Category Archives: Rhyme

Elegy for an Unidentified Companion


GloPoWriMo Day 18 Prompt: today: I’d like to challenge you to write an elegy of your own, one in which the abstraction of sadness is communicated not through abstract words, but physical detail. Out of the very corner of my … Continue reading

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Wild Words and Feral Tamed.


For GloPoWriMo Day 16 I am ignoring the prompt, and instead am taking  Wordle 399 as the rhyme of the day. Brenda has done the usual fiendish job of steering one inexorably in a certain direction with the choice of words, … Continue reading

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Talk of Writing Wrongs


GloMoWriMo Day 15 Prompt is as follows: ‘Today, I’d like to challenge you to write your own dramatic monologue.’ I write; but when I write then should I yearn For all to like what I set out? And if they … Continue reading

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The Bridge That Wasn’t


GloMoWriMo Day 13 Prompt is as follows: ‘Today, we’d like to challenge you to write a poem about something mysterious and spooky! Your poem could be about something that is mysterious and spooky in a bad way (like a witch), … Continue reading

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Things of Fishy All


                  The ANC set out to be With protests, as usual, vile, Filled with their usual idiocy And drowning in ‘de Nile’, Although from Egypt rather far They show by all their … Continue reading

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Darkest Efrica


                  Though Efrica is famous for being rather black At present, of all lighting, there’s even more a lack, Through maintenance, a lack of, the power they supply Is cut off — … Continue reading

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Deadly Van-dalism.


                Wheel slides in rain, glazed grip will snap Alarm box wails; gives name from mishap; Survival depends on chassis frame, But gain-bait means white van and taxi have the same . . … Continue reading

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