Sunday, September 25, 2016

910 - Marking Time

Marking Time

It’s early.
The dull glow
Of square numbers,
Wash over the room.
It is primed and set.

The deep chimes
Of the serious
Square, plain mantle clock.

The lighter,
More tuneful
Of the overly ornate
French clock,
(Turned sideways,
because it wont run
facing forward.)

In the dim light,
A magpie
Runs though its chords.
Over and over.

I listen to the magpie,
I count the chimes,
But I obey the 
© J Cosmo Newbery 2016

909 - Trickle Down

Three Word Wednesday requires participants
to use the three words of the week in a composition.
The words this week are: infected, irritable and jarring.

Trickle Down

The world seems so irritable,
So fraught with social woes,
The paradise promised
Unevenly disposed.

The fear,
(Of those who hear)
But it can’t continue
Without an equitable result, 
Attended to.

We bought 
The ‘trickle down’ effects:
The rich would care for us.

But they hoarded all the warm bread
And also kept the crusts.

And so,
As these things go,
Instead, infected disillusion
Brings a jarring of the parapets,
Come the revolution.
© J Cosmo Newbery 2016

Saturday, September 24, 2016

908 - Dislocation

Theme Thursday’s prompt is ‘Together’.


But apart.
The hearts reach out,
But do not touch.
But together.
Life is shared
But not much
Is common.
Is subjective.
© J Cosmo Newbery 2016

Thursday, September 22, 2016

907 - Future Imperfect

Future Imperfect

Utilitarian mercenaries
Of deceit.

The loud exclamations
Of awareness.

The active and passive
Of a life sentence
Past and present.

Ah, but patterns—
Words upon words,
Actions upon actions,
With patterns
I can see
The future.
© J Cosmo Newbery 2016

906 - Fancy a truck?

Sunday Scribblings 2 has the prompt “quaking’.

Fancy a truck?

The was a young fellow called Ted
Who invited a sweet thing to his bed
But instead of love making
He fled the room quaking
As, undressed, she was a truckie named Fred.
© J Cosmo Newbery 2016

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

905 - Cross Over

Cross Over

There is a point,
An equinox
Of emotions,
Where the winter—
The dark, dark winter—
First feels the warmth
Of the coming spring.
Hope buds, swells
And bursts
In a life giving
Display of renewal.  
© J Cosmo Newbery 2016

904 - Re-Leased


It is odd
Sitting in your office,
Your former office,
Where you sat
It seems so much lighter,
So much brighter,
Just a hint,
Just a faint waft
Of brimstone
© J Cosmo Newbery 2016

Monday, September 19, 2016

903 - Hold the pickle!

Haiku Horizons prompt: frog.
Dedicated to Shu.  And pickle.

Hold the pickle!

Dill pickles and cheese,
A classic sort of sandwich.
But not today, thanks.
© J Cosmo Newbery 2016

902 - Lightly Framed

Mad Kane has a regular limerick challenge.
She provides the rhyme word, the rest is up to us.
This week the word is ‘frame’.

Lightly Framed

The lads all thought it a game
To bully the kid with a light frame.
But when he worked out with weights
And got plenty of dates

…nah, they were bullies just the same.
© J Cosmo Newbery 2016

Friday, September 16, 2016

901 - Comparative Smoothness

Theme Thursday has the prompt: smooth.

Comparative Smoothness

Smooth is an odd thing,
Subjectively interpreted;
No hard and fast rule.

Some say whisky’s smooth
Others praise a young baby’s bum—
Two total extremes.

But if I could choose
A good measure for smoothness,
A lady’s breast wins.

Breasts, bums or whiskey—
With just limited samples,
No chance to research.
© J Cosmo Newbery 2016