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Ode to Fortune
by Brett Nicholas Moore
Wednesday, April 04, 2007
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
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I stand yn a time of weakness
         betwene my god and my kyngedom

My fortune made by the swerde of power
         plucked herewyth frome the red towre

Yn many batayles yt brought victory
         and chopped off many a hede lykewise

But now methinks doubt ys in my herte
         and hit hath bene here frome the start

Were hit not for thys holyer than thou swerde
         wolde I be a glorious and grete kynge?

Hath fortune nat lyffted me up hygh
         wold I sytte so close to the sky?

What yf I lost my castell and riches
         my name, or God forbid, my penys?

Wolde I then be the vessel of God
         styll kynge though so very flawed?

What yf fortune hath nat loved me
         or borne me uppon yts myghty fate?

Thank God for fortune, I syng of ye!
          All my songs are dedycated to thee!



Copyright 2000 Brett Nicholas Moore

Tales of Brother Goose

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Reviewed by Patricia Shaw (Reader) 5/20/2007
Wiy me thinks me sees thee sweat ore thee browe b'neath the red towre--Yep! yts the fortunea kynge, Brett Nicholas Moore...Pondering Keats...How long would it take to stare out the tower window before a poem strikes my mynde? Cleverly wrytten
Reviewed by jude forese 4/25/2007
a touch of old english fares ye pen well ...
Reviewed by A PAX 4/25/2007
Fantastic style........this took thought....loved it!
Reviewed by Kimmy Van Kooten 4/24/2007
"Fortune is merry. And in this mood will give us anything"

You have created such a mood...
Well done Brett!
Love and Peace~
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 4/24/2007
You sure got my attention, bro. Love and peace,

Reviewed by Approximately Naive 4/24/2007
Written at a time when type writers were bereft of certain letters.
Mind you, as a Scot, I speak with an accent that is economic in its use of letters eg 'whauryegan'?'= 'Where are you going?'

Watch out for a poet bearing fortune cookie?
May good fortune indeed shine upon your blessed brow.

Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green 4/12/2007
Reviewed by E. Richardson 4/12/2007
not sure why...but I did not have much of a problem with the creative streak you used here...maybe it is cause I spell Ernie, Erny...
I like to see folks get down and boogie with the language from time to time...this is such a and well done.
Reviewed by K. Mulroney 4/11/2007 lost me back at "I stand yn a time of weakness
betwene my god and my kyngedom"
I believe those were the first two lines? Now I have a headache. I almost thought I had been drinking and tried to cross my eyes to see better, lol! Kidding aside, it was great stuff!
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 4/7/2007
It's like trying to decipher the orginals of Canabury Tales or Pilgrims Progress, in ye ole Inklish..

But loved it, tried to read it last night, but after a few beers, lol. I went to
Reviewed by Jerelyn Craden 4/7/2007
Great play with language. Why not create your own? Fascinating how it's understood. And, as always, a combination of profound, quirky, and uniquely Brett-funny. Jerelyn
Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson 4/6/2007
very interesting....
Reviewed by Frances Lynn 4/6/2007
Did they talk like this in the Medieval times, I wonder?! Brett, you are witty, clever and original as always. Incidentally, Tales of Brother Goose deserves to be the moern day version of Aesop's Fables!

Reviewed by ~ Holly Harbridge (Reader) 4/5/2007
This was very cool! Enjoyed so much, holly
Reviewed by richard cederberg 4/5/2007
I thought my glasses were dirty at first. Then I thought that maybe several of the keys on your keyboard had died and you were struggling.

After clearing my throat, and cleaning the lenses, though, I began understanding that you were just blurring the boundaries of conventionalism with your wit.

Light and Wisdom ...
Reviewed by Randall Barfield 4/5/2007
funn ode thaht a grete eforte forjgedd anyd priemordiale theame. cheerse!
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 4/5/2007
Most interesting write.....looks like you lost your!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Crissy Foster 4/4/2007
That's really an excellent poem I read it twice. but what's with all the spelling errors? I think maybe I misunderstood that one.
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