Poor Grandad

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Teddy
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Poor Grandad

Post by Teddy » 18 Dec 2009, 07:53

Goodbye Grandad,
Poor old Grandad's passed away,cut off in his prime,
He never had a day off crook-gone before his time,
We found him in the dunny,collapsed there on the seat'
A startled look upon his face,his trousers round his feet
The Dr said his heart was good-fit as any trout,
The constable had his say,"foul play" was not ruled out.
There were theories at the inquest of snakebite without a trace,of Redbacks quietly creeping and death from outer space,
No one had a clue at all-the Judge was in some doubt.
When dad was called to have his say as to how it came about,
"I reckon I can clear it up,"said Dad with trembling breath,
You see it's quite a story-but could explain his death,"
This here exploration mob had been looking at our soil,
And they reckoned that our farm was just the place to look for oil.
So they came and put a bore down and said they'd made some trials,
They drilled a hole as deep as hell,they said about three miles!
Well,they never found a trace of oil and off they went,post haste.
But I couldn't see a hole like that go to flamin' waste
So I moved the dunny over it-a real smart move I thought,
I'd never have to dig a again-I'd never be "caught short",'
The day I moved the dunny,it looked a proper sight,
But I didn't dream poor Grandad would pass away that night,
Now I reckon what has happened-poor Grandad didn't know,'
The dunny was relocated when that night he had to go.
And you'll probably be wondering how poor grandad did his dash-
Well,he always used to hold his breath
Until he heard the splash!

Dawn

Re: Poor Grandad

Post by Dawn » 18 Dec 2009, 15:12

typical male! Holding his breath! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Poor Grandad

Post by godfather » 18 Dec 2009, 20:48

:laughing-rollingyellow:

Think that's soooo funny! =D> =D> =D>
The devil whispered, “You cannot withstand the storm“ and I replied: “I am the storm!”.....Unknown.

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Re: Poor Grandad - Copyright Breach

Post by woody4002 » 06 May 2012, 02:10

Good Morning,

I am writing regarding the posting above of the poem 'Goodbye Grandad'. Could you please advise me as to where you obtained a copy of this poem from? It is in breach of copyright and this can be subject to legal action.

This has been illegally copied and posted without credit to the author Grahame Watt, who is my grandfather, otherwise known within the bush poetry world as 'Skewiff Watty' The correct title of the poem is actually 'Poor Old Grandad!' and the poem was written and published in his book of the same name, 'Poor Old Grandad' released in 2001. (Of which you will find related to his name with a simple Google search within Australia)

Could you please kindly either edit your post to to credit him accordingly or take this and any other copies down. If there is interest in his work he is certainly happy to be contacted directly if required at skewiff80@npes.net.au.

I would very much appreciate your understanding and prompt assistance in this matter as I am trying to get to the bottom of who has directly stolen his work.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions and I look forward to your prompt resolution of this matter.

Kind Regards,
Daniel Sutherland

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Re: Poor Grandad

Post by hawkeye » 07 May 2012, 11:04

GF, I read this in West Texas some two, two and a half years ago, maybe longer. Was an email from someone who passed stuff on to me on a regular basis. I read it here the other day and knew immediately I had read it although I have no ideal what it was called then. I remember the act of dying from holding his breath which he was custom to doing. It was just another joke coming across my computer.

hawk.

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Re: Poor Grandad

Post by godfather » 07 May 2012, 19:55

Thanks hawks, I do the same. If they are good and/or funny I pass on emails without even considering the author.
It is such an acceptable gesture and is very rarely an offense to most people.
But it would be better if we all do acknowledge the clever people who actually write these poems or letters or jokes.
They deserve the credit and praise!

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Re: Poor Grandad

Post by hawkeye » 08 May 2012, 02:31

Most of them have no credit and no one knows where they originate. Once they get on the internet, most often they become what's termed here as junk mail. No disrespect, of course, to anyone.

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Re: Poor Grandad

Post by godfather » 08 May 2012, 21:28

Junk mail is a curse everywhere, incl Australia.
But I must admit that some of the circulated "junk" can be quite entertaining.

What I call real junk is the often circulating chain letters like: Donate towards this dying kids last wish, Help me finance my large debts and especially the junk we sometimes find posted in this forum
which is mostly hate mail or promoting a political cause.

:flaming_mad


BTW, I am still waiting for "Woody4002" to let us know what he wants us to do! think-smiley
The devil whispered, “You cannot withstand the storm“ and I replied: “I am the storm!”.....Unknown.

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Re: Poor Grandad

Post by Maggs » 09 May 2012, 10:24

GF, I know you have already published an apology and surely in the light of a non response from Woody4002, the matter is settled and forgotten . In my opinion, someone who would troll throughyears of Humorous Verses just to look for and find something to bitch about is not all there anyway.

I think he is having you/us on!

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Re: Poor Grandad

Post by godfather » 09 May 2012, 19:21

True Maggs, but I will give him the time to respond. If he doesn't, then I'll leave matters as they are now!

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The devil whispered, “You cannot withstand the storm“ and I replied: “I am the storm!”.....Unknown.

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