The Like-Minders Society (LMS) is a group of people who think like me. If you are different, unconventional, and enjoy all things whacky you have now become a member. Welcome
LMS visits a number of venues in its pursuit of wisdom and mirth. This is one of them
Welcome to the
Like-Minders Theme Park
For those who have not been here before let me explain
I have created a special Theme Park for LMS
Bit like Disneyland but for the advancement of anything poetically offbeat.
It has a perimeter fence (just like Disneyland), contains various venues of interest (just like Disneyland) and a rollercoaster which will take you around the Park (just like Disneyland). I drive the coaster (Ronnie) and he like to move at breakneck speeds.
Rollercoaster venue stops include
Traditional Poets Association Stamping Ground
Budding Poets Audition Site
Propper Spelling School
Mental Health Unit
Nonsense Research Centre
You will enter at the Park Entrance, say hello to Lucy, Ticket Office girl (who will issue you a free ticket). This will be checked by Thalia when you board Ronnie at LMS Central (main entrance station)
To launch Ronnie on our journey it is an LMS tradition to ring the starting bell. Ronnie will not move until he hears it. Thalia does the bellringing honours
Characters joining us
Thalia – my Muse of Mirth (always by my side), Secretary, Rollercoaster Bar Girl, Bellringer
Thalia speaks in italic dialect Dialect of the Gods she says. Cultured lady
Skip – my drinking buddy
Lucy L – Ticket Office, Publicity
Lucy speaks in bold dialect
Bit rough and ready but does a good job. Downs double whiskeys
Ready to go?
Did all say hello Lucy?
Yes Don. A nice happy lot. Some people are keen to meet you. Fan, Terveen, LC, Alex, Andrew and Cassa. They’ve heard of your fame. They can’t wait to hop aboard Ronnie
Checked all their tickets Thale? We don’t want gate-crashers
Yes Don. All present and accounted for. Fan, Terveen, LC, Alex, Andrew and Cassa all say hi
OK, buckle up folks, here we gooooooooooo…………
Layla, here we coooooooommmmeeee……….
I hope our bar lady Thalia kept you all supplied with champagne. Free on the house. Being a virtual Theme Park LMS does not require an alcohol license. How nice
Wow! what a journey. Hope no-one is feeling too queasy
All OK Don. No-one leant over the side
We have now reached the Budding Poets Audition Site
Our Rollercoasters always look forward to this stop Don. Good to see budding poets get up on stage……
Who do we have waiting to take to the stage today Thale?
Little budding poet Layla Don…..
Of course, I do remember you Layla. You tried your luck recently on the big WOL (Write Out Loud) stage. Many of our Like-Minders probably missed it. I’m sure you’ll have better luck here at LMS Layla. We welcome all budding poets regardless of what stage they’re at.
Layla’s mum has also brought in a video of her progress as well Don….
Well Like-Minders looks like we’re in for a treat.
Layla’s mum, who’s with us also, says it is a joint effort….
They’ve written the poem in rhyme too Don. Layla says she’s been taking lessons from you. She likes rhyme.
You will go a long way with rhyme Layla. You may even get to be a Poet Laureate in rhyme
Layla’s mum says she will explain to Layla what a Poet Laureate is when they get home
OK Layla/Layla’s mum take it away.
(Watch carefully for the rhyme pattern folks – what she’s learnt from me)
Waaaaaaaaaaah ! By Layla
Our Chinese shop is closed Layla
MacDonalds is closed too
You’ll have to now eat mummy’s cooking
There’s nothing I can do
The four-year-old threw her head back in anguish
Mummy? Pizza Hut? Open?
Sorry Layla no
You’ll have to eat my cooking now
That’s just the way things go
I’ve set up the video for our Like-Minders to watch now Don….
Seems we’ve got a problem folks. Not being a youtube clip WP can’t embed it. If any of our Like-Minders can tell me how to get it embedded here it would be appreciated
Just copy and paste it into Google and it will come up fine
After watching Layla on the video you will understand my comment below.
Well Layla, you’ve certainly got some lungs on you. Much needed for open mic work. Perhaps mum you could help Layla develop a bit more control and positive direction in her poetry? Yes she does seem a little headstrong and frustrated. We’re all feeling a bit bit frazzled at the moment Tell her I have to eat my mother’s cooking and can’t go to Ma cDonalds either.. That might help.
VISIT NOW OVER TILL NEXT TIME
Well Like -Minders , that concludes our visit.to the Budding Poets Audition Site for today. I hope you enjoyed it and Rollie kept on the rails. Lost a wheel once but that’s another story.
We have other little budding poets lined up for you so stay tuned
Saying of the Quote
We always end with the ritual Saying of Quote . Thalia please.
All heads bowed please
“If unconventional ideas = sperm,
then public opinion = abortion.”
― Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Thus spake Mokokoma. Thankyou for those words of wisdom Moko. I feel abortion often.
You may raise your heads now. Thankyou
To get back to the Park exit you can either catch Rollie or wander back on foot. Whatever.
Say bye to Lucy on the way out. She will check you of the list. Don’t want you being lost amongst all this wisdom and mirth
See you all next time
Other LMS Visits
LMS visits the Limerick Centre and Girl in the Choir