Posts tagged ‘Poetry’

February 25, 2021

A Broken System Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

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The current political climate could not be anymore toxic.

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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
Truly infectious

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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February 19, 2021

A Back Up On The Horse Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

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

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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

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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

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February 17, 2021

A Couple of Texas Winter Storm “Cluster” Limericks

by Joel Kravitz

Texas-thermostate-cold-weather
Not ready for this

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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

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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

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February 16, 2021

A Resume of Shame Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

trump-wanted-poster
AND SO MUCH MORE

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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

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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.

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February 14, 2021

A Valentine’s Day Giggle Poem

by Joel Kravitz

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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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February 14, 2021

A Valentine’s Day Smitten Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

Poetry challenge: Valentines poem.

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I’ve been smitten; there’s no way I’d mistake it
And I don’t know how you will take it.

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February 14, 2021

Forty-three Valentines

by Jem Croucher

Forty-three valentines I have now sent
to my one true love every year
Our love it grows stronger
and may it live longer
I trust as I hold her so dear

And we have been wed forty-two of those years
Soulmates, we two are entwined
So here now from me
here is forty-three
Will you please be my Valentine?

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February 13, 2021

A Partisan Politics Plight Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

partisan politics
We have to solve this problem or we are not going to
advance as a country

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February 13, 2021

Magical III

by Jem Croucher

It’s magical this snow-cast light
the icing sugar dust
as slowly things are covered
and capture it I must

Iron-chill the Northern blast
makes minus five feel raw
yet still the child within me yearns
for snow on snow and more

Househound here the nation wanes
to bleak midwinter flow
But doesn’t really mind because
there’s nowhere else to go

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February 12, 2021

Snow n me

by Jem Croucher

It wasn’t very nice
in my field this week you know
Cos my paws felt very cold
in some white stuff they call snow

I had a double layer
(my red jumper and a coat)
but my paws still feel the cold
(I’m just saying, make a note)

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February 11, 2021

Virtual beers

by Jem Croucher

From Liverpool to Shoreham
quite a distance any day
but in these days of lockdown
seems a million miles away
But that distance is diminished
at a stroke with all good cheer
when we friends WhatsApp together
to share a virtual beer

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February 10, 2021

A Matter of Morals and Courage Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

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This is a time for Moral Purpose, Moral Compass
And Moral Courage. We’ll soon find out what
our country’s Senate is made of.

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