this qwerty

~

this qwerty  (  a  p o e m  )




bountiful

sea breeze

in landlocked

counties

lexicons

bee's knees

cabbages

green peas

ne'er do wells

say cheese

doors at war

treaties

rarer breeds

species

scorch the earth

deep freeze


~


have a pause

peachy

rose petals

faeces

argonauts

fleecy

bread ahead

yeasty

syntax nodes

beech trees

chaffinches

beastly

chickenpox

v.d

this qwerty

t h e s e  k e y s

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squeeze it out

~

squeeze it out  (  a  p o e m  )




sinking ships

kiss me quick

bananas

lemon pips


falling bricks

clutch at twigs

crack willow

trousers split


dodgy hips

sheepish dips

we are all

fugitives


buckets kick

fog is thick

magic spells

that's the trick


parrot sick

oil is slick

all is horned

thanks old nick


clocks tock-tick

bookworms flick

no time for

posh picnics


choppy sticks

candlewicks

fading fast

make a wish


shake a fist

take a risk

squeeze it out

each last bit

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behold the chives

~

behold the chives  (  s h e e t  )




as young bees bumble in their hives

& noah trawls through damp archives

as swiss soldiers play with their knives

such nonsense say

those old fish wives


as swifts they swoop the loop then dive

whilst cato street schemes & contrives

as summer bursts - oh man alive

i turn to 'erbs

behold the chives

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the passing of spring

~

the passing of spring  (  a  p o e m  )




sad bluebells ring in dimming clangs

wild garlic sighs by river banks

make little scent as blossom fades

mock-wintery

the faux-snow way


yet clement air & stretchy days

rise as that grass - make way for hay

i stop mid-plod - is this a dream?

here death's alive, death thrives

death's green

( ! )

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an ombudsman is born

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an ombudsman is born  (  s o m e  n o n s e n s e  )




as baking beans beat tambourines

& welders wave at gravy trains

that bustle passed at savoury speeds

& badgers shave on grassy plains


as hittites plod on woodland paths

& carrots dance under some trance

whilst numbers crunch in charts 'n' graphs

& poltergeists adjust their pants


as dogs in clogs think thoughts out loud

& statues scratch a toe ( or two )

plus rabid bats they bite low cloud

& pebbles hide in lonely shoes


a town crier retrieves his tongue

then bell-yells on this speckled morn

good news to yous - songs shall be sung

rejoice

an ombudsman is born

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