Category Archives: Parody

A Long One-Liner


Nothing could be finer Than replacing a pool liner In the morning Where the grassy stalks all twine around the base Making ripping sounds as I displace; Starting to get surly Where the dew is pearly early In the morning, … Continue reading

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Sonnet or Moonnet.


For the 27th day of Na/GloPoWriMo, I’d like to challenge you to “remix” a Shakespearean sonnet. Shakespeare Sonnet XII When I do count the clock that tells the time, And see the brave day sunk in hideous night; When I … Continue reading

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Macbeth in Toyland


    Dub ill, dub ill, Toyland trouble, Buy a fern, and called Ron ‘Bubble’: (When witch had called poor Noddy sick, Sold him a fern to get well quick, But fern belonged to guy called Ron — Frothed at … Continue reading

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Really Awful Rhyme at England Getting the Boot


— I have now deleted the draft and entirely reposted… —  — Yesterday I posted the following after posting the night before, but no post seems to have been posted. What, I wonder, is going on? Will this also vanish … Continue reading

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Aloe and Good Buy Choo!


Oh, I do like to travel with a choo-choo, Oh, a choo-choo’s the thing for me and you, Oh, I do like to listen to that chug, chug, chug While I take in sherry with a glug, glug, glug So … Continue reading

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Falling Damp and Yucky Squirmy Things


We have had days and days of torrential downpour. At first I was happy when our porta-pool, sadly depleted by a burst pipe, filled up again. Then it became ridiculous. Not to mention, cold. Even now that deluges have moderated, … Continue reading

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Too Stressed to write more than Two Stresses — Distress!


Dipodic or Skeltonic verse Has two beats moving in a hearse; Day Twenty-Eight GloPoWriMo Invites such skeletons to show! Skeltonic rhyme: Double time; A verbal crime Not worth a dime, With a mime Of eating slime And lime Mixed with … Continue reading

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