Tag Archives: Funny

Restaurant Ambience

Written for:  Poetics Aside #435 – Write a reserved poem. New restaurant, let’s try it. We walk in little bit before dinner crowd decides it is late enough to dine. Maitre d’, haughty in his penguin garb, looks us over. … Continue reading

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Where Am I?

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Poetics:  “This One’s On Me”  (posted by Paul) We are of course a pub where only virtual drinks are drunk and where the the real selection on offer is the talent of the group … Continue reading

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A Evening On The Terrace

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Haibun Monday – Hometown Haibun (posted by Mish) Think hometown. Bring to life a scene or experience from your hometown, whether it be a childhood or adult memory. Reminisce. Relive a moment. Describe to … Continue reading

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Ogden’s Giraffe

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – Weekend Challenge:  Play Tennis With A Ghost  (posted by Brendan) Take a poem by another poet and write a response in the form of a letter. The Giraffe by Ogden Nash I … Continue reading

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From The Lips Of The Hookah-smoking Caterpillar

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – “Rhubarb”  (posted by Paul) What character(s) might have found a home in your psyche? How would they write if they were to pen a poem? Today I would ask that you tune … Continue reading

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reluctant hands

Written for:  The Twiglets #57 – “reluctant hands” Reluctantly, he hands her the remote. You can have capable hands, yet be reluctant to use them. My hands are reluctant to clean the house There once was a man so reluctant … Continue reading

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A Snarkey-Barkey Place

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – Camera FLASH!  (posted by Kerry) Come trip with me, flee, my undernourished friends. Now I know you are weary -teary of being underground– let me expound. I speak of a snarkey-barkey place … Continue reading

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Unlucky Johnny (*chastushka)

Written for:  Poetic Asides November 2017 Chapbook Challenge – Day 11 Write an unlucky poem. Johnny gambled, was not lucky playing cards or rolling dice. Travelled to Vegas from Kentucky, lost his money, and gained head lice. *Chastushka is a … Continue reading

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Barbecue

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Quadrille #44 – “kick” (posted by De) Say, that barbecue sauce has a kick. My tongue’s a lit wick. Ring that alarm. Lug out hoses. Stuff can do serious harm. Wanted to kick back; … Continue reading

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On Sea or Land

Written for:  Weejars Saturday Mix-Double Takes, 30 &  The ‘Double Take’ challenge focuses on the use of homophones* to build your writing piece. You have two sets of homophones and you are challenged to use all four words in your … Continue reading

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