Poetry Blogs (Silly poems)
It has been suggested by some, that this nursery rhyme records the attempt by King Charles 1 to reform the taxes on liquid measures.
He was blocked by Parliament, so subsequently ordered that the volume of a Jack (1/8 pint) be reduced, but the tax remained the same*. This meant that he still received more tax, despite Parliament's veto.
Hence "Jack fell down and broke his crown" (some pint g...
Sunday 6th January 2019 9:56 am
I’m not sure which I dread the most:-
“We need to talk”
“There’s something I need to tell you”
Would it not just be better
If we didn’t talk
Didn’t have that conversation
Just let it quietly slide on by
Would it matter all that much
If you didn’t tell me,
You kept it to yourself
Just left me to carry on, problem free...
Monday 9th May 2016 11:14 pm
Cliché ridden? Not sure. Can I ‘phone a friend?
Patience? No. Haven’t got time for that.
Tolerance? No. Couldn’t bear that.
Empathy? Well, I suppose I could be persuaded.
Sympathy? Yes of course. There, There.
Obedience? Me? You’ve got to be kidding.
Sarcasm? Yeah, Right.
Egotism? Yes, I know I can pull that one off.
Modesty? Me? Surely not? No...
Saturday 7th May 2016 10:50 pm
So Sunday is the day on which I am dedicating to self-evaluation. As you may know, at the moment I am going through a bout of depression, which comes and goes and affects me to the point where I freeze at the thought of doing anything even remotely helpful. I am trying to combat this by forcing myself to do things that I see as ‘putting myself out there for the world.’ This blog and Poem A Day For...
Monday 19th January 2015 12:26 am
A giraffe fell from a spaceship
and landed in my bath.
I told my friends about it,
but all they did was laugh.
They struggled to believe me
until they saw the truth.
A giraffe with a telescope
appearing from my roof!
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Monday 29th July 2013 3:13 pm