Tuesday, April 26, 2011

CCXXIII - The Watcher

Theme Thursday's theme last Thursday was "television".

The Watcher

I stayed at a hotel recently;
It had all the normal stuff
One needs to be quite comfortable,
No sense in living rough.

In the centre of the room,
On a cabinet of it’s own,
Was an enormous television,
With a remote beside the phone.

A brochure proudly told me
Of the shows of every kind
That I had the chance to choose between,
If feeling so inclined.

Four days later, as I packed my things,
Preparing to move on,
It stood there black and sulking
As I had never turned it on.

© 2011 J Cosmo Newbery


Monday, April 25, 2011

CCXXII - Ova done


Magpie Tales had the above picture as a prompt.
I had a few ideas...

Ova done.

Oh, proteinaceous yellow goo,
The natural friend of wholemeal toast,
The white, of course, has merit too
But it is the runny yolk I like the most.


Wanting reasons, mankind is cursed,
To ponder how some things begin.
But neither the chicken nor egg came first,
It was the rooster, with the cocky grin.


Hope was in the young lad dawning;
Assuming acquiescence, he asked by and by –
“How do you like you eggs in the morning?”
“Unfertilised” was the curt reply.

© 2011 J Cosmo Newbery


CCXXI - Three Little Words

Three Word Wednesday requires participants
to use the three words of the week in a composition.
The words this week were cleanse, knead and melt.

Three little words

The bath, the oils, the fire in place,
The music, the candles, the private space;
The delightful charms, seen and felt:
To cleanse, to knead, to slowly melt
Into the arms of a lover’s embrace.

© 2011 J Cosmo Newbery