"These single socks seem to think I have nothing better to do than run a dating agency for them."



A colourful


a well-heeled

single, looking

for a match,

with similar need.


Frances Macaulay Forde © 2015




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<Deleted User> (19913)

Sat 4th Aug 2018 08:45

So much fun. Loved it.?

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Frances Macaulay Forde

Sun 22nd Jul 2018 03:35

Thanks for your responses to this bit of fun, Rose and Becky! Always appreciated.

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Rose Casserley

Sat 21st Jul 2018 23:35

well! I'll go to the sockless foot of our stairs-triff! the title kix shit out of the poem (meant in the most delightful way-of course)

Rose ?

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Becky Who

Sat 21st Jul 2018 23:26

I love this! I took this absolutely at the first degree, as odd socks are endemic in our household. I have 23 odd socks in the basket waiting disconsolately for their partners as I type. I actually believe in Terry Pratchett's odd sock fairy. Thank you for turning the bane of my life (one of them) into clever poetry!

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Frances Macaulay Forde

Fri 6th Jul 2018 03:15

Morning everyone!

Don; I suspect there will be three hours between us though...

J R: Indeed - many over 50's search in vain. ?

Ray: You saw through my ruse...

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Thu 5th Jul 2018 23:34

Almost like a code Frances - the image of the heel comes in every time. Subtle and confusing - a kind of riddle. Hey diddle diddle.


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Stu Buck

Thu 5th Jul 2018 17:27

excellent francis. short and witty.

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Don Matthews

Thu 5th Jul 2018 14:14

Frances poem finished
Will post it in the morn
'tis nice and warm-like in my bed
So 'twill be after dawn

Don't know exactly where you are
From where your skills you hone
But I've a sneaking suspicion
We're in the same time zone

(unless you were up at 2.30 am in UK...)

D ?

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J R Harris

Thu 5th Jul 2018 13:53

One of life's mysteries...

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Don Matthews

Thu 5th Jul 2018 13:14

Frances you are lucky
I have some time to spare
I have the draft poem right here
Sitting in my chair

(next verse italics - why can't they provide an italic button?)

Well don't procrastinate don
Get on and do your stuff
Don't keep our Frances waiting
Write proper from your rough

DM ?

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Frances Macaulay Forde

Thu 5th Jul 2018 11:55

Wow - thanks everyone for your time and considered replies to what was a bit of fun inspired by the sentence I used as a title.

You've also made me smile. Thank you.

Don; I look forward to your rhyming response.

Colin; thanks for admitting me to the 'club'.

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Brian Maryon

Thu 5th Jul 2018 09:33

The vicar who married us wore sandals and had a spud in his sock.

<Deleted User> (13762)

Thu 5th Jul 2018 08:33

but then opposites attract too - wonderful poem Frances and welcome to the LTC - Long Title Club ?

PS: I'm too OCD in my laundry duties to allow socks to go astray although occasionally strong winds blow them from the washing line . . .

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Darren J Beaney

Thu 5th Jul 2018 07:43

Love it!

We have loads of singles here, most of them belong to a 10 year old boy.....

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Don Matthews

Thu 5th Jul 2018 03:54

Now Ferris

The act of scrolling implies it's moving.


But then I could be dumbish and missing a subtle point here


Don ?

Brian is going to be spitting chips...while he's asleep the mice have come out to play..

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Don Matthews

Thu 5th Jul 2018 03:45

I also have 'in-needers' Frances Trouble is. I think we're too far apart to hook up and share footsies. What colour's yours?

Hang on Frances. We could set up a sock-dating agency. Ya know...try my on for size....like me or leave me.. .cuddle up to me and all that...have a little tumble in the dryer... what could we charge ? real shear sexy red ones would obviously attract a higher fee...(if they don't come back, for obvious reasons, we'd cancel any further dating contracts...) Gosh, I could make a saucy rhyme about this...

While Brian's in beddy byes I've snuck in before him. He'll be livid. There are some advantages in being upside down Brian....Wake up my friend. Frances's poem awaits you

Don ?

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