Category Archives: Poems (Some Silly)

CCC#48: The Old Red Bridge

No longer does it carry a thoroughfare No more do the horses draw clattering carts here Alas, the ancient bricks now in slow decay The Old Red Bridge has had its day Now tiddlers paddle with their jars Arriving here … Continue reading

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The Raven and the Maiden

The red brick tower where, when the Proddy-men came prodding, once hid the devout green robed maiden; this decaying ivy climbed Elizabethan ruin, instead of the lady’s haven, is now the raven’s 32 words written for Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt

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CCC47: Mellow Yellow

Red light slipping into yellow Tones everything it touches mellow Through the windowpane, it peeps O’er the windowsill, it creeps A welcome in the room it fills Contrasts with the seeping chills That this autumnal time of year does bring

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#CCC46: Spirit of the Dell

I know the spirit of that dell The malicious sprite that therein dwell Strews the hill with nut and stick Then loudly laughs when walkers, skidding, come down quick Written for Crimson’s Creative Challenge #46

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A Diamond and Sapphire Garter

Five magic beans to barter For a diamond and sapphire garter 11 words for Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt

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CCC#44: With a Thunderous Roar

No whispering swishing whimper No rattling clattering sprinter, But always a rumbling thundering roar. That’s our Lord Hinton on his way from Swindon to Frinton. Written for Crimson’s Creative Challenge #44

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What Pegman Saw: High on Her Mid-Summer Feast-Day

See the Pole, how it’s rooted in soil… See how it stretches high See the Wheel rotating upon it… See how it turns the sky See the Eagle with wings outspread… See the Earth sheltering beneath it See the Court … Continue reading

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Guardians of the Peace

Two white geese Two white geese Hear how they squawk Hear how they squawk They launch attacks on the intruding thief Who scuttles back and rapidly leave None are better for guarding the peace Than two white geese 38 words … Continue reading

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Grandpa Dobson

Grandpa Dobson was a tinker Charged a tuppence to mend a pan Mended tools, wrought handles new Sharpened chisels, knives and scissors too Grandpa Dobson was a tinker A carpenter as well Made wheelie-barrows for the men Made dancing-dolls and … Continue reading

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CCC40: First Time I Came

First time by this way I came, I waded through a streamlet deep Second time by here I trudged through mud, residual of the water seep Third time the ground was dry; I wondered why. 35 words. Written for Crimson’s … Continue reading

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