LMS visits the LMS Budding Poets Audition Site (with little Felicity)

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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


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.


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 conversation):

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, no hands mum

Ready to go?….

Ring the opening bell Luce….

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

Did they all say hello Lucy?….

Lucy fill in………………………………………..

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

Yes Don. All present and accounted for. Fandango, Terveen, Little Charmer, Alex, Andrew, Bogdan, Cassa, Pat and Ian

All familiar faces. Hi guys, welcome aboard

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

All buckled up?

Wake up Ronnie!

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’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 little space of their own in the Park to stamp around and do their own thing. Bad vibes between poet groups is not good.

Hello? No stampers anywhere folks?

They’re all attending Shakespeare’s Birthday Shindig? Oh well


We have now reached the LMS 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 Felicity, Don.

Hello Felicity. We’re all keen to hear your poem aren’t we rollers? Up to the mic you go sweetie. Yes your sheep can go with you

Come on Princess.…..

I’m a little anxious mister Don

Don’t worry, Princess will help you, won’t you?


Mary’s Little Fleece by Felicity

Mary had a little fleece
It did come from a lamb
And when she went to bed at night
Her fleece was sure to follow


Well Felicity that was a clever remake of Mary and her little lamb.


Saying of the Quote

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

“Beliefs are conclusions reached by men who are too lazy to think for themselves.”

― Mokokoma Mokhonoana



Well Like -Minders , that concludes our visit to the LMS Limerick Centre for today.

To get back to the Park exit you can either catch Rollie or wander back on foot. Whatever

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

Don Matthews
November 2022

Our good friend 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? (she’s gotta organise the band)……

She’s giving me the thumbs up……

Take it away Sheryl……



Published by donmatthewspoetry

I just like playing round with words. And having fun

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