Posts tagged ‘Poetry’

January 18, 2022

What I Know About Women – Monorhyme Poetry Challenge

by Joel Kravitz

AAFE idiot husbands

What I Know About Women…I Learned From You…all the women I have been lucky enough to know

Back when I was immature (last week)
And had urges to suppress,
I wanted to be a ladies man
And at times I would obsess.

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January 18, 2022

A kindness

by Jem Croucher
It's not being selfish as sometimes you need
a kindness extended to self
a pampering here
for a top up of cheer
all to keep you in perfect health

And it's not just your body but your mind of course too
that needs looking after each day
mental health care
to keep you aware
and help you along on your way

January 16, 2022

Walking to Africa

by Jem Croucher
With best foot forward this New Year
determination sets my gait
with a virtual walk to Africa
as several million steps await

And it seems I'm not the only one
as in the rain today
I spied outside a gathering
of cyclists on their way

I'm guessing that their riding goal
was somewhat less than mine
particularly as the weather is
today far less than fine

January 15, 2022

The Evolution of A Relationship From Infatuation to Flatulation

by Joel Kravitz

fart joke

I saw this cartoon on Facebook and, like The Bard of Avon, I cannot resist a taking a shot at a fart joke with these eight lines and a limerick

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January 15, 2022

Delight

by Jem Croucher
Bleak this green into the grey
a salt-laced winter wind
from a prevailing westerly
full in the face that grinned
and shivering at the whitened shore
to far horizon seen
the figure hunched to winter cold
knows full where he has been

January 13, 2022

Aspiration

by Jem Croucher
Accused of recalcitrance
well maybe that's true
when it comes to the verse that I write
For I see little merit
so will always give credit
to a smile and bring it to the light

For that is my virtue
my license to use
no matter how I might feel
As a bright word to me
is one needed to be
if by it something there needs to heal

January 12, 2022

HAIKU: LET THE TRUTH BE TOLD

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Must we live with hate

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January 12, 2022

Still too cold in the winter

by Jem Croucher

Concluding the Jemverse Winter 22 series ‘Brittle Days’ [10 of 10]

Neglected in winter
gets quite overgrown
Too cold to sit out there
grass stays unmown
Trees shed their leaves
and they fall to the ground
and because I’m not out there
they just lie around
And I know that I should
and one day I will
Just not today thank you
‘Cos I can’t stand the chill

January 11, 2022

Back to January’s Shivering Smile

by Jem Croucher

9 of 10 in the Jemverse Winter 22 series ‘Brittle Days’

Tangible this winter chill
In January’s raw intent
As beneath these spectred morning veils
the silent mist is sent

Intrusive to beleaguered calm
Whispers like a shout
I’m a stranger in an iron-clad still
with no one else about

Yet frigid though the air might be
January serves to bring
A shivering smile through chattering teeth
that it will soon be Spring

January 8, 2022

A cheery thought revisited

by Jem Croucher

6 of 10 in the Jemverse Winter 22 series ‘Brittle Days’

In the depths of winter howling winds
And nasty pouring rain
My thoughts turn to the summer
And to warmer days again

It is good to have a cheery thought
When you’re shivering in the cold
For summer keeps you younger
Whilst the winter makes you old

Winter chills are wearing. They are
dour and pretty grim
But the merest thought of summer
Never fails to bring a grin

January 4, 2022

A Not Gender Specific Time Management Limerick 1.1

by Joel Kravitz

Time Mgmnt Gender Gap

Regardless of how aggravating and infuriating this is

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December 30, 2021

A Malignant Tumor

by Joel Kravitz

malignant tumor

The Malignant Cruelty of Donald Trump

A two-word combination that unleashes fear –
Words no one ever wants to hear.
As a diagnosis or metaphor,
Those two words say there’s pain and suffering in store.
When the metaphor describes a politician
Who would turn the White House into Perdition,
Seeking to harm Americans for personal gain
And destroy Democracy under his reign
With the authoritarian power he tried to seize….
It’s an understatement to say Trump is a disease

December 28, 2021

Drifting away

by Jem Croucher
Red Snapper Mojo floating
I'm here, relaxed and me
listening to the stereo
the perfect place to be

Life goes on around about
and I'm ok with that
as I am in my element
chilled out to be exact

December 23, 2021

Twenty-third

by Jem Croucher

4 of 5 in the Jemverse series ‘The week before Christmas’

Twenty-third of December, just two days to go
and everything's ready I'd say
The Crouchers are coming
the house is a-humming
for the absolute best Christmas day

Twenty-third of December, just two days to go
we have food and presents galore
and never say never
we six are together
to show just what Christmas is for

December 23, 2021

HAIKU: THE FIRST CHRISTMAS SONG – ENCORE

by thereluctantpoet

THE FIRST CHRISTMAS SONG
By Charles Robert Lindholm

The First Christmas Song

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December 22, 2021

Reluctant Reindeer

by Jem Croucher

3 of 5 in ‘The week before Christmas’ series from Jemverse

The Houndie House sled has been up now for weeks
for reindeer dogs to pose by
but whenever we go
our reindeer says 'no'
so we'll make do with this with a sigh

December 20, 2021

Two-balls Wolfgang

by Jem Croucher

1 of 5 in ‘The week before Christmas’ series from Jemverse

Two-balls Wolfgang's looking forward to Christmas
with the wonderful smells round about
he knows something's afoot
but he needs to stay put
and resist the call of his snout

December 15, 2021

Emmaus II

by Jem Croucher
Sitting outside Emmaus
my purchases clamped in my hand
looking forward to hearing
old vinyl from my favourite band

Pleased with my finds here this morning
browsing bric-a-brac and some more
this place in Portslade that we come to
up here at our favourite store

December 14, 2021

Tidy up done

by Jem Croucher
It was long overdue so I gave it a spruce
chucked out all the old magazines
dusted the shelves and tidied things up
got the cobwebs and grime in the seams

Gave it a hoover, well the carpet at least
sorted my pens and the books
got a new cushion for my swivel desk chair
swept out the crannies and nooks

December 9, 2021

It was grey, then it wasn’t

by Jem Croucher
It was grey, then it wasn't
when the day ended gold
and the rain clouds went eastward
to the Kent coast and cold
And Sussex saw sunshine
at the end of the day
with a sunset to die for
in a golden array

December 8, 2021

Tidy up coming

by Jem Croucher
My room could use a tidy up
as it's looking fairly grim
indicative that more or less
tis only room I'm in

As it's here that I'm most comfortable
most days throughout the year
for my music and my writing
and my games which bring me cheer

But now it needs a tidy up
some TLC from me
too get rid of all the rubbish
and yes, some space to free

December 7, 2021

Our beach hut

by Jem Croucher
And the view from the beach hut
to the shine of the sea
on this day in December
was fantastic for me

So pleased I can come
at all times of year
as this place is my haven
and always brings cheer

December 6, 2021

On the beach III

by Jem Croucher
Went for a walk on the beach in the sun
the sea was shiny and green
On the shingle the crunch
for an hour before lunch
the view was the best we had seen

From the West a stiff breeze, refreshing, not chill
whipped the waves as they crashed on the shore
and with the tide on the turn
appetite did we earn
as we walked on the beach here once more

December 5, 2021

The joy of seven tree field

by Jem Croucher
In seven tree field Santa's sleigh had arrived
and Obi sniffed inquisitively
We paused for a snap
with the little chap
before he ran off for a wee

In seven tree field December has come
but it's still not really that cold
The trees are now bare
but none of us care
for they've left the grass covered in gold

December 4, 2021

Measure on measure

by Jem Croucher
The Christmas tree's up
and it's twinkling there
under the window
good spirit to share
It's welcoming glow
is a comforting sight
when I leave in the morning
and return home at night

November 30, 2021

Season songs

by Jem Croucher
Golden my streets
but it won't be for long
for though sweet are my words
quite short is my song
They look lovely right now
when the sunshine is bright
but lacklustre in rain
and leaden at night

And as winter creeps in
my songs peter out
for I run out of lyrics
with gusto to shout
and my golden turns grey
as the music it dies
for instead of the carpet
hard frost often lies

November 19, 2021

Days Gone

by Jem Croucher
In Regency Square
where once stood the Pier
Victorian splendour
still evident here
but time has moved on
and the 360 high
is now the feature
high up in the sky

Yet standing here now
the future I hold
is recalling the heyday
('cos yes, I'm that old)
when the West Pier still stood
as a visual feast
besting the new one
a mile to the east

November 18, 2021

Treasures

by Jem Croucher
On the table outside
are memories we treasure
rocks and pebbles from Dorset
hold joy beyond measure

Some fossils, all lovely
some plain and some not
we love every one
and are pleased with the lot

And they're out there for purpose
to get wet in the rain
for then we can see them
as we found them again