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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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The Rhyme Prompt for Day 11 of GloPoWriMo reads: ‘we’d like to challenge you to write a poem of origin. Where are you from? Not just geographically, but emotionally, physically, spiritually?’ This makes me think of Knysna Heads where I … Continue reading

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A Scene Seen Not Obscene

(Day 19) “Today we challenge you to write a paragraph that briefly recounts a story, describes the scene outside your window, or even gives directions from your house to the grocery store. Now try erasing words from this paragraph to … Continue reading

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Multiple Shooting

              Hammer down frame of rushing rivers, Dump your list of epic shivers, Hesitate on that late straight, Sense the gusts, protect from fate. (For Wordle  314 in order, rhyming, and with fewest added words.  … Continue reading

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Time Gone By, Time Now, and Time to Come

Time again to respond to the Weekly Photo Challenge: These clocks I’ve carefully restored   As heirlooms that they are, And, in my study, they record   How they can make go far     Each minute of the passing time … Continue reading

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  THE FRIENDLY COCKROACH Hi there! I’m Cocky – I’m a roach… Why do you shrink at my approach? Why is it you don’t like me moach? Why don’t you want me here? I’m inexpensive to maintain: Odd scraps; for … Continue reading

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The SidevieW theme is: RAINBOW  When I go chasing rainbows The rainbows that I seek, Are all the little specks of those Caught up into the deep, And nurtured there by creatures Until they reach the shore; The creatures give … Continue reading

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  An extract from MAD KANE’S HUMOR BLOG post of 28th April (which does not seem to give a Reblog option).  For the Limerick of the Week contest, a first line is provided which may have slight modifications but must … Continue reading

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  The photo challenge needs some friends, And I have here a winner; The message that this couple sends: ‘Won’t you drop in for dinner?’   Young friends you see with medals worn, Which they have earned for swimming; Displaying … Continue reading

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– TRIFECTA WEEK TWENTY-FOUR This week’s word is: confidence (noun) … 3 a: a relation of trust or intimacy    b : reliance on another’s discretion was told in strictest confidence>   c : support especially in a legislative body … Continue reading

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