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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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Travel Challenge – The Results, Day Seven

You kindly followed me through ten days of travel pictures, guessing where each one might be. I thought I’d put you out of your collective miseries/make you punch the air with a ‘Yes, I was right’ with a follow up. … 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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Forbidden Love #poems #poetry #theowlandthepussy-cay

Here’s another top 100 English poems reinterpreted, this time the beautiful The Owl And The Pussy-Cat by Edward Lear The Owl and the Pussy-Cat went to sea To escape the prying attention Of an intrusive media, and several far seedier … Continue reading

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After Sangatte: Based On Sea Fever By John Masefield #poem #poetry

It’s about time I revisited a classic English poem and added a modern spin to it. This one was prompted by the regular tragedies that take place between France and the UK as desperate refugees try and make the short … Continue reading

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Dotty Doggerel #poetry #poems

I’ve penned some nonsense recently which I thought I’d share as we plunge into lockdown. It may amuse or instigate a groan… Limericks Being part troll, Jane was excessively hairy Which sad to relate made her naturally scary. She tried … Continue reading

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