The Headache

Clipart image of a crane lifting a container on/off a ship, at a port.

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

Once my uncle worked down at the docks,
Loading ship, as the crane slipped a box,
When he spotted the crate,
It was, sadly, too late,
And the only things found were his socks.


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The Proposal

After I had an attempt at that Shakespearean sonnet the other week, I read about Petrarchan sonnets, read that they were more complex to write, in English, than Shakespearean sonnets.

So, I chanced my arm. I wrote this as a more traditional love poem, and that itself is way out of my comfort zone, let alone the structure. I’ve also found several nuances with things like theme, rhyme scheme etc. The obvious ones I followed, but I’m sure there are sublteties I missed out on. Meh.

Someone suggested I give this to Mrs Bump for christmas. But I don’t want her keeling her over just yet – she still has her uses!

Doubt if I’ll write any more sonnets, but I said that last time.

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Family Fortunes

Clipart image of a huge pile of gold coins.

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

Pair won lottery one sunny day,
Hit the jackpot with numbers they played.
But they squandered the lot,
Couldn’t piss in their pot,
And the repo men took it away.


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Femme Fatale

Clipart of a beautiful young woman, dressed only in underwear

A sweet-natured dentist called Kevin,
Met a widow, and he was in heaven,
But with her six times wed,
And the husbands all dead,
He did not fancy being number seven.

A Spoonful of Sugar

Clipart image of a spoon, with a substance on it. Food or medcine

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

In distress, I was suffering, on back,
Handed unpleasant meds by the quack,
But his soothing was hollow,
And when doctor said “Swallow”,
I brought all of my supper straight back.


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Side-Splitting

Clipart image of a clown

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

A long-time retired old clown,
Said he’d do one more show for the town,
Though his costume was tight,
Everything was all right,
Until sadly he tried to bend down
.


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The Great Outdoors

Clipart image of a red tent.

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

While on camping vacation in Greece,
Wife was outraged, her rants never ceased,
Then the main guy rope snapped,
Tent collapsed, missus trapped,
I spent rest of the fortnight in peace.


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Skittled

Jokey clipart image of a dog with a ball.

inspired by Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of 23 November 2021, mayhem. A real Hair ‘o the Dog today!

Drunken dog owner living in Dover,
Fed mutts late, while she nunsed her hangover,
Then pure mayhem ensued,
They at last whiffed their food,
And came bounding and bowled her right over!


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