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Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Edited version of a 2010 post...


Here's an edited version of one I wrote in 2010

150 word daily nonsense challenge

Here's mine:


She knows that I know that she knows everything about me that I know that I don’t know how I do the things that I do she’s got photographs to prove it and witnesses who’ll swear to it she won’t be happy till she’s got me right where she wants me not that she wants me any more than she wanted that other poor sod who ended up in the same place that she thinks she’s got me going she keeps on calling me she must think that I’m her puppet and that only she can pull my strings but this other girl’s tugging at my heart and begging me to enter her world and she knows that too because she put the thoughts into my head she put the words into my mouth she types the letters that I write she knows that I know that she’s manipulating me


Sunday, January 16, 2022

When I remember...


150 word daily nonsense challenge

Here's mine:


Eight minutes is a long time to some no time at all to others not everybody can be right can they – eight minutes is three minutes longer than five minutes and two minutes shorter than the the ten minute norm - I wonder only as out loud - photographic memories lost in the library of discontent – although eight minutes is the time it takes to walk half a mile or so and to achieve about two miles give or take a few inches on a bicycle - you can drive a car eight miles at sixty miles per hour or read about two thousand words depending on the content and if your finger hurts – this is not of course a definitive guide to what you can do in eight minutes so don't complain if these things take you longer or less – what can you do in eight minutes - answers on a postcard please


Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Sounds like something else...


150 word daily nonsense challenge

Here's mine:


I left a text on your thing that goes ring I'm still waiting for you to reply don't keep me waiting please ding me thingy I really want you to try / cookies ice cream my kind of dreams any thing that you say / I'm sandwich deep on sandcastle beach longing for you to stop by / 'cos if you don't come the picnic's no fun / so give me a ring a ding a ling from your old dog and bone / don't leave me alone I need you with me tonight / don't stay away I want us to be together / walking around and dancing up town or sitting on sandcastle beach / whatever happens I'll always be true you know I'm in love with you / I left another message on your answerphone / for now I'm begging you to come home / don't let me down pretty please I think that I'm starting to cry


Tuesday, January 11, 2022

No Nonsense...


150 word daily nonsense challenge

Here's mine:


Barking as a mummified dog what went wrong and what's going on in Egypt I think they thought that the dogs were gods when the magic carpets came years ago from Prediluvionia however things aren't like that never have been look at the jelly fish that live forever and the billionaires that are injecting themselves with jelly fish glue does it work I'll let you know in a hundred years or so do unicorns really exist and how did you hide your third eye so no one else would know Stonehenge drives me round the bend and the Ley lines under my house pull me down to the earths core metaphorically speaking I find myself searching the back garden and the forest beyond for buried treasure that the Vikings may or may not have left behind my metal detector starts buzzing but only locates jar lids and rusted tin cans


Sunday, January 09, 2022

Open League...


150 word nonsense challenge

Here's mine:


Flags flutter stutter utter denial religion on trial football was never so good on TV never mind the FA Cup what about an Open League where any team can play for free against any club from any league imagine me and my Subbuteo team up against Real Madrid and we're losing two nil at half time but I bring a couple of cardboard subs on Roy Race and Alf Tupper (the runner) and before you can say boo to a goose we're three two up and the referee blows her penny whistle for full time fantasy football it's not like I said to the Rugger player if you can't play football just pick up the ball and run there are of course those down under and over the pond and the Irish sea that think that that's more fun flags flutter stutter utter denial football on trial never mind TV


Monday, January 03, 2022

Happy New Year...



like secret caves under the sea

inexplicable to me

everything different somehow

nothing much is as it seems

cryptic as the day's long now

stale tales visions dreams

whiskies gins the ladies sing

a ragmans ring silver gold

anagrams of other things

other metals bought 'n' sold

treasures lost fortunes found

ciders beers ales and stout

runners riders underground

how do these things come about

inexplicable to me

like secret caves under the sea