Saturday, June 16, 2018

1178 - Pygmalion



Pygmalion

He carved a statue.
Aphroditi gave it life.
So—what could go wrong?
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Thursday, June 07, 2018

1177 - Mixed Feelings



Mixed Feelings
There once was a manager named Steve
Who was asked rather roughly to leave,
While the process was brutal
That told him to tootle
I find it quite a challenge to grieve.
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Monday, June 04, 2018

1176 - Release



Release

Let your friends fly free—
Not everyone is a loss
If they don't return.
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1175 - Maybe Not



Maybe not.
“Where ignorance is bliss, / ‘Tis folly to be wise.’”
- Thomas Gray



Ignorance is bliss?
There is so much ignorance
Yet so little bliss.
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Sunday, June 03, 2018

1174 - Plating Up



Plating Up

The venues that constantly dismay
Are the 'all-you-can-eat' buffets.
Our resolve dissipates
As we pile up our plates
And what goes in, invariably stays.
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© 2018 J Cosmo Newbery
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Saturday, June 02, 2018

1173 - The Cycle


The Cycle

The cold winds are here;
The air is quite frosty;
But the bulbs are up.
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Friday, May 25, 2018

1172 - Opposing Forces





Opposing Forces

Some folk like to fight.
Like vegetarianism,
Violence is a choice.


The nighttime launching
Of sharp and flaming missiles
Is a futile thing.


Some just want to fight—
Choose your weapons carefully;
Choose your arena.
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© 2018 J Cosmo Newbery
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Wednesday, May 02, 2018

1171 - Bad Move





Bad Move

There was a young maiden called Marion,
Who always seemed to be marryin'.
Once the knot was tied
They mysteriously died—
Much to the delight of the carrion.
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© 2018 J Cosmo Newbery
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Sunday, April 29, 2018

1170 - Unthai-ing the knot



UnThai-ing the knot. 

When visiting a restaurant in Melbourne's suburbs
we were subjected to the manager
dressing down a staff member in front of the patrons.
In reply to a 'Tell us how you enjoyed your meal' email
I outlined my concerns and was told it didn't happen.


A restaurateur, let's call him Brian,
Accused me of scurrilous lyin'
When I expressed my concern
At his bullying turn,
And, in more ways than one, I'm not buyin'.
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© 2018 J Cosmo Newbery
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Monday, April 02, 2018

1169 - Surely Not?



Surely Not?

Too much chocolate!
(I was reliably told)
Is there such a thing?
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