Poetry Blog by Chameleon
As I was going to St Ives
I met seven people
with their heads in the sand
whilst holding billions of lives
in the palm of their hand
Wednesday 9th June 2021 6:19 pm
Predictably they showed The Longest Day
though most think it's A Bridge Too Far
stuffed with macho Hollywood stars.
The Disappointed make mental notes
about the lack of little boats.
Sunday 6th June 2021 10:52 pm
Change was in the air.
The part-time job had served him well in the past
but it could end at any time.
Perhaps this could be the last?
Like the condemned man he ate a hearty meal.
Tomorrow would be challenging
and he had to keep up his strength.
Alone in the room he finalised his calculations,
laid out the rope,
and adjusted the length.
Thursday 3rd June 2021 9:08 pm
I can't remember, nobody can,
the names of the actors who played the parts
of Fu Manchu and Charlie Chan
though I do remember David Carradine in Kung Fu,
like the others an unlikely looking Chinaman.
Perhaps this was part of the joke
but it wouldn't be allowed these days
when everything has to be PC
and everyone needs to be woke
Friday 28th May 2021 8:52 pm
Not destined to reach ninety
she died at eighty nine
after a period of ill health
one month after her grandaughter was born.
Her sands ran out before her wealth
the greater part of which was left to Emily Vaughan
Wednesday 26th May 2021 5:30 pm
Two workmen remove the sign
but you can still see
the imprint of the letters
on the wall beneath
of an institution
that seemingly after 243 years
is reluctant to die
and now cries real tears
Saturday 22nd May 2021 8:00 pm
If you take the Metropolitan Line from Baker Street to St Pancras,
then the Piccadilly Line northbound to Finsbury Park,
change platforms and take the southbound Victoria Line to Oxford Circus,
then northbound on the Northern Line for two stops,
you will end up precisely where you started from.
Which begs the question - what's the point?
What IS the bloody point???
Tuesday 18th May 2021 11:25 pm
Living in a box
Keys turned in locks
Afraid to go outside
Ignoring the phone
No-one at home
Turn out the light and hide
Family long gone
Knows she was wrong
Shut out the outside world
Aware of the shame
brought on their name
White flag not yet unfurled
Friday 14th May 2021 9:50 pm
He'd always been something of a loner and would occasionally vanish, re-appearing in Barcelona comfortable amongst the Spanish, to drink, and eat tapas in various bars on Las Ramblas.
And mooch about the looming future.
Wednesday 12th May 2021 12:24 pm
She is bang on point
She's a la mode
She buys her clothes in Camden Road
Labels are vital
Branding is key
Her aim is exclusivity
She oozes class
Her style is bold
Never knowingly undersold
Thursday 22nd April 2021 11:20 pm
Reported in the Bristol Post - Police were called out to an insurrection
at Gordano Services on the M5, near to the elevated section.
Fights broke out between rival coachloads of Chavs heading west,
those going to Butlins Minehead versus the rest.
The Butlins lot were too strong, causing the others to flee
down the M5 to junction 22, signposted Burnham on Sea.
Wednesday 21st April 2021 11:24 pm
Is there a ship stuck in Suez?
Yez, sez the man in the fez
who probably isn't Egyptian
as they no longer wear them
and judging from his diction
and a one-armed affliction
it's a scene from a comedy sketch.
Saturday 10th April 2021 10:03 pm
The building works had finally ended. The finished effect was fabulous, worth all the setbacks along the way, not apparent at the outset.
Would they undertake such a huge task again? Maybe, but at least they now understand what must be done In the process of making an omelette
Thursday 1st April 2021 11:13 pm
The motorway from east to west
runs through a seam of rock ingress
like Joanne in a summer dress
with little correlation.
And inner cities never grow
when pedants feel the need to know
the cost of underlying blows
to patriotic nations
Saturday 27th March 2021 12:21 am
Only one person did the talking,
the rest of us just listened
and watched the pictures sliding by.
I didn't know the others' names -
only Ronnie's, who played his part superbly,
sliding silently into the flames.
Tuesday 23rd March 2021 7:45 am
She is heading in my direction
sashaying across the floor
stopping briefly for goodbyes and kisses.
I am completely in awe.
I rehearse the words in my head
but in the event my legs turn to jelly.
I mumble goodnight and hold open the door.
Friday 19th March 2021 7:11 pm
Back in Basingstoke
the holiday is history now
but she can still dream can't she?
As her tan slowly fades
she is often transported back
back to Paco's bar
sipping her drink on the terrace
hiding behind her shades.
Friday 12th March 2021 10:17 pm
Voluptuous in a tight black dress
and adorned head to toe with bling
she picks her way through the tables
stopping to chat to diners
until she reaches the mic
and begins to sing.
Thursday 11th March 2021 7:56 am
Saw his name in the paper.
Arrested in Rayleigh.
Appearing at Chelmsford Crown Court in the morning.
Killed a guard during an armed raid.
Picked out on an identity parade.
Warby to his mates.
Monday 1st March 2021 7:29 pm
He took white wine but drank Belgian lager.
Everyone was in couples. The talk was all about kids, cars and Ikea.
Fish out of water he decided to slip away.
On the way out he noticed the un-opened white wine.
So he took it home.
Blossom Hill. Tesco. 5.99
Friday 26th February 2021 7:12 pm
She'd allowed thirty minutes to pack
but in the event needed just ten.
Not wishing to remain in the house any longer
she'll wait twenty minutes at the other end.
She's not meeting a man in the motor trade
but she is nevertheless leaving home.
With no regrets she removes her rings
and leaves them by the phone.
Thursday 25th February 2021 8:07 am
Slim and athletic looking
dressed in black lycra
hair in a pony
she emerges holding a book
no doubt something quite rare.
Breaking into a run
everything moves in unison
except her pony.
I call out to her
but my words are lost on the air.
Tuesday 23rd February 2021 8:23 am