Poetry Blog by Don Matthews (Feb 2020)
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The Archive Monster's Coming
The Archive Monster's coming
Quickly, you me read
Don't worry though, my poet will
Continue with my breed
Don Matthews 29 February 2020
Saturday 29th February 2020 8:11 am
Oh Little Poem With Two Days Left
(Suddenly realising it was the 28th I wrote this in a hurry. I seem to have a habit of conversing with inanimate objects. Am I lacking friends? Thalia and I often have chin-wags. She's a great friend. Never tells me off. Is she real or inanimate? Hmm....)
I am a little poem
On view for two more days
When I will then be bundled off
Friday 28th February 2020 8:45 am
A Strange Happening
A strange thing happened yesterday
When I did tap rotate
My bladder had this funny urge
And said “Go urinate”
I have a scientific mind
And had to know the reason
Why my bladder told me this
And why it needed easing
Knowing Google's reputation
In solving strange events
I quickly typed in '”Please help me
Why to the loo I'm sent?...
Thursday 27th February 2020 8:45 am
The Singer and the Storm
The screen above the singer
Flashed thunder, lightening, doom
When suddenly, from nowhere,
Real lightening, thunder, boom
The rain came down in torrents
Electric circuits blew
Custom made piano
On stage, left all drenched through
All poncho'd and protected
The singer led away
OK, but just bit shaken
Another Elton day
Wednesday 26th February 2020 7:43 am
(First seen in the Like-Minders Society Theme Park Rollercoaster Stop 'Propper Spelling School')
Billy's with us here today
Troubled with a plight
He doesn't quite know what to say
Does he bite or byte ?
When his tongue and teeth connect
(Cos teeth not lined up right)
Does he say “shit!, ouch, I bite”
Or “shit! and ouch, I byte ?”
Tuesday 25th February 2020 7:14 am
Did You Notice?
You may (or not) have noticed
What happened yesterday
I did not post a poem
Why's that Don? Tell us, say
Was spending time with family
When time it came around
To post another daily poem
(With no vocal, sound)
I don't do audio.
My accent is scary
Suddenly she tells me
(My partner) don't you dare
Go get on your c...
Monday 24th February 2020 7:17 am
I Am An Offbeat Poet
I am an offbeat poet
Don't follow any norms
Correction - norms of rhyming
(To give it some sort form)
Since Thalia (my Muse of Mirth)
Arrived I rhyme more fun
My humour writes have increased and
Now number more than one
No matter poet type you are
And what you are about
The purpose of our writing is
To bring what's inside out...
Saturday 22nd February 2020 6:57 am
LMS I like you
Led by someone Don
Playing round with laughter, fun
No, this ain't no con
No. It plays around with fantasy
and stretching the imagination
Me mate Skip says g'day.....
Without this playing with fantasy no creative work has ever yet come to birth.
The debt we owe to the play of the imagination is incalculable.
Friday 21st February 2020 7:56 am
Po's just come back from the dead
Yippee yay yippee yay yay
He said it was only sabatical
But I don't believe him hey hey
He seems to make this quite a habit
He made a long visit last year
Did they kick him out, or he miss us?
No matter, let's all have a beer
Did Po really come back from the dead Eth?....
Dunno luv...ask him....
Wot's it like ...
Thursday 20th February 2020 6:15 am
LMS Update 19/2/20
The Like-Minders Society (LMS) is a group of WOL poets who think alike and communicate via PM.
It focuses on the exploration of fantasy, imagination, humour, and offbeat poetry.
Back in October 2019 I started working on an idea of combining fantasy, imagination, humour and offbeat poetry. I called it the Like-Minders Society. From this initial idea grew the virtua...
Wednesday 19th February 2020 6:42 am
Silly 'n' Sad
OK I can rhyme silly
At times you'll think 'ye gad!'
This only is a part of me
I also can rhyme sad
Rhyme's my tool of versing choice
It's lilting on the ear
Can carry anything I want
From sadness, hope, to cheer
Let's not forget the humour that
I give it, to go steer
Round on WOL producing smiles
(Let's all go gave a beer....)
Tuesday 18th February 2020 7:47 am
At What Cost President Trump?
Trump has improved the economy
Of that there's no denying, it's true
But at what cost does it mean to the environment?
Consider what he now wants to do:
He wants funding cuts of:
75% Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
(agency dealing with carbon-neutral energy and new green technologies)
27% Environment Protect...
Monday 17th February 2020 7:45 am
Update. But You'll Just Have To Wait
The goings on behind the scene
Will soon make it's debut
You think I'm having fun with you?
Of course, that's what I do
LMS updates are fun
But you'll just have to wait
Humourland is hidden
Hidden, hiding 'way
Behind it's gates, The Theme Park
Where Like-Minders play
LMS updates are fun
But you'll just h...
Sunday 16th February 2020 5:43 am
Did He Not Write Comedy?
There should be heaps more humour
Written on the site
Golly gosh there poet Don!
Get your thinking right!
Our site is hallowed, serious
No place for tit and tat
Imagine what our Shakespeare
Would think of all of that?
Funny, I seem to recollect
The Bard liked humour too
Did he not write comedy?
Much Ado Ado?
Saturday 15th February 2020 6:51 am
You don't accept a warming Earth
Which scientists say is so
Yet happily accept a miracle man
2000 years ago
Don Matthews February 2020
Friday 14th February 2020 8:14 am
Dr Don At Your Service
(Researchers at Donyagoz Adana Hospital, Turkey have found excess use of Viagra can produce a multitude of unwanted side effects. Feb 2020)
Dr Don's on your screen here to warn you
If you're using Viagra to excess
OK, it will stand you to attention
But other things might end in mess
This simple little thing called sildenafil
Thursday 13th February 2020 7:37 am
God Is On The Web
God is on the web
Waiting for your prayer
You'll find there is no video link
Skype or live chat there
If your faith is good and strong
God's service is profound
But if you are an atheist
Click link says 'no page found'
Don Matthews February 2020
Wednesday 12th February 2020 8:14 am
Thalia Likes My Drumming
(Thalia is my Muse of Mirth. She helps me write fun poetry. LMS have adopted her as their mascot. We all have a fun time)
I'm drumming in a blues band
(Thalia likes this poem)
She tells me it's too noisy there
Prefers to stay at home
Quietly sipping Earl Grey....
From a china teacup....
Like the lady she is.....
Monday 10th February 2020 6:46 am
Sunday 9th February 2020 6:15 am
Saturday 8th February 2020 7:52 am
I have so many poems
They wait, pile up, say “send”
They keep on procreating
It drives me round the bend
This bloody rhyme's addictive
I gotta have my words
Injected for my daily fix
It's damnably absurd
You say to me “Go rehab”
“They will de-rhyme your brain
Jack and Jill won't climb the hill
They'll prose you till you're sane”
Friday 7th February 2020 8:25 am
Circled by High Fences
The park it was once theme-like
Decayed now to the ground
A ghostly symbol from the past
Now silent with no sound
The park, once full of laughter
With people having fun
All now past, forgotten
No more a park, no sun
A sound can still sometimes be heard
Breaking through the silence
Metal creaking in the breeze
Now circled by ...
Thursday 6th February 2020 7:18 am
Pamela and Jon Tie the Love Knot
(Married 20 January. Lasts 12 days)
Jon Peters and Pamela Anderson
Movie mogul and long Playmate star
Tied their love knot only 12 days ago
Honeymooned in a Malibu spa
Seems something went wrong in the spa (so it seems)
(Could Jon no more stand up, erect?)
Cos Pam's called it off, (jetted home), since said knot
Wednesday 5th February 2020 6:19 am
What's it mean?
Yes it's in
You're favourite dic
Or if you choose
Take any pick
It simply means
Three or more
I ever saw
Waste of time
Waste of rhyme
Three or more
Four, five, six
What a bore
How can I
Use this wo...
Tuesday 4th February 2020 6:16 am
I've just been on a journey
To farewell a dear friend
Who took a final journey
At his life journey's end
I have a pre-booked ticket
Of that there's no debate
The only thing I'm waiting on
Is when I'm told the date
The office Supervisor
In charge of ticket sales
Decides my date of boarding
Decides when I set sail
What mode of jo...
Monday 3rd February 2020 6:32 am
How Old Are You?
How old are you my dear friend?
Old as the woman I touch
Said Groucho Marx when questioned
I like this answer much
How old are you my friend asked?
I said older than you
But not as old as that man
With no teeth left to chew
Our age? How vague we try and be
When people ask, and delve
We want to hide, embarrassed
And keep it to oursel...
Sunday 2nd February 2020 9:03 am
How and Why
The woman married (happy then)
Facebook told it all
Playing with their children
Going to football
The woman sat in court today
(Killed husband while he slept)
Set fire to him while in his chair
Her mother blew kiss, wept
The circumstances (yet unknown)
Which caused for him to die
Have not in court been dealt wi...
Saturday 1st February 2020 6:52 am