosen Son!
Micky Dee @ Epigramman-Jesus went bowling!
Variety is the spice of life.
It can alleviate boredom and strife.
But nothing can cut quite like a knife,
As the words I've heard from my ex-wife!
Micky Dee @ Epigramman-Nature's Dialogue
Bother no more to "get ahead".
These "rulers" will still,
Serve your head,
They may not wait until you're dead!
Micky Dee @ Epigramman-Amelia, Adolf, the Knack, the Edge and the Hunch!
Man! Whaddup with Crowley Dude?
That caterer was ruder than rude!
What was his diet that made him thinner?
He had his folks for dinner!
Micky Dee @ Epigramman-Aleister Crowley, Party Planner
She reached a cord as never before,
Before she fell to the floor.
But what's that gentle rapping?
Ah- just her tiny feet a-tapping!
Micky Dee @ Epigramman-For those of us who do not rest in peace
My Caddy has a blown head-gasket,
The head-gasket on,
My Caddy is blown.
My wife is at home,
But my girlfriend is gone!
My sauna is on the blink,
And I believe my feet stink!
Please don't have a Holy Cow!
But God, where are you now?
Micky Dee @ Epigramman-We were born to serve the blues!
He lost his syntax and skivvies to boot.
He lost his verbiage, and a new suit!
Micky Dee @ Epigramman-Agendas and Cover-ups!
I hate dancing with Satan!
He always leads!
All the while,
on your soul, he feeds!
The worst about dancing,
Is definitely that -
he doesn't wear pants!
But how I love,
to hear him wail!
I step on his tail!
Micky Dee @ Epigramman-DJ Beelzebub
I've brought to you,
some fresh cut flowers,
I hope they renew,
Your smile, your powers.
You are the orchid of my eye,
A flower such as you,
should never die.
Micky Dee @ Epigramman-Fresh Cut Flowers
Napoleon pulled his Bonaparte,
Which gave Josephine a terrible start!
She was so shaken she knew not what to do!
And so she decided she'd make some stew.
In the stew, she threw, the feeble part,
Of course dinner was served, ala carte!
Micky Dee @ Epigramman-The Seven Husbands of Gloria Ole Fontana
Why can't I stay!?
Right here and play!?
All day! There I sit!
Why study math and lit!?
If my dog don't know it,
What good is it!?
Micky Dee @ Epigramman-Old habits die hard my boy
Don't be mistaken,
when you're eating bacon.
There's a lot of food,
out there for the taking.
Just make sure before you chew,
that this meal isn't a "Ken" and "Barbie"-cue!
Micky Dee @ Epigramman-It's nothing to snort at!
Grover Washington Jr. - Come Morning
Jack and Jill
were riding their bikes downhill.
Out came a dog,
and they had a spill.
Jack fell down,
and broke his crown.
The dog said, "I'm sorry,
let me give you a hand,
For I have mistaken you,
for our mail-man!
Micky Dee @ Epigramman-Beware of Dog: A dubious tale!
That's about it folks!
Thanks for loving that Epigramman!
Now read some of those epigrams over at his place.