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Happy Xmas (Pullover)

Happy Xmas (Pullover) (with apologies to Happy Xmas (War is Over))   So Granny’s knitwear What has she done? Another bloody pullover From wool that’s homespun.   So this is her knitwear I hope she’s had some fun The pattern’s … Continue reading

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Waffle Me #poem

The other day I was accused of waffling, of not getting to the point. Irritated, my muse returned with this In Praise Of Waffle They were rather blunt the other day And their tone was really sharp ‘Get to the … Continue reading

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Christmas Limerick #limerick #poem

This week’s prompt is Santa from Esther’s stable Elle Fish, the head trainer for SantaTaught his reindeer to trot and to canter.When asked why she stayed,Being so underpaidSaid, ‘They’re dears, with the best line in banter.’ And I submitted this … Continue reading

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To Confuse A Muse

I really thought I had a poem about to emerge but all I ended up with was a confused nonsense… To Confuse A Muse I tried, ‘The sun is scintillizing…’ But my muse stopped me with a cry ‘You can’t … Continue reading

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Divine Limerick

Esther’s latest prompt is Study After years of study, wise men opinedThere was no proof that God was benign.‘It would have been easy,’ those boffins said,‘To put the arguments completely to bed,By showing how to turn water to wine.’

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Dead Certain #limerick

Esther’s prompt seems to bring lout the worst in my limericking. This week’s word – Whiff – is not exception ‘It wasn’t the smell,’ said Belle, a bit sniffy.‘He’s always inclined to be a bit whiffy.’‘I realised he’d died,’‘When, to … Continue reading

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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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Making The Most #limerick

This week’s limerick promot from Esther is ‘ghost’ When it was my time to become a ghost I had an interview with the Holy Host ‘You’ve not been good.’ ‘I’ve been misunderstood.’ ‘Whatevs. Where you’re going your toast.’

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PMs – Here Today….

I’ve lived through the terms of several Prime Ministers, from Harold MacMillan to today’s incumbent. They all leave, mostly unwillingly… I’ve seen PMs come and go And each time it’s been a blow… To them. * Super Mac was taken … Continue reading

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And Then… #limerick

This week’s prompt from Esther is store If I’d known what to expect before I acquired my mother in law I’d have kept all the packing The ribbons and wrapping And returned her, complete, to the store.

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