Old Ripper.

Old Ripper.

A Poem by Thomas Fitzgerald
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A look at a world long ago and full of words!

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The Abbess holding fast to key's to lock them in,
Smudges adorn the faces on men who call on,
Those academicians spread wild across duck feather,
Now silent as large paper crosses hands for a con.

A bailed-man lurks in the corner for lips to move,
Crafty devil one old spinster lied to another,
Broganeer's fill the air that sound never soothing,
Masks place havoc with reason and time further.

Behind the Corinth sleeps many a conveyancer,
Yes we too have dabbled and condiddled lots,
A Cotswold lion keeps Mary from the cold at night,
Never doubt the payments handed in the pots.

Groggified and dancing while in the gun,
Times were different then with the Gospel shop,
Never mind old ripper is long since dead,
Or so we believe when word is royal on the top!

© 2016 Thomas Fitzgerald



Author's Note

Thomas Fitzgerald
Just playing around with forgotten words.

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my vocab is limited...
but this had an energy that
held me... will have to read a few more times
and learn, but isn't that part of the point?
so glad i stopped by.

oh jack the ripper is freaky...
this kinda makes me like his evilness- (i don't know the words for it)
again, because of the energy you can't but help read.

great use of words-
great to spur another writer to find some forgotten ones to
instead of saying things like evilness.

this was a dark, exciting treat.



Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Thomas Fitzgerald

1 Year Ago

thank you darling, I'm glad you find this kind of wording intriguing.



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Good playing Thomas. A good description of a forgotten time, but I fear Old Ripper is far from dead. A good write.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Thomas Fitzgerald

1 Year Ago

Thank you.
i recently watched Johnny Depp play the sleuth in "From Hell" i believe that is the correct title .. the Ripper and the Royals have left us an unsolved case of the ages
Broganeer's ...do you mean it to be possessive form? ...and how dare you sir...that's a lilt in me own ears, twinkling and delightful that bursts into song ;))
well done says i ... love the language ... especially "Groggified" ..love that! i think you did an amazing job telling the story with so much of it in so few lines ..the innuendos sublime says i!
E.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Thomas Fitzgerald

1 Year Ago

Thank you darling.
Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

aww! you called me darling! :O)
we believe he is...i like the reference to Mary Kelley---

to the ripper...to the idea of actually exchanging glances and words face to face.

reminded me a bit of the movie "murder by decree"---

thanks for this read, it made my morning.

j.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Thomas Fitzgerald

1 Year Ago

thank you Jacob.
pleasant read - reminds me of works written in the 20th century and earlier, in which big words were embraced instead of feared

Posted 1 Year Ago


Thomas Fitzgerald

1 Year Ago

Thank you.
Wow, loving some of the words here...groggified, condiddled!! Words i must find a reason to use at some point!! Loved this piece!! Well done 😀

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Thomas Fitzgerald

1 Year Ago

Thank you hcarson, I enjoy using lost of seldom used words, have a great day.
Your vocabulary far outstrips my own. I envy you

Posted 1 Year Ago


Thomas Fitzgerald

1 Year Ago

Why thank you kind sir.
Tate Morgan

1 Year Ago

Smiles to you
Such a vast scape covered here. One that left me lured and thoughtful Thomas. Brilliant :)

Posted 1 Year Ago


Thomas Fitzgerald

1 Year Ago

Thank you.
A definite Irish accented piece with a smattering of old english sentiment.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Thomas Fitzgerald

1 Year Ago

Indeed thank you.
Sounds like a writing from olden times. I miss some of those old written tales. Valentine

Posted 1 Year Ago


Thomas Fitzgerald

1 Year Ago

Thannk you
Makes it somehow seem gentrified, all these forgotten words -- the seedy underworld in which the ripper trolled without fear of reprisal ... not so different from today, sadly, as it is still easy to kill people who live on the margins of society. One minor note -- key's does not need an apostrophe -- probably just an auto-correct error. An excellent poem, and great rhyme.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Thomas Fitzgerald

1 Year Ago

Thank you.

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Thomas Fitzgerald

Wexford, Leinster, Ireland



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