Sunday, February 19, 2017

986 - Listing


Mad Kane poses a regular limerick challenge.
The key word this week is ‘list’.


Listing

A bloke who was regularly pissed
Developed an unfortunate list.
It so lead him astray,
In a circular way,
That when he fell to the ground, he missed.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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985 - Choose wisely


Sunday Scribblings 2 prompt: pinch.


Choose wisely

Life can be risky—
There are some things you can pinch,
Some things you shouldn’t.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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Saturday, February 18, 2017

984 - No bunnies here


Mad Kane poses a regular limerick challenge.
The key word this week is ‘meat’.


No bunnies here.

No BBQ can be complete
Without a pile of well-grilled meat.
There’s plenty of sauce
And some beers, of course,
And salads for the rabbits to eat.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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Friday, February 17, 2017

983 - Transference



Transference

The patterns are there
But meanings are elusive:
You find what you want.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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Thursday, February 16, 2017

982 - The Closing of the Day


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

Decaying, Ember, Fragrant.


The Closing of the Day

Fragrant.
Aromatic.
Earthy.
Drifting low 
In the dew laden air
Smoke carries 
Its own peace.

The fire,
Once alive,
Is now decaying.
Dying.
Slowly
But dying.
Fading with the night,
Into the night,
Until the last ember 
Ceases to glow
And the ashes turn cold
And grey.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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981 - Venus


Midweek Motif : love
Haiku Horizons : shell


Venus

When Venus arose from her shell
The men all fell for her spell.
They claimed the attraction
Was a fine mind in action,
But being naked was a bonus, as well.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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Saturday, February 11, 2017

980 - The Hunter Gatherer


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

asymmetrical, bare and crave.



The Hunter Gatherer

What do you crave?
I mean, what do you really want?
Keeps you up at night,
Gets you up early in the morning,
Captures and teases your imagination? (1)

What if you stop for a moment,
Strip your desire bare (2)
For a close but critical inspection? 

But the desire to have
And the pleasure of having
Are asymmetric.

You long, lust even, (3)
For as long as you take 
To achieve your kill;
The consummate 
And consuming hunter.

But next day?
A trophy
And a new hunt.

Could you be hunting
The wrong thing?

◊◊

1.  I hope you are not coveting the neighbour’s wife. 
They can be unreasonably touchy about this.
2.  See 1.
3.  See 1.

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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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Monday, February 06, 2017

979 - Showers


Haiku Horizons : Rain

Showers

Pain. Anguish. Regret.
In the garden of sorrow
Tears fall as petals.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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Friday, February 03, 2017

978 - Faith

Midweek motif: Faith

I’m a scientist.
Faith is not something I do.
But I do have hope.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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Wednesday, February 01, 2017

977 - The Committee Man


For Neil, who gave me line 4


The Committee Man

In a room, I know not where
There sat a man who wasn’t there.
He’d come along when told to meet
Just a warm body in a another cold seat.

While debates drove others to despair
His mind was in a pool somewhere,
Or sipping champagne by the sea,
Or just off frolicking, wild and free.

Until the chairman, the rotten swine
With wicked eyes and teeth, canine,
Asked the man who wasn’t there
A question about some crook affair.

Reluctantly his mind returned
And move the meeting be adjourned.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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