X marks the spot where you think I might quit? 🙂
X is the ten Roman Numeral bit;
X Factor talent seeks, where there is none;
X-Rateds show scenes one really should shun;
X votes for right, but it also marks wrong;
X multiplies: for sent kisses it’s strong?
Xs on variability thrive –
X-spurt’s a nothing-type drip with some drive!
Xe is for xenon, of fluorescent fame;
Xi, from Greek alphabet, helps Scrabble game;
X-ray a Xhosa who plays xylophone –
Xenophobic attack fractured a bone!
Xmas is last X not leaving out ‘E’,
Xcellent time of the year, you agree! 

Today was the kids’ party for young R’s fourth birthday which is happening on Monday. It was at the Nursery (plant-type) at Illovo, and I will blog about it when I have recovered, which may take a week or so …

Footnote, just for fun, with another scrambled use for X …



© Colonialist April 2012 (WordPress/Letterdash)

About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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  1. adinparadise says:

    Xellent, Col. Do you ever find the time to sleep, inbetween dreaming up all these clever rhymes? Look forward to reading about little R’s party. I bet she kept everyone on their toes. 😉


  2. Good poem. Your imagination worked overtime with this entry. I’m amazed you have time with your little ‘un and his party.


  3. Sonel says:

    Absolutely X-cellent as usual Colonialist! I am sure your survived the party..hehehe


    • colonialist says:

      There was another today, at one stage of which I conducted a party through the jungle to the beach. I don’t know about party poopers, but it was a pooped party which returned!


  4. Well, my brain hurts.
    But you sure showed x who’s boss 😉


  5. Tilly Bud says:

    Quite eggciting you old ham!

    I thought for sure x would defeat you – can’t wait for z!

    Paula: good try!


  6. Your post only serves to prove that I should have done my X-Post sooner than you did yours. Then You would be the copycat and I won’t have to do another so i won’t look like one! Since today is Friday’s Fabulous Facts day, my post will now have to be X-Post Factos! Now that’s a pun worthy of you!

    I have solved your little puzzles (tell me if I’m wrong):

    FUNEX: How you feel about something that used to be fun, but no longer is. It is now EX-FUN. You can now “cross” that activity off your fun list.
    SIFX: Right! “As if X” really means anything.
    FUMNX: One’s ex-husband is still fuming over the settlements. Her “Fumin’ EX.”
    SIFMNX: Right, (again)! “As if men ex”-plain about what they are fuming about – ever!
    OK2MNX; “OK, to men, X” could mean ex-wife.

    I get an A+ – 100%, right? 😆

    (P.S. For idiots such as I am, would you please explain what sort of puzzle it is so I can solve it for real?)


    • colonialist says:

      Another great minds think alike, but faster fingers win?
      You get A* for imagination on the solving, but zero for actually doing it. All you have to do is say the letters, as letters, out loud. Scrambled X?


      • I STILL DON’T GET IT! Surely FU could not stand for F*** YOU! If it does, then who the H E Double Hockey Sticks are NEX and MNX? We must pronounce letters differently over here. . .this whole puzzle has caused me to toss my cookies. . . I’ll X you later!


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