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Triple X

Dandelions

Dandelions

Lament (Part XXX)

For thirty days we’ve stuck to verse,
(we were lucky enough to start on the first).
The weather’s been bad – it’s been hard to find
a subject for a photograph of any kind.
Today, the last day, it seemed like Spring.
The wind was quiet, you could hear the birds sing.
The skies were blue, the sun shone all the time.
It was enough to make you break out in rhyme!

Violet – (Our Penultimate Poem)

Violet

Violet

Lament (Part XXVIIII)

In the first years of the last century they built the sisters three.
The Olympic, Titanic and Britannic, the largest ships to put to sea.
In 1911 The Olympic collided with The Hawk
and Stewardess Violet Jessop was one of the crew aboard.
The Titanic sailed in 1912 so history books record
and Stewardess Violet Jessop was one of the crew aboard.
In World War I, hospital ship Britannic, hit a mine as her reward
and Stewardess Violet Jessop was one of the crew aboard.
Violet sailed on until 1950 when she retired and left the sea,
she stayed at home and kept chickens, until she died at eighty three.

Recyclable

Grass And Plastic Fields

Grass And Plastic Fields

Lament (Part XXVIII)

The field at the front is covered with green grass, tick
that box, while the field in the distance is covered in plastic.
I presume they were planted at around the same time,
if that is so, they’ve grown the same amount, so I’m
guessing that there must be a grant, probably from the EU
to harvest shopping bags, to make sure of a new
supply each year. So that there won’t be any delay
and we can all continue to do our bit, to recycle away.

The Greener Grass

Escapees

Escapees

Lament (Part XXVII)

Now that the animals aren’t indoors any more,
some of the more adventurous are keen to explore.
It will come as no surprise that your five fruit and veg,
are that much tastier on the other side of the hedge.

“If the tastiest grass is our focus and goal,
then all that we need is to find a small hole.
Just follow me, I’ll show you how to do it
and if anyone comes, we can scramble back through it.”

What Rhymes With Rhododendron

Safe At Last

Dutch Air Force Chinook

Dutch Air Force Chinook

Lament (Part XXV)

Here’s a picture of a helicopter – so all we need now is a rhyme.
The Dutch Air Force is visiting, they were protecting Scotland at the time.
It’s nice for them you know, to have some hills to protect,
the tallest thing in Holland are the dykes, or so I expect.
They pop over here whenever things at home seem a little flat
and save us from invasion – or something like that.
I’m sure that in the Air Force, peacetime is just a bore
but if it’s all the same to you chaps, we’d rather not have a war.

Me! Me! Me!

Not A Daffodil

Not A Daffodil

Lament (Part XXIIII)

There’s this guy called Narcissus, a good looking man.
The trouble is you know, he’s his own biggest fan.
A nymph called Echo loved him, but he didn’t want to be bossed
around by a woman, so he told her to get lost.
Now Nemesis, a Goddess, thought this just wasn’t right,
and it’s best not to mess with Nemesis when she gets up-tight.
She made Echo fade away, then used her Goddess power
to make Narcissus love his reflection – and turned him into a flower.

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