Sunday, January 04, 2009

LXXII - Offcuts and remnants

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Sometimes Sophia commented on the 2008 ‘leap second’;
I felt the need to chip in with my 2¢ worth:


It's a problem that makes scientists spit
When a year, into a year, wont fit.
It would improve on things
If the orbits were rings
And the planets didn't wobble a bit.

One Minute Writer asked
"If you could be the best in the world at something, what would it be?"

Perfection’s not part of my plan
(it’s a cause of much madness in man)
But I’d be living a lie
If I didn’t at least try
To be the best ‘me’ that I can.

One Minute Writer also asked
What resolution wont you make because you know you will break it?
Well, no prizes there!


I am resolute, with poetic annotation,
In my pursuit of self-improvisation.
But when it comes to wine
I seldom decline;
It seems I can resist anything except temptation.

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© J Cosmo Newbery
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14 comments:

  1. I do love you, sir! You never fail to make me smile.

    PS... soup, crusty bread, and Merlot are on in about 2 hours... can you make it in time?

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  2. I would if I could but I can't so I wont.

    Rats.

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  3. How do you decide what's an off-cut and what a post?

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  4. I never even thought about making a resolution to not have wine, no way,no how!

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  5. If by putting temptation to rest,
    One judges one's self truly blessed,
    One can reasonably whine,
    "I've run short of wine."
    Knowing nothing succeeds like excess.

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  6. I am only being able to be coming on the Sundays. Is this being a warning that I will be only receiving the scappings of your week? I am not being happily disposed to this arrangement.

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  7. Lee: Mostly limericks. Mostly.

    MW: Exactly.

    SS: I thought nothing sucked seeds like a toothless canary...?

    PTM: You can read other day's posts...

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  8. yea, i can't resist temptation either.
    if i just weren't tempted by so many things though ..

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  9. those were great! particularly #1

    those bits look like rugs behind running cartoon dogs.

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  10. also very nice sophia

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  11. That was really cute. Maybe cute wasn't what you were going for but it works for me.

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  12. I see what K9 means about the running dogs.

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  13. What - limericks and no perfection. I thought every limerick had to be perfect or it wasn't a limerick?

    There once was a ....

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