May 9, 2022

Ancient woodlands’ bequest

by Jem Croucher
The bluebells are blooming, it's that time of year
in the garden there under the tree
that gives shade from the sun
when their time has begun
for this lovely bright vision we see

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May 8, 2022

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May 8, 2022

Reversing the loop

by Jem Croucher
Six miles and thirteen thousand steps
reversed, the loop's still fine
as this quite pleasant circuit
is something wholly mine
Takes around two hours
with a few stops in between
to savour once again the views
amongst the best I've seen
For this is Sussex and my home
we share a synergy
taking full advantage of
each other's company

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May 7, 2022

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May 7, 2022

Blossoming

by Jem Croucher
The cherry tree in Ham Field
is in full blossom and looks great
so I'm rather pleased we left things
and decided then to wait
til some warmer Springtime weather
before coming to this place
as now we see it in full glory
as it smiles in Summer's face

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May 6, 2022

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Whispers

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May 6, 2022

Overgrown

by Jem Croucher
The grass on the allotment
was very long indeed
the no-dig plots were overgrown
and needed thorough weed
but after we had strimmed it
it once again took shape
so I don't thinks it will be
too long now til we make
it start to grow some produce
for our table and for more
to brighten up this place
which both Sal and I adore

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May 5, 2022

Women’s Rights – The Fight For Their Lives Limericks

by Joel Kravitz

Fight Back

First, these limericks are not jokes with punchlines. I have chosen this form of poetry for its efficiency. It is poetry – it has rhythm and rhyme. The creative effectiveness of the limerick is the setup and the last line. In five lines, it delivers a message and its brevity allows the author to semantically say more with less, which is my purpose here.

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May 5, 2022

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May 5, 2022

Becoming rested

by Jem Croucher
And so it was with week of sun
the holiday was true begun
and this no brainer not to shun
for it afforded hours of fun
whether walking or a run
many miles with evening done
for cooling down and sunset come
and no apology for pun
afforded by the words now spun
the rested and appeased become

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May 4, 2022

A “What My Mom Would Tell Amber” Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

Amber poops

My mom had a saying for every occasion and I am sure she would have adapted one her favorites to fit this situation. Continue reading

May 4, 2022

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May 4, 2022

May the fourth be with you II

by Jem Croucher
Seven years of Star Wars days
we've had this little chap
the dog of many, many names
so let's give him a clap
Obi Wan Kinobi is 
his proper name of course
hence 'May the fourth be with you'
as he is strong with 'the force'
But he has many others
to numerous to repeat
as he is a very special friend
who makes our lives complete

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May 3, 2022

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May 3, 2022

Shoreham my home

by Jem Croucher
Through a gap in the bushes
I spied Shoreham town
nestled there under the Downs
twixt me and the sea
safe there in the lea
the bearer of treasure and crowns

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May 2, 2022

Chalky

by Jem Croucher
These chalky trails on Sussex loam
in these green hills above my home
are quite the best so many times
I will return as they are mine
and with a joy I'll shout aloud
this is my Sussex and I'm proud

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May 2, 2022

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May 1, 2022

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May 1, 2022

One IX

by Jem Croucher

9 of 12 in the Jemverse series ’12 months V’

Maybe May will find me
on the beach once more
as warmer days get warmer
and summer waits in store
Maybe May will be the one
to see those doors flung wide
for long days in the sunshine
no more the place to hide
Maybe May will see these things
as they're the thing to do
for the fifth month and summer
are quite symbiotic too

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April 30, 2022

The Biology of Loss

by Alanna

She is perfect.

rufus breast

her back and wings

cloaked with feathers of burnt umber

She leaves a fledgling

that hops about her still body

I gather it up and place it

under a dense shrub

knowing its chances are slim

to none

Was it my cat?

There are no signs

He too is perfect.

his sleek  black and white form

graceful as a panther about the yard

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April 30, 2022

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April 30, 2022

Gigsters Divine

by Jem Croucher
Though many bands we've seen
it's been six years since last we all
were collectively 'the gigsters'
at least, as I recall
But last night for Divine Comedy
the 'Gigsters' were united
once again all six together
as each had been invited
'Divine' was most appropriate
as superlative this evening
the 'Gigsters' doing what we do
for friendship's steadfast meaning

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April 29, 2022

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April 29, 2022

Back to the loop

by Jem Croucher
It was back to the loop
with a whim and a way
as the sun was quite warm
on this late April day
and I was on leave
and the hills were all green
and the chalk of the trail
is the best I have seen
so I put best foot forward
with this walk 'cos it's there
reacquainting myself
with this pleasure to share

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April 28, 2022

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April 28, 2022

Greenship

by Jem Croucher
There's a green ship in the harbour
up the river quite a bit
much further on than usual
so I took a pic of it
Rarely dredged of course these days
the building silt means most
will rarely venture up this far
at Shoreham on the coast
A far cry from my yesterdays
when every berth was full
so good to see the odd one still
with time's incessant pull

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April 28, 2022

Johnny & Amber’s Wedding Vows in Hindsight

by Joel Kravitz

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The Johnny Depp Amber Heard Shit Show (literally) has me re-thinking wedding vows. After hearing testimony of the total lack of self-respect and any respect for anyone or anything on display here, I got to wondering about how these two ever got married in the first place. And, in hindsight, what their vows should have been. Continue reading

April 27, 2022

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