Shake Me Loose…but let me sleep

from The Mind of RD REVILO

THE MIND OF RD REVILO

  • Funny, Some People Think
  • War will be different for them
  • They see the deadly destruction
  • But theirs won’t make them a victim
  • They’ll start the fight on Friday
  • Night
  • Then fight
  • Until Sunday
  • Back to work on Monday
  • And if they get injured or hurt
  • The enemy will nurture
  • Them back to work
  • So they can fight some more
  • And even up the score
  • No loss of electricity
  • Water will flow
  • No pain toward victory
  • No disappearance of people they know
  • It’ll be like a picnic
  • Only ants are pests
  • We’ll be in and out quick
  • Unlike the rest
  • Once they knowwe are serious
  • Fear will make the enemy delirious
  • And sue for peace
  • Just beating our chests will scare the beast
  • Our thunderous protests
  • Will make them confess
  • We’ll sing, we’ll cheer
  • The brave will bring up the rear
  • We’ll snarl, our fists we’ll ball
  • We’ll persist, insist…

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My Dad’s a Goldfish – Wishing I’d listened

A bittersweet post from My Dad Is A Goldfish

My Dad Is A Goldfish

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I’ve been sifting through a box of the Goldfish’s old photos wishing I’d paid more attention to the things he told me: about his childhood, his school days, his army days, his life as an adult on Islay (as opposed to my life as a child on Islay).   

I know he was in the Lovat Scouts. I think he joined up in 1944, which is when he turned 18. I think he may have done his initial training near Aberdeen. He was at some point stationed at a prisoner-of-war camp but I’m not sure where – possibly what’s now the Barony Agricultural College – though he told me of wonderful models the prisoners made of water wheels and bridges. He went to Greece, via Italy and when he talked about being in the army it was usually about that time in Greece he talked. He was stationed in…

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Rhodos by swo8 Blues Jazz from the album Efharisto in iTunes

from swo8

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This video is called Rhodos by swo8 Blues Jazz from the album Efharisto in iTunes.                                           We owe so much to Greece because it was here that many of the greatest thinkers, from earliest civilization, formed their ideas and these ideas still influence us today. The three pillars of Western Philosophy, Socrates, Plato and Aristotle nurtured thoughts that remain relevant in our times. Science, mathematics, mythology, politics and architecture are other very import gifts from the Greeks.

Rhodos is the largest island in the Dodecanese. The Minoans and Mycenaeans had out-posts here but when the Dorians arrived in 1100 BC, Rhodos began to gain power and influence. When we went to this ancient city, for us, it was a quest for the Colossus of Rhodos of ancient mythology.  3:18mins. 2…

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