Monthly Archives: January 2018

‘Hole’ @baffled

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Too much alcohol

Eats into your charisma;

Not enough does, too!

Lucy Locket

Lucy Locket

Had a pocket

Then she lost it…

Big time.

“Mangoes Land Upon The Moon!”

How far can a mango?

Can it reach the moon?

“The first mangoes on the moon!”

Is a trip like that too soon?

“One small step for mangoes…

…a giant leap for the imagination.”

Mangoes in a fruit shop

Is as far as reality goes

But, when man has blazed a stellar path;

Will mangoes follow?

Who knows?

When The Muse Is Absent.

So, I pick up my pen;

But, I have nothing to write;

And, that being the case,

I put my pen back down again.

And go and make some coffee.

This happens a lot.

I try to write

When the muse is absent,

And nothing comes from it – it’s a fruitless task;

And, I ask myself:

‘Is there not an idea

In the ideas barrel?’

‘No.’ I answer.

‘Not a one.’

And my writing, for the moment,

Is done.

‘Sink’ @baffled

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“This ink is broken!”

“Broken? You can’t break this ink.”

“I was nibbling it.”

Caramel-Covered Camels?

Never cover a camel in caramel

As an offering to the Sun-God Ra.

It might seem like a good idea;

But, I assure you it’s not, Let’s be clear;

They get the hump,

On you they jump,

Then they spit in your eye, do you hear?

It Was National Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day, Yesterday!

It Was National Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day, Yesterday!

And, like so many things,

Once the bubble wrap

Had had Its day

It was discarded –

Like a lost mitten –

In an off-hand way.

Left-Hand Typing Poetry 2.

A desert trade

A far star fades

A cast retreats

Cats eat

Deer wear eats fast

Stare stare tears

Fears are created

Crates create a feast

West East

Adze fads

Stars are treats.

A Dropped Pound

I dropped a pound

Upon the ground

It rolled away

(It being round – ish)

I looked quite hard;

It could not be found.

I walked away

Without a sound;

An unprofitable day,

I’ll be bound.

In the dim and distant future

Someone shall find that coin;

But, I won’t be there waiting

To tell them that it’s ‘moin!’

‘Slice’ @baffled

The Art House Cafe

178 Above Bar St, Southampton SO14 7DW

023 8023 8582 @TheArtHouseCafe

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Slice of Carrot Cake;

Mug of hot Cappuccino;

And good company.