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EYES - RIGHT!

No matter what you seek to say

Your eyes always give you away.

No matter how you play your role

Your eyes are the window to your soul.

Maybe you should avoid my gaze

When you involve me in your plays

Of make-believe and innocence -

In shadow-sway of sweet pretence.

Even when you lower your lashes

I seem to see those deceitful flashes;

So now sense says that we should ...

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EXCUSES, EXCUSES.

A modern trend that plays fast and loose

Is the ready way people find excuse

For actions and attitudes than can hurt

Mind and body and serve to divert

Attention from the need to prevent

The sort of scourge that life can present

To inflict disease and death in its path

Like some vicious vengeful form of wrath...

Payback for all the vain pretences

That pretend deeds have n...

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A POLITICAL CLERIHEW

Nigel Farage

Endured a hate-filled barrage

From those who sought his exit

But instead got Brexit.

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A POP CLERIHEW (1) and (2)

Reg Dwight

Thought his name wasn't right

And decided upon

The name Elton John

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Elton John

Has been and gone

Like a moth that's pinned

Or a candle in the wind

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CLOSED MIND

Comment allowed - if you agree to agree

I'll do you proud if you suck up to me;

But if you take a different or questioning view

Then it's comment deleted - and goodbye to you!

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THOUGHT FOR ANY DAY

These lines were seen as a comment elsewhere - and duly acknowledged for their relevance in life.

Hard times create strong men,

Strong men create easy times.

Easy times create weak men,

Weak men create hard times,

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ARTY-FARTY - a clerihew

Tracey Emin

Was the guilty 'fem' in

That unmade bed

Where true art lay dead

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ANOTHER COMEDY CLERIHEW

Morecambe and Wise

Appeared average size

But when appearing on TV

Were as big as could be

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A COMEDY CLERIHEW

David Croft and Jimmy Perry

Created their version of Tommy and Jerry

The BBC bosses thought them barmy

But the viewers knew better and loved "Dad's Army"

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A CONSTITUTIONAL CLERIHEW

Donald J.Trump

Gave Democrats the hump

Now they seek retribution

By misusing the Constitution.

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A CONTEMPORARY CLERIHEW

President Joe Biden

Seems on course to widen

The deep division in the community

Whilst espousing unity.

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DISTANCE NO PROBLEM - a Covid poem

It;s been this way right from the start - 

This distance that keeps us apart;

But it's still about giving

To make sure you keep living

And retain your place in my heart.

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NEVER AGAIN - a song lyric

I'll never fall in love again

You won't find me like other men

A hopeless sucker from the start 

When it comes to affairs of the heart

The same old story since lord knows when.

 

I'll never smile again and say

I'm yours forever and a day

A stronger man is what I'll be

There'll be a complete change in me

I'm headed another way.

 

Love may lead other men on a danc...

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REACHING OUT

Life can be full of surprises and today I was the recipient of one such example via an email from a

lady in South Devon who was using "lockdown" to clear out stuff.  In the process she says she found 

a poem I had left pinned to a post at the entrance to a coast walk near her home in Kingswear.  She had 

copied it and had just re-discovered it.  That pleased her enough to "Google" me and ...

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A WORD IN YOUR EAR

Equality is an invented word

An idea of life that is preferred -

But how to make the word a fact

Takes more than presumption to enact

 

In day to day or year to year,

Its fallacy is frighteningly clear.

Questions asked about how to obtain it

Go unanswered  - for there's no way gain it.

 

Am I equal to an Einstein in intellect?

Or a Soros or Bezos - to any effect 

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EVENTS, DEAR BOY...EVENTS

The title recalls words from UK P.M Harold MacMillan when asked about what could affect political aims.  

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Come January the twentieth it's unlikely we'll see

A United America singing "A Biden with Me"!

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JANUARY THE FIRST

Hurrah - let's welcome January the First

If nothing else - it's not the worst

Of New Year Days that's ever been

Looking back at what this world has seen.

 

Twenty twenty saw lots of plenty

But not the sort the cognoscenti

Of healthy living would have chosen -

An invader that lingered as if frozen

 

In time that seemed interminable

To become something abominable

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