Misadventure

inspired by Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of 20 September 2021, Kafkaesque.

God Poseidon travailed like a banshee,
Worked so hard, had the work rate of three,
When he came to retire,
They said “What’s your desire?”
Said, “I’d quite like to visit the sea”.

More precisely, this was inspired by one of Kafka’s short stories, called Poseidon. Poseidon, the god of the sea, spends so much time micro-managing his domain, that he never actually gets to see the sea!


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The Nativity

inspired by Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of 19 September 2021, exception.

With the utmost of cunning and guile,
God had visited Mary, fertile,
But in just one exception,
To a perfect conception,
Joseph left with a wink and a smile.


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The Worn-Out Monarch

inspired by Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of 18 September 2021, between.

When king fancied a little more spice,
Talked a baroness into his vice,
They enjoyed romp supreme,
With the queen in between,
And the king doing everything twice!


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A Disorderly Queue

This is my response to this week’s Flashback Track Friday prompt, where we were given the duet 7 Seconds by Neneh Cherry and Youssuf N’Dour and asked to:

Tell us a story about an event that spans just seven seconds.

I also wrote on Fandango’s One Word Challenge on Thursday (here). I always try to write a humerous limerick, and the rhyme that day was about a hapless chef who makes a new dish by combining crab and ice cream. Let’s just say his diners were left inflatulated!

That “hapless chef” idea tickles me, so I came up with a sequel. It also fits the 7 Seconds prompt, but I leave it as an exercise for the reader, to determine exactly how.

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Pipped at the Post

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

Jockey’s leading the race at the track,
But his ride’s overtaken by pack,
For not staying the course,
He kicks out at the horse,
Which has good sense to kick him right back.


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The Adventurous Chef

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

Mixing ice cream and crab straight from Cromer,
Devised dish that was fit for a coma,
Such a strange combination,
Which just caused flatulation,
And left restaurant with salty aroma.


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Niagara Falls Vacation

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

On a sight-seeing voyage, they got chop,
When trip ended, boat tied up to stop,
But not tethered steadfast,
The boat floated right past,
And continued right over the top.

That’s why they call them “falls”, right?


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The Final Battle

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

A White Knight from darkest Peru,
Lost his arm and was nearly run through,
Being aided by nurse,
Poor guy’s luck just got worse,
When they lopped off the other one, too


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