Posts tagged ‘Poetry’

April 18, 2021

The Plan (Part II)

by Jem Croucher

We built some raised borders

for the allotment to grow

laid them out in the garden

where they’re ready to go

Just one minor problem

they’ll not fit in the car

but the allotment is close

and not very far

April 17, 2021

Removed from the sand

by Jem Croucher

April arrives and I sit in the sun

here at the end of the day

in a spot at the end of the garden where

I can write and then have my say

It is a savouring grace to have and to hold

and cherish like a living thing

and to feel the last embers of the warming sun

is just cause I can tell you to sing

So though this is my pleasure it’s repeated

by people all over the land

particularly now that the Spring has arrived

and heads are removed from the sand

©Jemverse

April 16, 2021

A GQP EIS Acronym Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

GQP

EIS EVIL IMMORAL STUPID

I saw this tweet this morning. It was a comment on MTG & LB voting against reauthorizing the National Marrow Donor Program, the only two votes against, and bam, another limerick

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April 16, 2021

I Remember When I Could Remember Limerick 1.1

by Joel Kravitz

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I was once a dynamic think tank.
Now I find myself drawing a blank.
I guess I’m resigned
That I’m losing my mind…
And I’m overdrawn at the memory bank!

April 16, 2021

Tri-haiku XVIII (Summer’s child again)

by Jem Croucher

Concluding ‘The Spring 21’ series from Jemverse (12 of 12)

I am summer’s child

Born of Spring I blossom and

bloom to full glory

I am summer’s child

My warmth grows stronger by the

day as sunshine comes

April 15, 2021

A TFG Must Be Held Accountable For The Pandemic Deaths Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

Trump pandemic response (2)

Trump’s Covid lies were a tragedy. Were they also a crime?
Trump’s lies about Covid very likely killed Americans. Where’s the accountability?

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April 15, 2021

Sunshine shadow revisited

by Jem Croucher

11 of 12 in the Jemverse series ‘The Spring 21’

Sunshine shadow

casts a glance

with nonchalance and whimsy

warming through the window

but outside still frail and flimsy

April 14, 2021

Yup – still singing

by Jem Croucher

10 of 12 in ‘The Spring 21’ series from Jemverse

 

Wet roads glisten in sunshine

fresh from the rain

as I sit here gazing

from my window again

Very little here passing

lock-down in full swing

but there’s full colour highlight

born of the Spring

April 13, 2021

Spring (finally) again

by Jem Croucher

9 of 12 in ‘The Spring 21’ series from Jemverse

And finally Spring

arrives in a day

long hours of sunshine

hip-hip hooray

On the breeze is a fragrance

carried with grace

as we welcome the Springtime

with warm embrace

April 12, 2021

A Mazel Tov To Hideki Matsuyama On His Masters Victory Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

Hideki Matsuyama, of Japan, puts on the champion's green jacket with help from Dustin Johnson after winning the Masters golf tournament on Sunday, April 11, 2021, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
(AP Photo/David J Phillip)

Hideki Matsuyama becomes the first Japanese player to win the Masters

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April 11, 2021

Spirea

by Jem Croucher

7 of 12 in ‘The Spring series 21’ from Jemverse

 

The spirea in full bloom

with white flowers there abundant

and warmth of the sunshine

means winter’s redundant

and I’m pleased about that

and it fills me with joy

something first realised

when only a boy

April 10, 2021

Verdant again

by Jem Croucher

6 of 12 in the ‘Spring series 21’ from Jemverse

 

Luxuriant this time of year

the grass is verdant green

and unless I am mistaken

looks the best it’s ever been

It’s thick and lush and lovely

and loves the Springtime sun

which bathes it in a golden light

until the day is done

April 9, 2021

A pocket of Springtime revisited

by Jem Croucher

5 of 12 in ‘The Spring series 21’ from Jemverse

 

Sitting in a pocket of Springtime

warmed by a welcome embrace

breathing in deeply the fragrance

feeling the sun on my face

knowing the winter’s behind me

forgetting the long months of chill

looking forward to summer

promising warmer days still

April 9, 2021

A Pardon Me…Not Today Sucker Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

Gaetz kiss ass

MG -Blanket Pardon Please???
TFG -Sorry Sucker, you did what many thought impossible…found a low that I couldn’t stoop to (or should I say admit to)…WOW

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April 8, 2021

Indicative too

by Jem Croucher

4 of 12 in ‘The Spring series 21’ from Jemverse

 

Indicative of summer

the Springtime grows and grows

it’s getting warmer by the day

as only April knows

The light has changed, it’s brighter now

and days are longer too

more growing time much needed

brings colours into view

April 7, 2021

A Moscow Mitch’s New Corporate Stance Dance Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

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#MoscowMitch dancing around Corporations having a conscience and not just deep pockets

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April 7, 2021

A Coddiwompling Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

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Road Trips are fun and exciting. Hopefully, soon we will all be free to travel again. I saw this
and knew it was a limerick waiting to happen.

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April 7, 2021

Green again

by Jem Croucher

3 of 12 in ‘The Spring series 21’ from Jemverse

Green grass freshly mown

breathe deep, smell the loam

Green shoots on the trees

sprouting now into leaves

Green fronds, nature tells

there’ll be sun and then bluebells

Green of April leaps to Spring

giving life to everything

April 6, 2021

A warming II

by Jem Croucher

2 of 12 in ‘The Spring series 21’ from Jemverse

 

Hues in garden

Springtime green

open window

bright sunbeam

Weather warming

yellow’s here

sunshine beckons

with good cheer

April 4, 2021

The Road Taken

by Alanna
Prompt “the road not taken” NaPoWriMo
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April 3, 2021

Easter Egg Hunt

by Jem Croucher

I’m devising an Easter egg hunt

it’s a giggle

as I had to squeeze into some spots

with a wiggle

too cunningly hide the eggs

with some guile

as my children have been at this

for quite a while

April 2, 2021

A Runaway ChooChoo Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

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50 yrs ago in HS American Politics became crystal clear to me A Congressman in one of the 5 boroughs spent 10Xs his congressional salary on his campaign – ??? ROI

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April 2, 2021

Easter unexpected

by Jem Croucher

Good Friday came up quickly

as it was in disguise

so the long weekend of Easter

kind of took me by surprise

Mind you it is a nice one

to get when least expected

four days to enjoy once more

most welcome and respected

April 1, 2021

A Vaccination Motivation Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

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It will go a long way on the road back to “normalcy”
And keep following the best practices – wear a mask, wash hands frequently, social distance

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March 31, 2021

Place to rhyme

by Jem Croucher

My best words it seems flow freely

when the small hours take a hold

when everything is quiet

and my pen does what it’s told

Relays the words I want to say

about the things I’ve done

about what I am feeling

when I’m happy or I’m glum

March 30, 2021

Dawn Chorus Joy

by Jem Croucher

I wrote some words without a picture

save the one that’s in my head

so it’s imagination that

you’ll have to use instead

For this is about the chorus

that I hear each day at dawn

the sweetest sound I’ll ever hear

as I awaken with a yawn

March 28, 2021

Wolfgang came to visit

by Jem Croucher

Wolfgang came to visit

Sat down in the sun

Said with satisfaction

‘This is just why I have come’

He loves it in this garden

It is his home from home

and he really looks a picture

as I hope these words have shown

March 27, 2021

A cracking hacking

by Jem Croucher

In the garden today
I went wild with the shears
chopping back all the growth
that remained from last year

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