February 25, 2021

Tri-haiku XXXI – Daffodil Laughter

by Jem Croucher

A vibrant greeting
bursting in Springtime yellow
sunshine to my day

A splash of colour
to the monotone palette
of winter greyness

Daffodil laughter
brightens up most any day
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February 24, 2021

Knot

by Frank Hubeny

My story started when my will
decided it would have its way.
A pleasure boat I bought that day.
I fixed it up with dreams until
I felt my future fatten, fill.
Then came more sin. Then came more fear.
The promised shores did not appear.
I struggled, fought against the knot
that held me sinking with my yacht.
It’s only by God’s grace I’m here.

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February 24, 2021

The tree-monster’s tail

by Jem Croucher

The tree-monster’s tail
stuck out of the ground
and though it was still
I made little sound
For there was no telling
and never a clue
what it would decide
and choose when to do Continue reading

February 23, 2021

Social distance birthdays

by Jem Croucher

It was murky on the Dyke today
and you could not see far
which really was a pity as
the view’s spectacular

You’ll have to take my word for that
because the picture shows you nowt
of what Sussex has to offer
and what the Weald is all about Continue reading

February 22, 2021

A Couple Of A Troubled Limerick Writer Limericks

by Joel Kravitz

American Politics is much more tragedy than comedy today

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February 22, 2021

Contentment in an Englishman’s castle

by Jem Croucher

Yes I’m an Englishman and it is said
that his home is his castle indeed
And I do declare
and here freely share
that I’m happy to stand by that creed Continue reading

February 21, 2021

Sheep convention

by Jem Croucher

The sheep had a convention
in the upper field today
I suspect grass was the subject
or some munching anyway
And there were clearly some ringleaders
as they moved around a lot
their noses buried in the grass
from spot to luscious spot Continue reading

February 20, 2021

A Putting The Nasty In Nasty Weather Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

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There are so many serious problems with having no water that it is hard to make light of it, but I saw this pic on FB and it made me laugh and a limerick popped into my head.

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February 20, 2021

Jab

by Jem Croucher

Got the text on Monday morning
best news I have had
as today in just a little while
I’ll have had the job
And yes, we’ll still be careful
but if you need a thing
to put a smile upon your face
and give you cause to sing
Then this is up there at the top
of all the things to give
Something truly wonderful
allowing all to live Continue reading

February 19, 2021

Zeppelin

by Venkat

zany zippers, zany zeal
zingy zaftig, zippy zeroes
zoom zebus, zebrafishes

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February 19, 2021

A Back Up On The Horse Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

get back on the horse

Texans are tough. If they get bucked off, they will get right back on the horse and ride again. Continue reading

February 19, 2021

For Pops

by Jem Croucher

Look at me now Pops, I’m an older man now
I’m past sixty, the years have flown by
That slap in the face
has long turned to grace
yet still on this day I will cry

Nineteenth of February nineteen seventy-four
etched in my mind for all time
The day that you left
leaving family bereft
although all these years later we’re fine Continue reading

February 18, 2021

Champion

by Frank Hubeny

Wealth or wits aren’t what it takes
to stop that giant, curse and all.
God alone transcends and shakes:
One river stone, one sling, one fall.

Thinking of 1 Samuel 17.

February 18, 2021

I ran and I ran

by Jem Croucher

There was ice in my field
round the tree in the middle
most of it solid
but some of it brittle
But I didn’t mind ‘cos
the ground it was firm
so my paws found their grip
with less squither and squirm
And I ran and I ran
my ears all at random
exploring three acres
in sheer joy abandon Continue reading

February 17, 2021

Whirl

by Frank Hubeny

The water in the coffee’s hot.
The sand upon the beach is too.
When simple duty will not do
temptations offer what they’ve got.
So, should I stray or should I not?
A vortex has much snow to hurl.
With stormy wrath the wind will whirl
me where I do not want to go.
I see the signs. They tell me: “No.
Rejoice and stay. Let faith unfurl.”

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February 17, 2021

A Couple of Texas Winter Storm “Cluster” Limericks

by Joel Kravitz

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Not ready for this Continue reading

February 17, 2021

A Goodbye Rush Limbaugh Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

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Rush Limbaugh is gone but will not be forgotten. The evolution of his brand mirrors the changing dynamics of party politics. He began as a conservative “Patriot.” Conservative and patriotic do not describe the virulent speech he subscribed to at the end.

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February 17, 2021

Thirty-four

by Jem Croucher

On a February day
thirty-four years ago
I remember quite well
the remains of the snow
as on a bright morning
I walked by the sea
so proud of the fact
of no longer ‘to be’
But actually now
a father at last
all those long months of waiting
now finally past
For there on that day
to Sally and me
the gift of a daughter
with our Emily Continue reading

February 16, 2021

Summer to share

by Jem Croucher

The warmth on my shoulder
as I sit here and write
is really quite lovely
in this winter sunlight
It feels just like summer
and if I close my eyes
I can see myself there
with no little surprise Continue reading

February 16, 2021

A Resume of Shame Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

trump-wanted-poster
AND SO MUCH MORE Continue reading

February 15, 2021

A When You Don’t Know How To Drive In Snow Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

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Most people is Houston don’t know how to drive in the snow.
The Mayor is telling people to stay home. Not an option for many, but driving cautiously is an option for everybody. Not an option for fools.

Houston, we have a problem…it snowed
Made worse by nuts out on the road.
And there’s no reason why!
They can’t drive when it’s dry,…
It must be part of the “idiot code!”

February 15, 2021

Holiday VI

by Jem Croucher

Five days off, I can scarce believe it
it’s been a tough few weeks
The hours I’ve worked
have been berserk
few troughs but many peaks

Relaxation guaranteed
the most I’ll make of this
There’ll be some sounds
and walks with hounds
in five days of pure bliss Continue reading

February 14, 2021

MY BELOVED VALENTINE

by thereluctantpoet

CELEBRATE LOVE EVERYDAY
By Charles Robert Lindholm

Will
You Stay
My Beloved Valentine
Now And Tomorrow And
Forever?

Copyright © 2020  Charles Robert Lindholm – The Reluctant Poet
All Rights Reserved – 02.14.2020 – 8:00 a.m.
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February 14, 2021

A Woman’s Computer Dating Disclaimer Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

e-dating
Thinking about this on Valentine’s Day.

Dating is daunting, especially now with the pandemic making the “meet and greet” a bad option for those staying safe with the Best Practices to not contract nor spread the virus. Computer, or e-dating, has been, is and will be a practical way to meet, communicate, and see if there might be a “connection” (similar interests, compatibility, chemistry); and, if all the cosmic tumblers fall into place, find a meaningful, lasting relationship. Computer dating has proven results. People do find love and get married. Continue reading

February 14, 2021

I AM BLESSED

by thereluctantpoet


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By Charles Robert Lindholm  

 Every night I count my blessings

and I‘m thankful for each one

’cause I know I‘ve not been promised

I‘ll see the rising sun

 

 Every moment is so precious

every day is special too

but the memories that I treasure most

have all been made with you

 

You are the love I‘ve longed for

You are my dream come true

and I know each day

that I am Blessed

when I wake up next to you 

Copyright © 2015 Charles Robert Lindholm – All Rights Reserved
There is nothing quite so wonderful as waking up with your BELOVED!!!

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February 14, 2021

YOU KNOW ME

by thereluctantpoet

YOU KNOW ME - HOLDING HANDS
By Charles Robert Lindholm

Of All The Stars
That Passed
Through My Universe
And Spent Time
With Me
On Life’s Journey
Before Moving On
In Different Directions

A METAMORPHIC CHANGE
You Are The Only One
Who Has Been With Me Continue reading

February 14, 2021

Mountains and Valleys

by Frank Hubeny

Love comes when the mountains ring
and valleys rise to roar.
They rang, I fear.
Oh, can’t you hear?
I love you more and more.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

February 14, 2021

A Valentine’s Day Giggle Poem

by Joel Kravitz

woo hoo

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If  a gentleman can make a gal giggle,
There’s a good chance that gal will like you.
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