Monday, June 26, 2017

1042 - Reflection


Haiku Horizons prompt: mirror


Reflection.

Bathroom mirrors lie.
A stranger looks back at me.
Who is that person?
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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Sunday, June 25, 2017

1041 - Sit! Beg!


Mad Kane poses a regular limerick challenge.
The key word this week is ‘train’.


Sit!  Beg!

Said a woman who was asked to explain
Why husbands were easy to train,
“With a beer at hand
They’ll obey your command
As the reward outweighs any pain.”
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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1040 - Bum Voyage!


Midweek Motif: yoga


Bum Voyage!

A yogi, when asked to explain why
She contorted and twisted, would reply:
“So when that US boor
Starts a nuclear war
I can kiss my own bum good-bye!”
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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1039 - Life Force


A North Melbourne footpath.


Life Force

Nature is a force of power,
Subtle but unrelenting;
Changes come not by the hour
But by constantly presenting.
Like a small but nagging child,
Nature is persisting.
In this way her petition’s filed
And will go on existing.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

1038 - Bright Lights


Haiku Horizons prompt: bright


Bright Lights.

Starry, starry night.
Winter’s sky is shining down;
A most wondrous thing.


The beauty is there,
Shining brightly above you:
You must lift your face.


The artists see it—
The wonder of life, as is.
But we walk on by.


Too briefly they shine:
Bright lights in a grey-stone world.
We love them too late.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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Sunday, June 18, 2017

1037 - Granny


Three Word Wednesday requires participants
to use the three words of the week in a composition.
The words this week are: 

pasty, revel, scent

A pasty is a type of pie, 
especially from Cornwall.
Camay was a brand of soap.


Granny

The scent of Camay—
Transports me back through time.
Grandmother's bedroom.


The smell of pasties.
She flaked the vegetables.
Serve crispy, with sauce.


A young tearaway?
A youth of wild reveling?
I can but wonder.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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1036 - When?


Sunday Scribblings 2 prompt: When


When?

Eternal question:
When will [a something] happen?
Why are you waiting?
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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Monday, June 12, 2017

1035 - Carpe Diem

Cartoon by Judy Horacek
(click to enlarge)

Carpe Diem

Impulsive choices.
Sometimes they are just so good,
Others are less so.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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1034 - Mr Dutton Regrets



Mr Dutton Regrets.

Misuse of power.
But don’t kill the messenger!
Truth is not a crime.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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1033 - The One That Got Way.


Mad Kane poses a regular limerick challenge.
The key word this week is ‘wave’.


The One That Got Way.

There was an old sailor named Dave
Who’d never been near to a wave.
He just sat on the pier,
Drinking tankards of beer,
And boasting of the fish that he’d saved.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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