A Song For The New Year

(Adapted for TKF by BMH – apologies to all, especially Robert Burns)

Should auld blog dojos be forgot
And slowly fizzle out?
Should auld blog dojos be forgot
Where we wrestle faith and doubt?

For auld Sensei [1], my dear,
For Sensei JFK,
We’ll try our best in new year blest
To blog on TKF.

And here’s a post, my trusty friend,
And gie’s [2] a post o’ yours.
We’ll try our best in new year blest
To blog, and do our chores.

For auld Sensei, my dear,
For Sensei JFK,
We’ll try our best in new year blest
To blog on TKF.

[1] Auld (“old”) here in no way implies that Sensei JFK is old in the chronological sense. It might help the reader to think of this use of auld as being more consistent with the theme-song to the television series The Dukes of Hazzard, wherein Merle Haggard sings: “Just some good ol’ [i.e. auld/old] boys / Never meanin’ no harm…” Clearly, Bo and Luke Duke are young men, not old; the modifier is employed rather affectionately, as something like a term of endearment.

[2] gie’s = “give us”

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  1. Well put, my dear Brannon – auld Robbie Burns would be proud. I think ol’Robbie would be bloggin’ a strong if he were with us today…

    I will certainly take up your poetic challenge to remain faithful to the dojo as you have been 🙂

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