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Wednesday, 23 April 2014

NaPoWriMo 2014 Day Twenty-Three

Day Twenty-Three
NaPoWriMo 2014

Happy St. Georges Day!

Poetic Flash Fiction in 51 Syllables

3WW
Adept, Edible, Viscous

THE DINNER PARTY
Dawn wanted to buy some edible art for her next dinner party. But when she asked her adept pet robot to go shopping, he refused. 'Dave, make him go!' she begged her husband, who was making a viscous mess.
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My Day Twenty-Three from 2013

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

NaPoWriMo 2014 Day Twenty-Two

Day Twenty-Two
Earth Day

FOREVER
You are my song my sword and my pen
Whenever I call you are there for me
For me again and again forever
Forever and ever amen again

In the wilderness you hold my hand
And your words uplift me when I am dry
Try me I will be with you forever
Forever and ever amen again

Gaining paradise by grace through faith
Faithfully you will return so soon
Sooner or later I’ll be there too
Too many people think the earth is all

Call things from the rooftops if you must
Trust in something someone greater than you
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My Day Twenty-Two from 2013

Monday, 21 April 2014

NaPoWriMo 2014 Day Twenty-One

Day Twenty-One


A POSTCARD
When Dawn got a postcard from her ex boyfriend; she tried to hide it quick.
‘If Dave finds out about this,’ she told her pet robot, ‘I’ll be done for’.
Too late, Dave was out in the Batmobile loading his Kalashnikov’.
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My Day Twenty-One from 2013

Sunday, 20 April 2014

NaPoWriMo 2014 Day Twenty

Day Twenty

bones, twice, stolen, water, rocking, open, mess,
aches, bridge, sink, sway, limb, sharp

UNDER THE BRIDGE
Under the bridge I’d love to meet you again
But what a rotten mess I must confess
Though aches and pains cannot make me complain
You kissed me once you kissed me twice oh yes

Make no bones about it you will be mine
But when you read this letter don’t reply
Rocking back and forth in my arms next time
Under the bridge where jilted lovers cry

What is love if not stolen anyway?
And now’s the time for our love to be bold
The lies you told me once caused me to sway
Limb from limb sink or swim the water’s cold

My open arms are waiting for your love
Please don’t be sharp with me my turtle dove

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My Day Twenty from 2013

Saturday, 19 April 2014

NaPoWriMo 2014 Day Nineteen

Day Nineteen

And now for today’s (optional) prompt. This is a bit silly, but it’s Saturday. I recently got a large illustrated guide to sea shells. There are some pretty wild names for sea shells. Today I challenge you to take a look at the list of actual sea shell names below, and to use one or more of them to write a poem. Your poem doesn't have to be about sea shells at all — just inspired by one or more of the names. Peruvian Hat, Snout Otter Clam, Strawberry Top, Incised Moon, Sparse Dove, False Cup-and-Saucer, Leather Donax, Shuttlecock Volva, Striped Engina, Tricolor Niso, Triangular Nutmeg, Shoulderblade Sea Cat, Woody Canoebubble, Ghastly Miter, Heavy Bonnet, Tuberculate Emarginula, Lazarus Jewel Box, Unequal Bittersweet, Atlantic Turkey Wing. Happy writing!
Here's mine:

TRICOLOR-NISO
Tupelo to Toronto
Torso tattoo
Telephone trio
Tornado too

Torpedo tombolo
Tempo thoro
Tuxedo to tango
Tarantino

Tokyo tomato
Trago telco
Turbo techno
Toledo tondo

Tricolour-niso
Tobacco thereto
Tremolo Tonto
Trigo typo

Two taco Tao
Terrazzo
Too taro tho
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My day Nineteen from 2013

Friday, 18 April 2014

NaPoWriMo 2014 Day Eighteen

Day Eighteen

Good Friday

Jesus died for us
Camels through eyes of needles
By the grace of God

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My Day Eighteen from 2013

Thursday, 17 April 2014

NaPoWriMo 2014 Day Seventeen

Day Seventeen


St. George’s Day (Patron saint of England)

BORNE AGAIN

Daffodil’s last breath
Siberian Easter wind
Borne again next spring

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My Day Seventeen from 2013

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

NaPoWriMo 2014 Day Sixteen


Day Sixteen

3WW CCCLXIV
Animate, Impassioned, pervert

EVEN BRADFORD
Even Bradford looks nice if the sun is shining
But don’t take the bus to the Trafford Centre
To look at the marble floors
And the fossils that they've got there 
Some people say what they need to say
To pervert the course of justice
Perjury was never like that before 
Everywhere looks nice when the sun is shining
Even indoors except for cinemas 
Although it’s cold in the bunker 
They say that something comes before a fall
I think it was pride I hope that doesn't change
The impassioned plea I made to the judge and jury 
I bought some Brooklyn hot and spicy wings
From the nice lady at the street food stall 
To complement the fossils in the marble floor
Not wanting to animate the situation 
Never buy a house when the sun is shining
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My Day Sixteen from 2013 

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

NaPoWriMo 2014 Day Fifteen

Day Fifteen

LILY LILY
Dungarees are blue Lily Lily
Ice cream is green
You look so cute Lily Lily
Much like a queen
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My Day Fifteen from 2013 

Monday, 14 April 2014

NaPowriMo 2014 Day Fourteen

Day Fourteen

Today’s prompt (optional, as always) is a little something I’m calling “Twenty Questions.” The idea is to write a poem in which every sentence, except for the last one, is in the form of a question. That’s it! It can be as long or short as you like. The questions can be deep and philosophical (‘what is the meaning of life?’) or routine and practical (‘are you going to eat that?’). Or both!
Happy writing!

Here’s mine:

THE METAL GURU
Why do you come home so late at night
Have you got a bunker mentality
Do you believe I'm the metal guru
Are you obsessed with conspiracy theories
When will you tell me the things that you do
Will you come home for Christmas or Easter
Have you got money to pay for my fare
Do you want dinner at my place or yours
Are you a believer or out to deceive
When will you trust in the gods like I do
Will you arrive on the boat or the flight
Have you got answers to all of my questions
Do you want me to bring anything round
Are you in love with the daffs and the daisies
When will you tell me that our love is true
Will you stay over for more than one day
Have you got weapons if we have to fight
Do you want whiskey or beer or wine
Are you the one that is driving me crazy
When will the curry be ready to eat
You know that I love you enjoy this tonight
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My Day Fourteen from 2013

Sunday, 13 April 2014

NaPoWriMo 2014 Day Thirteen

Day Thirteen

The Sunday Whirl – Wordle 155
 Swear Limbo Turns Briefly Chant Wrists Deeply
Moonlit Tumble Gaudy Papers Porcelain

DEEPLY INSANE
Whatever happened to the porcelain doll?
She won’t be in limbo for long
Somewhere under the Milky Way
She turns briefly and starts to chant
Up out into the cold moonlit night
Her foraged papers would suffice
Madly truly deeply insane
She’ll take a tumble soon I swear
He says rolling up a sleeve
To reveal his gaudy watch
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My Day Thirteen from 2013

Saturday, 12 April 2014

NaPoWriMo 2014 Day Twelve

Day Twelve

PANCAKE FACE
Piranha baby
With her pancake face
The bib gang baby
In bandana lace

She drives me crazy
With her yellow skirt
Dotty as Daisy
In her hooded shirt

Pancakes for breakfast
Lunch dinner and tea
She’s growing so fast
My little Lily
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My Day Twelve from 2013 

Friday, 11 April 2014

NaPoWriMo 2014 Day Eleven

Day Eleven
NaPoWriMo 2014

PAINTED YELLOW
It was like she was walking in the park
Not walking floating just hovering there
In her favourite place smelling the flowers
What colour are daises she asked again

White I told her before she remembered
Yes I can smell the dandelions too
She said and something else painted yellow
That’ll be the daffodils I told her

Wonderful she said looking for mushrooms
Her bottom lip twitching oh so slightly
An air of expectancy on her face
I think I've found a marigold she said

I walked towards the haunted house with her
When I woke up and turned round she was gone
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My Day Eleven from 2013 
Please click the back links on each post back to 2009 you won't be disappointed.

Thursday, 10 April 2014

NaPoWriMo 2014 Day Ten

Day Ten
NaPoWriMo 2014

MOSCOW
With a pen she writes a note
Tells me that she loves me so
But she’s sailing on a boat
To Japan and Tokyo

Shake the blossom from the tree
Waiting for the summer sun
In the wind it blows so free
Spring has only just begun

Don’t you know she looks so young
With the blossom in her hair
And the ring right through her tongue
How I wish I could be there

Will I see her no not now
She won’t come back to Moscow
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My day Ten from 2013

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

NaPoWriMo 2014 Day Nine

Day Nine

3WW CCCLXIII
Horrible
Listless
Moody

Here’s my attempt :

POMONA STRAND
Nothing could be more horrible than this
To sleep right through the barbershop quartet
And only dream that you blew me a kiss
My love for you is such I can’t forget

Although you call me fat and a foodie
I know that you don’t really mean to hurt
Nothing you can say can make me moody
Unless you shout you’re too big for your shirt

If I can keep awake right through the show
One day we’ll be together like we planned
And then the world will really really know
We'll walk along Pomona hand in hand

Oh but my listless lifestyle makes me sleep
And this causes my beautiful to weep
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My Day Nine from 2013

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

NaPoWriMo 2014 Day Eight

Day Eight

And now for today’s (optional, as always!) prompt. Today, let’s rewrite a famous poem, giving it our own spin. While any famous poem will do, if you haven’t already got one in mind, why not try your own version of Cesar Vallejo’s Black Stone Lying on a White Stone? If you’re not exactly sure how such a poem could be “re-written,” check out this recent poem by Stephen Burt, which riffs on Vallejo’s. Happy writing!

I did my version of Shakespeare's sonnet 18


ON THE EIGHTH DAY
On the eighth day god created Manchester
More lovely than any place he made
Rough winds and rain to come before Easter
Summer’s over before the world cup’s played

And yet a heat wave has been forecast soon
The sick squid all rides free unfair funfair
This week the planets line up with the moon
It’s not coincidence that we’ll be there

But our eternal summer’s still to come
As everything around us fades away
Our fair ground at Platt Fields will still be fun
And the eternal tightrope will not fray

So long as we with third eye still can see
Enslave the queen and this gives life to me
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My Day Eight from 2013 

Monday, 7 April 2014

NaPoWriMo Day Seven

Day Seven

Today’s prompt is to write a love poem . . . but the object of the poem should be inanimate. You can write a love poem to your favorite pen, the teddy bear you had as a child (and maybe still have), or anything else, so long as it’s not alive! Happy writing.

THIS THING I LOVE
Try to get this under your skin
Don’t go mess with my anything
His blue suede shoes separate him
But what Hurdy Gurdy have I got

You think that I’m a closet what
This and this but you don’t know that
You got me thinking that I love my hat
When all I really want to do is sing

About the one thing that I am loving
And that’s a thing that’s only got one string
I wish that I could make it ding-a-ling
This thing I love is my guitar a lot
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My Day Seven for 2013

Here's a link to one I did earlier.

Sunday, 6 April 2014

NaPoWriMo Day Six

Day Six

TheSunday Whirl – Wordle 155
Strap Swing power tough diamond waterfall suspend unit zip detail barrier pleat

SEATTLE WASN'T LIKE THIS
She’s always had this thing about swing
String her from the lamppost suspend her there
Hear her scream about how tough things can be
Between lovers on the sea shore tonight

Right the devil’s in the detail making
Taking everything back to his unlit
Unit deep deep down in the dark blue sea
Seattle wasn't like this yesterday

Day after day I think about the strip
Strap it on my belt paint it on my lip
Zip under the barrier and pluck a
Pucker diamond from the waterfall

Almost done this whirl is fun to complete
Pleat and power I’ll leave her swinging there
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My Day Six from 2013

Saturday, 5 April 2014

NaPoWriMo Day Five

Day Five
NaPoWriMo 2014

LOTTO
You probably wouldn't play if you
didn't think that you would win one day
And every little win bolsters you up makes
you more determined to reach the finishing line

Fishing for pennies in my pocket
I know that it’s my turn next

I just need to concentrate on all those balls
cross my fingers tight behind my back
and pray to the god who knows my needs
Wake up and smell the smackeroonies

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My Day Five from 2013

Friday, 4 April 2014

NaPoWriMo Day Four

Day Four
NaPoWriMo 2014

Today’s optional prompt is to write a lune. 
I tried but it was a mind numbing exercise, so I threw this little flamethrower together instead.


PENDULUM GONE
Orange as her brightly painted toes
Shows no shows that come and go and went
Spent like the blue hue of candle light
Night after mellow yellow morning dew

Due to the time of day we try to swing
Bring on the pendulum gone crazy
Lazy as a Sunday afternoon
Tune up the old banjo red balloon

Soon it will be midnight and much too late
To skate and date and double date for fun
One or two of us will be left standing
Banging in the purple rain again

Insane as her bluntly pierced nose
Throws up all the money that she spent

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My Day Four from 2013

Thursday, 3 April 2014

NaPoWriMo Day Three

Day Three
NaPoWriMo 2014

Today’s prompt at NaPoWriMo - 

In keeping with today’s status as the third day of NaPoWriMo, I challenge you to write a charm – a simple rhyming poem, in the style of a recipe-slash-nursery rhyme. It could be a charm against warts, or against traffic tickets. It could be a charm to bring love, or to bring free pizzas from your local radio station.

Here’s my attempt :

OLD LADY MOON
Old Lady Moon she sang a tune
As she mixed up the pottage
Stir it out be rid of gout
She called from her cottage

She boiled it up into a cup
With a kilogram of sage
In went plums she banged the drums
And nobody knew her age
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My Day Three from 2013

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

NaPoWriMo Day Two

Day Two
NaPoWriMo 2014

Three Word Wednesday CCCLXXII

I did the prompt at 3WW
the words today were:
Gaunt
Decompose
Vile

Here's my attempt:

CASA BLANCA
It’s me that wants to paint the whole house white
Sally was right once you start you can’t stop
After the first wall it’s hook line and sinker
All that vile and peeling Mongolia gone

Gone to goodness knows where under the chair
Like the little mouse that the cat chased there
Gaunt and buried under three layers of paint
Pure brilliant white matt emulsion so clean

Gleaming like a Spanish Urbanization
Up my stairs and down in the old front room
Outside the masonry paint is gleaming too
I want to rename it Casa Blanca

Lancashire was never like this before
The little mouse begins to decompose
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My Day Two from 2013
And here's another piece about Sally.


Tuesday, 1 April 2014

NaPoWriMo Day One

Day One
NaPoWriMo 2014

THIS OLD BENCH
I’m sitting on the old park bench
Watching the international buckshee
There’s a game for free here every night
Tonight it’s Somaliland v Turkey

It’s a big score and it’s not quite half time
Bored I start to read the bench graffiti
Jack Spratt loves Jill June Nineteen Sixty Nine
Fred 4 Freda punctuate it how you will

A mile up the road at Gold Trafford
Uni-ted are playing Bayern Munich
Want to go to the pub? Asks my neighbour
No thanks, I wouldn't cross the street to watch them

This old bench has seen a lot of action…
Clocked enough, going for a Ruby Murray

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Saturday, 29 March 2014

From town to town...

SPIDERS
I've got spiders in my throat
Sometimes they swim sometimes they float
Round and round and up and down
As I tramp from town to town
From Lands End to John O'Groats

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Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Three Word Wednesday CCCLXXI

The words this week at 3WW are:
Cunning
Degenerate
Emaciated

Here's my attempt:

UNDER THE LIME TREE
You could hear her coming pounding running
Cunning as a fox one foxy lady
Shady as that day under the Lime tree
She really knew her way across the State

Degenerate reprobate and panting
Ranting and raving foaming at the mouth
South of the city but well north of hell
Well she did say that I would lose my soul

Soled and high heeled shiny in shoe shined shoes
Choose me she declared I want to want you
Chew you up spit you out onto the street
Treat you like an emaciated fool
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Tuesday, 25 March 2014

NaPoWriMo 2014 Introduction...

NaPoWriMo 2014

Yes, it's fast approaching that time of year again. April is National Poetry Writing Month in America and pretty much becoming International Poetry Writing Month in the rest of the world. I intend to have a go again this year, the idea is to write a poem a day, thirty poems in thirty days. You can scroll down the right hand side bar on this bloggage and check out my previous attempts. This will be my sixth  year, and I hope to complete it once again. If you would like to have a go you can register here, but it's not compulsory. The thing is, it should be fun and you are free to write as little or as much as you like. I will be posting a poem a day on this blog and leaving a link to it on my FaceBook page. I might have a look at some of the prompt sites that you can find with a google search, but I don't really want to commit myself to trawling through and commenting on hundreds of poems. If you have a go this year - good luck!

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Magical magic...

LOVE ON THE BUS
I fell for the spell
of love on the bus
like magical magic
my love became true

You moved to get closer
I wanted you too
your peppermint breath
I can still taste it yet

We spoke the same language
the language of love
Alicja I love you
you know that I do

You must have come down
from the heavens above
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Saturday, 1 March 2014

Political something...

FRACK OFF
They're driving me mad
they said they've got a great idea
Where there’s water involved
it could have been solved
by not building on the flood plane here
But again and again on the Severn and the Thames
they're building like they're going insane
They're making me sad
they said they've got a cracking idea
Frack off we don't want Fracking here
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Clink~der~links     Ack-ack-ack, Ack-ack-attack!

Black and Decker Doctors

Friday, 21 February 2014

Two for one...

DEMI-BIRTHDAY
Hello Baby I said to Hello Baby today
Hiya she replied I’m six months old today
Happy Birthday Not really Demi-birthday
Hello Baby Happy six months today

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HELLO (SONG)
Hello Baby hello
Hello baby Lily
Hello Baby don't you know
Hello Baby hello
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Sunday, 16 February 2014

On a windy day...

DOWN DALE
Hello baby went for a walk in a rucksack
To the Roaches uphill and down dale
Way way off the beaten track
The wild wind was blowing a gale

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Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Paraphrase of a Psalm

ALWAYS BEEN MY HOPE
Trust in the Lord not in confusion
Deliver and save me you are my rock
Save me from the evil ones
Who seek to destroy me

Don’t forget me when my strength has gone
Don’t leave me when I’m old and grey

You are the King and the Lord
You have always been my hope
I will praise you forever
All day long I will talk about you

Save me from those that seek to destroy me
I will always have hope in you
I will praise you for saving your people
Even though it’s more than I can understand

I will use the harp to praise you
And the lyre to sing praise to you too
You are my King and my Lord
And I will always trust in you

050214/from-Psalm 71 

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Or is it just me?

SAD SOCIETY?
Sad Society
Or is it just me
Questions
Quest
Who
Tells me what to write?
Mad Society
Or is it just me
Questions
Quest
Who
Tells me what to write?
Bad Society
Or is it just me
Questions
Quest
Who
Tells me what to write?
Glad Society
tells me what to write
who
quest
questions
or is it just me?
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Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Like the movie...

BIRDY
She wears a Onesie on a Sunday
And a Romper on a Monday
Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
She can fly. Oh she can fly!
She can fly like a birdy
So high up in the sky.
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Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Christmas pud...

LITTLE MISS SMILE
Little Miss Smile
Sat on a stile
Eating her Christmas Pud
Along came a stranger
Who told her the danger
Of falling off into the mud

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Tuesday, 7 January 2014

She wants to talk...

CHEESE AND CHALK
Lily’s much like cheese and chalk
Lily wants to fly and walk
Why does Lily want to fly?
Other girls just want to cry
That’s why Lily wants to talk…

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