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
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 has a perimeter fence (just like Disneyland), containing various venues of interest (just like Disneyland) and a rollercoaster which takes you around the Park (just like Disneyland). I drive the coaster (Ronnie) and Ronnie likes to move at breakneck speeds. Buckle 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. Thalia does the bellringing
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
Ronnie – our rollercoaster. Me driving. Look mum no hands
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?
Yes Don. Quite a crowd rushed through the gate. 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.
OK Thalia let’s get started. Ringa da bell
This one’s taking a while to get going Don
Wake up Ronnie!!
Buckle up folks, here we go!!!……
Earl Grey tea on the ride today folks served up by our bar girl Thalia. Sorry Fan, no coffee today. Lucy forgot to pick up supplies.
Wow! what a journey. Hope no-one is feeling too queasy
Seems OK Don. No-one looks green. You OK Terveen?
We have now reached the LMS Staff Lounge
Sounds like a shindig going on here folks. Our Head of Publicity Lucy is the centre of attention as she is ‘coming out’ about something personal. She’s a bit shy about it but wants to share her ‘come outance’ amongst understanding and accepting friends.
My poem to her explains this special occasion.
Lucy L and Little R
Lucy L and Little R
Go back (a long way back)
So strongly are the bonded
He put her down on track
Now Little Rich and Lucy
Are older (as we do)
Like me and sweet Muse Thalia
Luce says, Rich love me do
Lucy tells her Richie
(Downs whiskey -quite a doll)
Don’t fret because you are still my
My King of Rock and Roll
It’s party time folk. Up on your dancing feet Terveen, Fan…..For Lucy’s sake
Phew! What a party. Your special day Luce
Gee thanks Don…and he does love me do
Saying of the Quote
We always end with the ritual Saying of Quote . Thalia please
“Most people do not have a problem with you thinking for yourself, as long as your conclusions are the same as or at least compatible with their beliefs.”
VISIT NOW OVER TILL NEXT TIME FOLKS
Well Like -Minders , that concludes our visit for today.
To get back to the Park exit you can either catch Rollie or wander back on foot. Whatever.