Category Archives: Really Awful Rhyme

Orange Meant, to a Degree


Graduation Each tassel in line As speakers, fine, Love and honour the mortar-board — Sign, like a drum, of bouquet now scored From work; and orange hood Interprets just how good! (Wordle 299) © May 2017 Colonialist

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Party Politics and Boiled Sprats


The grandkids’ birthdays seem to last For several weeks on end; With parties they will have a blast — Two, schools; one, family’s; Two, Spur (on anniversaries); One big one all the friends to please; Which send one round the bend! The preparation … Continue reading

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Hi, bun, for May Day!


On the first day of a month, the delighted utterance of ‘Rabbits’ is customary in some cultures. These long-eared animals are seen to scamper with particular energy in April, from association with Easter Eggs. When the next month comes, one … Continue reading

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Repeating Like Beans and Soda


The final prompt for GloPoWriMo for 2017, and one which will enable me (after frantic catching-up) to qualify as having written 30 poems in 30 days, is to ‘write a poem about something that happens again and again’: This poem … Continue reading

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Assembling Grievances.


  Tomorrow ninth birthday for little R And a new bike Mom has bought her, Guess who assembled it – No Cigar! For she is my granddaughter! The bike was mainly put together, But what was left made heavy weather … Continue reading

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My Word, How Really Awful


A word from a poem should give rise to something written for GloPoWriMo Day 29 – the first and most distinctive one I thought of was ‘Jabberwock’ but I can’t labour that again completely. I’ll just bounce between Shakespeare, Carroll, … Continue reading

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Really Awful Fun


Yesterday we went to join the fish, On top of them, at first, it was our wish; With gondola, canals were well explored – ‘But not the sharky bits!’ the kids implored, For this was not in Venice time was … Continue reading

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