Really Awfully Modest Declaration of Admiration.

Just to say, "Aloe!"

Just to say, “Aloe!”



The Pooky’s Poems prompt: ‘…write a poem in which the first letter of every line spells out the name of somebody you admire and the poem explains why you admire them.’



C  onsider Really Awful Rhyme

O  r Dreadful chunks of Prose;

L  et’s face it, it would be a crime,

O n any scale one knows,

N ot to appreciate such skill,

I  n epic verses shown,

A s this bold blogger always will

L et in his rhymes be known;

I  n articles the writing shines;

S o, too, in story-telling lines,

T his author stands alone!

From a recent excursion:

North Beach, Durban - bring bicycles!

North Beach, Durban – bring bicycles!

To add to this modest effort, I am including my contribution to the Mad Kane limerick contest for the week, given the first line:

A woman broke up with her beau;
How low to go he didn’t know;
He’d too many doubts
On the ins and the outs,
So making her come was no go.

And my previously posted unpunctuated Really Awful Rhyme, but with punctuation: 

Commas, dashes – and the like –
Can from here all be left out, 
And ellipses take a hike …
Full stop right not left, no doubt. 

There’s no place for slash/oblique 
Hey! No exclamation mark!
And apostrophes, don’t seek 
(Brackets [square or round] don’t park). 

Semicolons never show;
You’ll be shot; do not do so! 
Must a question mark here go
With a colon? Answer: no. 

He said punctuation stinks;
Commas none, inverted, came;
‘Ah yes; quote: “For as he thinks,
So he is”,’ response to same.

© Colonialist May 2014 (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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21 Responses to Really Awfully Modest Declaration of Admiration.

  1. 68ghia says:

    Quite the risque limerick that, but most cute 😉


  2. PookyH says:

    Good choice of person to admire 😉


  3. love it when you share your fun like this! Now I must try to remember the silly poem I was writing in my head as I fell asleep.


    • colonialist says:

      That is always a bad idea – wake up and write them down or they are usually gone forever. I hate that memory in the morning of having had a brilliant idea – the recollection of having done so is clear, but the brilliant idea has vanished!


      • you are so right. I ought to have turned the light back on and written it down because now it is gone, gone, gone. i tried recapturing it this morning and it was having none of that!


  4. Love your name, Col.


  5. Arkenaten says:

    Classic Col.
    I am having a go at the name one and am battling.
    All three are very good. Tres impressed.


  6. equinoxio21 says:

    Aloe “Col”. (Aloah I mean)
    That was a triple masterpiece and very clear as to the person you most admire.
    Now the real question is: are you a (full) colon-ialist or (only) a semicolon-ialist?


  7. misswhiplash says:

    Aloe tututu
    1. Very good thinking
    2. Naughty naughty
    3 very clever punctuation….. comprende ti?


  8. You have had fun today. Bravo.


  9. disperser says:

    Question for you . . .

    Had you not written the punctuation poem, would you have been able to put the marks in the correct places?

    The question, I guess, is more “if one has never seen the original, are there multiple correct answers as far as having the thing make sense?”

    . . . as much as poems can make sense, I should add.


    • colonialist says:

      I wrote the original without any punctuation, and have only just put it in. You will notice that there are several correct ways in which most parts could be punctuated, although the guidelines in the words do limit them a bit.


  10. Sonel says:

    Aloe there to you too Col! I must say, I admire that Colonialist as well. Such awfully, well-written rhymes and poems and I don’t think anyone can ever beat him for sure. 😀

    Lovely photo! I don’t know about the bicycle riding though. I might just fall off. 😆

    That beau clearly was a no-go. Poor soul! hahahah

    Thank goodness for punctuation marks. Looks much better! 😀


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