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Ponderings On Life #poem #poetry

I like to sit and watch the birds From the safety of my kitchen. I know I should watch outside But the sun just starts me itchin’. I’m not much better in the rain It makes me all rheumatic See, … Continue reading

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Limericks #limericks #poetry #poems

Some you may have seen before, some I’ve published elsewhere, some are new. See which is your fav… When Percival Troon ate a curry His bowels turned good food to slurry With indecent haste He began to lay waste To … Continue reading

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Perfect Couplings #terriblepoetry #poems #poetry

Chel Owens is back with her terrible poetry prompt, here. This time it’s a sonnet which were encouraged to make romantic. But how much romance is there? This is my take… Perfect Couplings History is littered with perfect lovers Like … Continue reading

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Nursery Rhymes for the Post Pandemic Utopia #poems #poetry

Prompted by Chel Owens’ Terrible Poetry Nursery Rhymes For A Post Pandemic Utopia Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall When a man with appal- -ing taste in novelty knitwear Pushed him off and told him To sit on his own … Continue reading

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A Warning. #poem #poetry

Sea Fever by John Masefield is a classic that begins ‘I must down to the seas again’. This is my alternative version…. I must up to the loo again As I give in to the urge to pee And while … Continue reading

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A Gardener’s Lot #poem #poetry

The constanza is a poem with a rhyming scheme of ABB, ACC, ADD etc. This poem describes a trial that sums up my world outdoors … If at any point my life seems drab and staleMy head begins to ache, … Continue reading

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Ars Poetica #poem #poetry

A poem is an erotic pass the parcel with words, Seductively shedding its millefeuille of meanings to tease you with its deceits. You climb up through its stanzas, in search of the rhythms on the next horizon Which may leave … Continue reading

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The Message In The Bottle #poetry #toppoets

A while ago I took up a challenge to rewrite a famous poem, keeping the first line and structure but then using my imagination to rewrite the ode. Today’s attempt is a rewrite of GK Chesterton’s The Donkey. It’s first … Continue reading

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Verb Love #poetry

Her past was tense, poor Sally McGrawPerched on that fence, neither either nor or,Plucking a flower, he loves me or notDriving her crazy, forget-him-the clot.But Harold McGee’s principle weaknessIs plain, you see – a crippling shyness;Harold loves Sally, and that … Continue reading

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Christmas/New Year Limericks #poetry

As parents we parrot the mantra ‘Be good or you’ll miss out on Santa’. But they know we’ll regret Making good on our threat By morphing from angel to gangster. * Annually we solemnly resolveOur past crimes to try and … Continue reading

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