August 13, 2022

Two Dodoitsus (I – Saturday)

by Jem Croucher
Weekend and Saturday comes
and the mercury still climbs
Summer well and truly here
Felt within this heat

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August 13, 2022

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By Charles Robert Lindholm

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August 12, 2022

A National Vinyl Record Day Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

vinyl record day

We had turntables, amps and speaker columns and WE HAD OUR MUSIC

For Boomers our vinyl record collection
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August 12, 2022

Morning Sunshine

by Jem Croucher
Sunshine of a morning
from my window up here high
shining on the hilltops
as the early birds go by
It's great to see it every day
it seems this summer here
as it brings a peaceful feeling
and fills my heart with cheer

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August 12, 2022

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August 11, 2022

No chumps here

by Jem Croucher
In the cold frame go the seeds
which I have today just sown
the frame that was just two weeks gone
with brambles overgrown

Elsewhere as day by day we toil
and clear a a little more
the plots are getting ready 
for a winter crop in store

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August 11, 2022

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August 10, 2022

No hose

by Jem Croucher
We've hidden the hosepipe away in the shed
as the long lack of rain has inevitably led
to a ban of the sprinkling of water for gain
pending reservoirs filling up once more with rain

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August 10, 2022

A National S’mores Day Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

smoreday

This marshmallow and chocolate cookie sandwich rendition
Is a gooey campfire tradition. Continue reading

August 10, 2022

A National Lazy Day Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

national lazy day

Responsibility doesn’t get in my way.
Thus, my less than stellar resume`. Continue reading

August 10, 2022

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August 9, 2022

From this our piece of land

by Jem Croucher
The extended lotty's taking shape
as Sal and I are there to make
the best of all the toils we take
from this our piece of land

It's looking good and we are proud
so we will shout that fact aloud
no hiding behind veil or shroud
from this our piece of land

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August 9, 2022

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August 8, 2022

Seagulls on the wing

by Jem Croucher
Seagulls flying on the wing
on the beach as I
sit outside my beach hut
and watch them hover by
Indicative of all that is
a life beside the sea
this vista with the seagulls
is here a part of me

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August 7, 2022

Resident Penguin

by Jem Croucher
Buried in the undergrowth
we found a penguin hiding
brushed him off and gave him
somewhere better to reside in
thought that it must surely be
a sign for better things
as for our new allotment a
new life with him begins

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August 7, 2022

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August 6, 2022

Encore

by Jem Croucher
The waves are thundering on the shore
as the sunshine makes a show
and whooping we cry out for more
of that music down below

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August 6, 2022

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August 5, 2022

A National Underwear Day Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

raggedy underwear
When it’s time to either do a load or re-load

If you go commando, then you wouldn’t care,
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August 5, 2022

Stiff upper lips

by Jem Croucher
Sitting on a windy beach, the sky's a leaden grey
down here at the beach hut for a family day today
It's a pity that the sunshine didn't wear its hat again
But then this windy weather suggests coming of some rain
And that won't dampen spirits, we'll still have a lovely time
Cos it's all about the company in wind or rain or shine

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August 5, 2022

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By Charles Robert Lindholm

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August 4, 2022

A National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

chocolate-chip-cookies
Fun to make and even more fun to eat

The Toll House chocolate chip cookie recipe
Is the cookie icon it’s come to be. Continue reading

August 4, 2022

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August 4, 2022

Professional Qualifications

by Jem Croucher
My professional qualifications
are my paws and yes, my ears
and I've been honing up my skills
for over seven years
My whiskers? Yes, they play a part
as does my curly tail
but when push comes to the shove
my paws and ears regale
For I am dog and this is what
I need to remain regal
and do the job that I'm here for
to care for both my people

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August 3, 2022

A bigger space

by Jem Croucher
We've doubled our allotment
it's now twice the size it was
and though the new bit's overgrown
we don't mind much because
it's all quite superficial
bindweed covers most of it
so we will pull that up and prove
that it's a false culprit
and when we've given it a strim
and tidied things to spruce
we'll put the hidden plots to
some really worthwhile use

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August 3, 2022

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By Charles Robert Lindholm

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August 2, 2022

A National Ice Cream Sandwich Day Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

ice cream sandwich day

The ice cream sandwich ranks as the second best-selling ice cream novelty in America. The average number of ice cream sandwiches eaten per second nationally is 48. Versions of the ice cream sandwich have been around since the turn of the twentieth century with the rectangular shaped cookies and vanilla ice cream sandwich being introduced in 1945

The cookie and ice cream combination
Has been a long-time sensation.
The frozen novelty treat
Can not be beat….
And now there’s an Ice Cream Sandwich Day celebration.

August 2, 2022

Three Thousand

by Jem Croucher
Three thousand poems published
since Jemverse came to be
on WordPress as a daily blog
in two thousand and fourteen
Just over eight years, April last
I started sharing wide
the poems I had written
for in others to confide
and since then it's grown to passion
something that's a part of me
which, with Jemverse as the outlet
I can let you people see

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