January is a bummer,

New Year’s done and no more Chrimbo;

still a long time until summer,

leaves us floating here in limbo.


Weather’s awful, really draining,

fog and drizzle never stopping;

had my fill of entertaining,

can’t afford to go out shopping.


TV isn’t what it could be;

all the movies dull and boring.

Even action thrillers leave me

lying on the sofa snoring.


What I need is some excitement,

save me from this dull frustration.

Luckily I’ve found enticement -

I am going on vacation!

◄ Accusation

Oxford Comma ►


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Don Matthews

Tue 21st Jan 2020 08:40

Which is why I said 'sorta' - vacay.. dot dot dot. Poetic license Trev... Or licencious to be pedantic...


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Trevor Alexander

Tue 21st Jan 2020 08:07

Vacation is amphibrachic - as is pedantic! 😎


Mon 20th Jan 2020 22:40

Great idea Don.....m just packing stuff, rides are ready, am all set to have loads of fun.

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Don Matthews

Mon 20th Jan 2020 22:34

Vacation is iambic (sorta)
Bummer's a trochee
Let's all go on holidays
Yippee trochee ee



Mon 20th Jan 2020 22:27

Vacation, sounds so pleasing to a bummer, great idea .....I liked the idea.

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Don Matthews

Mon 20th Jan 2020 22:08

Trochee January trochee bummer
Trochee holiday here I cummer
Gonna get there inna jet plane
And there relax with my sweet Jane

Where's your trochee?....

??? Bummer!....

Where's your Thalia?.....

Shh...don't tell her....


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Trevor Alexander

Mon 20th Jan 2020 21:34

Thanks guys.

Yes Cynthia, a total fabrication - it started off as an exercise in trochee. 😄 I don't go on vacation till late March, although it will involve an airplane Mika.

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Mon 20th Jan 2020 11:03

A humorous, well-timed piece. I get the feeling it's a lampoon, not necessarily YOU. I may well be wrong, but it was my first impression.
The 'vacation 'bit is a real barb.

I love it!

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Don Matthews

Mon 20th Jan 2020 07:04

January's drained my cash
Entertaining's done it's dash
Can't do no shopping, effect is drastic
Let's go on hollies, 'ray for plastic

What's that? I gotta pay it back?.....


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Mon 20th Jan 2020 03:51

Just don’t use an airplane for that vacation, some members here are against that sort of thing. All kidding aside, this was a pleasant poem. Enjoy the vacation.

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keith jeffries

Mon 20th Jan 2020 00:40

a good poem with the last line being something of a surprise, a pleasant surprise.

Thank you for this


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