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    i wrote this years ago (1999), but it seems relevant still today. It may, or may not, be JtR related, it sort of depends upon one's point of view.

    - Jeff

    on trolls

    if you search out there in the wild wild lands

    where the rivers run cold and the trees still stand
    in thick dark woods always deep in the night
    it lives and it dreams and it loves to bite

    so go with care walking here to there
    in case a troll grabs a strand of hair
    for it likes to play with string and thread
    and it lives on games not butter nor bread

    it’s a nasty old troll so droll and bold
    whose words are dust and grim and cold
    it’s worse than a snake or a hornet’s sting
    and it grabs and it bites and it kicks at things

    so leave it alone let it chew on bones
    it will scream and call and shout and groan
    for awhile and then it will fade away
    for trolls can’t bite if no one plays

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    Originally posted by JeffHamm View Post
    i wrote this years ago (1999), but it seems relevant still today. It may, or may not, be JtR related, it sort of depends upon one's point of view.

    - Jeff

    on trolls

    if you search out there in the wild wild lands

    where the rivers run cold and the trees still stand
    in thick dark woods always deep in the night
    it lives and it dreams and it loves to bite

    so go with care walking here to there
    in case a troll grabs a strand of hair
    for it likes to play with string and thread
    and it lives on games not butter nor bread

    it’s a nasty old troll so droll and bold
    whose words are dust and grim and cold
    it’s worse than a snake or a hornet’s sting
    and it grabs and it bites and it kicks at things

    so leave it alone let it chew on bones
    it will scream and call and shout and groan
    for awhile and then it will fade away
    for trolls can’t bite if no one plays
    lol. nice Jeff
    i know a certain thread where this might apply lol

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    • #3
      Trolls can't bite if no one plays.
      My name is Dave. You cannot reach me through Debs email account

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Abby Normal View Post

        lol. nice Jeff
        i know a certain thread where this might apply lol
        ha ha! I'm sure there's more than one!

        - Jeff

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        • #5
          Definitely.

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          • #6
            Don't feed the Trolls.
            Why a four-year-old child could understand this report! Run out and find me a four-year-old child, I can't make head or tail of it.

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            • #7
              Great poem Jeff. As psychologists David Dunning and Justin Kruger observed, trolls don't know they are trolls. This prompts them to resort to derogatory remarks and personal attacks on anyone that does not support their viewpoint, which is never conducive to positive discussion.

              Best regards, George
              It's sad that governments are chiefed by the double tongues. There is iron in your words of death for all Comanche to see, and so there is iron in your words of life. It shall be life. - Ten Bears

              All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. - Bladerunner

              ​Disagreeing doesn't have to be disagreeable - Jeff Hamm

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              • #8
                Good poem, reminds me a bit of Goblin Market, one of my favourites.
                dustymiller
                aka drstrange

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by GBinOz View Post
                  ...trolls don't know they are trolls...
                  This is not necessarily true. There are dark corners of the web where trolling is a praiseworthy sport - the 'best' practitioners are deified and rewarded for whatever chaos they can cause on random forums and suchlike. Acolytes laugh themselves silly reading reportage of their hero's latest exploits. They probably all have very small peepees.

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                  • #10
                    JeffHamm, this is a delightful poem and one that is profoundly true in the world today. Thanks for sharing.

                    "If you build a bridge, they will come."

                    Richard

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                    • #11
                      Thanks all!

                      - Jeff

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                      • #12
                        Very droll poem, quite incisive!
                        Pat D. https://forum.casebook.org/core/imag...rt/reading.gif
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                        • #13
                          TLDR

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by drstrange169 View Post
                            Good poem, reminds me a bit of Goblin Market, one of my favourites.
                            never heard of this one, had to look it up. thanks for posting, its quite good, on many levels.

                            do you own the book, her original with other poems?

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                            • #15
                              Trolling used to be an art form. Now it stands for "people making meanie comments online".

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