Category Archives: Really Awful Rhyme

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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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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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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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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Logging Out; Key Elements in Puppy Name


It seems the name of Sharkie For new pup’s not quite right, And neither, quite, is Darkie For reasons I won’t cite, And nonsense is Malarkey, Though fitting, to degrees; Quite useless would be Barky — He don’t do much … Continue reading

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