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Observations - do you know the author?
Posted by: Jack Scherer (---.cdif.cable.ntl.com)
Date: July 01, 2004 07:23AM

Observations

I don’t ever try to be something I’m not,
I’d rather be known just as me.
And I can’t understand those whose aim is so high,
that they don’t see the wood for the tree

The ‘art’ of one-upmanship so tiresome a trait,
yet we’re plagued by this all around.
The droning of voices saying lots, saying nowt,
don’t they hear? What’s an ugly, sad sound?

The proverbial old know-all going on, yet and on,
there’s no-one has been there so much.
Done this and done that, the tee-shirt is mine,
Bragging‘s not a very safe crutch.

“Wennai did this and wennai did that,
Can‘t believe just how good I am”
But normal folk should just read it and laugh,
Cos in the long run, we don’t give a damn.


If you do - I'd love to know. Thanks Jack


Re: Observations - do you know the author?
Posted by: Linda (---.cache.pol.co.uk)
Date: July 01, 2004 04:50PM

One-upmanship was published in 1952, so that must give a starting date for the search.


Re: Observations - do you know the author?
Posted by: Jack Scherer (---.cdif.cable.ntl.com)
Date: July 02, 2004 04:58PM


Thanks

Stephen Potter A series of books -Manship, But I can't see if any were poems

Anyone any ideas Please


Re: Observations - do you know the author?
Posted by: Linda (---.cache.pol.co.uk)
Date: July 02, 2004 06:25PM

No poems in the books, but I believe Potter invented the phrase so the poem must be later. Which will leave it in copyrite and so not on the web.




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