PL 54's version of The Raven

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Re: PL 54's version of The Raven

Post by Dave » Sun Aug 27, 2006 3:07 pm

Powerlifter54 wrote:Saw somebody in gym doing horrible looking lightweight oly lifts as part of a circuit.

i felt chilled to the bone because i knew what was coming. i couldn't stop from asking what they were doing. @fit.


Once upon an afternoon dreary, while I trained, incredibly weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of Westside lore,
While I rested, nearly napping, suddenly there came a slapping,
As of someone gently rapping, rapping at the weightroom floor.
" 'Tis some mullet," I muttered, "slapping at my weightroom floor;
Only this, and nothing more."

Ah, distinctly I remember, it was in the month before September,
And each separate writhing mullet wrought its ghost upon the floor.
Eagerly I wished the morrow; vainly I had sought to borrow
From my Ipod surcease of sorrow, sorrow for the mullets on the floor
For the rare and radiant Couch who makes them pukey and oh so sore,
Nameless here forevermore.

And the silken sad fate jangling from each bumper plate
Thrilled me---filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before;
So that now, to still the beating of my heart, I stood repeating,
" 'Tis some Mullet entreating entrance at my weightroom door,
Some X-games wannabee entreating entrance at my weightroom door.
This it is, and nothing more."

Presently my soul grew stronger; hesitating then no longer,
"Sir," said I, "or madam, truly your forgiveness I implore;
But the fact is, I was training, and so gently you came straining,
And so loudly you came slapping, slapping weights on my weightroom flloor
That I scarce was sure I heard you." Here I opened wide the door;---
Pukey there, and nothing more.

Deep into the darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing
Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortals ever dared to dream before;
But the silence was unbroken, and the stillness gave no token,
And the only word there spoken was the whispered word,
Couch?, This I whispered, and an echo murmured back the word,
@fit... Merely this, and nothing more.
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Post by Fat Cat » Mon Aug 28, 2006 7:30 pm

"Remember that you have no companion but your shadow." -Genghis Khan

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Post by Sassenach » Sun Apr 29, 2007 9:16 am

Love this!

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