Wednesday, June 28, 2017

1043 - Fishy



Fishy.

It’s the same old line:
Plenty of fish in the sea.
But who asked the fish?
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

1042 - Not a Tea Shirt.



Not a Tea Shirt.

When the weather was excessively cold
Her t-shirt was a sight to behold.
While it spelled out “AA”
In an outstanding way,
It drove many to drink, I am told.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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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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1032 - Theft, Pure & Simple


Haiku Horizons prompt: steal


Theft, pure and simple.

Capitalism—
Please don’t label it stealing.
It is.  But please don’t.


First: they steal your joy,
Second: they sell you the cure.
Choose your addiction.


They steal our climate
To dump their pollution.
But not near their homes.


They create our fears
And then introduce laws
To steal our freedom.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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1031 - Split Assessments



Split Assessments.

A lady with a split up her dress,
Deported with style and finesse.
All those who viewed her,
And inwardly reviewed her,
Differed by gender how they assessed.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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Sunday, June 11, 2017

1030 - La Vache Qui Rit



La Vache Qui Rit

A guru once sat on a hill,
In search of a truth to distill.
But the mantra he espoused
Confused all the cows,
And they laughed, as naughty cows will.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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1029 - Winter Showers



Winter showers

Weather is outside.
When it comes to attitude,
Showers are within.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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1028 - Don't say you weren't toad!


Haiku Horizons prompt: kiss


Don't say you weren't toad!

Never kiss a frog!
When they promise you the pond—
They're amphibian.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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1027 - You must come up!


Mad Kane poses a regular limerick challenge.
The key word this week is ‘no’.


You must come up!

When asked in for a coffee, post-show,
A choice is to be made, yes or no.
Some advise you decline
As it may make you recline,
But sadly there’s no way to know.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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1026 - The Kiss


Haiku Horizons prompt: kiss


The Kiss

The meeting of lips.
Strange, if you think about it.
So best you don’t.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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1025 - Rather Fluid


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

murky, navigate, organic


Rather Fluid

Life is a fairly organic thing,
Fluid in so many ways;
With many streams to navigate
As we fulfill our days.
Some streams arouse and some elate,
Some are murky, some are clear,
Some make us want to rise and sing,
And some we’re wise to fear.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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1024 - Wrong Question


Sunday Scribblings 2 prompt: where

Wrong question.

We focus on ‘where’
And chase the rainbow of ‘there’
Along roads of gold.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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