Category Archives: Wordplay

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 Advertisements

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Well-suited to a Trophy


Well, the netball all went well, And Jeneva buzzed around; But I do now need to tell What at Swim School then she found. Her eight-hundred metre badge To her duly handed out, But she didn’t get to cadge ‘One-five’ … Continue reading

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See-saw Continues, and what Nature Abohors


You will have admired the saw-work You saw me perform near the pool; Indeed, I have added there maw work — That I stomach it, am I a fool? But new branch I have now created With technology’s most cutting … Continue reading

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Poetic Tribute by Eight-Year-Old to her Mother


This unsolicited and unprompted tribute was offered by just-turned-eight Jeneva last night. For the benefit of those challenged in any way by the inventive spelling, here is an edited version: A Poem for my Mommy Your … eyes twinkle from … 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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Lying in Order to Stand


In public, Trump is compromised as liar — For guilt refer to speeches made entire — Try proof for those despicable lies to stand? None! Tyranny sing, with ugly underhand. © April 2019 Colonialist  

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Grandfathers Sharpen Abilities and are Cranky.


It is an awful bind When pencils need a grind, And one then has to find A handle one can wind. If point you cannot see, That’s when it needs to be: The lead must be set free To a … Continue reading

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