Poetry Blog by Don Matthews (2019, Saturday Rhymers Club)
Big Sal on Improving my Poetry with Help from the Temple Builder (Wed, 30 Jan 2019 03:39 pm)
M.C. Newberry on Improving my Poetry with Help from the Temple Builder (Wed, 30 Jan 2019 03:15 pm)
Big Sal on Improving my Poetry with Help from the Temple Builder (Wed, 30 Jan 2019 02:38 pm)
M.C. Newberry on Improving my Poetry with Help from the Temple Builder (Wed, 30 Jan 2019 02:34 pm)
Big Sal on Improving my Poetry with Help from the Temple Builder (Wed, 30 Jan 2019 01:28 pm)
Don Matthews on Improving my Poetry with Help from the Temple Builder (Wed, 30 Jan 2019 01:24 pm)
lisa donohoe on Improving my Poetry with Help from the Temple Builder (Wed, 30 Jan 2019 01:01 pm)
Big Sal on Improving my Poetry with Help from the Temple Builder (Wed, 30 Jan 2019 12:54 pm)
lisa donohoe on Improving my Poetry with Help from the Temple Builder (Wed, 30 Jan 2019 12:30 pm)
Over-Eating. Brian Wins the Challenge
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...
Saturday 5th January 2019 5:37 am
Sisters are a Funny Mix
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
Saturday 15th December 2018 5:20 am
We're Clever Down Here In Australia
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...
Saturday 8th December 2018 6:47 am
12.01 All Done, All Said
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...
Saturday 1st December 2018 6:06 am
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
Saturday 24th November 2018 7:46 am
Mary and Jack
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...
Saturday 17th November 2018 5:00 am
This weeks Saturday Rymers Club theme is leaving home. Here is my contribution
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
Saturday 10th November 2018 5:44 am
The Trouble Is the Clubbers
Our Clubber's theme for this week is
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
Saturday 3rd November 2018 8:08 am
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.
Saturday 27th October 2018 5:39 am
Learning to Jive with Gina
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...
Saturday 20th October 2018 7:45 am
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 ...
Saturday 13th October 2018 6:28 am
Lower the Pass Mark - Sorted
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...
Saturday 6th October 2018 6:33 am
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
Saturday 29th September 2018 6:39 am
Is That The Problem ?
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
Saturday 22nd September 2018 6:52 am
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
Saturday 15th September 2018 6:22 am