Category Archives: poetry

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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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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Revenge Is A Dish Best Served Posthumously #poem #poetry

The older that I get I do regret Another daybreak Such a butt ache. Time speeds past Another breakfast More eggs on toast Less me, more ghost. A beardy old fool Splattered with drool Filled with tea Needing a pee. … Continue reading

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December; The Garden Poised #wintergarden #garden

December and into January in the garden is a pause in all the action. Images repeat with hope pricking slowly through the cold hard soil. This poem I hope captures some of that pent up energy, twitching on the start … Continue reading

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Complaining #poetry #poem

What is it about complaining? You approach the counter Already rehearsing your clever, witty rejoinder. Then, confronted by the hapless helper With a smile and a ‘can I help you?’ All leant during role play On the training away day … Continue reading

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My Year-End Search For Wisdom in Verse…

Today I received notification of a rather splendid review of my recently published book of poetry by Ro Newton who lives ‘down under’. I hope you enjoy her rambles and kind words as I did.

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The Twelve Dog Days Of Christmas #dog #christmas

A little something Dog penned for Sue Vincent’s delightful pup, Ani’s, Advent calendar, in case you missed On the first day of Christmas, my two legges gave to me, My favourite walkies! * On the second day of Christmas, my … 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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You’re Never Too Old poem #poetry #whenyouareold #wbyeats

As part of my on-going series of rewritten famous poems in English, this takes W.B. Yeats ‘When you are old’ as it’s starting point. As before, the first line and structure remains consistent, the rest is down to me… When … Continue reading

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The Christmas Letter #amusedpoetry #chelowens

Chelsea runs her A Mused poetry contest here. This weeks it is the Christmas letter, in poetry form… okay, what about this? Anus Horribilis – my bum year Well 2020’s been one hell of a year Though as you see … Continue reading

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