Tuesday, August 22, 2017

1132 - Small Fry



Small Fry

It is all small stuff—
At work, at home and at ease.
Everyday stuff.
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1131 - Logical Decision



Logical Decision

Science sees the world.
Religion governs the world.
Choose logic, not might.
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1130 - The tines they are a-changing.



The tines they are a-changing.

Some differences—
They’re not reconcilable;
Best go our own ways.
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1129 - Given the choice.



Given the choice.

You say what sounds good.
Your actions belie your words.
I believe actions.
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1128 - Standing Proud



Standing Proud

A woman who was decidedly cute,
Was wearing the flag as a suit.
Her breasts were displayed
When the anthem was played
So her nipples could stand and salute.
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Monday, August 21, 2017

1127 - Best to Wait



Best to Wait

The future will come—
You can worry in advance.
Or you can just wait.
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1126 - Something to Reflect On?



Something to Reflect On?

You create the problem
And then weep over your lot.
No-one else to blame.
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1125 - Good Rowing Argonauts!



Good Rowing Argonauts!

A lady with no connection to Greece,
Complained of the absence of peace
From all Jason’s cohorts,
(Those sneaky Argonauts),
In search of the Golden Fleece.
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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

1124 - No News Here



No News Here

So many toxins—
Things, creatures, even people.
Learn what to avoid.

Murdoch is the worst—
Just selling fear and loathing,
A poisonous trade.
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1123 - Regular Check-Up



Regular Check-Up

The auditors come:
Clipboards, pens and post-it notes,
Keeping us honest.
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1122 - Schadenfreude


Having mocked his opponents for their troubles...


Schadenfreude

But surely you checked?
So critical of others—
That’s a bit sloppy!
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1121 - Away from the heat.



Away from the heat.

A lady while cooking some meat,
Wore an apron, less than discreet.
She didn’t seem to mind
That it exposed her behind
As she kept it away from the heat.
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Monday, August 14, 2017

1196 - Kim





Kim

There was a young despot named Kim
Who’d never attended a gym.
And to divert all the stares
At his weirdly cut hairs,
He developed a bomb, on a whim.
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1200 - Impressions



Impressions

The Heidelberg School
Painters from a gentler time—
That’s the Impression.
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1199 - And Johnny did too.



And Johnny did too.

Not Australian?
Oh Barnaby, how could you?
Pistol & Boo laugh.
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1198 - Local Tourist



Local Tourist

A tourist at large—
We view thing in our own town
With visitor’s eyes.
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1197 - Pole Position



Pole Position

A woman had fashioned from pine
A dildo that managed to combine
The width she desired
With a length that inspired
Pole-vaulters to steal the design.
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1195 - If you don't remove the rot...



If you don't remove the rot...

White supremacists—
Woodworm in its foundations,
America’s shame.
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1194 - Circus in Town



Circus in Town

Where are our leaders?
Where is their vision for us?
A bloody circus.
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1193 - Poor Value for Money



Poor Value for Money

Called a plebiscite!
So why were they elected?
Not earning their pay.
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1192 - The Astrophysicist



The Astrophysicist

Staring down voodoo;
Pointing the finger of scorn
At superstitions.
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1191 - Once a Knight



Once a Knight

A woman who itched for a fight,
Donned the outfit of a knight.
Her desire was so great
She forgot the breast plate
And was duly impaled on the night.
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1190 - Humanity



Humanity

On a Melbourne street
An old, homeless man, sitting,
Doing a crossword.

Why is it like this?
Is this who we have become?
I leave some money.
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1189 - Poor Starving Darlings


Poor Starving Darlings

At movies and plays
They only go for two hours:
Why must people eat?
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1188 - Like a Cuban



Like a Cuban

Sitting on the Porch
For family discussions—
Just like Cuba.
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1187 - Le Snag Dog.



Le Snag Dog.

Are French Sausage Dogs
Chien de Charcuterie?
Where are the poodles?
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1186 - Marble Halls



Marble Halls

A marbled bathroom.
It feels a little Roman
But is far from it.
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1185 - OMG



OMG!

The Old Melbourne Goal
Victorian punishment.
No padded cells here.
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1184 - Justifiable Homicide



Justifiable Homicide

When told of a woman who 'blows',
Men queued at her door, in droves.
Their wives were less thrilled
And had them all killed
And buried in orderly rows.
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1183 - Office Work



Office Workers

The office workers.
A parallel universe.
We watch from our bed.
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1182 - Ned



Ned

There was a young fellow called Ned
Who put a tin can on his head.
The flaw in his plan
Of the Invincible Man
Was they shot at his legs instead.
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1181 - The Golden Plates



The Golden Plates

The Book of Mormon—
Seems even more deluded 
Than the other ‘Books’.
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1180 - Goose



Goose.

Then there’s Mother Goose:
Why do the true believers
Not believe in her?
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1179 - Good News



Good News

Holiday pleasures:
Reading the papers in bed…
And someone else cleans.
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1178 - Volcanic Consequences



Volcanic Consequences

Donald Trump’s Pompei:
We will all die as we are—
The final embrace.
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1177 - One Day at a Time



One Day at a Time

Angry little boy.
I check the morning newscast:
The world is still there.
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1176 - Basic



Basic

A primal pleasure,
Built into our DNA,
A naked embrace.
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1175 - Refugees



Refugees

They left from Ireland
To look for a better life.
Some things never change.
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1174 - Small Bore



Small Bore 

The gun is now locked
And, apparently, loaded.
This cannot end well.
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1173 - Turtle Doves



Turtle Doves

The morning chorus,
Waiting patiently for food:
The coo-coos of hope.
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1172 - Poor Little Me



Poor Little Me

“Oh poor little me!
You had it much easier!”
Giving us guilt trips.
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1171 - Wet Hen



Wet Hen

Calamity Jane
It is always a crisis—
The wet hen syndrome.
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1170 - Bones



Bones.

A cunning young woman used groans
To keep guys attentive and prone.
While she got her own joys
The emaciated boys
Degenerated to nothing but bones.
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Friday, August 11, 2017

1169 - No Butts!



No butts!

Lycra clad buttocks—
Stretched, they display far too much.
Drivers, too, are cleft.
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1168 - Folly


Hiroshima Day - August 6th.


Folly.

Seventy years on
And how many thousands of deaths?
We have learnt nothing.
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1167 - Away!



Away!

Mini holiday.
Five stars and it costs the earth—
But good to escape.
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1166 - Just Equal



Just Equal.

They are not less equal
And nor are they less equal.
They are just equal.
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1165 - Missed



Missed

A lady who caused quite a stir
When seen naked, excluding some fur,
Thought what she should do
Was keep her nipples from view
But wasn’t too sure where they were.
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Thursday, August 10, 2017

1164 - Have a nice day...nice day...nice day



Have a nice day...nice day...nice day

Wretched self-checkouts.
Just like sheep in a stock run.
No humanity.
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1163 - She’ll be apples



She’ll be apples.

Cold storage?  maybe.
But who can really complain—
Beautifully crisp.
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