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A few words from Barry

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barry the poet

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Oct 29, 2003
well yes I was there for the chilly October meet and here are my thoughts on the occasion...

A chill wind blew o'er Endy Sea but the saltFree still returned
They'd court to hold, descents to judge - a lot since they adjourned
Three hardy souls from northern realms accustomed to the cold
Were welcomed in ( and Longfins too ) thus we'd faces new and old

A trio of angels set the plate deep in the coolant green
The algae bloom retreated much and enlarged the viewing scene
Ice man George sailed deep with style, a lessun to us all
His cork-topped tube bobbed far above aside our brilliant ball

Once dips were done we warmed our cores with Sam's blackcurrant nectar
Whilst more were gathering above the bay within the gusty sector
Second dive saw fewer wet, as some had chilly bones
Though a medicine man still donned his wings wearing apparel of loans

Fifteen hours soon came to be and it was time to set up court
To adjust the board, suggest some change - chew the fat about our sport
A swarm of flies could not detract from progress in full swing
For events to come, new policies, and the changes they would bring

The meeting closed and dusk at hand, to The Castle they retired
An entire chamber for their own, thirst and appetites expired
Discussion turned to pending day, where Mig had lines to draw
When turning out they wished him well for his frog kick and his claw

On record day all hopes were high and the plate layed down at fifty
Not reached until 3 metres up some judgement had been thrifty
Tho' not for Mig, he came up trumps, producing hence his double
Two entries in the record books without a sign of trouble

The tougher few took final turns pleasing Angels down the line
Who filled lift bag as just reward for our founder-without-brine
The big weekend success had touched, with all descents quite sound
Next meet at Yule with ice-picks sharp - perhaps I'll be around
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I truly enjoyed
the verse you exployed!
And hope to read more in the future.

I like your poems too Barry the Poet ... but I'm in a blackmailing mood and there is something I want that I know you have :)) ... and as my new motto is 'no more saying no' let me have the said item and your identity on deeperblue will remain secret
My poetic license is my own, and no amount of blackmailing can allow me to release it.

The groundswell of opinion will rise up against you, and swallow you up, should you try to alias my name to another.

Barry the Poet is Barry the Poet

And he has spoken.
Deepest Bear the Poet

Hello my name is Deepest Bear
I love saltFree but am not often there
Life it seems has been rather busy
Since my PA got herself fizzy
I've dived with Tanya in the Blue
In Canada with Mandy too
Then I had to leave my garden
when Guillaume took me to meet Bin Laden
Tomorrow we go to Aberdeen
To discover the AIDA training scene
Next week its time for the Dive Show
If Sam says I'm allowed to go
And then we'll be in Dolphin Tank
Playing and adding to Howards bank
December the 6th is NDC
followed by debauched Party
but for now Im back home in the gloom
of rainy skies and fireworks boom
Awaiting an invite to a sunny land
and ready always to lend a hand
So let me know when your record's due
And I'll jump on a plane and into the Blue!
Barry can I be a poet too?

Deepest Bear the Poet xx
Deepest Bear, for your latest task
My permission you need not ask
Just as you roam the planet blue
Prose to form is free for you

I envy you your deep descents
And how you speak in future tense
My words relate to actions past
And my breatholds simply never last.
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