Really Awfully Careful Lessens Lessons

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Careful.”

When J elects to climb this tree
She does it rather carefully;
And, no; although she’s rather small
I didn’t lift her there, at all!*


This land-crab is not much amused,
Be careful, or you’ll be abused –
With pincers, he’s a fellow who
Would love to come to grips with you!

Mirror 1

You take a shot across from here,
What could there be for you to fear?

Mirror 2

Be careful, mirror at far end
A selfie back to you will send!


At Clarens, the Titanic there
One goes aboard with greatest care:
The sinking feeling missteps give
Will last until you cease to live

*Or down again.
© Colonialist October 2015 (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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36 Responses to Really Awfully Careful Lessens Lessons

  1. libraschild says:

    heheee love the selfie Col!
    i see you are feeling exceptionally poetic of late


  2. Kev says:

    Great tree pic. Lol… crab looks like Darth… gone, Splaat! 😀


  3. litadoolan says:

    I love the twist about the selfie! Made me smile 😉 Lovely poetry.


  4. gipsika says:

    J is so cute! I should come down and help you unpack. & Bring the Konmarie book with me (which I’ll first have to retrieve from another friend, in Cape Town – 😀 there’s my holiday, sorted!)


  5. hahaha lovely wordy rhymes 😀 Nothing better than climbing a good tree.


  6. Reallay enjoyed this one: perfect photos. lively rhymes.
    How wonderful there are climbing trees like that – and J is allowed to climb them.


  7. very delightfully done 🙂


  8. 68ghia says:

    As always, rather succinctly, or rather really awfully, put 😉


  9. Enjoyed your rhymes and your photos.



  10. Tokeloshe says:

    I would never have thought that there was a mirror.


  11. nrhatch says:

    Love your pics and your clever rhymes.
    J is precious!!! Much cuter than the crabby crab.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Little J is quite the tomboy! 🙂 That’s rather a large crab. I’ll definitely be careful to steer clear of him. 😯


  13. Great poeming. Your veranda’s looking good, too – I am envious. I do miss the capacious one we had at our last house.


  14. Arkenaten says:

    Quite delightful, Mister N. One of your better ones.

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Colline says:

    Love you photo collection – and your rhymes too.


  16. Great choices, carefully picked!


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