Poetry Blog by Don Matthews (Jan 2020)
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(Australian Open. Relaxing in airconditioned comfort. Beer in hand)
Sitting watching telly
Tennis on the screen
See a lot of close-up shots
More if there I'd been
Don Matthews January 2020
Friday 31st January 2020 7:42 am
A man in a marriage relationship
Was having an affair on the side
Emailing the lady on his Iphone
Taking his wife for a ride
By accident one day he forgot it
His wife accessed phone (made a raid)
Her husband was furious, giving reason
His privacy she had dared to invade
Don Matthews April 2019
Thursday 30th January 2020 5:11 am
Maybe I'm Crazy, Maybe I'm Not
Maybe I'm crazy
Maybe I'm not
Maybe I'm writing
Just silly old twat
Talk about confusing
For twat we say twot
Queen's English? damn silly
Methinks tommy rot
How can a poor poet
Like me write good verse
With tommy rot English
To rhyme, to converse?
I'm trying real hard
Poetizing (not lazy)
But damn Queen...
Wednesday 29th January 2020 6:39 am
How I'm Dealing With Terminal Cancer
(This is not about me but about a lawyer in my hometown)
I'm diagnosed with cancer
No chance, I'm doomed to die
I have two choices facing me
You ask which two? And why?
If all I think is 'bout this day
This ugly day I end
'Twill ruin every day between
Between my now and then
Don Matthews January 2020
Tuesday 28th January 2020 6:07 am
LMS Rollercoaster Toenail-Paint Back-to-Work Celebration
Our Rollercoaster's been through
Smoke and lots of fire
Our Leader watched out two four seven
Did not for sleep retire
(He is a good Leader....)
To celebrate it's back-to-work
A Toenail-Paint is planned
Riders will jump in feet first
No colour WOL has banned
(WOL Board has been notified
Monday 27th January 2020 6:33 am
Japan's train system suddenly came to a halt
With the cancelling of twenty-six trains
Caused by a slug in an electrical box
Which said slug will not do again
He was electrocuted.....
Don Matthews June 2019
Sunday 26th January 2020 10:28 am
(First seen in the Like-Minders Society Theme Park)
If you like my humour
And think I'm worth a read
Hop in with your feet first
You are a dying breed
If you're into doom and gloom
Don't think I'm worth a read
Go ahead I do not care
Procreate your breed
OK my humour can be
Strange, sometimes offbeat
But if you think I'm worth a read
Saturday 25th January 2020 8:26 am
Dementia is a cruel thing
It took a humour 'friend'
Who brought much fun and laughter
What a cruel end......
If you are born with humour genes
Don't waste them while you're here
Spread your fun and laughter round
Let's all have a beer
Co-founder Monty Python
Don Matthews January 2020
Friday 24th January 2020 6:41 am
Awakening's a you beaut hotel
Built in the jungle (Mexico)
Helping you synchronise with surroundings
And hence universe (there ya go)
On arriving, to a room they don't show you
Instead to a cocoon in a tree
Accessed by a you beaut rope ladder
Designed around mind symmetry
(The above phrases and following is taken from their promotion materi...
Thursday 23rd January 2020 6:11 am
The Much Abused Apostrophe Mark
(John Richardson was a former news copywriter, often correcting the use of apostrophes)
As founder of Society
Like-Minders (patent 'plied)
With sadness I've just read about
One which has just died
Society was formed
By 96 John Richardson
(Two thousand one, it dawned)
John and his group have...
Wednesday 22nd January 2020 6:43 am
Do Not Worry. All Is Well
I have had to close the Like-Minders Theme Park during the recent extreme fire risk period.
Imagine the insurance paperwork if it burnt down....
What? ….You don't insure imaginary Theme Parks?
What sort of mickey mouse company are you?
You insure Liberace's fingers but not my vivid imagination and creative mind?
The line's g...
Tuesday 21st January 2020 6:03 am
We Seem to Have Lost the Idea of Moderation
(Adapted from a newspaper article on the recent suicide of Australian Gavin Wilson amid protests at drag queens reading stories to kids)
Our responses to issues
Need to be fast and emphatic
The time to make considered decisions
Sacrificed for the sake of speed and severity
We are pushed to the limit
In this era of...
Monday 20th January 2020 7:52 am
Depends on Cost They Say
(New Year's eve)
Here in quiet Adelaide
Spent rockets fell to ground
Set alight surrounding grass
Tinder-dry and brown
People they are furious
Stupid thing to do
At such a hot dry time of year
What different can we do?
Suggestion to the council is
Replace with light display
So people still can ooh and aah
Sunday 19th January 2020 6:09 am
I'm a Protester Yay!
I'm a protester yay! I'm a protester
What about? I dunno, yippee yay!
I've locked myself up to the Parliament gates
Then I done went and threw 'way the key
I'm protesting yay! I'm a protester
I've locked myself up yay yippee!
Oh no!, I got problem here officer
I need to unlock, go for pee
(Can't see key anywhere lu...
Saturday 18th January 2020 7:05 am
Re-Reading My Poems
I've just read something that I wrote
A year-a-half ago
It teared the same reaction
I wondered, why this so?
This surely is the purpose
Of writing poetry
To draw emotions each time read
(At least it works for me)
Don Matthews September 2019
Friday 17th January 2020 7:41 am
Found In a Poet's Wastebasket
You are the bestest President
That's ever come along
Twittering's all the rage it is
You never do no wrong
Your wifey sweet Melania
Might have nice tits and bot
But as for world opinions
She knows just diddly squat
I like your comments 'bout my
Melania's bot and tits
I dream about them every day
When on my throne I si...
Thursday 16th January 2020 8:33 am
Climate Change, Anxious 10yr-olds and Psychiatrists
10yr-olds are presenting to psychiatrists
anxious over the fate of the world
and their future
When the brain is not fully developed
there is a tendency to catastrophise
Psychiatrists call it 'emotional reasoning'
where feelings are confused with fact
They are led to believe the world
is coming to an ...
Wednesday 15th January 2020 8:12 am
Thought I Wouldn't Notice?
(Just because I live on the other side of the planet Ruth/Po/Do you think your hijinx don't reach me?.....)
Why has there been no WOL Brits
Posting on my screen
What I've seen in paper
Just in paper seen?
Many Brits, bare, pantless!
Left them all at home
Much fodder for my neurons
Fodder for my pome
Let's focus on the pic att...
Tuesday 14th January 2020 7:38 am
I went to university
Questioned all the rules
Wondered why some followed them
Looking like such fools
Follow rules by all means
Those which do make sense
Don't follow blindly all the sheep
Cos many just plain dense
Question question question
I was taught to ask
You must believe the Bible son
To question's not your task
Don Matthews J...
Monday 13th January 2020 7:15 am
The Bipolar/Creativity Connection
(First presented in the Like-Minders Theme Park Rollercoaster Stop 'Mental Health Centre')
They say a link seems to exist
'Tween bipolar and creativity
And so as I ponder what rhyme next to conjure
I'm wondering if this affects me
The painter Van Gough was bipolar
And Virginia Woolf was as well
Did you know Stephen Fry is bipolar?...
Thursday 9th January 2020 4:27 am
We've had to do a re-mint
Of new 50p coins
We got the Brexit date wrong
Of our EU un-join
Old mint 31 Oct – new mint now 31 Jan
Queen thought not good image otherwise.
People will think Brits don't know what they're doing
The Queen has ruled let's do it
Let's show the world we know
Precisely what we're doing here
Britannia here we go...
Wednesday 8th January 2020 7:05 am
Bushfires, Handshakes and Cameras
(Our Prime Minister was away holidaying in Hawaii during the bushfires. On returning he went and talked to people, offering handshakes and condolences while being followed around by a camera crew. It did not go down well as shown in the videos.)
Your town is on fire
Your home has burnt down
Along with their cameras
Politicians come ro...
Tuesday 7th January 2020 7:09 am
My Name is Don (A Poet)
My name is Don (a poet)
Write mainly for myself
Pulling bits and pieces from
My rhyming word-bank shelf
My name is Don (a person)
Born differently to rest
Brain chemicals not in balance
Neurons left quite messed
My name is Don (a complex)
Person trying to
Sort out my psychology
As one mixed up would do
My name is Do...
Monday 6th January 2020 7:50 am
South Australian Bushfire Crisis
Today has been labelled catastrophic
Fire danger on the scale to its max
Winds and a 40 degree temperature
Everyone alert, no-one lax
What causes these fires to begin with?
Dry-lightening strikes are their cause 1
Some accidents cause sparks, (also start them)
And arsonists who light fires just for fun
Today catastrophic ca...
Sunday 5th January 2020 9:18 am
Boris's Top Adviser Dominic Called Me
Read in today's paper Dominic is advising Boris to search for weirdos, oddballs with new skills
I got a call from Domi
Adviser (top) to Bori
Wanting weirdos, misfits cos
They're filled with dread, 'n' worry
Seems they're wanting new
Oddballs with odd skills
Heard about my LMS
Thought I'd fit their bill
He said “Don,...
Saturday 4th January 2020 5:56 am
Why are Easter Buns in the Shops the Day After Christmas?
Shop, shop, shop, shop
Buy with cash you haven't got
Swipe your plastic credit card
Easy hey? That wasn't hard?
Christmas Day passed yesterday
What's this in shops I now do see?
Hot Cross Easter buns on sale?
Gosh this makes me shitty be
I asked the sales assistant, where are your Easter eggs?....
Friday 3rd January 2020 6:05 am
We all like entertainment
On WOL, what we all see
I mainly post my stuff on screen
To entertain just me
I am it's sole creator
It comes out of my head
(And not from out my kidney)
When all is done and said
You might think my stuff's drivel
I don't care if you do
I like to see it up on screen
But hey? How many WOLers...
Thursday 2nd January 2020 11:26 am
Striking a Balance With Fireworks
Did you greet New Year with fireworks?
Did you go 'ooh' and go 'sigh'?
For just a few minutes of pleasure
Millions of cash went sky high
We have so many poor homeless people
And our health, transport system needs cash
Is it not time that we looked at and sorted
What's important, and stop wasting cash ?
But my ask, readers,...
Wednesday 1st January 2020 5:49 am