Category Archives: verse

Fountain of Youth


Doctor says where I was headed I was very nearly deaded, Two types of cancer, both stage four, Had me right at heaven’s door; Fact that he can be so frank Shows that, modern meds to thank, And some bits … Continue reading

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Getting in a flap again over a Wordle


Those with reasoning quite lacking in sufficiency, Of the Apartheid flag now rant and rave, Thus demonstrating mental-type deficiency — The Union was where it was meant to wave, But then, these nitwits have no better source of wrath, Than … Continue reading

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Met a Poem About Poems


Day 28 GloPoWriMo 2019 . . . the concept of meta-poems – which are poems about poems! And now for our daily prompt. As you may have guessed, today I’d like to challenge you to try your hand at a … 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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When Comes the Whether


                      GloPoWriMo Day 24 (departure from prompt) Torrential rains the past weekend Went on and on and on, And those in Durban Easter spend Were better early gone. On Monday … Continue reading

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The Dreadit Edit


GloPoWriMo Day 17 Prompt is as follows: Today, I’d like you to challenge you to write a poem that presents a scene from an unusual point of view: I am a book that has been done And dusted; I would … Continue reading

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Really Awfully Too Much of a Bad Thing


It really is annoying That the stuff we are destroying With a ray Turns out not the only feature: There is yet another creature There at play! So, before this morning’s session I was given the impression Vividly, That an … Continue reading

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