A Potpourri of Poetic Curiosities

A collection of poems showcasing unusual words
by CD Richards
For Jayne
Chapter 2

My quaaltagh fair

Posted January 1, 2018
Romance / Poetry
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If only...
Chapter 3

Turning back time

Posted January 3, 2018
General / Poetry
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A teacher learns a lesson
Chapter 4

The spike-boggle

Posted January 4, 2018
Humor / Poetry
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Pontitectural pursuits, or lack thereof
Chapter 5

Fire and Fury

Posted January 5, 2018
General / Poetry
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It doesn't pay to be ungrateful
Chapter 6

Food for thought

Posted January 6, 2018
General / Poetry
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where do we really stand?
Chapter 7

Our place in things

Posted January 8, 2018
General / Poetry
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Relationships, in a nutshell
Chapter 8

The five stages of true love

Posted January 9, 2018
Humor / Poetry
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marine scandal unfolds
Chapter 9

A surprise coupling

Posted January 10, 2018
General / Poetry
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A sonnet, of sorts
Chapter 10

The Love Letter

Posted January 10, 2018
General / Poetry
429 views | 11 reviews

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A true story
Chapter 11

The first lottery

Posted January 11, 2018
General / Poetry
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Just some silliness
Chapter 12

A very able poem

Posted January 11, 2018
General / Poetry
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A glimpse of the future (and it's not pretty)
Chapter 13

The survivor

Posted January 12, 2018
General / Poetry
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A nursery rhyme
Chapter 14

Scrambled eggs

Posted January 14, 2018
General / Poetry
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With apologies to Hans Christian Andersen
Chapter 15

The king and the boy

Posted January 15, 2018
General / Poetry
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Who doesn't love an illusionist?
Chapter 16

The bottle-conjuror

Posted January 16, 2018
General / Poetry
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A true story
Chapter 17

A boy and his dog

Posted January 17, 2018
General / Poetry
428 views | 14 reviews

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Please read author notes first
Chapter 18

Heading west

Posted January 18, 2018
General / Poetry
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Inspired by recent events in Hawaii
Chapter 19

The end of the world

Posted January 19, 2018
General / Poetry
430 views | 14 reviews

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This is fine art. No, really...
Chapter 20

Antimetabolic antics

Posted January 20, 2018
General / Poetry
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A limerick about animals
Chapter 21

The bear and the turkey

Posted January 21, 2018
General / Poetry
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My alliteration button broke, badly. Bummer.
Chapter 22

Pedro the pirate

Posted January 22, 2018
General / Poetry
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A limerick
Chapter 23

Skating on thin ice

Posted January 23, 2018
General / Poetry
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A poem about isolationism
Chapter 24

The Village

Posted January 23, 2018
General / Poetry
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A familiar phrase
Chapter 25

Times gone by

Posted January 25, 2018
General / Poetry
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What does it all mean?
Chapter 26

The greatest grif of all

Posted January 26, 2018
Commentary and Philosophy / Poetry
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A (semi) true story
Chapter 27

The Nyctograph

Posted January 27, 2018
General / Poetry
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Double limerick
Chapter 28

A very serious matter

Posted January 28, 2018
Humor / Poetry
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The birth of the ice cream cone
Chapter 29

Ode to a wafer

Posted January 29, 2018
General / Poetry
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The first cut is the deepest
Chapter 30

Headless

Posted January 30, 2018
General / Poetry
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sometimes, things get out of hand
Chapter 31

A storm in a teacup

Posted January 31, 2018
General / Poetry
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continuing the 'storm' theme (free verse)
Chapter 32

The voyage

Posted January 31, 2018
General / Poetry
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No title suggested itself, so this is...
Chapter 33

The poem with no name

Posted February 1, 2018
Humor / Poetry
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The dark side of immortality
Chapter 34

The ransom

Posted February 3, 2018
Commentary and Philosophy / Poetry
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With apologies to Lotfi Zadeh (RIP)
Chapter 35

Ode to fuzzy logic

Posted February 4, 2018
General / Poetry
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They can be quite fun, sometimes
Chapter 36

Bored games

Posted February 5, 2018
General / Poetry
390 views | 10 reviews

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Abracadabra
Chapter 37

Trickle down doo-doo

Posted February 6, 2018
General / Poetry
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An acrostic in trochaic pentameter
Chapter 38

Tapleyism

Posted February 7, 2018
General / Poetry
394 views | 12 reviews

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A failed love poem attempt
Chapter 39

I'm not overly fond of you

Posted February 8, 2018
General / Poetry
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A double limerick (apologies to Amanda and the band)
Chapter 40

Who are you?

Posted February 9, 2018
Humor / Poetry
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an alien perspective of life on Earth
Chapter 41

On the outside looking in

Posted February 9, 2018
Commentary and Philosophy / Poetry
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Be careful of you-know-whom
Chapter 42

Danger, Will Robinson

Posted February 11, 2018
Humor / Poetry
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A cheery bedtime rhyme for children
Chapter 43

House of cards

Posted February 11, 2018
Commentary and Philosophy / Poetry
395 views | 9 reviews

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A limerick
Chapter 44

Hospitality to strangers

Posted February 13, 2018
General / Poetry
391 views | 9 reviews

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An acrostic
Chapter 45

The Corrumper

Posted February 15, 2018
General / Poetry
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A poem about civilisations
Chapter 46

The clarion call

Posted February 17, 2018
Commentary and Philosophy / Poetry
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A tale of two titties (mixed meter)
Chapter 47

Poor choices

Posted February 18, 2018
General / Poetry
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Acrostic poem - rhyme, with mixed meter
Chapter 48

Anaphrodesiac

Posted February 19, 2018
General / Poetry
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An acrostic sonnet
Chapter 49

The pawned heart

Posted February 20, 2018
Romance / Poetry
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An acrostic double-limerick with a twist
Chapter 50

Poor Klaus

Posted February 20, 2018
Humor / Poetry
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The unseen enemy
Chapter 51

Camisado

Posted February 21, 2018
General / Poetry
416 views | 21 reviews

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An acrostic
Chapter 52

The diary

Posted February 23, 2018
General / Poetry
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A bit of silliness after an insane week
Chapter 53

Not funny!

Posted February 24, 2018
Humor / Poetry
388 views | 10 reviews

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Ignore at your peril
Chapter 54

Matters of great importance

Posted February 25, 2018
Commentary and Philosophy / Poetry
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An anacronym
Chapter 55

Fubar

Posted February 26, 2018
General / Poetry
386 views | 12 reviews

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More silliness
Chapter 56

Product placement

Posted February 27, 2018
Humor / Poetry
402 views | 14 reviews

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Take the challenge
Chapter 57

The mountweazel

Posted February 28, 2018
General / Poetry
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The baddest man in the whole damn town (move over Leroy)
Chapter 58

Don Cacafuego

Posted March 1, 2018
Humor / Poetry
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A different sort of relationship
Chapter 59

The maledict

Posted February 16, 2018
Horror and Thriller / Poetry
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A wish
Chapter 60

Our house

Posted February 14, 2018
Romance / Poetry
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A limerick
Chapter 61

Bee allergy

Posted March 2, 2018
Humor / Poetry
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An acrostic sonnet
Chapter 62

You never write

Posted March 3, 2018
General / Poetry
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I'll try to keep this short...
Chapter 63

Breviloquence

Posted March 3, 2018
General / Poetry
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A sonnet
Chapter 64

The Cave

Posted March 4, 2018
Romance / Poetry
433 views | 22 reviews

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Mondo poem - please see notes for explanation
Chapter 65

Besieged

Posted March 5, 2018
Commentary and Philosophy / Poetry
394 views | 10 reviews

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5-7-5 poem
Chapter 66

Gobble-pipe

Posted March 6, 2018
General / Poetry
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A poem for International Women's Day
Chapter 67

Zenobia

Posted March 7, 2018
General / Poetry
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A twisted love story in limerick form
Chapter 68

Living Dolls

Posted March 10, 2018
Horror and Thriller / Poetry
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A limerick
Chapter 69

Telepheme

Posted March 10, 2018
General / Poetry
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An acrostic
Chapter 70

Ode to Alex

Posted March 11, 2018
General / Poetry
393 views | 10 reviews

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A fireside seat
Chapter 71

Sonrock

Posted March 12, 2018
General / Poetry
440 views | 22 reviews

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An acrostic about strippers
Chapter 72

Ecdysiasts

Posted March 13, 2018
General / Poetry
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Guess who?
Chapter 73

Yep, him again

Posted March 13, 2018
Commentary and Philosophy / Poetry
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Et tu, Brute?
Chapter 74

The Ides of March

Posted March 15, 2018
General / Poetry
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A response to Mr Paley
Chapter 75

The Watchmaker

Posted March 17, 2018
Commentary and Philosophy / Poetry
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An acrostic monorhyme in iambic pentameter
Chapter 76

The bribe

Posted March 18, 2018
Commentary and Philosophy / Poetry
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A tribute to a fine asmatographer
Chapter 77

Beautiful

Posted March 18, 2018
General / Poetry
391 views | 15 reviews

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Not all prisons are made of stone
Chapter 78

The Escape

Posted March 19, 2018
Spiritual / Poetry
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Bet this doesn't make it to the Psychic Channel
Chapter 79

Hocus Pocus

Posted March 20, 2018
Commentary and Philosophy / Poetry
398 views | 10 reviews

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Search for a long-lost friend
Chapter 80

Lob's Pound

Posted March 21, 2018
General / Poetry
376 views | 9 reviews

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5-7-5 poem
Chapter 81

Dam hilarious

Posted March 22, 2018
General / Poetry
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A day in the life of a young sardine
Chapter 82

Sardine School

Posted March 23, 2018
General / Poetry
407 views | 17 reviews

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Your rhetoric's a bit stale, mate (5-7-5)
Chapter 83

Numbnuts

Posted March 24, 2018
Commentary and Philosophy / Poetry
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Saving the world in 4 lines
Chapter 84

Sam goes to the doctor

Posted March 25, 2018
General / Poetry
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A different Earth
Chapter 85

Antichthon

Posted March 25, 2018
Commentary and Philosophy / Poetry
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With love to drunken poets everywhere
Chapter 86

Ode to Omar Khayyam

Posted March 26, 2018
Biographical / Poetry
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Sometimes it's hard to be humble
Chapter 87

A modest limerick

Posted March 28, 2018
Humor / Poetry
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The involuntary sacrifice
Chapter 88

Field of blood

Posted March 29, 2018
Commentary and Philosophy / Poetry
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The purchase of Alaska (acrostic)
Chapter 89

Lickpenny

Posted March 30, 2018
General / Poetry
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Tetrameter, with some feminine endings
Chapter 90

Ugliness

Posted March 31, 2018
Commentary and Philosophy / Poetry
393 views | 10 reviews

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Not a fan
Chapter 91

Ode to Ted Nugent

Posted April 1, 2018
Commentary and Philosophy / Poetry
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When you've made the wrong choice
Chapter 92

Regrets

Posted April 2, 2018
General / Poetry
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Pretty much as it happened, I believe
Chapter 93

The death of Jesse James

Posted April 3, 2018
General / Poetry
387 views | 11 reviews

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A 5-7-5 poem
Chapter 94

Myopic madness

Posted April 4, 2018
General / Poetry
380 views | 10 reviews

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An acrostic film review in rhyming iambic pentameter
Chapter 95

A Quiet Place

Posted April 4, 2018
General / Poetry
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Practically perfect in every way
Chapter 96

Poppinesque

Posted April 5, 2018
General / Poetry
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A warning against uxoricide
Chapter 97

Don't murder your spouse

Posted April 6, 2018
General / Poetry
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In praise of reason
Chapter 98

Mind games

Posted April 7, 2018
Commentary and Philosophy / Poetry
385 views | 13 reviews

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Embrace freedom
Chapter 99

Shining voices

Posted April 8, 2018
Commentary and Philosophy / Poetry
387 views | 11 reviews

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Someone is missed
Chapter 100

The homecoming

Posted April 10, 2018
General / Poetry
373 views | 10 reviews

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A contronym poem
Chapter 101

The copesmate

Posted April 11, 2018
General / Poetry
378 views | 13 reviews

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Advice on getting the point across
Chapter 102

Direct speech

Posted April 12, 2018
General / Poetry
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A story about an unusual dog
Chapter 103

Pugnozzle Pete

Posted April 13, 2018
General / Poetry
368 views | 15 reviews

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A sonnet
Chapter 104

Happiness

Posted April 14, 2018
Commentary and Philosophy / Poetry
378 views | 12 reviews

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A nautical tale
Chapter 105

USS Naufragium

Posted April 16, 2018
General / Poetry
358 views | 8 reviews

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Can flaws increase something's value?
Chapter 106

The stamp collector

Posted April 16, 2018
General / Poetry
371 views | 10 reviews

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A glimpse of the unobtainable
Chapter 107

Pisgah

Posted April 17, 2018
General / Poetry
426 views | 27 reviews

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contest entry
Chapter 108

Worlds collide

Posted April 18, 2018
General / Poetry
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The circus isn't what it used to be
Chapter 109

The ringmaster

Posted April 20, 2018
General / Poetry
388 views | 9 reviews

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Just a silly verse
Chapter 110

A little Poe-m

Posted April 20, 2018
General / Poetry
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It's all up to you
Chapter 111

Beware of naysayers

Posted April 22, 2018
General / Poetry
374 views | 9 reviews

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Though we really did try to make it*
Chapter 112

It's too late, baby

Posted April 22, 2018
Commentary and Philosophy / Poetry
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A very short acrostic
Chapter 113

Old news

Posted April 23, 2018
Commentary and Philosophy / Poetry
394 views | 14 reviews

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It's not all it's cracked up to be...
Chapter 114

The Dewey Decimal System

Posted April 25, 2018
Humor / Poetry
376 views | 12 reviews

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A limerick
Chapter 115

The penguin

Posted April 25, 2018
Humor / Poetry
393 views | 12 reviews

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A poem about meteors
Chapter 116

Shooting stars

Posted April 27, 2018
Commentary and Philosophy / Poetry
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A poem about beginnings
Chapter 117

Cosmogony

Posted April 27, 2018
Commentary and Philosophy / Poetry
368 views | 11 reviews

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A limerick
Chapter 118

The Bounty

Posted April 28, 2018
General / Poetry
365 views | 11 reviews

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An acrostic poem in iambic pentameter
Chapter 119

Incontrovertible truth

Posted April 29, 2018
Commentary and Philosophy / Poetry
379 views | 15 reviews

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A limerick
Chapter 120

Auto acquisition

Posted April 30, 2018
General / Poetry
373 views | 11 reviews

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A poem about childhood
Chapter 121

Cracker night

Posted May 1, 2018
General / Poetry
405 views | 15 reviews

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We all have our fears - what's yours?
Chapter 122

Monsters

Posted May 1, 2018
General / Poetry
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A tale of love and loss
Chapter 123

Hero and Leander

Posted May 2, 2018
Romance / Poetry
499 views | 17 reviews

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What was that you said?
Chapter 124

Paranomasia

Posted May 3, 2018
Humor / Poetry
397 views | 19 reviews

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A dinosaur party
Chapter 125

Steggy's shindig

Posted May 5, 2018
Children / Poetry
385 views | 19 reviews

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A limerick
Chapter 126

The soapbox

Posted May 6, 2018
General / Poetry
364 views | 18 reviews

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Do you need fixing?
Chapter 127

Original sin

Posted May 7, 2018
General / Poetry
376 views | 12 reviews

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a 5-7-5
Chapter 128

Playing with fire

Posted May 8, 2018
General / Poetry
367 views | 9 reviews

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Will our children thank us?
Chapter 129

Stealing the future

Posted May 8, 2018
Commentary and Philosophy / Poetry
389 views | 16 reviews

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A philosophical treatise of great importance
Chapter 130

Frank N Beans

Posted May 11, 2018
General / Poetry
366 views | 15 reviews

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A limerick
Chapter 131

Mistaken identity

Posted May 11, 2018
General / Poetry
355 views | 14 reviews

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A limerick (yes, another one)
Chapter 132

Injustice

Posted May 13, 2018
General / Poetry
341 views | 11 reviews

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An acrostic in iambic pentameter
Chapter 133

Rag manners

Posted May 13, 2018
General / Poetry
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The journey of a lifetime
Chapter 134

One amazing ride

Posted May 15, 2018
General / Poetry
346 views | 10 reviews

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For someone special
Chapter 135

The eclipse

Posted May 15, 2018
Romance / Poetry
364 views | 15 reviews

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What is it?
Chapter 136

The ultimate reward

Posted May 17, 2018
General / Poetry
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Pride and privilege
Chapter 137

Slurvian

Posted May 18, 2018
General / Poetry
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Unfolding events in Hawaii
Chapter 138

Mountain on fire

Posted May 18, 2018
General / Poetry
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It takes many forms
Chapter 139

Adultery

Posted May 19, 2018
Commentary and Philosophy / Poetry
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Here we go...
Chapter 140

A sonnot

Posted May 19, 2018
General / Poetry
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A poem about places
Chapter 141

The reluctant nomad

Posted May 21, 2018
General / Poetry
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Are we up to the task?
Chapter 142

Three-pipe

Posted May 22, 2018
Commentary and Philosophy / Poetry
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If you're a fan of the NRA, you might want to skip this
Chapter 143

Dimber-damber scarecrow

Posted May 23, 2018
Satire / Poetry
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Happy birthday to the telegraph
Chapter 144

The secret message

Posted May 23, 2018
General / Poetry
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An alternative ending to the story...
Chapter 145

The unexpected victory

Posted May 25, 2018
Commentary and Philosophy / Poetry
346 views | 12 reviews

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A true story - believe it, or not...
Chapter 146

Nellie's Glen

Posted May 26, 2018
General / Poetry
359 views | 13 reviews

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Things aren't always what they seem
Chapter 147

The underwear poem

Posted May 27, 2018
General / Poetry
355 views | 17 reviews

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Want to know the future?
Chapter 148

Over the horizon

Posted May 28, 2018
General / Poetry
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Nothing ever changes
Chapter 149

Deja Vu

Posted May 29, 2018
General / Poetry
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Acrostic - Dedicated to Wayne La Pierre and Dana Loesch
Chapter 150

The duel

Posted May 30, 2018
General / Poetry
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Where do your priorities lie?
Chapter 151

The clock watcher

Posted May 31, 2018
General / Poetry
354 views | 13 reviews

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A poem
Chapter 152

Tanglefoot

Posted June 1, 2018
Humor / Poetry
360 views | 14 reviews

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Dedicated to many friends, now gone
Chapter 153

Saying goodbye

Posted June 3, 2018
General / Poetry
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A poem
Chapter 154

Mixed-class marriage

Posted June 3, 2018
General / Poetry
349 views | 12 reviews

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Sorry, Winston...
Chapter 155

We shall fight...

Posted June 4, 2018
General / Poetry
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A tribute to My Fair Lady
Chapter 156

English as she are spoke

Posted June 5, 2018
Humor / Poetry
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Life in the internet age
Chapter 157

Outdoors

Posted June 6, 2018
General / Poetry
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A poem about bric-a-brac
Chapter 158

The collector

Posted June 7, 2018
General / Poetry
322 views | 10 reviews

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A children's limerick
Chapter 159

Pennies from heaven

Posted June 9, 2018
General / Poetry
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A limerick
Chapter 160

Harry Potus and the half-wit prince

Posted June 9, 2018
Satire / Poetry
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We need to reconsider our pejoratives
Chapter 161

The sheep-biters

Posted June 10, 2018
General / Poetry
332 views | 13 reviews

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Move over TS Eliot
Chapter 162

In hiding

Posted June 12, 2018
General / Poetry
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dedicated to doorknockers
Chapter 163

Inappropriate gifting

Posted June 12, 2018
Humor / Poetry
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When things don't quite go according to plan
Chapter 164

Creation

Posted June 13, 2018
General / Poetry
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Another flag poem
Chapter 165

True colours

Posted June 15, 2018
General / Poetry
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An acrostic
Chapter 166

Magna Carta

Posted June 16, 2018
War and History / Poetry
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Dear human... (an acrostic)
Chapter 167

A message from the cat

Posted June 16, 2018
General / Poetry
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5-7-5 poem
Chapter 168

Transition

Posted June 17, 2018
Commentary and Philosophy / Poetry
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Couplets in iambic heptameter
Chapter 169

Moonlight

Posted June 18, 2018
General / Poetry
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A limerick
Chapter 170

Lapse of judgement

Posted June 19, 2018
Humor / Poetry
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An acrostic
Chapter 171

Polymicrian

Posted June 20, 2018
General / Poetry
326 views | 10 reviews

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a tanka
Chapter 172

The curse

Posted June 21, 2018
General / Poetry
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Yes, it is a word!
Chapter 173

qwertyuiop

Posted June 24, 2018
General / Poetry
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What if cliches were true?
Chapter 174

The dance machine

Posted June 24, 2018
Humor / Poetry
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A winter solstice limerick
Chapter 175

Cold weather

Posted June 22, 2018
General / Poetry
327 views | 15 reviews

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5 line poem
Chapter 176

The grape

Posted June 25, 2018
General / Poetry
337 views | 12 reviews

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Thank you, JKR
Chapter 177

Just a muggle

Posted June 25, 2018
General / Poetry
336 views | 10 reviews

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a poem in iambic pentameter
Chapter 178

Mars or Venus?

Posted June 27, 2018
Commentary and Philosophy / Poetry
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After the war...
Chapter 179

An uneasy peace

Posted June 28, 2018
General / Poetry
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a tanka
Chapter 180

we are banksia

Posted June 29, 2018
General / Poetry
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A poem
Chapter 181

The Other Side

Posted July 1, 2018
Commentary and Philosophy / Poetry
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As if it wasn't hard enough...
Chapter 182

Backronym

Posted July 2, 2018
General / Poetry
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The meaning is in the text... and the picture
Chapter 183

Qu'ils mangent de la brioche

Posted July 2, 2018
Commentary and Philosophy / Poetry
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A limerick about migration
Chapter 184

Tree change

Posted July 3, 2018
General / Poetry
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A poem in anapestic meter
Chapter 185

The teacher

Posted July 4, 2018
Commentary and Philosophy / Poetry
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Everybody needs a
Chapter 186

Paw-paw President

Posted July 5, 2018
General / Poetry
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An acrostic not-a-sonnet (in heptameter)
Chapter 187

Forgettable

Posted July 5, 2018
Commentary and Philosophy / Poetry
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This is a filthy limerick
Chapter 188

Augean

Posted July 7, 2018
General / Poetry
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Who doesn't love a good conspiracy theory?
Chapter 189

LGM vs MIB

Posted July 9, 2018
General / Poetry
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No offence to real cowboys intended
Chapter 190

Cowboy dreams

Posted July 9, 2018
General / Poetry
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A decasyllabic quatrain
Chapter 191

Lawrence

Posted July 10, 2018
General / Poetry
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a bawdy limerick
Chapter 192

Bluenose

Posted July 11, 2018
General / Poetry
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I'm so sorry...
Chapter 193

An epic poem in the style of Homer

Posted July 11, 2018
Horror and Thriller / Poetry
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A safe haven
Chapter 194

The fortress

Posted July 12, 2018
General / Poetry
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A tale about bloodthirsty enthusiasm
Chapter 195

The Hunt

Posted July 14, 2018
General / Poetry
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A limerick
Chapter 196

Rosetta

Posted July 15, 2018
General / Poetry
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There's got to be a national day for it, surely?
Chapter 197

Basiate with me

Posted July 16, 2018
Humor / Poetry
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An acrostic with a difference (ABCB, mixed meter)
Chapter 198

One more enigma

Posted July 17, 2018
Biographical / Poetry
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Dream or nightmare?
Chapter 199

The Manor House

Posted July 18, 2018
General / Poetry
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Too soon?
Chapter 200

That sinking feeling

Posted July 19, 2018
General / Poetry
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The planning is already underway...
Chapter 201

The new frontier

Posted July 20, 2018
General / Poetry
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A limerick in anapestic meter
Chapter 202

Sasquatch

Posted July 21, 2018
General / Poetry
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A tanka
Chapter 203

Ties that bind

Posted July 22, 2018
General / Poetry
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I think I'm much more mellow now...
Chapter 204

Therapy works

Posted July 23, 2018
Humor / Poetry
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A rhyming acrostic
Chapter 205

Opiniatres

Posted July 24, 2018
General / Poetry
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I kid you not...
Chapter 206

Siderodromophobiac

Posted July 25, 2018
General / Poetry
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a poem
Chapter 207

Sardoodledom

Posted July 26, 2018
General / Poetry
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I'm intolerant of intolerance
Chapter 208

Live and let live

Posted July 27, 2018
General / Poetry
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Some wrongs must be righted...
Chapter 209

Reinstate Pluto!

Posted July 29, 2018
General / Poetry
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It's all about perspective...
Chapter 210

View from above

Posted July 28, 2018
General / Poetry
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A limerick
Chapter 211

Wind

Posted July 30, 2018
General / Poetry
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How low can a poet stoop?
Chapter 212

Product endorsement

Posted July 31, 2018
General / Poetry
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The joys of internet romance
Chapter 213

Catfish

Posted July 31, 2018
Commentary and Philosophy / Poetry
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A limerick
Chapter 214

Guess who

Posted August 2, 2018
General / Poetry
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A poem about keeping in touch
Chapter 215

Letterling

Posted August 4, 2018
General / Poetry
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Nothing is new under the sun
Chapter 216

Sebastian

Posted August 4, 2018
General / Poetry
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A 5-7-5 poem
Chapter 217

Amoeba people

Posted August 6, 2018
General / Poetry
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A poem
Chapter 218

Wamble-cropped

Posted August 6, 2018
General / Poetry
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Poor Sam...
Chapter 219

The tightrope walker

Posted August 7, 2018
General / Poetry
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Don't mess with my knick-knacks
Chapter 220

Chester the cat

Posted August 8, 2018
Humor / Poetry
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A poem
Chapter 221

Wedded Bliss

Posted August 8, 2018
Humor / Poetry
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What's your emergency?
Chapter 222

Hello, 911?

Posted August 10, 2018
General / Poetry
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that's the name of the game
Chapter 223

Rustication

Posted August 11, 2018
General / Poetry
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A limerick
Chapter 224

Dumbass Dave

Posted August 12, 2018
Humor / Poetry
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A poem
Chapter 225

What is beauty?

Posted August 14, 2018
General / Poetry
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Pay careful attention...
Chapter 226

An important announcement

Posted August 15, 2018
General / Poetry
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To dream the impossible dream...
Chapter 227

Winning Powerball

Posted August 16, 2018
Humor / Poetry
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A fishy tale
Chapter 228

Lovers' Lake

Posted August 17, 2018
General / Poetry
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enough said...
Chapter 229

Mumbo Jumbo

Posted August 18, 2018
Commentary and Philosophy / Poetry
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Give credit where it's due
Chapter 230

Bee real, honey

Posted August 20, 2018
General / Poetry
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It's not always the worst thing...
Chapter 231

Changing horses

Posted August 22, 2018
Commentary and Philosophy / Poetry
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A not-limerick
Chapter 232

Best friends

Posted August 23, 2018
General / Poetry
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A 20 syllable poem
Chapter 233

Hand-carved

Posted August 24, 2018
General / Poetry
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The most notorious thief of all
Chapter 234

The Bandit

Posted August 21, 2018
General / Poetry
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A poem
Chapter 235

Michelle doesn't ride side-saddle

Posted August 25, 2018
General / Poetry
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A tribute to Voltaire
Chapter 236

No time to be making enemies

Posted August 26, 2018
General / Poetry
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The way all wars should be...
Chapter 237

The 38 minute war

Posted August 26, 2018
General / Poetry
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An imaginary encounter
Chapter 238

Petty-dancers

Posted August 28, 2018
General / Poetry
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A political piece - with the US nowhere to be seen
Chapter 239

Insurgency

Posted August 30, 2018
Satire / Poetry
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A little bit of silliness
Chapter 240

Poor Ana

Posted August 31, 2018
General / Poetry
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A cheery little poem about the end of the world
Chapter 241

The Last Day

Posted September 1, 2018
General / Poetry
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A poem
Chapter 242

Hubris

Posted September 1, 2018
Commentary and Philosophy / Poetry
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Who is my neighbour?
Chapter 243

House on fire

Posted September 2, 2018
General / Poetry
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Scripture for the uncoordinated
Chapter 244

Two hands

Posted September 2, 2018
Humor / Poetry
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A limerick
Chapter 245

The kiss

Posted September 5, 2018
General / Poetry
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Sometimes, things come crashing back to Earth
Chapter 246

Airline romance

Posted September 6, 2018
General / Poetry
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A stroll through the mountains
Chapter 247

Living things

Posted September 6, 2018
General / Poetry
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A little poem about growing old disgracefully
Chapter 248

Don't call me old man

Posted September 9, 2018
General / Poetry
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Some people don't appreciate good advice
Chapter 249

Don't mess with me

Posted September 10, 2018
General / Poetry
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The curse of humankind
Chapter 250

Our way

Posted September 11, 2018
General / Poetry
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A poem about luck
Chapter 251

Fortunes

Posted September 12, 2018
General / Poetry
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Not recommended by the Surgeon General
Chapter 252

An unhealthy diet

Posted September 13, 2018
General / Poetry
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Who needs 'em...
Chapter 253

The deadline

Posted September 14, 2018
General / Poetry
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The most expensive phrase ever?
Chapter 254

It's a miracle!

Posted September 16, 2018
General / Poetry
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British/Australian spelling...
Chapter 255

The clumsy traveller

Posted September 16, 2018
General / Poetry
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Yes, it's all true
Chapter 256

Irresistible Me

Posted September 17, 2018
General / Poetry
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A free verse
Chapter 257

The icon

Posted September 8, 2018
General / Poetry
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A story with a bite to it
Chapter 258

Fatal Love

Posted September 18, 2018
General / Poetry
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It's more common than you think
Chapter 259

Equality

Posted September 19, 2018
Commentary and Philosophy / Poetry
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A limerick-like poem (but iambic, not anapestic)
Chapter 260

Applied Relativity

Posted September 20, 2018
General / Poetry
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a 3 line poem
Chapter 261

sika deer listen

Posted September 20, 2018
General / Poetry
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A limerick
Chapter 262

Liquid lunch

Posted September 4, 2018
General / Poetry
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Warning: contains drug references
Chapter 263

Bill & Ben

Posted September 22, 2018
General / Poetry
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A 5-7-5 in praise of brussels
Chapter 264

A kinder diet

Posted August 19, 2018
General / Poetry
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The story of Camelot reimagined, with a happy ending
Chapter 265

The sale of Excalibur

Posted August 13, 2018
General / Poetry
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Not autobiographical
Chapter 266

The signpost

Posted September 23, 2018
General / Poetry
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Childhood dreams aren't always worth pursuing
Chapter 267

The Neptunist

Posted September 23, 2018
General / Poetry
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Every word is true...
Chapter 268

My return to theism

Posted September 24, 2018
General / Poetry
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A short poem
Chapter 269

A Grand Debate

Posted September 25, 2018
General / Poetry
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Device of trolls and bullies (and those who fear them)
Chapter 270

Online Obscurity

Posted September 26, 2018
Commentary and Philosophy / Poetry
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The most important thing in life is life
Chapter 271

No harm

Posted September 27, 2018
General / Poetry
280 views | 10 reviews

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the la-la land express, otherwise known as...
Chapter 272

The train you don't want to ride

Posted September 28, 2018
Commentary and Philosophy / Poetry
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A silly ditty
Chapter 273

Beware of Painkillers

Posted September 29, 2018
Humor / Poetry
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Setting gender equality back decades...
Chapter 274

A man's man

Posted September 29, 2018
Humor / Poetry
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I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member
Chapter 275

The beaglepuss

Posted October 1, 2018
General / Poetry
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Please read author notes beforehand
Chapter 276

Butchery

Posted October 1, 2018
General / Poetry
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Where it all began...
Chapter 277

Meet me at the Woolpack

Posted October 2, 2018
Romance / Poetry
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A poem about the climate
Chapter 278

Meteorology

Posted October 4, 2018
Commentary and Philosophy / Poetry
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not a limerick
Chapter 279

Career advice

Posted October 5, 2018
General / Poetry
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A poem and a song about a fire
Chapter 280

Catherine O'Leary's Cow

Posted October 6, 2018
General / Poetry
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With thanks to Edgar Allan Poe
Chapter 281

Earthshine

Posted October 7, 2018
General / Poetry
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It's a tough life...
Chapter 282

Undercover cop

Posted October 8, 2018
Humor / Poetry
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Just having fun...
Chapter 283

Over it

Posted October 9, 2018
Humor / Poetry
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Know thy place
Chapter 284

Hen pecked

Posted October 9, 2018
General / Poetry
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a 5-7-5
Chapter 285

Love-light

Posted October 11, 2018
General / Poetry
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a poem in alternating anapestic/iambic meter
Chapter 286

The Cornerstone

Posted October 12, 2018
General / Poetry
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a 5-7-5
Chapter 287

The bequest

Posted October 13, 2018
General / Poetry
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A rhyming poem
Chapter 288

Cows in space

Posted October 14, 2018
General / Poetry
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a free verse poem
Chapter 289

Mind your language

Posted October 16, 2018
General / Poetry
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My very serious contest entry
Chapter 290

Over the farmyard (haiku)

Posted October 18, 2018
General / Poetry
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A poem about a sad affliction
Chapter 291

Shut eye

Posted October 18, 2018
General / Poetry
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A Sapphonic Triad
Chapter 292

Wealth

Posted October 19, 2018
General / Poetry
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A limerick about immigration
Chapter 293

No wall required

Posted October 20, 2018
General / Poetry
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A short poem with long words in iambic pentameter
Chapter 294

The Surveyors

Posted October 21, 2018
General / Poetry
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Some things, I've wished I could do, but got over it
Chapter 295

The Skydiver

Posted October 23, 2018
General / Poetry
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A poem about economics
Chapter 296

Who will pay?

Posted October 23, 2018
Commentary and Philosophy / Poetry
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An observation
Chapter 297

Job application

Posted October 24, 2018
General / Poetry
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With apologies to WS
Chapter 298

The garden

Posted October 24, 2018
General / Poetry
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A sacrifice is only meaningful if it's voluntary
Chapter 299

Bacon Bits

Posted October 25, 2018
Commentary and Philosophy / Poetry
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A rallying cry to the faithful
Chapter 300

Ellivpmurt

Posted October 27, 2018
General / Poetry
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Just a bit of fun, please don't have a cow
Chapter 301

On temperance

Posted October 28, 2018
General / Poetry
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It comes in many forms...
Chapter 302

Richness

Posted October 29, 2018
Romance / Poetry
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A little love goes a long way
Chapter 303

Panshite

Posted October 29, 2018
Commentary and Philosophy / Poetry
269 views | 11 reviews

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Where all Halloween stories go wrong...
Chapter 304

Devils Fear

Posted October 30, 2018
Horror and Thriller / Poetry
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The Halloween theme continues...
Chapter 305

Was it a dream?

Posted November 1, 2018
General / Poetry
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A limerick
Chapter 306

The Spoonerist

Posted November 2, 2018
General / Poetry
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Based on a true story
Chapter 307

Highway Robbery

Posted November 3, 2018
General / Poetry
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A poem about wildlife
Chapter 308

Swiss Cheese

Posted November 4, 2018
General / Poetry
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A deep and meaningful four line poem
Chapter 309

The Hustler

Posted November 5, 2018
General / Poetry
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A monorhyme
Chapter 310

Spread the word

Posted November 5, 2018
General / Poetry
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A limerick
Chapter 311

My Hat

Posted November 6, 2018
General / Poetry
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A true story
Chapter 312

Tale of the Mary Celeste

Posted November 7, 2018
Mystery and Crime / Poetry
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A love poem
Chapter 313

Crossroads

Posted November 8, 2018
Romance / Poetry
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A poem about a wall
Chapter 314

Humpty Dumpty Revisited

Posted November 9, 2018
General / Poetry
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A non party/gender/race/creed specific rant
Chapter 315

Accountability

Posted November 10, 2018
General / Poetry
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A tongue-in-cheek look
Chapter 316

Armistice

Posted November 10, 2018
General / Poetry
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a 5-7-5
Chapter 317

Sure things

Posted November 13, 2018
General / Poetry
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Life in the 21st century
Chapter 318

Fake Gnus

Posted November 14, 2018
General / Poetry
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A lament
Chapter 319

The note taker

Posted November 16, 2018
General / Poetry
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Who doesn't love teddy bears?
Chapter 320

The Fickle Collector

Posted November 16, 2018
General / Poetry
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How do you want to live your life?
Chapter 321

Wasted Time

Posted November 17, 2018
General / Poetry
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A short poem about something important to many here
Chapter 322

Ode to writing

Posted November 17, 2018
General / Poetry
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A dire warning never to copy another's work
Chapter 323

Plagiarism

Posted November 18, 2018
Humor / Poetry
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A famous story
Chapter 324

Belue

Posted November 20, 2018
General / Poetry
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A nonsense limerick - and that's no yolk
Chapter 325

No eggscuses

Posted November 21, 2018
Humor / Poetry
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Some startling news
Chapter 326

What's in a name?

Posted November 22, 2018
General / Poetry
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a 5-7-5
Chapter 327

Shared thoughts

Posted November 23, 2018
General / Poetry
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When the rule of law breaks down (an acrostic)
Chapter 328

Conduct unbecoming

Posted November 24, 2018
General / Poetry
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A short poem about beer
Chapter 329

Indigestion

Posted November 25, 2018
General / Poetry
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A weather forecast
Chapter 330

Turbulence

Posted November 26, 2018
General / Poetry
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Sometimes things don't work out as we hope
Chapter 331

The Actor

Posted November 26, 2018
General / Poetry
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Blank verse with a rhyming couplet to finish
Chapter 332

Storms

Posted November 29, 2018
General / Poetry
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When love becomes a one-way street
Chapter 333

Frozen

Posted November 30, 2018
General / Poetry
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Can it happen again? Bet your house on it.
Chapter 334

Global extinction

Posted December 1, 2018
General / Poetry
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The ride that changed a nation
Chapter 335

The Montgomery Bus Boycott

Posted December 2, 2018
General / Poetry
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Disclaimer: this story may not be 100% historically accurate
Chapter 336

First woman in space

Posted November 11, 2018
General / Poetry
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Journalism in the 21st century
Chapter 337

Infowhores

Posted December 2, 2018
Commentary and Philosophy / Poetry
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A limerick addressing the birther conspiracy theory
Chapter 338

Fake News, part 271

Posted December 3, 2018
General / Poetry
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Omens and the like
Chapter 339

Premonstrance

Posted December 5, 2018
General / Poetry
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Who doesn't love the excitement of...
Chapter 340

The auction

Posted December 5, 2018
General / Poetry
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An acrostic
Chapter 341

Butterboy

Posted December 6, 2018
General / Poetry
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This poem contains no misspellings...
Chapter 342

A day in the life of the Pope

Posted December 7, 2018
General / Poetry
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A poem about LGM
Chapter 343

Night terrors

Posted December 8, 2018
General / Poetry
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A tanka for underachievers
Chapter 344

Peter's principle

Posted December 10, 2018
General / Poetry
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Believe it, or not...
Chapter 345

Denial

Posted December 11, 2018
Humor / Poetry
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What really gives life meaning?
Chapter 346

No rough draft

Posted December 12, 2018
General / Poetry
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A short poem about life
Chapter 347

The Last Laugh

Posted December 13, 2018
General / Poetry
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It isn't all it's cracked up to be...
Chapter 348

Hanging with friends

Posted December 9, 2018
General / Poetry
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Suggestions for intrepid explorers...
Chapter 349

Travel advice

Posted December 14, 2018
General / Poetry
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Expecting visitors this Christmas?
Chapter 350

Cleaning Time

Posted December 15, 2018
General / Poetry
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So long, it's been good ta know ya...
Chapter 351

Armageddon

Posted December 17, 2018
General / Poetry
232 views | 10 reviews

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A poem
Chapter 352

Politics 101

Posted December 18, 2018
General / Poetry
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A short tale with a grisly end
Chapter 353

Respect your parents

Posted December 18, 2018
General / Poetry
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a 5-7-5
Chapter 354

Shopping

Posted December 20, 2018
General / Poetry
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I'm sure it's just a delay in the post...
Chapter 355

Lunch with Liz and Phil

Posted December 22, 2018
General / Poetry
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The (usually) unspoken flip side revealed...
Chapter 356

The Dark Side of Christmas

Posted December 23, 2018
General / Poetry
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A puzzling topic...
Chapter 357

Cross words

Posted December 21, 2018
General / Poetry
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A Christmas Limerick
Chapter 358

He's on the way

Posted December 24, 2018
General / Poetry
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Oh no, not again...
Chapter 359

Gluttony

Posted December 25, 2018
Humor / Poetry
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A silly post-Christmas poem (bad taste warning applies)
Chapter 360

Aftershock

Posted December 26, 2018
General / Poetry
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When things change...
Chapter 361

It's Time

Posted December 28, 2018
General / Poetry
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A limerick
Chapter 362

Misunderstood

Posted December 28, 2018
Humor / Poetry
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Give me land, lots of land...
Chapter 363

Don't do me in

Posted December 29, 2018
Humor / Poetry
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I filed it in here for...
Chapter 364

Safe Keeping

Posted December 29, 2018
General / Poetry
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A thank you to my reviewers
Chapter 365

Handsel

Posted December 30, 2018
General / Poetry
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Don't miss this both by two of our own! A book by Tootie and Commando

Bill and Cathy profess their love to each other under a willow tree in Tennessee before he leaves her. The year is 1964. Enlisted in the United States Air Force, he will be stationed in Texas, then Florida, before leading a Commando unit in Vietnam. The future for them remains uncertain.

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