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A saucy postcard and a Limerick

As a child, I had a summer holiday every year at my Gran’s house on the north Kent coast at Herne Bay. It had all you could want as a holiday destination: a beach, albeit mostly made up of stones, … Continue reading

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The Naming Of Soups

This time’s #terriblepoetry from Chel Owens is to write a soup on soup. Of course it is… The Naming Of Soups There’s a type of soup called Vichyssoise Sounding posher than mulligatawny, Hinting perhaps of a little French class With … 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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Driving Ambition – A Poem

My driving is perfection.I know this because I drive a Ford Cliche,And have one aim when behind the wheel:to remove the worst driver in the world,Arthur Goode, from Britain’s roads.In my car, I am perfection,I am the enemy of the … Continue reading

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A Thought… #limerick

The Right Reverend Dean of Dundalk Liked to help newly weds with ‘The Talk’. ‘Now don’t you go bragging, For a weekend of shagging Will leave you both unable to walk…’

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Holiday Temptations

A blogging friend (Anabel who posts here) is off to Lewis in the Hebrides for a holiday later this year. I holidayed there with the Textiliste back in 2015 and we had a splendid time of it. I even waxed … Continue reading

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A Golden Shovel Poem (Part Two) #terriblepoetry

I’d just got my head round Chel’s Golden Shovel challenge when it changed, here. Now it was take your poem and use the last word of each line in that poem as the last word in each line of your … Continue reading

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A Golden Shovel Poem (Part One) #terriblepoetry

Chel Owens tempts us, here with her terrible poetry prompt, though this one isn’t actually hers. Take a famous poem. Take each word in the first – or other line – and use those words to end the lines of … 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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