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January 12, 2020

A poem for ‘someone called Joe’

Some of us called Joe so there’s a poem for someone called Joe. Written by Mark Rafferty. Enjoy.

So there was a man called Joe. Who went down the garden with a hoe. To set things straight. For the garden’s fate.

Joe loved his garden. To live for the pardon. Of any man. Who feared another man.

He ventured forth. Into lands unknown. So he wouldn’t be fourth. In any race he was known.

He put ideals before the test. And set the twix. To pick up some sticks. So he could be the best.

On his travels he found a wife. To love him on his strife. For his duty to man. Standing in his garden as a fan.

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January 12, 2020

A poem for conversation starting

This is a poem for conversation starting. Oh I do like be by the seaside whispering beautiful words into your ear.

Oh what would I do without you my old friends. Words scatter my mind in a tizzy. I’ve bee lit to my needs are me to ends. It’s like feeling all dizzy.

Oh you don’t know what I’d do without you words. It’s just you’re singing like birds. Ringing through my ears and body. It’s not at all shoddy.

Shoddy you aren’t dear words and letters. I’ve been waiting to practice the conversation. It’s like a bit of old time sake conservation. It’s just that it all is for the getting my [...]

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January 9, 2020

How to say I love you in mandarin (Chinese)

Oh I do love to be by the seaside, says Hong Kong. Oh I do love thee; China says me. Oh I do wo Áine love you so much China. I’m teaching the world how to say I love you in Chinese. (Wo Áine.)

How to say I love you in Chinese Mandarin
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January 5, 2020

Edinburgh as a starting point for backpacking trip around Europe and afar

Edinburgh is in my heart from its Scottish roots to its endeavours to creating some of the world’s best sports, including basketball. You wouldn’t guess Scotland created that but they also created Edinburgh. Edinburgh is quite large with a central focus on a royal mile leading up to Edinburgh castle.

The population of Edinburgh is 482,005 so you’re going to have a fair mixture of culture already there but your backpacking hostel is going to provide you the best mixture of culture from my experience. What you want to do is capture as much culture as possible in the beginning of your backpacking trips as this is the important forwardness you need for [...]

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