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So here we are, Fallen Angel's poetry page. I thought about arranging them by subject, then I thought about arranging them by date, and then it all started getting rather complicated, so I decided instead just to stick with a plain and simple A to Z by title. Want to see all the poems with titles beginning with C? Just click the 'C' and as if by magic the poems shall appear! Them squirrels that run this place ain't half speedy!

This is my assorted collection of poems spanning the years. These cover many times, places and feelings. Some have details of where I was when I wrote them, what I was doing, and what inspired them. With others, it's so long ago now I've no idea where they came from, only that I liked them enough to keep them around.

Some were written as 'me', some for other people, and some while I was trying to get "into character" for whatever I happened to be writing at the time – the weird ones, I'm claiming insanity grounds on. ;–)

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Evolution for Beginners

In the alphabet lottery of genes,
I've got the bad ones, or so it seems
It seems I got the X, Y, Z,
When they were handed out, I must have been in bed.

Bits of my body have a tendency to malfunction,
The victim of somewhat iffy construction,
It always has me quite perplexed,
I never know which bit's going to not work next.

Darwin had a theory of evolution,
Which to the ills of mankind provides a simple solution,
That only strong and healthy go on to rear the next generation,
Survival of the fittest's eminently sensible on further deliberation.

But in our modern society it doesnít happen that way,
Survival's almost guaranteed unless you meet with mishap along the way.
Darwin's simpler world and animal kingdom arenít so relevant,
With modern technology, medicine and western society's development.

Yet with all my ills I feel there's something that nature's trying to say,
Just stick with the ones you can hand back, I think that's the best way.
Though it's sometimes hard, I think the advice it right,
In matters such Mother Nature's much more than us erudite.

So I'll stick with being an aunt,
And rather than my own, honorary 'nephews' and 'nieces' will supplant.
Their antics I'm sure will enthral,
And I have plenty of love for them all.

28.12.03

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