So What Do You Want me To Write About?

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So What Do You Want me To Write About?


So what do you want me to write about?

What are you wanting to hear?

They say I should write for myself

But for once, what would YOU like appear?


You know I use rhyme as my carrier

Of messages both humorous and sad

I use it to transport these messages

And apply it to whatever can be had


I can rhyme about war and 'bout killing

The pain, senseless waste and it's strife

About innocent boys forced as pawns in

General-played games for their life


I note that war/killing attracts comments

My assumption? Is this what you need?

Black, macabre and also bloody

Rhyme belonging to a dark breed?


At the opposite end of the spectrum

I can rhyme about things that are great

Things maybe offbeat, but with humour

Things that you maybe won't hate


So what do you want me to write about?....


Don Matthews March 2019

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Don Matthews

Sat 9th Mar 2019 22:07

Thankyou for all your responses. I am touched. A definite no-no for death and destruction. I am pleased


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Don Matthews

Sat 9th Mar 2019 22:02


Writing good rhyme is not easy
It's simply not Jack shagging Jill
I whistle along as my pen writes
Monty Python-like, out my mouth spills ?

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Tommy Carroll

Sat 9th Mar 2019 17:05

Walk away from easy rhyme Don & don't forget to whistle, you do know how to whistle don't you Don? ;- )


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Don Matthews

Sat 9th Mar 2019 13:02


In one ten line stanza you've given
Me wealth of things to write upon
To cast my eyes around and see
Things to verse before they're gone


True to you Anya. I will oblige.

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Don Matthews

Sat 9th Mar 2019 12:53

Can I combine Keith/Dorothy in one?
Chocolate and keith's nice raspberry ripple?
Don't want both of you getting jealous
Only two's here (but I need rhyme triple)

Hey Keith, confusion's reigning all round
Cos three is spelt just as plain 'triple'
Now Dorothy she's all in a dither
Cos your ice cream treat's spelt as a 'tripple' ?

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Don Matthews

Sat 9th Mar 2019 12:37


You are talking about catharsis here. Someone who influenced me and for whom I am grateful? A few years ago I went through a rough patch. Anyone else would not have up and left. No matter what hell I put my family through they stuck by me. Regardless of what happened, they felt I was worth hanging on for. What more could you ask?

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Brian Maryon

Sat 9th Mar 2019 12:21

Don - you're completely meeting my expectations.

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Don Matthews

Sat 9th Mar 2019 12:19

Dorothy has suggested I write about Ayers Rock and his history

Why do we call it a him
A him with a masculine gender?
Cos he's tough and stands proud like a big guy
And not like a woman real slender

Why are ocean liners named shes?
They're like Ayers, tough and stand tall
You got me there......?

<Deleted User> (19913)

Sat 9th Mar 2019 12:09

Thanks Don, awesome work

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Don Matthews

Sat 9th Mar 2019 12:09


You're right I won't tempt fate using temple
I'd also get in strife with name Tempel
For our moderators wouldn't like me using surnames
Like Hempel and Wempel and Zempel ?

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Don Matthews

Sat 9th Mar 2019 11:56


Bloody wardrobe
Open thee
Don't malfunction
'Ope for me

I kicked it once
Kicked it twice
Bloody wardrobe
Please be nice

Door fell off
No like abuse
Bloody wardrobe
You're no use ?

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M.C. Newberry

Sat 9th Mar 2019 10:51

Look around - what do you see?
Surely much for poetry!
A barking dog that waits alone...
A cat that prowls past on its own;
The twitching blind across the street,
The neighbour that you never meet;
The leaves that fall, the tree bereft
Its naked branches all that's left
Like arms outstretched begging for aid
Of things like these is poetry made! ?

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Brian Maryon

Sat 9th Mar 2019 10:25

Make something up Don. Not about your brain or what makes you tick, or poems about writing poetry, or something you've read and embellished, or anything that mentions Spike Milligan. Oh...and probably best to avoid any Temple themes as well.

Just use your imagination Don

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Sat 9th Mar 2019 10:12

So many topics Don. How about a wardrobe malfunction?

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keith jeffries

Sat 9th Mar 2019 08:43


an interesting request. Try to write about a person in your life who has contributed to the person you are. Someone who influenced you for the good, to whom you are grateful.

Chocolate is worthy of a poem but I have the distinct impression Dorothy has yet to taste the delights of Raspberry Ripple Ice Cream.

Go for it matey,


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Sat 9th Mar 2019 07:57

Beautiful creamy rich milk chocolate - not cheap stuff mind - it's gotta be the best,

I think you had better include raspberry ripple ice cream for Kieth, don't want him getting jealous

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