Wednesday, August 30, 2017

1153 - Not Windsor, Hangman



If men can run the world,
why can't they stop wearing neckties? 
How intelligent is it to start the day
by tying a little noose around your neck?

Linda Ellerbee


Not Windsor, Hangman.

Tie it how you will,
In knots of all descriptions—
It’s still just a rag. 
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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1152 - Drawing Stumps


I delayed my father's funeral because of cricket. 
- Virat Kohli


Drawing stumps.

The game is over.
It’s time to take off the bails
And close the innings.
.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

1151 - The Bigger Problem


Haiku Horizons prompt: Safe.

“Politicians were mostly people who'd had too little
morals and ethics to stay lawyers.” 
― George R.R. Martin.


The Bigger Problem

Idiots in charge
And feathering their own nests—
How can we be safe?
.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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Monday, August 28, 2017

1150 - The Luxurious Treadmill



The Luxurious Treadmill

We have what we need.
We can chase after extra
But at what expense?
.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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1149 - Decision Deferred



Decision Deferred

Rather than decide—
Just ask for some more data;
A coward’s response
.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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1148 - Misaligned



Misaligned

A story of love
Gets back an outburst of hate
And it breaks the heart.
.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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Sunday, August 27, 2017

1147 - Modern Slavery



Modern Slavery

Beneath the smart suit
And behind all of the gold
You find slavery.
.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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1146 - Friendless



Friendless.

I don’t understand—
Why is there no compassion?
Why is it so hard?
.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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1145 - The Enlightenment.



The Enlightenment.

You may mock science,
Observation and reason,
But the truth is light.
.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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1144 - Vale Tim



Vale Tim
1955 - 2017

We come from the stars.
After a brief blaze of light
We return to them.
.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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Saturday, August 26, 2017

1143 - The Damage is Don


Solar Eclipse, 2017.


The Damage is Don

There was an old dildo called Don,
Who refused to have sunglasses on.
The sun’s rays then fried
Whatever was inside
But no-one could tell it was gone.
.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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Friday, August 25, 2017

1142 - Life



Life

The cart moves forward
We are just the worried dog
Tied onto the back.
.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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1141 - Gossips



Gossips

The clacking of tongues—
People are going to talk.
It’s not your concern.
.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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1140 - Traditions



Traditions

Traditional ways
Suited traditional times.
We have now moved on.

They can be improved—
They suited their times back then
We don’t live back then.
.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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1139 - Plebiscite










Plebiscite

An offensive thought—
That I vote someone equal.
It’s not mine to give
.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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1138 - The mare, the merrier.



The mare, the merrier.

Two ladies were passionately embraced,
Though somewhat awkwardly placed:
They pursued their affair
On the back of a mare
So nothing was done in haste.
.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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Thursday, August 24, 2017

1137 - O Fortuna!



O Fortuna

Fortune gives.  And takes.
Inner values are the rocks
In the tides of life.
.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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1136 - Crash Test Dummy



Crash Test Dummy

A young girl slept, as if sedated,
For reasons implied but unstated.
It appears she was smashed
When her computer crashed
And both of her airbags inflated.
.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

1135 - Self-Interest



Self-Interest

To have persuasion—
Remember the basic rule:
Self interest wins.
.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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1134 - Bottled



Bottled

The Millennials are quite a strange band,
With water bottles always at hand.
Perhaps it’s excessive talking
And texting while walking
Or perhaps it’s just part of their brand.
.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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1133 - Knows the Ropes



Knows the Ropes

A woman was feeling quite bored
And so joined in a game with a cord.
She became so besotted
With being tied up and knotted
She won a macramé award.
.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

1132 - Small Fry



Small Fry

It is all small stuff—
At work, at home and at ease.
Everyday stuff.
.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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1131 - Logical Decision



Logical Decision

Science sees the world.
Religion governs the world.
Choose logic, not might.
.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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1130 - The tines they are a-changing.



The tines they are a-changing.

Some differences—
They’re not reconcilable;
Best go our own ways.
.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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1129 - Given the choice.



Given the choice.

You say what sounds good.
Your actions belie your words.
I believe actions.
.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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1128 - Standing Proud



Standing Proud

A woman who was decidedly cute,
Was wearing the flag as a suit.
Her breasts were displayed
When the anthem was played
So her nipples could stand and salute.
.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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Monday, August 21, 2017

1127 - Best to Wait



Best to Wait

The future will come—
You can worry in advance.
Or you can just wait.
.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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1126 - Something to Reflect On?



Something to Reflect On?

You create the problem
And then weep over your lot.
No-one else to blame.
.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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1125 - Good Rowing Argonauts!



Good Rowing Argonauts!

A lady with no connection to Greece,
Complained of the absence of peace
From all Jason’s cohorts,
(Those sneaky Argonauts),
In search of the Golden Fleece.
.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

1124 - No News Here



No News Here

So many toxins—
Things, creatures, even people.
Learn what to avoid.

Murdoch is the worst—
Just selling fear and loathing,
A poisonous trade.
.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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1123 - Regular Check-Up



Regular Check-Up

The auditors come:
Clipboards, pens and post-it notes,
Keeping us honest.
.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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1122 - Schadenfreude


Having mocked his opponents for their troubles...


Schadenfreude

But surely you checked?
So critical of others—
That’s a bit sloppy!
.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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1121 - Away from the heat.



Away from the heat.

A lady while cooking some meat,
Wore an apron, less than discreet.
She didn’t seem to mind
That it exposed her behind
As she kept it away from the heat.
.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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Monday, August 14, 2017

1196 - Kim





Kim

There was a young despot named Kim
Who’d never attended a gym.
And to divert all the stares
At his weirdly cut hairs,
He developed a bomb, on a whim.
.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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1200 - Impressions



Impressions

The Heidelberg School
Painters from a gentler time—
That’s the Impression.
.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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1199 - And Johnny did too.



And Johnny did too.

Not Australian?
Oh Barnaby, how could you?
Pistol & Boo laugh.
.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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1198 - Local Tourist



Local Tourist

A tourist at large—
We view thing in our own town
With visitor’s eyes.
.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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1197 - Pole Position



Pole Position

A woman had fashioned from pine
A dildo that managed to combine
The width she desired
With a length that inspired
Pole-vaulters to steal the design.
.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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1195 - If you don't remove the rot...



If you don't remove the rot...

White supremacists—
Woodworm in its foundations,
America’s shame.
.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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1194 - Circus in Town



Circus in Town

Where are our leaders?
Where is their vision for us?
A bloody circus.
.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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1193 - Poor Value for Money



Poor Value for Money

Called a plebiscite!
So why were they elected?
Not earning their pay.
.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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1192 - The Astrophysicist



The Astrophysicist

Staring down voodoo;
Pointing the finger of scorn
At superstitions.
.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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1191 - Once a Knight



Once a Knight

A woman who itched for a fight,
Donned the outfit of a knight.
Her desire was so great
She forgot the breast plate
And was duly impaled on the night.
.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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1190 - Humanity



Humanity

On a Melbourne street
An old, homeless man, sitting,
Doing a crossword.

Why is it like this?
Is this who we have become?
I leave some money.
.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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1189 - Poor Starving Darlings


Poor Starving Darlings

At movies and plays
They only go for two hours:
Why must people eat?
.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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1188 - Like a Cuban



Like a Cuban

Sitting on the Porch
For family discussions—
Just like Cuba.
.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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1187 - Le Snag Dog.



Le Snag Dog.

Are French Sausage Dogs
Chien de Charcuterie?
Where are the poodles?
.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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1186 - Marble Halls



Marble Halls

A marbled bathroom.
It feels a little Roman
But is far from it.
.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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1185 - OMG



OMG!

The Old Melbourne Goal
Victorian punishment.
No padded cells here.
.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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