Tag Archives: humour

Really Awful Influence

     There is a steep downhill incline on the way back from the grandkids’ school. It is the custom of 6-yr-old R and 3-yr-old J to treat this as a roller-coaster, and to utter high-pitched screams on the way … Continue reading

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AN UPLIFTING PASSAGE Some writers sink to lowly depths   in parts that lose the plot; They also tend to rant and rave   and use bad words a lot – One doesn’t want to chide such kids,   or … Continue reading

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Love described really awfully.

For yesterday, the Pooky’s Poems prompt called for one to describe love to a child.  Haul out your handkerchiefs and be prepared for a mushy, sickly-sentimental exposition … What is love?  Well, let us see, now: You are standing in … Continue reading

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Not a Punny Rhyming Poem, but Really Awful

(Translate; Vertaal; Vertalen; Traduire; Übersetzung: μετάφραση: Tradução: Перевод; Traducción: )———-> (Click on Sidebar items on right for translations, to play Colonialist compositions, or to visit his writings etc.) NaPoWriMo says ‘…for our (optional) prompt. Anaphora is a literary term for … Continue reading

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Today’s NaPoWriMo prompt calls for ten terminological inexactitudes in ten lines:   I am the fairest of the fair: Though I have lost all of my hair, My teeth are all mine, I don’t have a line. And look quite … Continue reading

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On the NaPoWriMo prompt of Love and Wine: I was slurping my much-adored ration of wine And, all in all, feeling that things were just fine, When something soft suddenly buzzed in my mouth – I only just stopped it … Continue reading

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A Really Awfully Good Unsolicited Review

 This came through the medium of a medium of better than medium ability :)   (written in the style of ‘The Rape of Lucrece’ and posted in accordance with the NaPoWriMo prompt ): Colonialist April 2014 (WordPress)

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Really Awful Stranglers in the Night – Just as a Choke

    As a public service, I thought it would be a good idea to update soppy songs like the following one, to bring them more in tune with modern times:  Stranglers in the night Look for a victim Lurking … Continue reading

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Colonialist’s Caption Competition No 5 Voting

Here are the entries. Please enter three numbers in comments, indicating your choice for First, Second, and Third, in that order.  Entrants may (should!) vote, and may vote for themselves if they like their own caption/s best.   Examples:  (20,36,27)  … Continue reading

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Re-hare-ly Awful Puns

  I believe I invented the ‘HARE’ joke as an art form.  Hares rule the world. Hare, for your wonder, haredmiration and enjoyment, is one of my early versions: TH-HARE BE MUSIC! Lern-hare and Loewe wrote my F-hare Lady, in … Continue reading

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