Coming of Age

inspired by Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of 28 September 2021, novice.

A canary decided to fledge,
So crept out of its nest to the edge,
But this novice at flight,
To keep airborne, had fight,
As it crash landed into a hedge.


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Bemused

inspired by Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of 27 September 2021, inebriated.

The old codger whom I did assist,
Took a four-hour lunch and was missed,
Had to give him a hand up,
‘ Cos he hardly could stand up,
I wonder how that could have been?


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Snail Mail

inspired by Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of 26 September 2021, late.

A sweet-natured fellow called Homer,
Got reminder ’bout being blood donor,
When he looked at the date,
It was twenty years late,
And addressed to the previous owner.


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Cinderella

inspired by Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of 25 September 2021, attend.

A young teenage girl, just a cub,
Wanted so much to go to nightclub,
Dad forbade her attendance,
But to prove independence,
She snuck down drainpipe straight into shrub


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The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

inspired by Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of 24 September 2021, lecture.

Back when Hogwarts was once my abode,
One old teacher would drone on in code,
When he lectured for hours,
I impressed with my powers,
As I turned the guy into a toad.


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Brushed Off

inspired by Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of 23 September 2021, suggest.

My best friend had some grief, made me weep,
When he fancied this girl, got it deep,
He at last got about,
To asking her out,
She replied, “You’ve got no chance, you creep”


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Stunning

inspired by Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of 22 September 2021, boutique.

A thrifty supplier of rice,
For a change, thought he’d buy something nice,
In the fashion boutique,
He collapsed with a shriek,
When the manager told him the price.


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Public Enemy

inspired by Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of 21 September 2021, duplicitous.

Lousy weatherman forecast spell good,
But then town washed away by a flood,
For prediction duplicitous,
With this outcome precipitous,
The inhabitants wanted his blood.


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