Thursday, 31 January 2013

Everybody’s Having One




I may have missed the point somehow
it seems there’s something going down
bursting through are grand awakenings
on the street all over town

I can sense a tense of eagerness
a sort of tasteful hyper charge
among the trendy chic and fashionable
the latest thing with those at large

The crux it seems is quite old hat
a tired long gone theophany
its widespread use is odd abstruse
A glib clichéd  epiphany


I suppose it used to be something like 
'You'll never guess what?' 
Nowadays it is more often  "Said Bethany to Tiffany I must share my OMG epiphany."

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Of Words In Deep Water




I hear the songs
I hear the voices
I hear the words
of limited choices


I hear the bleeding
I hear the pleading 
I hear the yielding
words of needing


I hear resistance
I hear the slaughter
I hear the rising tide
Of words in deep water


Let's Do Breakfast Headlines





Who’s doing what to whom right now
as we hear it on the news
the lovely pair in the comfy chair
ring out loudly our daily blues

Everything that’s most atrocious
in a gift wrapped smiley frame
they hotly grill the expert
with interruptions laying blame

One wonders why they call them in
So little is revealed
blithely butting in aggressively
rancid comments news congealed

So let’s get on we super two
flirty fluttery cuddly views
Ensuring misery disperses

on breakfast cereal sugary news



Sunday, 27 January 2013

The Coffee House Louse

Cheap Shots! Not in our coffee.


Starbucks are not happy
with David Cameron it seems
a clot has soured the coffee cup
it may impact investment schemes


Pouring ice in Starbucks coffee
a most pleasant thing to do
although a carping Mr Cameron
adds too much salt into the stew


Wake up and smell the coffee
a cheap shot chasing cash
it’s not good sense politically
to give employment hopes a bash


Our Mayor of London’s steaming
at the Cameron coffee cloud
weighing heavy on the bevy
is affecting Starbucks crowd

Friday, 25 January 2013

By George! Plan B?? Who Me??









On matters economically
and all thing monetarily
lies vain intractability
sagging lagging dilatorily

The Chancellor most verily
does not do arbitrarily
alternatives contrarily
leave him hanging on foolhardily

No plan ‘B’ he mentions cockily
for he thinks he’s most almightily
content with gross austerity
extremely right audacity


Great fun doing this rhyme. Using newspaper articles and a web I often use:



 Rhyme Zone Link

The Table





The table waits to be defined
employed in many ways
to eat or write to just sit tight
play games on rainy days

For gatherings of families
or terse negotiation
so important is the table
for the sake of declaration

Thursday, 24 January 2013

As I Was Saying


I almost missed 'word of the day' yesterday 'Doryphore'





So always first to criticise
pragmatic unromantic
to nitpick every minor point 
a doctrinaire pedantic


Plodding out and spouting forth
as might a pointless crashing bore
condemning truth unfathomable
pray silence say no more


Raining down resentful spears
verbal ranting septic spore
your arrows dulled have fallen blunt
no one is listening ‘Doryphore’

The Awkward Conjecture



Misplaced assumptions
Cause misunderstandings
Laden with risky effect
For positions demanding
More closer inspection
May indicate lack of respect

The vanished perspective
Gains no reward
Opinion seemingly senseless
To be spurned or ignored
Without explanation
A pose exposed as defenceless


Wednesday, 23 January 2013

The Exonerated Goat




Jimbo Bazoobi has the goat
They’ve tested him in law
with horticultural predilections
His goat prefers a cultured gnaw


Chomping local  pansy’s
gnashing orchids as a treat
a rustic ruminant bon vivant
every crocus at its feet


The case has been contested
favouring Jimbo and the billy
the goat now vindicated
Leaves prosecution looking silly

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

The Feathered Bed of Bunco

Accountants' survey finds employee fraud doubled in a year as Britons 'seek to feather their nests'

Read more: http://www.theweek.co.uk/business/51116/fraud-britain-reaches-new-high-says-kpmg-survey#ixzz2IjMNx1Vi



Whoever you rub shoulders with
in the City where you linger
a well drawn sword of corporate fraud
amid The Hood and Crooked finger


Your padded pockets fill your quilt
with ‘self fulfilled’ duck down
as you quaff and scoff ill gotten gains
never pausing once to frown


You stand their proud invincible
amazed at how you think
no time for whingeing loser tales
not even noticing the stink

No Bones about Flintstones




The wealthy folk of Saudi
such amazing choice of bling
crystal esplanades supreme
so up to date with everything


Lavish splendid palisades
adorn with condescension
treasures won from fossil fuel
dinosaurs one best not mention


Dinosaurs are worrying those
from the C-P-V-P-V
promoting virtuous vice prevention
where only ignorance is free


Massive evidence of dinosaurs
causing thought police to hustle
imposing ludicrous restrictions
flexing inquisition’s muscle


Sunday, 20 January 2013

The Cock Eyed Optimist




Looking on the bright side
from time to time you might
ignoring minuses and negatives
and all sorts out of sight

Cheering up and grinning
when you feel you may well cry
smiling when you’re furious
upfront bravely with a sigh

Seize the opportunity
where difficulties lie
that was Albert Einstein
don’t give up just have a try

Gone to Waste



The monumental trash bin
A testament to waste
Full of remnants now discarded
Once thought of as good taste
They stand there in my garden
An extension of my palace
On hot days smelly rancid
Life's plastic poisoned chalice
If they could speak they'd tell us
About the stuff we throw away
Like unnecessary packaging
Sucking blood from hard earned pay



Saturday, 19 January 2013

Pseudologia Fantastica





Along the way you may have met
some folk who spin a line
they speak of most amazing feats
weird facts that intertwine


The tale is told emphatically 
no chance it may be true
with astonishing incredulity
verbal trickery they imbue


This artless verbal flatulence
one may never ascertain
pathologically fictitious
almost certainly insane