NO REALLY AWFUL RHYME; JUST AFRICAN VIOLETS, VIOLINS AND VIOLENCE.


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There simply hasn’t been the time
To write a Really Awful Rhyme,
For Immy pix have kept me busy,
 

And then there has been quite a tizzy
With other Gran, whose heart attacked her,
So into hospital we packed her;
She’d come the birthday girls to see,
But cant go home to up-country
Until her ticker has been mended -
Her Thursday flight home is extended!
And article I had to write,
Quite late into the current night,

On African-type violets –
(Not violence one usually gets!
For Africans with violins
Have no sweet sounds with bow one wins,
But rather a discordant sound,
With mobs that tend to stomp around);
Well anyway, let me declare
That Baron von Saint Paul-Illaire
 

Was not the very first, by far,
To bring home violets in a jar,
For first to come from Tanganyika
Was actually a British seeker:
Full eight years sooner, Sir John Kirk
Had found the mountains where they lurk,
But specimens that he had got,
Good ‘nuff to classify, were not;
So it turned out the lad lost out –
Saint Paul was chuffed at that, no doubt! 

© Colonialist April 2012 (WordPress/Letterdash)

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Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels, with notes writing classical music, and with riding cycles, horses and dinghies.
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10 Responses to NO REALLY AWFUL RHYME; JUST AFRICAN VIOLETS, VIOLINS AND VIOLENCE.

  1. evea192 says:

    Great job with the rhyme.

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  2. For someone who is too busy to write rhymes you did jolly well, Col. And that picture of Immy is just beautiful!

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  3. Sonel says:

    Absolutely beautiful Col. :)
    Have a stunning day!
    *hugs*

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  4. adinparadise says:

    Sending positive thoughts to Gran. May she recover soon. Love that Immy pic. ;) You really were burning the midnight oil!

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  5. I hope my heart never attacks me ;)

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