Category Archives: Poetry

Auden Got it Wrong

Stop all the clocks, dismantle the sun. It’s too late for that – she’s already gone. We should have pressed pause before she died, We just didn’t know it or else we’d have tried. Our tears kept on falling as … Continue reading

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Merry Christmouse

‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house Not a creature was stirring…except for the mouse. While the family was sleeping he regarded with glee The brightly wrapped presents piled under the tree. He supposed that he shouldn’t, … Continue reading

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She Said They Said

She said “I need help.” They said, “We’re busy. Maybe next week.” She said, “Do you have time to help now?” They said, “We’re still busy. Some other time.” She said, “I can’t do this on my own. Please help.” … Continue reading

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The Queen and You

First of all, apologies for not having read and commented on the entries from last week. I’ve spent most of the last week at my lovely Nan’s, sitting at her bedside and holding her hand. She’d been ill for a … Continue reading

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George and the Beast

This post was written as part of the 100 word challenge at Julia’s place. It’s my second attempt, because after reading the others I realised I had really wimped out the first time by not attempting to write about George … Continue reading

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That’s Not a Sonnet

This post is part of the 100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups at Julia’s Place.I’ve been missing for a few weeks for various reasons, and I was hoping for a nice easy one to ease myself back in, but Julia … Continue reading

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Flat Batteries in my Hearing Aid

This unreasonable leather? The unfeasible feather? The unseasonal weather, has taken your blouses? mistaken your trousers? … made you feel drowsy. Your wimple is slopin’? The wind has got dope in? The window is open. Your chicken is slicin’? Your … Continue reading

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