(senryu)the Sunday Funnies Of Old

(senryu)The Sunday Funnies Of Old
with limerick addendum part six

Polly And Her Palsremembered

Remember Neewah?
I think the cat was the star
they'd great colorists

Polly And Her Pals Wes

Here's the FAMily Perkins.. there's Paw
And the always most critical Maw
With Ashur the nephew
And Polly the daughter, who
Kept the pot boiling an'aw... an' aw

(the cat's name was kitty, and
Paw's constant shadow)


Tiny Timremembered

Miniature lad
Perspective was always skewed
Toyland come alive

Tiny Tim Wes

From July thirty three to May fifty-eight
Tim and Dolly, his sister, were great
Sometimes eight inches tall
Or two ... (hardly at all)
Stanley Link... he determined their fate.


Beetle Baileyremembered

Started Nineteen Fifty
Camp Swampy, company A
Ever-running gag... (perpetually changing
branches of the army such as Artillery,
Armor, Infantry, and Paratroops.)


Beetle Bailey Wes

The battling team of Sarge and Bailey
Presented a presence of ne'er ending melee
With Halftrack the General,
Miss Buxley... (the men are all
Taken up with her ev'ry move, daily)

(did you know that Beetle's sister is Lois
from "Hi and Lois"? .. so a good trivia question
would be "What is Lois Flagston's maiden name? ")



Hi and Lois remembered

Competes with "Blondie"
In admirable fashion
Such a family


Hi and Lois Wes

They're a lovely young family ne'er growing old
Which is nice, if I may be so bold
Early stuff was hilarious
Situations so various
And Dawg... he protected the fold


B.C.remembered

A riotous group
Gloriously cornball strip
I like the fat broad

BC Wes

Genius, (Peter)and Ladies man, (Thor)
Cute chick and fat broad (the one they abhor)
With peg-legged Wiley
And 'Curls', acting slyly
Plus 'Clumsy Carp', 'BC',and 'Grog' (say no more)

(news flash:'The Midnight Skulker'
was in reality ...'BC')


Wiz Of Id remembered

"The King Is A Fink"
Age of chivalry twisted
Oh that prisoner

The Wiz Of Id Wes

The 'King' and the 'Wiz' (also 'Bung')
Are 'runts' in our good mother tongue
Sweet 'Gwen' and Wiz's 'Blanche'
Are the females perchance
One is old and the other is young

The catacomb's pris'ner is 'Spook'
And the Duke is a bit of a kook
There is Rodney of course
With the snout of a horse...
No one's destiny e'er more forsook.

(trivia: The Spook's full name is
Wellington J. Farnsworth Spookingdorf The Third)


Big Chief Wahooremembered

Hawk-nosed injun imp
Leventy-thousand chuckles
And Minnie Ha-Cha


Big Chief Wahoo Wes

'The Great Gusto'... t'was meant to be, first
'Big Chief Wahoo' won out when rehearsed
Minnie Ha-Cha and he
Reached the public with glee
For ten years 'til their bubble was burst

(Wahoo started in 1936 but in 1946 the
title was changed to 'Steve Roper')

Once again thank you for accompanying me down memory lane.

by WES Vogler

Comments (15)

Here's Part 1 [amended].... [for the 47th time]. [ PH strikes again. ] On the surface, it looks like she is talking about attending a funeral when she was a child “too young” to understand and comparing that experience to later being an and still not understanding death.
Part 1. On the surface, it looks like she is talking about attending a funeral when she was a child “too young” to understand and comparing that experience to later being an and still not understanding death.
Part 3. But it might be about something else... not death but a loss of innocence perhaps... a feeling that she was deprived of what children normally have...She both seems to sadly forgive those who hurt her and then blames them for not noticing that she was suffering but then again nobody is capable of noticing the suffering of others.. A lot of repressed anger here.
Part 2. She suffers as she struggles to get meaning from it. She expresses anger against the world for being indifferent to her suffering, but turns around and criticizes her own self-pity.
this brings to mind the statement of st. augustine, our hearts are restless till they find their rest in thee. perhaps emily was familiar with it. i understand this loss she felt as something universal, as something that sets us searching for a deep an unnamed loss or hunger. -gk
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