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A Sonnet For Lockdown #poetry #poem

While I lay sleeping, my whole world turned Freedom, once cherished has been handed back By my friends, whose company I’ve spurned. I step outdoors, ready to jib and tack; I’m negatively charged, pushed apart By novice joggers and nervy … Continue reading

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When Just The Tide Went Out

Max Boyce has always been the doyen of Welsh poetry especially with a rugby leaning but this piece, written for these currently troubled times seems to me to better than anything else I’ve heard.

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Please Mrs Patterson #poem #poetry

I’m feeling a little poetical. This one is based on Allan Ahlberg’s brilliant Please Mrs Butler. Please enjoy… Oh and there’s a random image of Dog and the garden at the end…. Please Mrs Patterson Roger’s an awful little pest; He’s … Continue reading

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Loyalty #poem #poetry

I’m ready when you squint from your pillow And I’ll remain till you give in to sleep For it is my job to be your shadow And never fail to keep hold of your feet. When you’re young you may … Continue reading

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What To Do While Bored: The Poetry Advice Edition

Never pick your nose in public Or roll it in a ball And if you must pee outdoors, Just not against the wall. … Your zits are not for squeezing In any public place And if you have the urge … Continue reading

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Nights During Lockdown #terriblepoetry

Chelsea Owens’ terrible poetry contest this week has us rewriting a well known song with the current pandemic as the theme. Thus The Topic is a parody of a popular song on the theme of COVID-19. Yep, I’m asking for … Continue reading

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Spring? Yeah Right. #poem #terriblepoetry

I thought I’d try Chelsea’s latest terrible poetry challenge, here. Spring? Yeah, right Spring has finally sprung But like a gorilla on an old mattress It’s barely left the ground Which is frankly disappointing. * This year’s daffodils Have wandered … Continue reading

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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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Garden February #earlycolour #poetry

Still, despite Storm Caira and a fair old dousing of rain we have many shooting hints of the colour to come. Primulas and primroses, hellebores and budding roses, the signs are all there. Buds and breaking bulbs. Magnolias are nearly … Continue reading

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