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SpiderChrist

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Maxine is back!
« on: January 11, 2021, 10:12:56 AM »
Just as we sink into the darkest days, Maxine from Ely is back with some words of comfort for us all. May flights of angels sing her to her rest.

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Just Hold On Tight

Ok it’s dragging on now
This unpleasant situation
Filling every one of us
With fear and trepidation

Nothing lasts forever
Better days will come
Someday in the future
We’ll all be having fun

Keep talking to each other
Show how much you care
Prove to everybody
That someone is always there

It’s OK to have a down day
When dark thoughts fill your mind
Just don’t dwell there too long
Treat yourself, be kind

Good times will return
Just you hold on tight
Our world will recover
The future will be bright

By Maxine Bailey
09/01/2021

Re: Maxine is back!
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2021, 10:18:25 AM »
That's just the tonic I needed :) Thanks Maxine.

Fambo Number Mive

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Re: Maxine is back!
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2021, 10:24:46 AM »
Yes COVID is "dragging on now" isn't it Maxine. I love how this comment jars with lines 3-4.

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« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2021, 10:39:40 AM »
Thought you meant Carr

SpiderChrist

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Re: Maxine is back!
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2021, 10:42:46 AM »
Thought Hoping you meant Carr

that's better.

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« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2021, 10:43:26 AM »
Thought you meant Carr

Soham - A Limerick by Maxine Bailey Carr

I’m hated by the country
Because I covered for Ian Huntley
I did the crime
I served my time
I’m a cunt, if I put it bluntly

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« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2021, 10:59:55 AM »
More poems should begin with "Ok"  I reckon.

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Ok, if you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs

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Ok, sumer is i-cumen in

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Ok, let us go then, you and I, when the evening is spread out against the sky like a patient etherised upon a table

See, much better.

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Re: Maxine is back!
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2021, 11:08:29 AM »
Ok, I wandered lonely as a cloud, yeah?

Cuellar

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Re: Maxine is back!
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2021, 11:12:09 AM »
Its thudding trimeter is clearly intended as an homage to Auden's September 1st, 1939.

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Re: Maxine is back!
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2021, 11:29:37 AM »
Thought you meant Carr

Maxine Bailey could be the new identity she was given?

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« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2021, 11:42:22 AM »
Just as we sink into the darkest days, Maxine from Ely is back with some words of comfort for us all. May flights of angels sing her to her rest.

I imagined this being sung by Colin Mochrie on Whose Line Is It Anyway and it cheered me up, so thanks Maxine and Colin!

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Re: Maxine is back!
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2021, 11:49:23 AM »
I imagined this being sung by Colin Mochrie on Whose Line Is It Anyway and it cheered me up, so thanks Maxine and Colin!

Definitely one for the hoedown round.

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« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2021, 12:37:46 PM »
Maxine is baxine just in time for the vaxine

pancreas

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« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2021, 12:44:50 PM »
I imagined this being sung by Colin Mochrie on Whose Line Is It Anyway and it cheered me up, so thanks Maxine and Colin!

The. Future. Will. Be. Brigh-aaa-iiii-aaa-iii-aaa-iii-ight.

(will be bright.)

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Re: Maxine is back!
« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2021, 01:38:38 PM »
This is peak Maxine.

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« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2021, 01:52:03 PM »
Maxine Bailey could be the new identity she was given?
Soham isn't far from Ely

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« Reply #16 on: January 11, 2021, 01:56:55 PM »
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Just Hold On Tight

Ok it’s dragging on now
This unpleasant situation
Filling every one of us
With fear and trepidation

Nothing lasts forever
Better days will come
Someday in the future
We’ll all be having fun (apart from the dead)

Keep talking to each other
Show how much you care
Prove to everybody
That someone is always there (unless they're dead)

It’s OK to have a down day
When dark thoughts fill your mind
Just don’t dwell there too long
Treat yourself, be kind

Good times will return
Just you hold on tight
Our world will recover
The future will be bright (but not for the dead)

By Maxine Bailey
09/01/2021

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Re: Maxine is back!
« Reply #17 on: January 11, 2021, 02:23:17 PM »
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It’s OK to have a down day
When dark thoughts fill your mind
Just don’t dwell there too long
Treat yourself, be kind

This verse annoys me, as if people who are feeling low can choose how long they spend feeling that way. And how easy is it to treat yourself during a lockdown?

Re: Maxine is back!
« Reply #18 on: January 11, 2021, 02:28:37 PM »
Wank

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« Reply #19 on: January 11, 2021, 03:13:00 PM »
You could just about sing it to Holiday by Madonna

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« Reply #20 on: January 11, 2021, 03:19:55 PM »
The last two verses are inspiring though.


Just Hold On Tight

Ok it’s dragging on now
This unpleasant situation
Filling every one of us
With fear and trepidation

Nothing lasts forever
Better days will come
Someday in the future
We’ll all be having fun (apart from the dead)

Keep talking to each other
Show how much you care
Prove to everybody
That someone is always there (unless they're dead)

It’s OK to have a down day
When dark thoughts fill your mind
Just don’t dwell there too long
Treat yourself, be kind

Good times will return
Just you hold on tight
Our world will recover
The future will be bright (but not for the dead)

This Covid’s really horrible
It’s getting on my nerves
It must be worse for Captain Tom
And not what he deserves

But we’ve been through tough times in the past
We fought throughout the Blitz
So I know we’ll beat this virus
Just like we did with Fritz

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Re: Maxine is back!
« Reply #21 on: January 11, 2021, 03:28:04 PM »
Coronavirus is a fucking cunt
It's a fucking cunt
It's a fucking cunt

Coronavirus is a fucking cunt
And so is Michael Fish

markburgle

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Re: Maxine is back!
« Reply #22 on: January 11, 2021, 06:21:05 PM »
Ok, I wandered lonely as a cloud, yeah?

Ok, I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
And I might've seen a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
That's no reason to call me a cunt!

Re: Maxine is back!
« Reply #23 on: January 11, 2021, 06:49:31 PM »
There's Pfizer, Moderna and others too,
All excellent (and British too).
But needle-phobics might cry "Eeee!
I'm okay thanks, because you see,
I'm inoculated by poetry -
Maxine's vaccine's enough for me!"




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« Reply #24 on: January 11, 2021, 06:55:38 PM »
There's only one good song that includes the word situation, and it starts:
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If you want to I'll change the situation.
Right people, right time; just the wrong location.
Although maybe Dennis Waterman could record an album of Maxine.

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