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A Merchant So Gallant

The merchant was gallant Though backdated, maybe ancient He was unfashionably dominant Not quite the tyrant But blunt He’d say constant And then add, adamant Not a favourite with the ladies, I’d warrant They looked away to views more distant … Continue reading

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CCC186: A Train of Thought

I’m on a train A train of thought I thought this was my station Turns out it’s the day of the Queen’s Coronation Hopping back on that train Riding a while and at the next thought I’ll hop off again … Continue reading

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Bred in Captivity

There was a fuss A to-do The day the animals escaped from the zoo There was dissent And much disapproval At the suggestion of the zoo’s removal Bred in captivity Unequipped for urban survival Freedom was good but not a … Continue reading

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CCC182: The New Black

We used to Mend and Make Do Then after the war a new generation arose More energy than money They Did It Up and made it like new They were all arty And crafty That generation put on some years … Continue reading

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CCC179: Twizzle’s New Hat

Twizzle wasn’t happy Most unhappy was he Benny Beech asked why was that Because someone’s stolen and hidden my nice new hat Stolen it, I do agree, said Benny Beech But not hidden; it’s in plain sight, out of reach

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No worse than the pox

The plague, it was said, caused a worldwide flummox But it was nothing, they said, no worse than the pox Which pox? Cowpox, chickenpox, swinepox? Didn’t they know the pox was a killer? Whether detoxed or vaccinated, nothing could stop … Continue reading

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CCC166: Remember Spring?

Remember spring? With trees barely green, with flowers yellow and birds that sweetly sing. Remember summer? When the sap was rising strong in you, never known a hotter lover. Remember autumn? When that virus came and swept you up. I … Continue reading

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For Comedic Effect

Did you hear what he said? The bloody audacity The cheek, the effrontery I suppose he said it for comedic effect Hurt people’s feelings but what the heck Stir the house into greater hilarity Modern comedians, can’t raise a laugh … Continue reading

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CCC162: The Parish Eagle

Little Robin in the churchyard hiding What was it the bird found frightening Was the old vicar sermonising Or the new organ player improvising It was the eagle, parish-bought And in stone realistically wrought To sit above the south porch-door … Continue reading

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Twittering

Some people might call it similar but that’s just cos it’s familiar. What the jig are you Twittering about? I haven’t a clue; a bit of a blow when I’m trying to act like a know it all, all up … Continue reading

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