Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Look At This Trend To See The End!

The cat is off to another strange place as we travel about at a steady pace. More like once or twice a year, but regular is relative here. So off to no man's land we go. No cats either are there as far as I know.


Varosha, a big town as you can see,
Or at least big buildings for thee.
There the water is true blue,
And not a person will bother you.

There are no cleaners,
No movie screeners,
No traffic in the way,
And no jaywalkers at play.

No crime or cops.
No handy bus stops.
Not even a Dr. will show.
So don't stub your toe.

And why is this you ask?
It was thanks to a 1974 invasion task.
Everyone fled rather then end up dead,
Or some other kind of dread.

And no one has ever gone back.
For 40 years there has been no flack.
No nothing to bother you.
You could live by water so blue.

You could have your own hotel.
Warning, it may smell.
Might have to get your own boat,
Maybe have to ride a camel or goat,

But it will all be yours.
You could even set up tours.
The buildings may fall on your head.
You may also end up dead.

At least you and the birds,
Could have a few words.
I'm sure there are bugs to.
They'd be good protein for you.

I mean you'd have to eat.
Bugs for a treat.
Maybe some fishing.
So are you sitting there wishing?

Ready to go to Varosha and live?
Everything leaks like a sieve.
At least it is warm.
Good luck weathering any storm.

If you ever wanted to see what the end of the world would look like, go for a Varosha hike. Been over 40 years since anything was done there. Ready to own your very own rotting Varosha lair? Hey, the water is so blue. That has to impress you. If you have a sat phone and can get a dial tone, let the cat know how things go. I think on Varosha I will take a pass. There would be too much to clean for my little rhyming ass.

Experience spring, have a fling.

95 comments:

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    1. Happened to pass by
      Not really knowing why
      Got #1
      t'was fun
      Just lurking on the sly!

      Hank

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    2. Blue was a-snoring like a pretty kitty cat
      Guess that's why I'm a bit late on your mat
      No crime or cops.like Bora Blue?
      No goat in a boat or Scooby Doo?
      Morning Hank!
      Hello Cat!
      Hello everyone!

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    3. Morning Blue
      Often did it too!
      But made allowance
      For time difference

      Hank

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    4. Got on in
      For the win
      With Blue a snoring
      Dream exploring

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    5. Yes, sireeeeee!
      In the place to be

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    6. Yippeeee times two
      At my zoo

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  2. Super poem Pat, but I don't feel like a hike at the moment.
    Yvonne.

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    1. Would take forever
      With this endeavor

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  3. "Look At This Trend To See The End!"
    Been on the road had been a long time
    Not to Varosha
    Nothing that far
    Just some winding long road was fine!

    Hank

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    1. Sure you've seen lots
      As on the map you connect the dots

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  4. Great place to go if you wanted to escape from life, or a stalker, or the law.

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    1. Never have to worry about much
      Except maybe food and such

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  5. hmm..interesting place if you are a ghost
    as no one will bother you on this coast
    I think I will pass even if it has a great view
    no room service will ever come due
    trespassing may be a big crime
    cross the boundaries, will get you time
    I will stick to closer friendlier shores
    where I can enjoy the great outdoors
    so cat where will you next explore
    will you go where none have gone before
    or play it safe there at your place
    where there is much for you to embrace

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    1. A ghost would have fun
      Everywhere it could run
      But yeah, no running water would suck
      The cat could use the beach to pass the buck
      But humans would be screwed
      The cat will sit here and give attitude

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  6. I prefer my ghost towns to look like the old Wild West.

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    1. Gun slinging away
      There at your bay?

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  7. Oh fine, from your blog you had to shout,
    What I was hoping no one would tout.
    Now they'll be lining up to see
    The place I'd hoped to retire for free! ;-)

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    1. Damn, ruined your inn
      But the cat considers that a win

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  8. Varosha sounds like a touristy base
    a great retreat for the human race
    no traffic helps to make a case
    though not fun to stay in a smelly place!

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    1. Yeah if it stinks
      Won't get a few winks
      Be zombies there
      With molting hair

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  9. How odd that it's been deserted for so long. Bet it's creepy roaming the empty streets.

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    1. Yeah, no one wants it it seems
      Could bring some creepy day dreams

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    1. Eerie to see
      Might get stung by a bee

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  11. Ghost towns are creepy, I declare
    But you can run around in your underwear
    Especially Varosha, sounds like a doozy
    A place not meant for even a floozy
    No water faucets to go drip, drip, drip
    You may die of thirst, not even a sip
    If you're a nut job, pack your bags and go
    You may be on time for the midnight ghostly show

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    1. lol why have underwear
      Can run around bare
      A perfect tan that way
      Or sun burn where it shouldn't stay lol

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  12. What a shame
    invasion is to blame.
    That water looks so nice
    someone should buy Varosha for a fair price.

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    1. Surprised a billionaire has not
      And created some tourist spot

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  13. Too much cleaning for me too, but that certainly is a beautiful view. :)

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    1. All that cleaning would annoy the cat
      Plus buildings could go splat

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  14. Man, politics suck, especially between Turkey and Greece. That's a huge waste of money and would take a huge amount of money to repair so it would be liveable again. But even with all the disrepair it is a lovely city. Shame the original owners haven't been able to return.

    BTW congrats on your'you rock' award. Well deserved.

    Sia McKye Over Coffee

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    1. Yeah, politics and greed always get in the way
      And ruin an otherwise nice day

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  15. I saw a show about this place. Now it's quite the apocalypse case. Good for authors to check out if they are writing a story set in a world where zombies shout.

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    1. True, would be a good spot
      To help with a world ending plot

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  16. Be fun to scout out for a day or two at most

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  17. Really? How amazing. Someone needs to find a way to reopen the place. Looks like there's plenty of places for people to stay there, so bring some tourists in!

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    1. Yeah, someone with lots of dough
      Should give it a go

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    1. Never been there
      Just read about it at my lair

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  19. I think I'll look at it from afar

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  20. I think I will pass on visiting this place. Doesn't look good to me.

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    1. Yeah might be rotten
      Unless upgraded and bought-en

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  21. Omg,that's crazy!! Can we go, Cat?? I want to go!! How far is it from real civilization? Why hasn't anyone gone back?? I have so many questions!

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    1. lmao you'll be on your own there
      Bet it has germs to spare
      I'll stay where there is running water and a loo
      Politics and war and such made it a ghost town zoo

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  22. Dang, there goes the neighborhood!

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    1. going going gone
      Don't even have a lawn

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  23. You were quite educational today. Did you discuss this with the cat?

    You mean it was the cat's idea to live by the sea, stroll the beaches and stare at the finches without any cares. That cat has forgotten central heat and air. He would miss it.

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    1. The cat tries every once in a while
      As he strolls away many a mile

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  24. I can't believe no one went back. Chernobyl still being empty, I get. This is great. Now, I want to look more into Varosha. I have never heard of it.

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    1. I found it a while back
      And figured was worth an exploration at my shack

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  25. This is a real place! How fascinating! I thought you were leading up to another story erupting in your mind! LOL! Thanks for taking me someplace unknown to me! Have a good one under your sun!

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    1. haha nope, didn't come from my mind
      Or my rhyming behind lol

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  26. omg, Pat! I LOVE this kind of stuff- how have I never heard of this city??? I'm going to research the heck out of it. That's so fascinating. I honestly LOVE ghost towns- why are they so neat???

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    1. haha it was neat to me
      Now I've made you do research at your sea

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  27. I think I will pass to visit Varosha
    though the water looks pretty in blue
    I don't think I would like to be anywhere
    where the smell could be so true

    betty

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    1. Yeah best to save your nose
      And go to a place that smells like a rose

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  28. Varosha is a real place? I have to learn more about this and why it smells so bad.

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  29. ha - doesn't sound like the in-place
    i will do a little traveling myself next week - away on an island for some days...

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    1. ahh that is nice with sun and sand
      Hopefully your time is grand

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  30. Sounds like fun, maybe I'll just stay home.

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    1. Better deal on a meal
      Cheaper and a less hectic ordeal

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  31. orlin N cassie.......another eggs sampull oh humanz N ther stoo pid a tee; we dunno which iz werse...de polly tix bee hind thiz city.... ore de ....polly tix....peer ree od....what over 40 yeerz now since de invasion...N like....for what....troo lee...

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    1. Yep, humans prove they are stupid in every way
      As politics, ego and greed win the day

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  32. After reading your post I was intrigued enough to do some research. I'd never heard of Varosha. Thanks for broadening my horizons.

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    1. The cat is glad to help
      With his rhyming yelp

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  33. well at least a ghost town would be quiet.

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    1. That is true
      No honking coming due

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  34. I have never heard of this ghost town
    It has the perfect colours of grey and brow.
    for a movie set maybe
    a perfect place for a zombie

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    1. Make a great movie set indeed
      Although the stars may pitch a fit going to that isolated feed

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  35. I like my solitude, but Varosha may be a bit too much of no one and nothing!

    Congratulations on the You Rock Award! So very, very true - you do!

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    1. Yep, my hermit self wouldn't even want that
      Thanks from the cat and Pat

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  36. I love hearing about ghost towns Pat. Methinks I'll have to find out more from Mr Google on this one. Of it I have never heard! Rock on, Pat!!

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    1. Mr. Google has lots of info
      For you to give a go

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  37. Pretty view, but I think I'll stick with staying in my own town, thanks!

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    1. Wise choice
      In which you can rejoice

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  38. Heard of this place a while ago
    Shame that it's left to sink so low
    Saw the likes of Taylor, Burton, Welch, and Bardot
    But now only sea turtles seem to show

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    1. At least sea turtles have a home
      Where no humans roam

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  39. What a sad tale to read
    How I hate politics and greed
    So many lost their homes
    Left behind ghostlike zones
    Lost all they worked for in their life
    Start all over amidst so much strife

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    1. Yep, sucks in every way
      Politics and greed ruled the day

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  40. I wouldn't worry so much about this city. We humans must have started more than a thousand big cities in the last 40 years.

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    1. Yeah, there are many out there
      Most with people to spare

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  41. Well this is a sad story. Maybe we should all go visit

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