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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I had to look up “Broganeer” but the rest were not unknown to me. Clever use of those words, though!

Posted 1 Year Ago


Thomas Fitzgerald

1 Year Ago

thank you.
MomzillaNC

1 Year Ago

yvw :D
This was fun to read. Not easy, mind you but it is good to bring those forgotten words back to the fore.
The rhyming added to the flow of the poem.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Thomas Fitzgerald

1 Year Ago

Thank you.
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.
Sometimes when we meet a word that we don't understand, or is 'Forgotten' like one comment here said, it's like a slap to the face.

It waked me up, I had to re-read it. Once, twice. Three times.
Is that a good thing? I think it is. In the same way suspenseful endings are needed in Daily Drama shows, and mind boggling explosions in action movies,

So are some words needed in poetry.

Thank you for the read. Expanded my vocabulary.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Thomas Fitzgerald

1 Year Ago

I'm glad, thank you.
Playing around with forgotten words but still there is meaning for now. Why we continue to deify individuals based on placement at birth is the anachronism. I love the poem and circumstance but I could do without the hegemony. I think we just need some good theater:):):) You are one smart pen, my friend:)

Posted 1 Year Ago


Thomas Fitzgerald

1 Year Ago

Thank you x
"Groggified & dancing in the sun." Sounds like my kind of party. Great poem Thomas. It's great to read you again.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Thomas Fitzgerald

1 Year Ago

Thank you br
You are telling it like it is about our sad world and its state of confusion and hate. They are all wrecking havoc on us all. a powerful message, sir...:)................

Posted 1 Year Ago


Thomas Fitzgerald

1 Year Ago

Indeed thank you
Sami Khalil

1 Year Ago

Indeed welcome. ....^))))
Humans have stayed the same in some aspects but also evolved in other ways... unfortunate one change is the rise of cold blooded killers.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Thomas Fitzgerald

1 Year Ago

Indeed thank you.

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Added on July 20, 2016
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Thomas Fitzgerald

Wexford, Leinster, Ireland



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