September 24, 2021

Here comes Friday

by Jem Croucher
And with morning three words came
'Here comes Friday' my waking eye
with silent whisper
said, I beamed
The sunshine decided September
had still more summer to give
warmth remaining
here it seemed
And outside my window the golden one
waved gregariously from the East
with its hat on
Comfort gleaned

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September 23, 2021

Thursday Haiku

by Jem Croucher
Dripping from my pen
my Thursday haiku gathers
form and satisfies

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September 22, 2021

Sunny

by Frank Hubeny

Needing words that rhyme with ‘sunny’
some demons would cooperate.
Between them they regurgitate,
“Death is dark and lava runny.
Funny how it sticks like honey.”

That made no sense! They’re on the run.
I do prefer a sunny sun
with demons nowhere to be seen,
with blue skies blue and green grass green
and demons knowing they are done.


Ronovan Hester offers the rhyme word “sunny” to be used in an A line of a décima having rhyme pattern ABBAACCDDC for this week’s challenge.

September 22, 2021

Life-words-haiku

by Jem Croucher
Sometimes a haiku
Gives all the words that I need
to make life complete

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September 21, 2021

Our Journey

by Sandeep
Video Courtesy: Internet. If you own this I am willing to credit you or take this down.

On a road commonly  travelled,
I walk with a few fellows, How long are we together or how soon shall we separate, are not questions that bother me.
But, that you are,
and that the path is
and that we are walking while we can,
Is all I care for.

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September 21, 2021

Mangolicious

by Jem Croucher
Had a Mangolicious Laines
a lovely IPA
fruity and refreshing
at the end of a long day
Eating at the Open House
all my girls and me
and a lovely Wolfgang
for a delicious tea

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September 20, 2021

A Couple Of When You’re Not Getting Off On A Chill Pill Limericks

by Joel Kravitz

chill out
I get my inspiration for limericks from many things (other than politics.) Goofy things that goofy friends say and, of course, social media are good sources for jokes and punchlines. I saw this meme on Facebook and knew as soon as I saw it, it was a limerick or two waiting to happen. Continue reading

September 20, 2021

Rain came

by Jem Croucher
Rain it came
and soothed my soul
with rhythm there
to make me whole
Refreshing
after days of dry
it watered
and began to cry

Many tears 
on streets below
to heal the earth
new life to grow
and though now grey
the sky above
when comes the rain
is one I love

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September 19, 2021

Music doing its thing

by Jem Croucher
Sometimes a quiet tune
playing softly satisfies
catches the mood and softens
quietly around ragged edges
calming me completely

But sometimes only loud fits
AirPod Pros resonate
with the volume north of eleven
it still catches and calms and glistens
calming me completely

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September 18, 2021

September Storm

by Jem Croucher
Watched whilst bathed in sunshine
as the storm it gathered strength
and the sky out there grew darker
knew it'd soon arrive at length

So we packed away the beach hut
in sunshine heat still strong
as we both knew it would change soon here
and there'd be rain before too long

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September 18, 2021

Pitt

by Frank Hubeny

It’s hard to dream up something new
when morning sunlight’s cloudless, bright.
I should have written more last night,
but that was then. What should I do?
Deceit tries hard to block what’s true,
but goodness stands against its dread.
I’ve only two lines in my head,
“The weather’s fine but Mister Pitt
decided he’d have none of it.”

For now I’ll leave the rest unsaid.


Ronovan Hester offers the rhyme word “pitt” to be used in a D line of a décima having rhyme patter ABBAACCDDC for this week’s challenge.

September 17, 2021

Sparkle Like Sunshine

by Frank Hubeny

A bouquet’s like a bluebird who
without a sound knows what to do
and vintage turquoise like the sky.
The evening comes so let us try
to understand like deep dark wood
and do in darkness what is good
when daylight trusts us on our own.
Let’s sparkle as deep truth we’ve known.

Based on prompts by Eugenia and Linda Kruschke.

September 17, 2021

A Picnic In The Park Protest(???) Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

Trump Free Lunch

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/national-security/dhs-expects-about-700-people-show-pro-trump-d-c-n1279152

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September 17, 2021

Summer’s swansong II

by Jem Croucher
On this September morning
sunshine greeted me again
and as this could be the summer's swansong
no one could lay the blame
if today instead of working
to the beach I went instead
to seize the opportunity
and by my heart be led

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September 16, 2021

Sunglare shine

by Jem Croucher
Sunglare shine on longshore drift
the rippled sand aglow
down here in early evening
as the sunshine sinks down low

Cool the lapping wavelets
from the brilliance of day
as barefoot here I wander
whilst around me seagulls play

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September 16, 2021

I STRUGGLE TO WRITE IN CURSIVE

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

A Simple
Thoughtless
And Automatic Act
When I Was Young
But Not Now
The Years
And Tears
Have Changed That

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September 15, 2021

A Guilty Pleasure or Pick Your Poison Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

white castle
Been there, done that ….way too many times!
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September 15, 2021

I am the beach

by Jem Croucher
Days like today
may be short lived indeed
but they're part of my rhythm
and part of my creed
For I am the beach
and the beach is all me
as part of my essence
is to be by the sea

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September 14, 2021

90 and rising

by Jem Croucher
The temperature crept above ninety
so I thought 'that's enough for today'
and, grabbing a go-bag ready to go
to the beach again, made my own way

The breeze from the sea was most welcome
but it was still in the eighties down there
Though as this wasn't work and I had a cold beer
I wasn't too minded to care

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September 13, 2021

A Sure To Please Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

head to toe kisses

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September 13, 2021

Last rays

by Jem Croucher
We've a bench out the front which will catch the last rays
of the sun as it sets in the west
and though the view we get there is not very good
the warmth of the sun is the best

So I'll sit there a while when the evenings draw in
and, north-facing, the garden's in shade
so pleased that we've kept our front garden bench
as with foresight best plans are made

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September 12, 2021

September sun heat

by Jem Croucher
September sun heat
no denial of fact
twenty-five degrees celsius
attesting to that
So it was back to the beach
to sit in the sun
at Saturday teatime
til evening was come

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September 11, 2021

An It’s Football Season Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

football money

“Are you ready for some football?”
There will be no shortage of it for the next six months

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September 11, 2021

For the love of music

by Jem Croucher
I've fallen in love with my music again
with my new Marshall BlueTooth speaker
it's revealing the nuance of tunes that I know
and making them sound so much sweeter

So long may this continue as I've thousands of albums
to listen to all over again
and fall back in love with the songs I know well
repeated in such sweet refrain

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September 10, 2021

End and Beginning

by Frank Hubeny

Cotton candy sunny side up.
Be the cream of the crop.
Sustain your faith. Persevere.
The end is near when evil stops.

Inspired by prompts from Linda Kruschke and Eugenia.

September 10, 2021

Writing at Night II

by Jem Croucher
I've been up half the night
as sleep wouldn't come
so I took up my pen
til the morning begun

And wrote down the words
that this page now reveals
as when slumber resists
this writing, it heals

Then as the light grows
and the day takes a hold
I read back the lines
and the story I've told

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September 9, 2021

Deep Blue

by Jem Croucher




The deep blue of this summer sky
is quite enough for me
here in the field of seven trees
where Obi runs quite free
These really are our special times
this hour each week we spend
and, truth be told, for sanity
on this we both depend
For it is a solace, comfort too
to walk an hour here
at the evening of a weekend
to fill our hearts with cheer

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September 8, 2021

Oops

by Frank Hubeny

We’re persevering. Let me send
a blessing on what you may do
that it be right and it be true.
At last I know you as a friend
to look for when we reach the end.
We’ve seen the way the devil groups
despair with his deceitful troops,
because he wants to hold his ground.
Deep time is short. We’re homeward bound.
He’ll trip and fall, his final oops.


Ronovan Hester offers the rhyme word “oops” to be used in the C line of a décima having rhyme pattern ABBAACCDDC for this week’s challenge.