Bri Edwards

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A ' Man About Town ': " Woodsy The Owl " ...[ Short; Littering; A Wise Old Owl Speaks! ; Humorous; Inspired By A P H Message From " Crayon Poet " ] - Poem by Bri Edwards

Old Woodsy was a 'man about town',
pickin' UP litter. Yes, not pickin' it DOWN!
He carried a bright....PINK...burlap sack,
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Topic(s) of this poem: humorous, rude, trash


Poet's Notes about The Poem

regarding the first quote below, regarding "acrost", i, Bri, seem to have lived in a 'peculiar region' or have belonged to a 'peculiar "social class"' in which i've heard
used, and probably used, the word "acrost" instead of the more-acceptable(?)word "across"; i typed "across" and changed it to "acrost" because it sounded more normal to me!:) bri

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** "The Oxford English Dictionary describes "acrost" as "U.S. dial. and colloq." (A dialectal usage is peculiar to a region, social class, etc.; a colloquial usage appears more often in speech than in writing.) ... The regional dictionary describes "acrost" as a combination of "across" and the "excrescent **** t." "

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****"ex·cres·cent
ˌikˈskres(ə) nt/
adjective
adjective: excrescent

1.
forming or constituting an excrescence.
2.
(of a speech sound)added without etymological ****** justification (e.g., the -t at the end of the surname Bryant) ."


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******"et·y·mo·log·i·cal
ˌedəməˈläjəkəl/
adjective
adjective: etymological

relating to the origin and historical development of words and their meanings.
"an etymological dictionary" "

Comments about A ' Man About Town ': " Woodsy The Owl " ...[ Short; Littering; A Wise Old Owl Speaks! ; Humorous; Inspired By A P H Message From " Crayon Poet " ] by Bri Edwards

  • Nika Mcguin (8/29/2018 10:05:00 AM)

    Interesting, I've never heard acrosst. But then I'm from the south so I probably wouldn't have. Anyhow this gave me a chuckle! lol Nicely written. And something tells me Woodsy won't actually kick anyone in the - solely because he is whispering it! (Report)Reply

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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (8/24/2018 11:20:00 AM)

    Old Woodsy was a 'man about town',
    pickin' UP litter. Yes, not pickin' it DOWN! ....... Fantastic beginning.... touching and amusing. Brilliant expression. Beautiful poem with humor is being executed startlingly.10
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  • Paul Brookes (8/23/2018 3:51:00 PM)

    Wise owl and woodsy obviously (Report)Reply

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  • Kanav Justa (8/21/2018 10:25:00 AM)

    If woodsy was here he would have had to kick 1.2 billion a+sses (Report)Reply

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  • (8/19/2018 3:32:00 PM)

    Pickin' on birds now, are we? (Report)Reply

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  • Kostas Lagos (8/19/2018 2:53:00 PM)

    Kick 'em all! The owl rules! (Report)Reply

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  • Kim Barney (8/19/2018 2:41:00 PM)

    Good for old Woody
    for doin' his doody
    and ol' Bri wasn't lost
    when he used 'acrost'.
    His time was well spent;
    we knew what he meant.
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  • Crayon Poet (8/19/2018 2:33:00 PM)

    Woodsy The Owl was an American landmark with two wings! - perhaps he'll come out of retirement. (Report)Reply

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  • Kelly Kurt (8/19/2018 1:42:00 PM)

    Poetic license allows the use of anything that works. (I only have a learners permit) (Report)Reply

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  • Bri Edwards (8/19/2018 1:39:00 PM)

    of course i used A+S [ not } so as to not disturb the P H poem-censors. sometimes they delete words which apparently are considered 'offensive' to some somebodies! ! ha ha. but, as an 'old saying' says: there's more than one way to skin a cat. ....my apologies to cat-lovers! !

    bri ;)
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    Kim Barney(8/19/2018 7:44:00 PM)

    (A continuation of my comment below)
    By the time I was born, my father had moved on to other jobs and I never did get to see him 'skin a cat' or to ride on one with him. But he had some great stories about his days as a catskinner. In fact, this has given me an idea. I may write a poem about one of those adventures.

    Kim Barney(8/19/2018 7:40:00 PM)

    There really is more than one way to 'skin a cat'. My father was a Caterpillar driver who worked in the old CCC (Civilian Construction Corps) during the Great Depression and later. They used to call those Cat drivers 'cat skinners' and driving the Caterpillar was called 'skinning a cat'. He built the first road around Deer Creek Reservoir here in Utah.

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