Category Archives: Rhyme

Dance, Proposal, and Acceptance


  Chill! Swirl in beam freely; Stick to drive through teeming hall; Kneel before sweetheart; dream can really Come true with sign to cheer us all!     My own proposal took place in a car parked overlooking city lights; … Continue reading

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A Fruitful Occasion?


South African Elections End Apple-ly for some, Though impotent erections Up Pear-ently have come. A Naartjie is averted, Banana Republic, too? Im-Peach meant’s not asserted As something they will do. Plum-p pockets may continue Corruption without Paw-paws — Water-Melon cholic … Continue reading

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Film Script


Alley shoot: a siren sound; Style: Detective, where clues abound; Lights give insight, live cameras shift — From tracks, to roadblocks, to permit, lift. (Of course  I took this slant after the film script editing exercise I have just completed!) … Continue reading

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May 2019 Parliamentary Elections in South Africa


Cast vote not to win, but cut or diminish Overseer party power: Mouse may be worth more than rat at finish! Ideas to grin at in this hour Will crackle as factories once more flower. © April 2019 Colonialist

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Bawl, Ball, & Not Quite Able


Day 26 GloPoWriMo 2019 Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that uses repetition. You can repeat a word, or phrase. You can even repeat an image, perhaps slightly changing or enlarging it from stanza to stanza, … Continue reading

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Loving Like Cat and Dog


GloPoWriMo Day 23 Prompt is as follows: “And now for our daily prompt (optional, as always)! I’d like to challenge you today to write a poem about an animal.” For dogs to co-exist, the cat Will lay down some conditions, … Continue reading

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Good Buys Fare Well; Abecedarian Rhyme with Little Reason.


As good buys at our local flea market last weekend before the goodbyes that followed, I found the loot pictured above. The most expensive item was the keyboard stand for my second keyboard and towards my tutor on keyboards currently … Continue reading

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