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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Sunday Scribblings

Written for and posted to Sunday Scribblings.


The only headache that I’ve got right now is you…

You smash your thoughts into my brain

It’s rainin’ thoughts of sorts I can’t control

Inside my swede, my padded cell was never like this hell

Well every time I hear you yell it wakes me from the coma and

the coffee cup aroma of your breath makes me wanna puke all over you

what can I do?

The only headache that I’ve got right now is you…

Alchemy would be fine for turning water into wine

And every time that I write something new, you steal the tune

You play it on your radio, and I don’t know which way to go

It’s tough being a genius they tell me but hell what do they know?

Don’t call me – ’cos I won’t come running, baby I’ve got better things to do

How’s about you?

The only headache that I’ve got right now is you…

You’re a pain in my Jackson Pollack’s and beyond

There ain’t no magic stick that I can wand – please tell me that

you’re leaving in the morning, ‘cos another day like this is much too much

and such an’ such and all those clich├ęs that you proffer like the trooper

that they all think you are. Why don’t you disappear and make me happy?

Which way to go?

The only headache that I’ve got right now is you…

You force me to surrender my best line, time after time.

And just when I think you’re leaving, you deceive me once again.

You twist everything I say, tie me in knots, lock me up and throw the key away.

And even if I think I’m doing fine you bug me and you mug me over.

So now’s the time, your chance to cheapskate sour grapes and make fine wine.


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Saturday, March 27, 2010

NaPoWriMo 2010
Okay it's nearly April and that means NaPoWriMo which stands for National Poetry Writing Month. The idea is to write a poem for each day of April. I will be writing one each day on this blog, and posting it to my SweetTalkingGuy bloggage. You can find out more about NaPoWriMo and how you can participate by clinking~the~link to Maureen's site.
While you're waiting for this years poem's you can of course check out last years entries. Mine are all listed in the side-bar on SweetTalkingGuy with clickable links to each day. Then again, if you've already read them, you'll find a new one below that I only wrote today. I've thrown in a few Geordie words for good measure, please let me know if you like it.

I'm gannin down to Whitley Bay
To my hinney in her pink pinny.
We'll climb the light-hoose every day
and live on Fish 'n' Chips.
Me North Sea skinny dippin' hinney
she'll flash her bits to passin' ships
and the Limey sailors on the briney
will toss their caps an' shout 'Cor Blimey!'

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Breaking News!!!

 I've just been informed that my SweetTalkingGuy blog has been listed in the following article:

We posted an article, "100 Best Poetry Blogs" ( I just thought I'd share it with you in case you thought it would appeal to your readers. I am happy to let you know that your site has been included in this list.

The words this week are:
Brazen, Hunger, and Nuzzle

Here's mine:

as a Zebra
the calf, sick with hunger
snuggles up and starts to nuzzle
the cow.

Friday, March 19, 2010


The whole blogging poetry world seems to have gone Acrostic mad of late. Even I who knows zilch about the form, have given in and written one for a competition, (I'll post it on this blog after the winner has been announced). In the meantime I'll leave you with the only other acrostic that I can find on my bloggage - but I'll warn you now before you read it, that last time I posted it, nobody even noticed that it was an acrostic!
Your challenge is to write an acrostic inspired by the word "wonder." It can be up to 250 words in length. Creativity and cleverness are important. For the prize details and more about acrostics, visit the contest page.
All entries must be received between 12:01AM EST March 1, 2010 and 11:59PM EST on April 30, 2010, the contest deadline. Limit one entry per person. Keep it short but sweet - no more than a title (25 words or less) and up to 250 words. (There is no minimum word count.) Judging will be done by Gotham Writers' Workshop staff. Winners will be notified by email no later than May 30, 2010. The decision of the judges is final.
Get more information and submit your entry at:


Organic poetry sounds good to me!
Rhymes but it doesn’t have to don’t you know?
Ghazal, I only tried it once to see...
Acrostic? No not me, I’m much too slow.
Narrative not necessarily free.
Iambic pentameter starts to crow,
Cinquain has two four six eight two to show.
Poetry is much too complicated.
Ode in olden days, she’s set in her ways!
Elegy is no allergy dated,
Tanka haiku,thank you, which way you say?
Renga, Jenga, they all fall down, hated.
Yazoo and Gibbo and all the gang, hey!
And this was the original post.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Three Word Wednesday

Written for and posted to 3WW
The words this week are:
Pulse, Shard, and Weary.

Here's mine:

Weary of Winter
A shard of exploding glass
Pulse beats into spring

An American Sentence:

With his pulse on the trigger, the weary cowboy shot the shard of glass.

An anagramatic NaiSaiKu:

Pure as dry whales
Could be an anagram of
Which is an anagram of
We push red salary

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

A NaiSaiKu..

Posted to The NaiSaiKu Challenge?

Yellow Christ
Christ Yellow

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Monday, March 15, 2010

Monday Poetry Train Revisited #71

Written for and posted to Monday Poetry Train Revisited

Drip-drop drip-drop
Dreary downpour drenches
Dopey daytripper's dungarees 

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Three Word Wednesday CLXXX

Written for 3WW 
and posted to The NaiSaiKu Challenge?
The words at 3WW this week are:
Modify, Veil, and Obedient.

Here's my NaiSaiKu style anagram:

Modify obedient veil
an anagram of
an anagram of
I fit in my love bed Ode.

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Tuesday, March 09, 2010

POST 201

Welcome to the two hundred and first post on this blog!

Written for and posted to The NaiSaiKu Challenge?

Sunlight strains
cloud curtains heaven
heaven curtains cloud
strains sunlight

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Tuesday Challenge???

Okay it's Tuesday and you've got nothing to do! Right?

Here's some to try:

The NaiSaiKu Challenge?

The American Sandwich game...

carry on tuesday

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Three Word Wednesday CLXXIX

Written for 3WW
and posted to The NaiSaiKu Challenge?
The words this week are:
Amaze, Frail, and Sacred.

Here's my anagram in the NaiSaiKu style:

Acid slam, raze fear!
could be an anagram of
of which when jumbled up is:
Arms race, fail adze.

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