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PASTICHE
PICTURE POSTCARD
PLEADING FOR FORGIVENESS
POINT OF NO RETURN
PORTCULLIS
PRAISE PROVIDENCE
PRESTIGE VALUE
PROLONGED PERIODS OF RESEARCH
PSYCHOLOGICAL PROFILE FORENSIC LINGUISTICS REPORT

 

 

 

 

 

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PASTICHE Song lyric 081

Epaulettes and escutcheons under a canopy.
See optical illusions for cerebral sensations
Mesmerised and delirious, an undesirable alien
Passed off an alternative identity, a district distraction
With leaps and bounds, as graceful as a gazelle.]

One in a million may experience the influence
Of the weeping widow who will praise providence
In spite of pacts to prove your fidelity
Plus prestige value in the sea of storms, sea of tranquillity.

Halfway round the world, through the swirling mists,
Fascinating minds, fascinating moods of he who exists
Second-class citizens send scattered fragments
For charitable sacrifice and film cloak and dagger incidents.

Copyright 1992 Arthur J.P. Strand

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PICTURE POSTCARD

This picture postcard I’m sending to you
Has a glossy photograph of a splendid view.
Since there is nothing much to mention
What can I write about to keep your attention.

When I come home I want to see you that night.
When I come back don’t keep out of my sight.
Until you receive this postcard you won’t know
How I hate being without you here, life’s so slow.

It would take me a fortnight to explain
But I shouldn’t need to discuss the sun and the rain
Arrange to meet me after I return.
That’s my only request and my only concern.

If you should just fail to be there,
I know that I would need to repair
The bond that was broken against my will
To keep the flame burning still.

Copyright 1965 Arthur J.P. Strand
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PLEADING FOR FORGIVENESS Song lyric 042

Forgive me for it wasn’t my intention
To hurt you with a waspish remark
Like I’ve been eating loads of lemons
Since the day I was left in the dark

Let’s repair the damage first
Before the bubbles burst.
I’ll be pleading for forgiveness anyway,
For years to come until my dying day.

Excuse me for it was just my opinions
That led to us both shedding tears;
Like we’ve been peeling loads of onions
Since the time we were forgotten for years.

Copyright 1965 Arthur J.P. Strand
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POINT OF NO RETURN Song lyric 114

I’m at the point of no return
Even though it’s not your concern.
I’m telling you to let you know
There’s nowhere else for you to go.

I’m at the point of no return.

It’s my decision, sink or float,
Because I have the casting vote.
With no discussion, hit or miss.
I can’t go back where ignorance is bliss.

While we’re juggling
With our future hope.
They see us struggling
As we try to cope.
Copyright 1965 Arthur J.P. Strand
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PORTCULLIS Song lyric 129

Pass over the drawbridge, over the moat,
The portcullis confronts them as voices quote,
‘’ Friend or foe ‘‘, a challenge from sentries on guard
Then they give permission to enter the yard.

The coats-of arms glint in the light.
The suits of armour shine so bright.
The portcullis is raised to let the troops pass
Under the arch to the sounds of bronze, steel and brass.

The battle is done, the castle has been defended
The enemy defeated but old allies befriended.

As stragglers rejoin, celebrations proceed.
Combatants are fatigued with wounds that bleed.
The portcullis is lowered, horses are sent to stables
All womenfolk place food and drink on the tables.

Copyright 1992 Arthur J.P. Strand
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PRAISE PROVIDENCE Song lyric 086

Praise providence for our food.
Praise for the shelter of a roof
And store of fuel and firewood.
Wish the buildings stay weatherproof.

Praise, praise, praise, praise,
Praise providence.

Fresh evidence for new hope.
Fresh sense to support their offspring,
Helping neighbours who cannot cope
Without supplies that they bring.

Clothing is essential to survive
Boots and shoes are basic needs
Certain furniture and linen arrive
To help out all breeds and creeds.
Copyright 1979 Arthur J.P. Strand
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PRESTIGE VALUE Song lyric 095

Seen as a contradiction in terms
Status symbols, false fronts, no to mention
Constant reminders of materialism re-affirm
That self-indulgent posers all seek attention
With the trappings of success,
Indicators of prestige value.

Subconscious graven images to admire,
Alternatives for social inadequacy
Chattels and artefacts of desire,
Gracious living, bourgeois ecstasy.

Keeping up appearances counts high
On the list of priorities,
Being seen in society helps
Liaisons with authorities.

Not born to the aristocracy,
Nor born to learn a skill or trade
Creators and guardians of hypocrisy,
Plutocrats luxuriate, constantly afraid.
Copyright 1992 Arthur J.P. Strand
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PROLONGED PERIODS OF RESEARCH Song lyric 139

At headquarters of the Institute,
The establishment will provide
A project to reconstitute
Relics from pre-histories divide.

Moguls won’t halt the march of progress,
Scientific method or mental approach.
Intensive, the multi-media is here to impress
An individual defies reproach.

Improvements in technology
Can be compared to years before,
Precedent set creates apology
For error of electronic lore.

Copyright 1992 Arthur J.P. Strand
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PSYCHOLOGICAL PROFILE; FORENSIC LINGUISTICS REPORT
Song lyric 140

There’s a serial offender of the masculine gender
In the neighbourhood, prowling in the wood
The wife of a money-lender, a glamour girl of splendour,
Was raped and murdered, would his first victim have understood?

Psychologists and detectives out think mental defectives
To narrow down the field, hoping endurance will yield
From expert’s directives, results for correctives.
A recidivist was concealed who relatives shield.

The team of investigators worked on a profile case
With psychiatrists and specialists to determine
The mental state of the unknown butcher, to trace
The origins and whereabouts of the vermin.

The conversations had been taped. The accent was inflected
The forensic linguistics report suggested a positive clue thus detected.
Copyright 1992
Arthur J.P. Strand
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