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One Trick Pony -- Paul Simon

Guest poem submitted by P. Srikant:
(Poem #785) One Trick Pony
 He's a one trick pony
 One trick is all that horse can do
 He does one trick only
 It's the principal source of his revenue
 And when he steps into the spotlight
 You can feel the heat of his heart
 Come rising through

 See how he dances
 See how he loops from side to side
 See how he prances
 The way his hooves just seem to glide
 He's just a one trick pony (that's all he is)
 But he turns that trick with pride

 He makes it look so easy
 He looks so clean
 He moves like God's
 Immaculate machine
 He makes me think about
 All of these extra movements I make
 And all of this herky-jerky motion
 And the bag of tricks it takes
 To get me through my working day
 One-trick pony

 He's a one trick pony
 He either fails or he succeeds
 He gives his testimony
 Then he relaxes in the weeds
 He's got one trick to last a lifetime
 But that's all a pony needs
-- Paul Simon
 From the soundtrack to the movie "One Trick Pony"; both soundtrack and
script were written by Paul Simon. Released 1980.

 Douglas Adams is dead. Here's something to remember him by on the Minstrels
- this album was one of the things his epic series "The Hitchhiker's Guide
to the Galaxy" was dedicated to. A one-trick pony was something Adams didn't
want to be [1], though the Guide is what most of the world will know him by.
I really like Paul Simon's way of expressing his wish for a less complicated
life in the third stanza.



[Minstrels Links]

Poem #119, "A Poem on the Underground Wall", Paul Simon
Poem #615, "The Philosopher's Drinking Song", Monty Python

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