Poetry Blog by Don Matthews (Saturday Rhymers Club)

Over-Eating. Brian Wins the Challenge

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Over-Eating. Brian Wins the Challenge

 

Preamble

This weeks theme 'over-eating' was set by Brian.  What chance did I have?

 

I'm afraid I've a confession to make

I've done no preparation for this theme

I should have been gorging myself all the week

I've gone let down my Rhymers Team

 

It's OK for Brian to set theme

He had plenty of left-over pud

And there's phea...

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Sisters are a Funny Mix

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Sisters are a Funny Mix

 

Preamble

This week's theme is sisters.  Here is my contribution.

 

I'm struggling hard with this one

Whatever I write down

Seems so bland, so lifeless

Hardly a poet's crown

 

So thought at least I'd go put

Some sparkle to my pome

And add a little youtube clip

'Siblings while at home'

 

Don Matthews December 2018

 

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We're Clever Down Here In Australia

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We're Clever Down Here In Australia

 

Preamble

This weeks Rhymers Club theme is moving.  Here is my contribution.  Pic shows current work in progress on Great Australian Chairlift Project

 

Down here in Australia we're clever

We've thought of a good way to beat

A problem which gets most people fuming

The unavoidable peak traffic heat

 

It's simple when you go think ab...

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12.01 All Done, All Said

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12.01 All Done, All Said

Preamble

This weeks Rhymer's Club theme is 'first'.  Here is my contribution inspired by my intrepid fellow rhymer.

 

Brian's first to post on Sat

Poor wifeys left in bed

At 12.01am on dot

(I gotta go, 'nuf said)

 

I could be done for something though

Accusing Brian leave wifey

While he sits up till Big Ben strikes

I could get in big str...

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Losing It

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Losing It

 

Preamble

This week's Rhymer Club theme is fire.  Here is my contribution.

 

I'm losing my spark and my fire

Cos comments are few and quite far

Do you think I am coming 'cross serious ?

Or coming 'cross with some hoo-ha ?

 

Don Matthews  November 2018

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Mary and Jack

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Mary and Jack

 

Preamble

This is a little-known story about Little Jack Horner and Contrary Mary. It has not been published in any kiddies book as far as I'm aware.  I was fortunate in  already having written about Little Jack when this was assigned as our Rhymer Club theme for this week.  It was written last year when I was still learning the art of rhyme and only felt comfortable with t...

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Leaving Home

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Preamble

This weeks Saturday Rymers Club theme is leaving home.  Here is my contribution

 

Leaving Home

 

The giant oak grew alongside us

A green majestic dome

When autumn came it did it's thing

And went and leaved our home

 

Don Matthews November 2018

 

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The Trouble is the Clubbers

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The Trouble Is the Clubbers

 

Our Clubber's theme for this week is

Getting motivated

I'm having lots of trouble here

I'm getting so frustrated

 

You see my problem's different

From what you might expect

I want to motivate myself

To lazy and neglect

 

The trouble is the Clubbers

Won't let me motivate

Myself to where I want to be

Lazy and prostrate

 

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We Hear Your Protest Poet

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We Hear Your Protest Poet

 

What's the use of protest

In my poetry

It won't make any difference

I'm not naïve, you see

 

People have their minds set

On what they want to do

My verse it will not change them

Neither will yours too

 

They might consider what we

Think before they act

But change their minds we hope to?

We're wasting time. A fact.

 

Tak...

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Learning to Jive with Gina

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Learning to Jive with Gina

 

Preamble

This week's theme is dancing so thought I'd take some lessons from Gina, my cloned sis for Tina, whom Brian created.  He started this whole thing off. There is no excuse.  I lay all the blame fully at his feet.

 

I wanna get up on the dance floor

I wanna get up, groove and jive

So thought I'd go take me some lessons

In order me not to d...

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My Very Disjointed Theme Contribution

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Preamble 

This Saturday's Rhymers Club theme  is about weddings.  Brian is otherwise engaged so I have agreed to rent him some space.

 

My Very Disjointed Theme Contribution (by Don Matthews)

 

This week's theme is weddings

Cos weddings in the air

Which sorta gives me problems

Forgotten I was there

 

Now do not get me wrong

I'm married, still attached

It's just ...

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Lower the Pass Mark -Sorted

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Lower the Pass Mark - Sorted

 

Preamble

Rhymers Club theme this week is on winning and losing. Here is my attempt

Education standards are falling, due I feel, to a gradual lowering of pass marks. Correct me if I'm wrong but school funding depends on the number of successful students passing through. No students, no funding. Lowering pass marks ensures successful student flow retained h...

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Naughtiness Unnoticed

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Naughtiness Unnoticed

Preamble

I have been asked to write a poem on children.  Here is my contribution.

 

How can I write a poem

About a naughty boy ?

When I was good, so helpful

My mother's pride and joy

 

It seems I have inherited

My mother's be-nice genes

Transferred them to my daughters

No naughtiness have I seen
 

I coasted along quite nonchalantly

N...

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Is That The Problem?

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Is That The Problem ?

 

Preamble

 

I have been asked to write a canine piece.  Here is my contribution

 

Are you not happy with my dog?

Is that the problem, is it?

I'm happy to lock you in another room

When you come round and visit

 

Don Matthews September 2018

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Regret

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Regret

 

Preamble

I have been asked to write a piece relating to soap.  Here is my contribution:

 

Consider if you will

Times spent in your life

Ones which you regret

Ones which brought you strife

 

Now consider times

Ones you may yet get

Ones spent blowing bubbles

You never will regret

 

Don Matthews September 2018

 

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