Sunday, January 04, 2009

LXXII - Offcuts and remnants


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.

© J Cosmo Newbery
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  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?

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


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

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

  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.

  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.

  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...

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

  9. those were great! particularly #1

    those bits look like rugs behind running cartoon dogs.

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

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

  12. 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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