Watch the hair! or: Shetland pony

A limerick The shetland pony gave me quite the stare; Sheer irritation made his nostrils flair. "Well... fine! I'll give you a ride, Though your fat ass is too wide... But seriously, Buddy - watch the hair!" ‘What do you see’ Prompt #149 For Sadje’s weekly #WDYS prompt, she offered the photo below as inspiration… Continue reading Watch the hair! or: Shetland pony

Pork, or: Get some

A limerick Farmer O'Dure was gracious and mature, A gentle soul with intentions most pure. His pork turned huge profit, first rate; But he'd get rebuffed at every first date, For George O'Dure simply reeked of manure. d'Verse poetics prompt: A World of Common Scents Today at d'Verse, poets were encouraged to write poems focused… Continue reading Pork, or: Get some

Proud as a peacock, or: In fine feather

A limerick Proud as a peacock, Birdie puffed out her chest. For her little chickies, she'd have only the best! Regardless the weather, She'd keep herself in fine feather; So, her human pet would feather their nest. ‘What do you see’ Prompt #148 For Sadje’s weekly #WDYS prompt, she offered the photo below as inspiration… Continue reading Proud as a peacock, or: In fine feather

Nat’l Bad Poetry Day, or: Bashō’s Ballad of Smelly Whey

A limerick In honor of National Bad Poetry Day (August 18th) Bashō tried his hand at one Western ballad, Though the sheer effort left him quite pallid. Writing out complex plot Left him tied up in knots, Stomach churning at his chunky word salad. A thank you A great thank you goes out to Britta,… Continue reading Nat’l Bad Poetry Day, or: Bashō’s Ballad of Smelly Whey

Jumping the shark, or: “It’s not a tumor!”

A limerick Across all the dark seas spread a rumor- Of fierce shark with remarkable tumor; Sailors knew to raise the alarm At first sight of the swift-gliding arm, While the priests aboard laughed at God's humor. ‘What do you see’ Prompt #147 For Sadje’s weekly #WDYS prompt, she offered the photo below as inspiration… Continue reading Jumping the shark, or: “It’s not a tumor!”

Out to lunch, or: Chewing the fat

A limerick Chewing the fat on our date left me with a hunch: I bit my tongue but reasoned: 'This gal's out to lunch.' Convinced there must be some mistake, She ate... then couldn't find her cake! I swallowed, for I'd bitten off more than a man could munch. d'Verse poetics prompt: At the restaurant...… Continue reading Out to lunch, or: Chewing the fat

Savory, or: Sweet

A limerick Miz Jelena’s Sweet Potato Pie Draws me so, but I cannot say why. I wonder 'bout the tangy smell... But the woman refuses to tell! "Just, eat some more," she replies with a sigh. d'Verse poetics prompt: Make mine a double-dipper! At d'Verse, poets were encouraged to select at least one of the… Continue reading Savory, or: Sweet

Hooray! or: Oy Vey!

An 'Eleventh Power' poem Hooray! I love to rhyme! So, I s'pose I will! 'Course, counting syllables is also great fun! No amount of wordplay could give me my fill; Poetic forms enchant; p'raps I'll try this one! It makes me feel good to hone my writing skills; And once I have finished, it feels… Continue reading Hooray! or: Oy Vey!