A poem …

for Friday Fictioneers




There’s another world

Above the clouds


A perfect place we’ve yet to see

A world unknown to you and me


An unspoilt world

Untouched by man

A world which knows not war or strife

Untainted by the needs of life


Above the clouds

There’s perfect peace


Way beyond our troubled land

Unspoilt by greed and human hand


There’s another world

Above the clouds


A world unchanged since time began

A world where nothing hides the sun




I’ve got 24 words to spare so here’s a joke! 

Why did the white cloud idolise the black cloud? Because …

Sorry, out of words!


naama-lady-libertyThanks to Rochelle for hosting and to Na’ama for the picture.

Click the Statue of Frogerty to join in the fun.









I’ve written a second piece this week!


54 thoughts on “A poem …

  1. Christine Goodnough May 19, 2021 / 15:55

    A precious thought! I noted the clouds, too, when I saw the photo — artist’s eye, I guess.
    What a frustrating joke! Maybe others will leave some brilliant answers in your comments.


    • Keith's Ramblings May 19, 2021 / 16:10

      My first thought was with the statue, but as always I dismissed it chose to go with my second idea, clouds! As for the joke, we’ll see!


  2. jenne49 May 19, 2021 / 16:25

    A beautiful image, Keith, really beautiful. And you’ve got me scratching my head about the joke… Nice one!

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  3. Sadje May 19, 2021 / 16:25

    Don’t keep us hanging, finish the joke!


  4. msjadeli May 19, 2021 / 17:20

    Your story poem reminded me of that song Willy Wonka sings in the movie. Love how you used your last words to make a joke. Your name isn’t Willy Wonka is it?

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  5. Michael May 19, 2021 / 21:13

    I liked your poem very much, but I fear that far to many satellites now populate the space above the clouds.

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  6. rochellewisoff May 19, 2021 / 21:37

    Dear Keith,

    Lovely and thoughtful poem. Love the frog. And the joke…well…it still made me laugh.



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    • Keith's Ramblings May 20, 2021 / 14:17

      I’m glad you laughed at the question because the answer’s not that funny! Thanks, Rochelle.


    • Keith's Ramblings May 20, 2021 / 14:21

      I’m sure you’re right Mimi. I certainly didn’t see it on my last plane flight!


  7. GHLearner May 20, 2021 / 13:50

    Your meen! I don’t have a clue about that joke but it gave me a good laugh nonetheless.
    The poem is beautiful and peaceful. I always wanted a spin in orbit, just once around, but now I’m too old and unfit…(and don’t have the millions anyway).


  8. hilarymb May 20, 2021 / 16:28

    Hi Keith – I think I’ll stay below them for now … my time will come to rise and shine – but not for a couple of decades at least – if I’m lucky!! Cheers and have an enjoyable gusty weekend … by the way is there an orange domed building on Bexhill beach – that I can see from E/b front? And of course if so – what is it?! Please find an answer to your joke … my black cloud yesterday was a monster dragon chasing a human … he was caught and absorbed into a bigger black cloud! Cheers Hilary

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    • Keith's Ramblings May 20, 2021 / 17:54

      I’ll hopefully stay put for a while too!

      The only building I can think of that you can see is the Colonnade. It’s actually white but it does reflect colours, especially at sunset. Here’s a link-


      As for the joke, it’s nothing as exciting as your dragon! All will be revealed when I post my FF story next Wednesday but don’t get excited, it’s pretty feeble!

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      • hilarymb May 21, 2021 / 13:51

        Thanks Keith – the thing I saw was orange, as ever orange can be, and of a more elongated flatter dome … who knows – neither of us … but thanks for having an idea … I’m off to be blown along the front – cheers Hilary

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      • Keith's Ramblings May 22, 2021 / 09:35

        Now I’m intrigued! I’ve steered clear of the prom for the last few days for obvious reasons, but I’ll take a look later!

        Liked by 1 person

  9. Bear May 21, 2021 / 14:55

    Great poem… loved the joke.. and here, I thought you’d just forgot the punch line… heheh! Have a great week, Keith!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Nobbinmaug May 22, 2021 / 18:24

    We’re doing our best to spoil it with satellites, space stations… I’m sure we’re not too many generations away from space station convenience stores.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. subroto May 23, 2021 / 14:22

    “Statue of Frogerty” ha! ha! snort!

    Lovely poem, nicely done.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. ahtdoucette May 24, 2021 / 15:32

    LOL at the riddle at the end. Loved the poem too. I believe there is such a place, in our hearts if nowhere else. And, that’s what matters! Now about that riddle…

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