16.1.18

Me too

Social intercourse
So hard to enjoy before
"My boyfriend" let slip

or do you prefer

Social intercourse
So hard to conduct before
"My husband" intrudes

14.1.18

Reactionary Monarchs

Ethel the Unready
Made Ethelred so heady,
But complaints from Maud
About her garden left him bored.

Or do you prefer

Ethel the Unready
Made Æthelred so unsteady,
But statements from Maud
About her garden left him floored.


10.1.18

Evita

Eva María Duarte de Perón
Never accepted being 'anon'.
From angel of hope to such a peripatetic cadaver
Even a pope got entangled in the palaver.


By Raúl Manteola (1905-1974)

3.1.18

Antarctic Gurkha

Lt Scott Sears
Trekked solo to the Pole, conquering his fears
Of polar bears and freeze-dried curries,
Schlepping south on two old racquets of Andy Murray's.


credit: ANTARCTIC GURKHA via SSAFA

Inspired by this.

29.12.17

Singapore Slang

Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles.
What truly baffles?
He didn't invent the charity raffle
But of Singapore's future oft did babble.


27.12.17

Ask a Rupert

Lt Colonel Phillip 'Rupert' Smith.
Quirky, sure, but never wore a Helmet, Pith.
"What's the first rule?"
It's gotta pin - don't use it to play boules.




26.12.17

Wolf Lord I

Lord of Dyfed Prince Bleiddudd,
The Monks of Tenby outwith,
Priests generally he found fickle.
While Druids made him sickle.


24.12.17

The Big Bang Trouble With Sheep And Goats

There once was a priest from Terra Haute,
Who purchased some sheep and a goat.
Love can be bought, he thought,
Until the moment he got caught.
That quote terribly haughty priest unquote.


credit: TBBT