LMS visits the LMS Limerick Centre and the Girl in the Choir

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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 Society

For the advancement
of anything poetically offbeat. Etc

Etc justifies inclusion of any ‘traditional’ work
thus avoiding being shunned by the Traditional Poets Association.
Bad vibes between poet groups is not good.

OK, I may be unconventional
And I might push boundaries
And my sense of humour

May be weird

But pull from me what bits you like
and join me on the journey


LMS is an experiment in fantasy and imagination.
As in any experiment some things will work,
some things won’t. I’ve had no training
in comedy. Just like having a go.
If it works, fine, if not, at least I’ve tried

Without this playing with fantasy
no creative work has ever yet come to birth.
The debt we owe to the play of the imagination is incalculable.

Carl Jung

Welcome to the

Like-Minders Theme Park

I have created this Theme Park for LMS
Bit like Disneyland, but for the advancement of anything poetically offbeat.

It contains various venues of interest (just like Disneyland) and a rollercoaster flying round the Park (just like Disneyland). I drive the roller (Ronnie) He like to move at breakneck speeds. Make sure you’re buckled in tight.

Rollercoaster venue stops include:

Traditional Poets Association Stamping Ground
Limerick Centre
Writers Corner
Deep-Thinking Haiku Workshop
Toilet Stop
Budding Poets Audition Site
Propper Spelling School
Interview Studio
Mental Health Unit
Nonsense Research Centre
Music Lounge

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 Rollercoaster Central

To launch Ronnie on our journey it is an LMS tradition to ring the starting bell. Ronnie will not move until he hears it.

Characters joining us are (with whom I have pleasant conversations):

Thalia – my Muse of Mirth, Secretary, Rollercoaster Bar Girl, Bellringer

Thalia speaks in italic dialect Dialect of the Gods she says. Cultured lady

Hello everyone

Skip – my drinking buddy

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Lucy L – Ticket Office, Publicity

Lucy speaks in bold dialect

Hiya folks

Bit rough and ready but does a good job. Downs double whiskeys

Ronnie – our rollercoaster moving us between venues
Me driving. Look mum no hands

Ready to go?

Ring the Park opening bell Luce

Sure thing Don. I declare the LMS Theme Park now open. Come on in guys

Did they all say hello Lucy?

Yes Don. A nice happy lot. They can’t wait to hop aboard Ronnie

Checked all their tickets Thale? We don’t want gate-crashers
Who has booked a free ticket on Rollie today? (Thale’s my secretary. Handles all my stuff. Good lady she is)

Today we have, eagerly holding their tickets out, are Fandango (USA), Terveen (India), Little Charmer (Scotland), Alex (Malta), Andrew (UK), Cassa (Aus), Ian (Ireland) and Bogdan (country unknown as yet)

Personal welcome to all of you. All familiar faces. I’m trying to get my head around a more complex WP layout. It’s not easy. Rapid learning curve. I hope all goes well and that Ronnie doesn’t break down on us. You know what being in storage that long can do to your bearings.

OK Thalia let’s get the show on the road. Ringa da bell

Wake up Ronnie!

All buckled up?

Off we go…………….

Wow! what a journey. Hope no-one is feeling too queasy. Terveen, you OK?

All OK Don. No-one leant over the side

I hope our bar lady Thalia kept you all supplied with drinks. Free on the house. Being a virtual Theme Park LMS does not require an alcohol license. How nice….

We’re going to sidetrack on our way, to the Traditional Poets Stamping Ground. Although we don’t see eye to eye I have deigned to give them a small space of their own in the Park to stamp around and do their own thing. Bad vibes between poet groups is not good.

Oh yes, I see a few. Let’s approach them.

Doth thee still accept us?
Offbeat tho we are
We still have got our Shakespeare roots
(Except we now drive cars)

Get lost……..

Not in a good mood today it seems. Let’s continue on our journey to more fruitful grounds.

We have now reached the LMS Limerick Site

Today’s treat for us about a lovely angelic voice is written
by an unknown writer

Saying of the Quote

We always end with the ritual Saying of Quote . Thalia please.

All heads bowed

You may raise your heads now.


Well Like -Minders , that concludes our visit to the LMS Limerick Centre for today. I hope you enjoyed it and Rollie kept on the rails. Lost a wheel once but that’s another story.

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 off the list. We don’t want you being lost amongst all this wisdom and mirth

Stay tuned for the next LMS visit with Thalia, Lucy, Skip, Ronnie and me

To find out about future visits register your interest by following the FCS fun bus. There you will also meet Priscilla, Ralph and Stan, man of many talents.

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LMS is built, owned and operated by me drinking mate Don

Don Matthews
November 2022


Sheryl has been kind enough to let us use her song ‘All I Wanna Do is Have Some Fun – I Gotta Feeling I’m Not the Only One’ for our theme song. Isn’t she nice. She’s gonna wrap up the show on a happy note.

Ready yet? (she’s gotta organise the band)……

She’s giving me the thumbs up……

Take it away Sheryl……


Come and join me


Other LMS Visits

LMS Visits The Budding Poets Audition Site and little Layla

Published by donmatthewspoetry

I just like playing round with words. And having fun

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