LMS visits the LMS Writers Corner (featuring Eloisa and in-house poet DM)

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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 work,
some things don’t. I’ve had no training
in comedy. Just like having a bash.
If it works, fine, if not, at least I 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 up 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 (I have pleasant conversation with them):

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 bell to open the Park Luce

OK Don. I declare the LMS Theme Park open. Come on in guys.

Did they all say hello Lucy?

They’re getting restless Don. The crowds increasing. How much longer?

Not long Luce. Thale’s having trouble with the coaster bells. Not donging in correct order. Ding where a dong should be she said. Relay that to the crowd. Tell ’em we got some good poetry lined up.

OK will do

All sorted Luce. Thale knows her bells. Send them to LMS Central. Ronnie’s waiting

Checked all their tickets Thale? We don’t want gate-crashers

Yes Don. All waiting in Ronnie

Sad news. We lost a couple last time. We sent out a search part but nothing. Not even a cry for help at the Dive of Death. We think they fell out of Ronnie and are lying broken somewhere. We are all worried. Ronnie is worried too. He needs body mass to stay on the rails. We need more bodies on Ronnie. Spread the word.

OK Thalia let’s get the show on the road. Ring dat bell

Gosh Don this one is going to take a bit of winding up.
Our Like-minders are going to like it

Wake up Ronnie!!

All buckled up? You have to wait for these bells to get wound up Fan. Be patient

Off…. we….go!

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….

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 LMS Writers Corner featuring Eloisa and our own in-house poet Don Matthews

Eloisa’s fits you to a tee Don

A Proud Misfit

Yes, you are indeed right.
I’m weird and a bit strange
unconventional, odd, different.
But no,
I do not want to cut myself into pieces to suit
to your approval of what’s normal
and what’s needed.
I do not need to edit myself to fit in.
I do not need to apologize for what
and who I am.
I am strong enough to live my life in my own terms.
I dance to the beat of my own music.
It doesn’t matter if nobody understands me.
I am justA Proud Misfit being me.
I am real.
I am beautiful.
I am unique.
I am a proud misfit.


Yes, it is me to a tee Thalia

I like the line “I dance to the beat of my own music.”

As our in-house poet it’s your turn now Don

It’s about you Thale


Muses Picnic

Are you like me, in overload?
(Bloody Muse to blame)
At times I wish she’d take a hike
And let me get back sane

Aha, she’s heard me grumbling
Gone picnic with her friends
(All the other Muses)
Muse gossip time again

I now can focus, concentrate
On this one single poem
Without my sweet Muse Thalia
More ideas at me throw ’em

Why you back early?……

Picnic rained out. Sorry……

Don Matthews July 2019

Saying of the Quote

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

“It’s the invention of clothes, not nature, that made “private parts” private.”
― Mokokoma Mokhonoana


Well Like -Minders , that concludes our visit to the LMS Writers Corner 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 LMS visits follow us on the FCS fun site

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

Don Matthews
November 2022

Other LMS visits into wisdom and mirth

LMS Visits the Budding Poets Audition Site with Little Lay

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 the thumbs up……

Take it away Sheryl……

My motto is


Come and join me


Published by donmatthewspoetry

I just like playing round with words. And having fun

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