Weekly Photo Challenge: A Fair Attempt and Losing Letters Really Awfully


A veriical roundabout at our local Funfair – Fair enough?

A Fair indication of the whole thing ...

A Fair indication of the whole thing …

 An email from Granny 1947 giving a startling weight loss I can enjoy, posted here, inspired my fair attempt – ? 🙂 – to remodel it as a Really Awful Rhyme: 

Startling though it may well be, 

Starting less of that to see 

Staring at one in the face – 

String along to lose the ace – 

Sting: another without trace! 

Sing out, more has now been lost, 

Sin, and get to count the cost, 

In this rhyme, of startling word, 

I was left, now how absurd! 

© Colonialist September 2013 (WordPress)

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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26 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: A Fair Attempt and Losing Letters Really Awfully

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  3. bluebee says:

    Well done to you, too, Col. My head hurts…


  4. Kathleen says:

    I love fun fairs…. btw, very clever Col!


  5. Fab poem, Col. I really love Granny’s idea. So inventive. But I also love this treatment- it has the ring of one of our folk poems.


  6. gipsika says:

    So I won’t remain silent!
    Clever word play, Col. All Col’s followers: He’s got a book in a competition but is too modest to punt it properly! In fact, two books:

    Tabika Towncat visits the countryside. A must-read for everyone who enjoys cats, fun and humour.

    Baa Baa Black Belt: A lamb with a(n invisible) black belt in karate.

    To boost these two stories:
    Follow the links, find the books, click on “like” or “share” to post to Facebook.


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  8. bulldog says:

    That was genius… I’m in awe…


  9. Sonel says:

    I don’t know how you do it Col but you do amaze me every time. Well done. 😀 *hugs*


  10. adinparadise says:

    You’re always up for a word challenge, Col. Well done. 🙂


  11. The Asian says:

    Very well done! That was very smart! 🙂


  12. galan12 says:

    very clever, i did enjoy this and especially how you made it flow. 😉


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  14. nrhatch says:

    It rolls round and round with a lovely tip of the tongue to you sound. Glad you played along.


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