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An Epigram To Epigramman

Updated on October 1, 2010

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.

God bless,


Micky Dee

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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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Oh yes!

He will address,

and whole-heartedly confess,

that our epigramman that we love dear,


Micky Dee

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(no not that queer!) lol


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You have cracked me up! See what you get when you rhyme so fast?

epigramman's epitaph,

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,

down there.

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?
Do tell!
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

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 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!

Traditional war,

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.

Don't worry,

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,

Satan's Dance,

Is definitely that -

he doesn't wear pants!

But how I love,

to hear him wail!

Every time-

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.

Happy trails!

Dr. Epigramman
Dr. Epigramman


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    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      7 years ago

      God bless nighthag!

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      K.A.E Grove 

      7 years ago from Australia

      What a great tribute, Epigramman is truly an inspiration to many of us. both as the truly gifted poet he is and also for the tireless support of so many writers here at hubpages.

      totally enjoyed the read, thank you for showcasing this most talented writer so well

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      Micky Dee 

      7 years ago

      God bless you schoolgirlforreal! Stay warm. It's a rough January!

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      7 years ago

      Hey all

      Epigramman is truly terrific, you never know what you'll get. And what a fantastic hub...describing what an epigram is. I never knew, educational and entertaining.

      Poetry is actually my favorite form of expression....Kudos to you and Epigramman,,,you are the best!

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Now vocalcoach- you're exiting an old Micky Dee! God bless you sweet Dear Child!

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      Audrey Hunt 

      8 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Oh Micky - I absolutely love you to death! I have never read anything like this. A treasure of a tribute to Epi-man and he deserves it. The two of you have taken friendship to a whole new level. A great hub, written by a great man. Hugs, hugs and more hugs.

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Hey leni sands! He is a wonderful hubber indeed!

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      Leni Sands 

      8 years ago from UK

      What a wonderful hub for a wonderful hubber...awesome.

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Yo Peggy!!! I don't want to nor can I replace that wonderful husband of yours- but I love you Girl!

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      Peggy Woods 

      8 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Wow! Loved the jazz music as I read my way down through all these verses and the odes to Epigramman. Now I need to read more of his verses. See what you started? Kudos and button clicks coming your way!

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Yo! Richtwf! You are undoubtedly rich in peace and love for your fellow-man! You are indeed rich in wisdom. I can tell in your eloquent words! God bless you Rich!

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      8 years ago

      Hub-hopped upon Sir E

      so fortuitously

      Maybe it was my destiny

      to be inspired by his almighty literacy

      He scribes so eloquently

      inspiringly and humorously

      obviously - it's so clear to see

      he is our noble knight of poetry

      in our distinguished Hubocracy

      So Sir Micky Dee we hubbers all thank thee

      for sharing Sir E's great story.

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      pmccray!!! You are always so delightful! Let's all lift each other up. I'm meandering over to your place to see if you've been posting. God bless you Dear!

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      8 years ago from Utah

      Again my wonderful Micky Dee you gone over and beyond your duty.

      Boasting the hubs of another, introducing the work of a fellow hubber.

      To you and Epigramman I raise a cup, and of his work I will sup!! Whew that was hard, I can't wait to read the work of this worthy wordsmith Epigramman.

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Yo EpiBrotherMangramman! It was flat into Canada and Montreal. That was pleasant after crossin Mount Terrible and Middlebury Gap in Vermont. We didn't get far into Montreal and we turned around. Boston-Montreal-Boston was an endurance ride/race called a randonneur ride. They give you 90 hours to finish as in Paris-Brest-Paris ride which is the randonneur event of randonneur events. I have a hub about PBP. But Yo Dude! It's all mutual Brother Man!

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      8 years ago

      ...I am so proud of you when you made your bike ride into my country - and into Montreal - you are a living testament to greatness - and it's great that I can testify to our great friendship!!!!

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Yo Katie Dear! We all belong to this "MUTUAL ADMIRATION SOCIETY"!!! Let's all rock on. Gently though. My arthritis is flaring up.

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Yo Tony Bro! I didn't know bout no featherduster, buster. I'd better go check it out! Thank you for loving that Grover Washington.

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      8 years ago from I'm outta here

      Cool Epi, I be diggin all the peace signs and the videos a nice plus. The words of you dear friend are pure magic. Rock ON!

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      Tony McGregor 

      8 years ago from South Africa

      Forgot to say thanks for the soulful Grover man! His music is awesome too.

      Love and peace


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      Tony McGregor 

      8 years ago from South Africa

      Oh my brotherman Micky - danced all over the buttons on this one (except of course the "vote down" one). This is just awesome, really, and a fine tribute to a fine Hubber, whose latest about a feather duster I have just visited.

      Love and peace


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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Freya! If I did my work based solely of deserving- I'd write only hubs about Freya for weeks on end! I love that bright star that is Freya!

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      Freya Cesare 

      8 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

      Micky Dee, what a tribute! And you make me giggle a lot like always. Ah, Epigramman, you are so lucky! But I guess with his ability, indeed he is deserve to get this awesome tribute.

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Yo Brother Tom! He will crack you up! Be careful!

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      8 years ago from 41042

      Brother as usual I couldn't stop laughing through this whole thing. I'm gonna' have to check Epi out if he's half as funny as you I can't wait. Peace bro!! Tom

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Yo Epigramman! Brother Man- I don't know much about poetry really. I read your stuff and then my words get all twisted around inside and they come out somehow lined up like they do! I blame it on God and the EpiMan!

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      8 years ago

      ..actually the truth be told - there have been many times where I just sit back and marvel at your poetry at my comment section - with awe and inspiration said the epigramman!

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Little Miss Muffet was drinking bad apple cider,

      when along came the man in black, Saddlerider.

      He drove the big rigs. He was a trucker.

      And the way he drove made your behind pucker.

      But the saddlerider in black had a knack,

      For little women sitting by the road getting sauced!

      Oops! Sorry Saddlerider! It got away from there at the end. Somebody finish this up before I make it worse!

      Epigramman! Help me! I'm losing it Man! I can't finish the saddlerider poem!

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Lead us Epigramman! That is why you are called the Epigramman, wizard of word, the odiferous that's not right. But you know what I'm saying! It's like you really coalesce the vapor of human experience into a viable and logical comprehension! And should you ever fail - hey - I bet it's still funny! Write on Epigramman!

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      8 years ago

      Epigramman I had to come in after reading your comment and I agree totally with your statement. Followers are the life blood of the hubs, without them we are silent. Brilliant comment my friend.

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      8 years ago

      ....and like I always say you are only as brilliant as the brilliant people who follow you ......

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      Cassandra Mantis 

      8 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

      Hy Micky, Hy epigramman! I just popped in to say hello. What a great Hub, a poetic Tribute to a Brilliant Hubber - Colin, you are a Marvel. It's about time people paid tribute to you! I am so happy to see this today. I have to rate this up! Cheers, Micky. Some of the best poetry I have seen in ages. Poetry is making a come-back! Cheers!


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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Yo Epigrnamman! You are my tribute you wascally wabbit! We have so many friends! But - you have so many!!! You have the charm! You are the Pro Golfer - I am the caddy! (I use a cart to carry everything though) (I don't chase lost balls either)

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      I was thinking the page would be better with a HEALING TOUCH! God bless my Dear!

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      8 years ago

      ....this is as much a tribute to you Mister D - as it is to me - well simply put - it takes one to know one!!!!

      and amen to that !!!!!! look at the testimonies here - you and I should be proud!!!!

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      Laura Arne 

      8 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

      Oh, this was so fun to read. Great job. Epigramman is a legend on hub pages. I listened to your smooth jazz music as I read. What a lovely tribute. Bless you and bless epigramman.

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Hey Jewels! Epigramman helps others be better. I'll come try it. Strauss Waltz on my Dear!

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Oh my goodness it's Wayne Brown,

      Come over from Brownsville to EpiMantown!

      He brought presents and cheer,

      for a grand master of poetry, we love dear.

      Wow Wayne! Pretty nice poetry BUB!

      Why this in itself is worthy to HUB!

      God bless you Wayne!

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      8 years ago from Australia

      I've had the pleasure of Epigram gracing a hub or two, my poems particularly. One morning he mentioned a poem I wrote was like a Strauss Waltz which prompted me to find the Blue Danube on youtube. I spent the morning uplifted, and waltzing in my lounge room. He is a gem, and thank you Micky Dee for his tribute.

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      Wayne Brown 

      8 years ago from Texas

      Epi is a magnificent rhymer of verse

      Forward and to the point; never perverse

      He can skin a cat all six ways from Sunday

      Then do over again another way on Monday

      Epi will make you giggle with his twists

      Sometimes adding a bit of sad, eyes will mist

      There is no subject foreign to his dimension

      If it has no rhyme, one will be his invention

      Epi could call a football game in rhyme

      Adding just the right meter for time

      He'll twist and turn and toss words around

      His writings always a joy and fun in sound

      Epi will be our muse to find the verse

      Finding just the right mix, never terse

      Epi works his magic around the elements

      A fine work for Kings and even Presidents!

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Yo sligobay!

      I hear what you say!

      Let's give Epi pen and paper,

      and get out of the way.

      But if we tire of too much mirth,

      We go to Ireland for what it's worth.

      Just to play in another way.

      We'll read great stuff from sligobay,

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Yo Epigramman! So glad you stopped by!

      I have a tear of joy, in my eye!

      Wait - no - it's just a piece of pie.

      "A piece of pie"?

      See how an amateur's poem can go awry?!

      I'll just stop!

      I'll take this poem in for repair,

      Over at Epi's Poem Repair Shop!

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Yo Nell Rose! You know the flower I love on the pages!

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      8 years ago from east of the equator

      No tribute to 'the Epigramman'can,

      escape our notice across the Big Pond;

      his rhymnes are legion, his huge heart so grand,

      prolific his words, his love makes us fond.

      Magnificent tribute, Micky Dee, to our Poet Laureate!

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      8 years ago

      .....yes I'm back to keep this the longest running hub in human history ...... and pay my respects to this guy known as epigramman - gee what a handsome dude too - no I mean the guy on the bike - and yeah Grover is cool because I really really love jazz to the limit.

      So here I am saying thanks to all of the gang up above who came for a visit to our great friend - Sir Dee of Mickey the King - this will be my lullaby for tonight as I am hitting the pillow to dreamland - so see you up there amongst the stars - each and everyone of you!!!

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      Nell Rose 

      8 years ago from England

      Hi, Micky, you did what you do best, keep us smiling! brilliant, cheers nell

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Nephew!!! You know how I feel about my Nephew! You are family Nephew!

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      8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Good morning, my uncle. I always find a beautiful heart from you, how you appreciate others and treat others like your family. I know Epigramman is a good hubber. I also give much attention to him. Thank you very much. Have a good day. Take care!Your nephew - Prasetio


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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      You are so kind Ladybird! The Epigramman is more proficient and his are just so much better. He inspires people though. He's always upbeat and gracious toward others. His kindness definitely inspires and makes you feel better, thus, we become better. His talent inspires too. He is like an artist - that I could never think like. But his work points the way. Epi has read a lot and he's been around the block. Thank you Ma'am. I just read a couple of your spiritual hubs and they were great! God bless Ladybird!

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      8 years ago from Fabulous USA

      You did an awesome job here! I am so impressed!!! I loved reading it and it shows your talent. Hope you are well and great job here!

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      You know that's true! I can't keep up with that guy!

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      8 years ago from Houston, TX.

      He's like an automatic poem machine gun set on rapid fire.

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Well I'm going back to Epiworld! I see a bunch of epigrams I've missed!

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Epi Dude!!! I love this hub a lot too! You have great music here! I'd better mosey over to Epiworld and see what's cooking!

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Yo zzron! (he's got you fooled too, eh)

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Yo Carolina! You know how he is!

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      8 years ago from Houston, TX.

      Right on brother, epigramman is one of my best buds he really rocks. I can't say that I have ever met a nicer guy. He's my number one fan and I'm his number one fan.

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      8 years ago

      ....I think I wanna live here now ..... it's the best place in town - and let's face it Sir Dee of Mickey Sir - you make Lance Armstrong look like Pee Wee Herman on a tricycle!

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Hey Carolina! Yes sir. Funny, diplomatic, kind, etc! I just hope when his spaceship comes back for him I can go too.

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Hey Epigrammand! You have so many friends! When I grow up - I want to be like you!

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Yo DjBryle! Thank you for stopping by!

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      carolina muscle 

      8 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Yep-- great tribute to a nice fella !!

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      8 years ago

      ...woweeeeeeeeeeeeeee boy am I ever having a lot of fun with this one ..................

    • DjBryle profile image


      8 years ago from Somewhere in the LINES of your MIND, and HOPEFULLY at the RIPPLES of your HEART. =)

      This is so awesome! Voted up! Thanks for sharing! =)

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Thank you Always Exploring! You and Epigramman are two of the best. Where is your epigram for Epi? You can leave it at his place though. God bless!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      8 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Wow, this is great Micky. My daily routine is to visit Epig and attempt to figure out what puzzle he has for us to ponder over and over and over. I love it and he is a master story teller. You 'ain,t' bad my friend.

      Cheers and God Bless

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Wow! Poetix!

      You know tricks!

      Now I'm filled,

      With much anxiety!

      Would you join our,

      Mutual Admiration Society?

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      8 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

      I can't say who I like more thee or he

      Your hub of Epi rocks and makes me see

      from neither of you do I wish to flee

      but spend my time reading what can only be

      the best of the Hub from the two so free

      with rhymes, wit, jokes and prose

      both come out smelling like a rose.

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Martie! Thank you for epigramming me.

      And you are awing and free!

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      Martie Coetser 

      8 years ago from South Africa

      Some hubbers like epigramman

      and Micky Dee keep the boogeyman

      away from me and make me see

      unfeigned beauty is awing and free.

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Yo Brother Man! I remember you posting some music I really liked but forgot. Then yesterday you mentioned Emerson, Lake, and Palmer! Different from my memory. I thought a class act deserved their favorite AND classic music. I could find no wrong with Grover Cleveland. There was another GC that I loaded but it was embedded and I let it go. This is some smooooooth music for a smoooooth man!

    • epigramman profile image


      8 years ago

      ...and yes I didn't forget the music - I love Grover Washington and all kinds of jazz - and this hub is music to my ears anyway - or anytime - night or day - or inbetween!!!

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      We'll never leave anyone if we could. Especially you, Petra. You do all that you do and you do it in different languages! Oh my! Bless YOU Petra!

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      akirchner! Take Five is IT! Thank you Dear!

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      Petra Vlah 

      8 years ago from Los Angeles

      Micky dear,

      You are too much and our Epi Man is not less. Talking about ease of versification and speed of reaction? The both of you are leaving the rest of us in the dust. Keep running!

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      Audrey Kirchner 

      8 years ago from Washington

      Awesome hub, Micky and I LOVE the Take Five rendition - it is like I Spy or whatever that show was with the great song Take Five with it. I played that one and it is one of my absolute top favorites although I am 'jazz impaired'. Wonderful job as always and what a tribute!

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Nifty 50 Caliber! My Liege! It took me months to make all these comments to his hubs. Epigrams drop off the man!

      You know - these are comments that I left at his place. God bless Brother Man!

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      oops... I went to your hub - soumyasrajan - before I commented back at you. Thank you sir. I liked your latest a lot.

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      50 Caliber 

      8 years ago from Arizona

      Sir Mic, I'm totally amused, I let my fingers dace over every button, though a bit confused. I got it as I read the comments above, and a trip to "epigramman" has it fitting like a glove. Your getting better and better as time moves on, I thank you for your wit that has left a morning smile and some reading to do in epigram land, 50

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Oh saddlerider, Brother Man! God bless you. As you all know- I had a wonderful talent and kind heart in that Epigramman to feed the inspiration. Shoot- I saved one of his pics long ago with intentions of honoring this fun guy. I want to be like him and you when I grow up - maybe just a little 50 Caliber too and a sprinkle of...

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Yo Dim Flaxenwick! These are little poemettes I dropped over at Epi's place in appreciation for each of is epigrams. So

      I didn't have to write them all at once. I couldn't but Epigramman could! I love you Dim!

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      8 years ago from Mumbai India and often in USA

      Hi! Micky

      A good idea. Enjoyed very much interaction. You are so.... nice! I enjoy poems/hubs/comments of both of you very much.

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      8 years ago

      Micky Dee you again out did yourself with this great tribute to a man all hubbers have come to admire and adore. The Epig man is the finest rhymer of rhymes I've read in a long time.

      I am so happy to read this kindness you show to a fellow Canadian writer. The man of Lake Erie sits and gazes at the lake and fine tunes his craft of wonderful rhymes. I am glad to know him and read him as so many hubbers do in here.

      Micky your kindness and tribute to Epig takes my breath away. Hail to both you and the Epgiman. You both are superior talented writers and add joy, laughter and sunshine in my day. Peace

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      Dim Flaxenwick 

      8 years ago from Great Britain

      Were you up all night writing this, Micky? It´s awesome.You are so generous in your attitude to others.

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      CYBERSUPE! You aren't up the Greek without a paddle?!

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      8 years ago from MALVERN, PENNSYLVANIA, U.S.A.

      Yo Micky, this is all Greek to me.

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      God bless the Dill Will!!!

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      The Dill Will 

      8 years ago

      From the southern hemisphere

      Comes a rousing HERE HERE !!

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Yo!Brother Epigramman! I've only seen you prescribe laughter! And you've cured most people who have been to your hubs!

      I wanted to put some of your wonderful poems here but I want people to keep heading over to your house! Too many squirrels over here and all the nuts are at your house!

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Yo!!! Epi! I got that epigrammman! Yeehaw!

      Yo Sa'ge! Isn't this Canadian Bacon something! We're laughing our way to the "Pearly Gates with our fingers dancing across the floor!"

      Oh- thank you lalesu! But that Epigramman deserves the finest!

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      8 years ago

      ..I just came back to 'gloat' in this glow - and say that I am still overwhelmed - and yes it's true your poetic prowess has a magnificence of its own!!!

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      8 years ago

      ...well well well well ....this may very WELL be the first time in recorded history that the epigramman is left standing - speechless!

      You are only as good as the company you keep - and there is no finer company than Sir Mickey of Dee King - he is a gift to the rest of us here at these pages of Hub - and daily he carries forth his tireless unselfish spirit and it's contagious.

      As for this hub would it obvious to say it's the greatest thing I've ever seen in my life - not just because it pays tribute to me - lol lol - it also pays tribute to another fine master of mirth, wit and fun - the one and only MD himself - and this is a doctor folks who always prescibes the right medicine for his patients - long live the King of Mickey - I will be back because for me this is like a home away from home.

      This is a special moment for me!

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      8 years ago from south of the Mason-Dixon

      Micky, our dear Epigramman is the EpigramMaster! No one does it quite like him.

      What a great hub you've put together. Your poem is perfectly clever in every way. ~ Laura ;D

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      8 years ago from Barefoot Island

      wooo! you did it, haha! great job, wonderful little quips just for epi, super job, I know he will feel so loved :D

      I love his rhyme, would be super to be able to all dine together and slam some rhyme. We'd all be laughing our way to the pearly gates. fingers went a dancing across the floor! aloha oe

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Yo DREAM ON! Eigramman is fast! I can be commenting on his hub and get overrun by a couple more. God bless!

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      DREAM ON 

      8 years ago

      Micky Dee That was something else.Great job covering Epigram from head to toe. I don't think you missed anything.It's so great to see you both in rare form.

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      creativeone! You're first again! There ought to be a prize but you're the prize! Thank you Ma'am!

      Yo Kim! You're a riot! Thank you ma'am!

      Yo ralwus! I need to head your way. If you don't have something new I might go through the archives!

      DonnyBoy! Peace and God bless!

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      8 years ago from Western New York


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      8 years ago

      Yeah ole Epi is cool. Now I know why he has so little hair. haha

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      Kim Harris 

      8 years ago

      Hi Micky Dee. What a great topic! I think the e-man should toast a tea to micky Dee. What happens we'll all have to wait to see.


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