Poetry Blogs (napowrimo 2016)
First of all, congratulations to everybody who completed the challenge of writing thirty poems in thirty days. I enjoyed doing it for the most part, but I am, as always, a little disappointed that there are so few pieces that I think are any good. There are one or two that I feel I can do some more work on, and there is actually one that I have already performe...
Sunday 1st May 2016 10:36 pm
I know that - you’re playing a game
You tell me you paint your toenails blue
You mess with my head - but you stay the same
All night you talk to…? I haven’t a clue
I know that - there is only you
Behind your grin and bear it persona
Sparkling and dizzy - and heady just you
Fizzy like Tizer pop and Corona
I know ...
Saturday 30th April 2016 2:07 pm
Day Twenty Nine
The prompt at NaPoWriMo today was to
write a poem based on things you remember.
Monday we said we would always be bold
My very first kiss – sixteen – seconds old
Falling back to earth in a lead balloon
She thought that she was flying to the moon
Memories can flatter and sometimes please...
Friday 29th April 2016 9:07 pm
Day Twenty Eight
The prompt at NaPoWriMo today was to write a poem
that tells a story backwards, therefore, the first line should
say what happened last.
Finally she pulled the trigger and walked away
She hated them all with a vengeance
The alley cats that rooted through trash cans like bin dogs
The fat cats ...
Thursday 28th April 2016 11:30 pm
Day Twenty Seven
HER MADE UP WORLD
Her made up world of shopping for shoes/ Under the bed she has continents of them/ Amazonian rain forests full of knee high boots/ Islands the size of Timbuktu stuffed with carrier bags/ And receipts for stiletto’s that she’ll never wear/ I went to visit her once and she took an hour to find an odd shoe/ It was under ...
Wednesday 27th April 2016 8:53 pm
Day Twenty Six
What about April
Even weeds are weedier
What happened to spring
More showers this year than last
And today the snow came back
The man with the feeding tray
Waiting for the birds
The grass is always astro
Dream on you know you can’t play
Tuesday 26th April 2016 11:18 pm
Day Twenty Five
From time to time
We travel by photography
From one time frame to another
From the present to the past
And from the past into the future
Through the same eyes
We see things in different ways
As if for the very first time
Light is thrown upon the Darkness
Illuminating our minds for ever
We wonder if those sh...
Monday 25th April 2016 9:38 pm
She’s kickin’ mad for it like Baudelaire
Done time in prison and she doesn’t care
The painted canvas of her portrait cries
Up in the gallery despite her lies
If I don’t tell her she won’t know the truth
She set herself apart she’s so aloof
As fleeting as modernity methinks
Art Nouveau rings another round of drinks
A gin and tonic and she waves goodbye
Sunday 24th April 2016 7:50 pm
Day Twenty Three
The prompt at NaPoWriMo today was to write a sonnet.
I took the end line words from Shakespeare’s sonnet LXI
and the (sort of) idea behind it and came up with this:
JEALOUSY OR JEALOUS ME?
Do you plan to keep your image open
So sleeplessness will keep me up all night?
Do you think that my sleep will be broken
With images you send to t...
Saturday 23rd April 2016 5:55 pm
Day Twenty Two
When the sun is shining right through
Rough as you are and feeling blue
Phew Itzy Bitzy Timbucktoo
Choose to be there I want you too
Phew relief that you came back home
Rome is no place for one so young
So young Itzy Bitzy like you
Bleu as they say you are en France
Dancing cool to the latest dance
Friday 22nd April 2016 5:15 pm
Day Twenty One
FIGHTING FOR LIFE
Standing still revolving at the same time
Itemise this and that throw the other
Her blanket keeps her warm on the dry nights
Nights when it rains she sleeps under the arch
The arches where all the addicted go
Going there is the worst thing that she hates
She hates it more than queuing up for food
Thursday 21st April 2016 4:22 pm
Flash Fiction in 51 Syllables
ONLY A GAME
After losing the big game, Dawn tries to pacify her Pet Robot. However scarce it may be for a Robot, he flies into a rage. Dave can’t see what all the fuss is about ‘it’s only a game’, he says.
Wednesday 20th April 2016 12:26 pm
HOW TO TAME A TROGLODYTE
Is life a competition or a game
Pray tell me soon my all creative one
Ask your troglodyte to discuss his name
He’ll grunt and groan ignoring you for fun
Club you to kingdom come if you let him
You need to exercise control all day
Bind him tightly and whip him till he’s thin
Feed him minute amounts and make...
Tuesday 19th April 2016 6:10 pm
The conjurer tried to conceal
an ace up his sleeve but no deal
for the audience saw
that the rookie was raw
and the magical deal wasn’t real
I did the Madeleine Begun Kane Limerick prompt today.
The idea was to use the rhyming word conceal or seal
in the challenge.
Monday 18th April 2016 10:33 pm
BACK TO BRIGHTON
Who’s the dolly with the carboy trolley?
Bonkers about the bottle rack plonker
It’s Holly and she’s looking for lolly
Dish the dosh and hit her with a conker
I think she’s got a crush on the crusher
It used to be the bottle carrier
Had her eye on the winery brusher
Before that it was the dray farrier
South America would not be too far
Then there ...
Sunday 17th April 2016 8:14 pm