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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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What Pegman Saw: They Came to Trade

They came to trade, they stayed to rule, They came with strange weapons and their tools; They claimed the protection of their god And believed that we’d be overawed. They took our food, they took our land, They broke us, … Continue reading

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They Misunderstood

Careless, they accused. But they misunderstood. Not careless, said I, and defiant, stood. Carefree. Written for Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt 14 words: Carefree  

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This Eden in the East

Far out to sea beneath the heavy swell There is a land the ancients trod, so I hear tell. Their way of life we cannot know, What they ate, what plants did grow; They fished, of that no doubts I’ve … Continue reading

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What Pegman Saw: Portland Bill

Portland Bill built a still in his cellar deep Asked his ally, Emerald Sally, his secret for to keep She kept it well, she dug a well, his moonshine for to store All was fine till the cops saw the … Continue reading

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Tell Me a Story Challenge: Grandma’s Birthday

Dale, at A DelectableLife tagged me as a link in a photo-prompt chain. And what the jig, maybe I can’t resist the challenge. So here’s the photo she gave me. And below is my ‘inspired’ story … What a day to … Continue reading

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Ring around … with Roses

Ringed around with roses With tissues wiping noses Plague has brought the sneezes Bubonic, black, with wheezes Eastern rats we hold to blame Held in ships awash with shame Fleas that carried, heat restricted Came with cold, released, inflicted Swelling … Continue reading

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Broken

A poem reposted from 2015 A broken house and a broken life Of a broken man with a long-lost wife The springs of bed and sofa’ve sprung The stair-rods all are fitted wrong Around the table chairs are chipt The … Continue reading

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Silvered Lady

Silvered Lady in the sky You affect my moods I know not why But when you’re full I’m so alive Yet when you’re new I have to strive To change my world from blue Reposted from December 2012

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Time

Time, Time, racing past, I want my life to last, to last. Time, O Time, slow for me, Let my life be hurry-free, I want to spend some time with me. Time, Time, where did you go? You were too … Continue reading

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