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Hoarding…. #limericks

‘It‘s a risk,’ said the serial hoarder, ‘That I may cause civil disorder By buying up Frosties And making you crossties So I’ll probably stick to cornflakes…’ Or To hoard takes three things: there’s pluck And a significant dollop of … Continue reading

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A Sonnet For Clarice #carrotranch #shakespeare

Shall I compare you to a Summer’s day? You’d not be flattered but angry and pissed, Sneering at my explanations and insist I’m a retarded male with nothing to say. My compliments are often misconstrued As the feeble patriarchy at … Continue reading

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A Gem Of A Marriage

A gem of a marriage We married young and liked our funAs do healthy boys and girlsWe stayed quite flirty at year thirtyRomping on a bed of pearls. We didn’t brag cos we were gladTo bounce around like newbiesWe’d kept … Continue reading

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Yep, Poetry #poems #poetry

Jabbering On (Jabberwocky, Lewis Carroll) ‘Twas brillig and the slithy toves Did what Toves do, on wet Tuesdays When old men exclaimed ‘By Joves’ As Nanny burped and loosed her stays. The rabbit tapped his watch and spat ‘Oh come … Continue reading

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Encore Un Poem #poem #poetry

Dodgy Ozy: A Man For All Seasoning (Ozymandias of Egypt, Percy Bysshe Shelley) I met a traveller from an antique land A dodgy geezer from my wild youth Who used the pseudonym of Ozy. I hesitated for a while: Was … Continue reading

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Poetry Readathon #robbiecheadle

Robbie Cheadle kindly invited me to be part of her Poetry Readathon. In it I share two poems I wrote early in my poetry writing career one of which I updated and read at my daughter’s wedding this August. Please … Continue reading

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And another bit of poetry

Another poem based on a famous verse, treated with total disrespect. Do let me know what you think How Do I Love You? (Sonnets From The Portuguese XLIII, Elizabeth Barrett Browning: number 25) How do I love you? Let me … Continue reading

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