The Upper Forty Seven

inspired by Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of 17 June 2021, fault.

After quake which rang up 10.3
California fell into the sea,
The whole place, it trembled,
Like a jelly resembled,
Now in congress there’s one absentee.

Sorry, you guys 🤣


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Forgot Something

inspired by Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of 16 June 2021, hack.

A tall, handsome surgeon athletic,
Made a fortune consulting cosmetic,
As he started to hack,
Patient kicked him right back,
“I think this guy requires anaesthetic”


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Discretion

inspired by Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of 15 June 2021, juncture.

I was half an hour later for our meet,
Then I kissed her and trod on her feet,
She was gasping in shock,
I spilled wine down her frock,
And at that point I bid my retreat.


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Wising Up

inspired by Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of 14 June 2021, flutter.

They had regular newlywed clashes,
And she’d frequently flutter her lashes,
She could lay it on thick,
While that once did the trick,
Now it’s likely to end more in crashes!


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Stalled

inspired by Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of 13 June 2021, ramshackle.

I once drove a ramshackle car,
Got around but it never went far,
Until one night, it spluttered,
It stopped dead in the gutter,
Had to trudge my way home ‘neath the stars.

My very first day of my very first job, I was instructed to meet so-and-so from HR in the foyer. At the appointed time, I’m sitting there and somebody else shows up, someone I’d never heard of.

She says, “I’m sorry, Mandy couldn’t get here today, she has had a vreakdown”.

Straight away, I assumed it was a nervous breakdown, so am sitting there worrying, thinking, “Crikey, what kind of a shower did I just join?”

Took a few months, with these guys, to realise that my first thought had probably been bang on the money.


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Oops

inspired by Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of 12 June 2021, snap.

When the blueprints required a revision,
Builder made a misjudged snap decision,
But an unforeseen gale,
Caused the building to fail,
Now he works under strict supervision.


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The Stop Signal

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inspired by Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of 11 June 2021, blemish.

A punk with a bright green mohican,
Found a hot date to finish the week on
But on Saturday morning
Without any warning
His nose had flared up like a beacon


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Enlightened

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inspired by Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of 9 June 2021, modular.

A new trailer went into production,
It was modular in its construction,
But when lightning outside,
All the occupants fried,
They’d forgotten about its conduction.


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