Monthly Archives: June 2019

Sporting Flora and Fauna


The Proteas when picked all wilt — Of sterner stuff they should be built: To bat effectively for hours You cannot be a bunch of flowers, And for your bowling to take wing Your step must have the proper spring, … Continue reading

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Rather a Rave Review for Goddess of the Devil


Originally posted on Leslie Hyla Winton Noble:
The South African print version of the book is now available directly from myself to reduce costs. I’ll let this up-to-date review, from highly respected USA screenplay consultant, journalist, critic and writer Nick…

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Struggle Propaganda for Gaggles


How messy, taking courage as mantra that talk May lean on a magic way to exist; Stories feed the soul with struggle myths and don’t balk, For the vulnerable on which to subsist. © June 2019 Colonialist

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Well-suited to a Trophy


Well, the netball all went well, And Jeneva buzzed around; But I do now need to tell What at Swim School then she found. Her eight-hundred metre badge To her duly handed out, But she didn’t get to cadge ‘One-five’ … Continue reading

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From Bed to Hearse?


My cold is unabated though To sleep it off I’ve tried, Through this whole morning didn’t go For any time outside; The cats thought this was marvellous And cuddled up with me Though one might think, inside the house They … Continue reading

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Registering Attendance


One discussion by the Hort. Soc. Board, Joined by Oscar; not untoward; All decisions made will need His opinion one should heed. Two hungry ibis standing on a wall, To be fed have made a call, Knock on door till … Continue reading

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Seaview Blockers


© June 2019 Colonialist

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Swapping Terror-tory.


  Normally Toby and Loki frequent the main house while M, terrorised by the cats there, keeps to the cottage. Today, though, in the unpredictable ways our furry controllers have, Toby, Nigel and Loki, proudly sporting his new jersey, drifted … Continue reading

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Really Awful Codes id Dozes


  ‘It is only a cold in the head’ Is a statement that, up with, I’m fed, Whereas a dose of ‘flu’ Only lasts a day or two, Colds go on for weeks, so ‘tis said. They scoff when colds … Continue reading

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Grandchildren Made Noisy


                Scoot or swim; children with noose, A sign to learn from love; Swing, of late, glad noise let loose, Now, in weekend, made deaf by all above!   June 2019 Colonialist

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