Poetic nonsense …

for Friday Fictioneers

I sometimes get asked why I don’t write much poetry – well, you’re about to find out!

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Hop out of bed

Leap in the shower

Stick on a suit

Comb my hair.

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Coffee too hot

Scald my mouth

Burn my toast

Trip over the cat.

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Rush to the station

Squeeze on the train

One hour later

Off again.

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Fly to the office

Land at my desk

Work flat out

No time to rest.

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Lunchtime at last

Half the day gone

Then back to work

More to be done.

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Time to head home

Stand on the train

Pushed and jostled

Always the same.

Open the door

Fling shoes off my feet

Pour a large drink

Collapse in a seat

and …

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2021-06-14-15.32.14Thanks to Rochelle for hosting and to Β J Hardy Carroll for the picture.

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61 thoughts on “Poetic nonsense …

  1. neilmacdon Jul 14, 2021 / 14:03

    Well, there’s a rhyming scheme to this (part of the time). And mouth goes with cat if you’ve got a lisp.

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  2. rochellewisoff Jul 14, 2021 / 14:20

    Dear Keith,

    Now all you need to do is set it to music. πŸ˜‰ I’m out of breath after reading.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • Keith's Ramblings Jul 14, 2021 / 15:06

      It’ll make the flight of the bumblebee seem like a dirge! Cheers Rochelle.

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      • Sadje Jul 14, 2021 / 16:21

        You definitely are. πŸ‘

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  3. Dale Jul 14, 2021 / 15:59

    You,re just looking for compliments. And you shall get them!
    This was great and I am sure it was meant to leave us breathless.
    No way in HELL I would get on that particular rat-race train… this one annoys me enough already!
    Retirement here I come.. Soon. It has to. It better!

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    • Keith's Ramblings Jul 14, 2021 / 16:27

      Okay, so you outfoxed me! I’m beginning to think I should have offered free puffers to my readers. Take early retirement Dale, you won’t regret I!;

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  4. Sandee Jul 14, 2021 / 16:04

    That wore me out just reading this. Well done. You’re a wonderful wordsmith and I’ve done just this for many years. Retirement is far better.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday, Keith. πŸ™‚

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    • Keith's Ramblings Jul 14, 2021 / 16:11

      That’s so nice of you Sandee, thank you SO much.

      I thought I might be bored when I retired. How wrong I was, I wish I’d jumped off the train further back down the track!

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  5. hilarymb Jul 14, 2021 / 17:27

    Hi Keith – great … such fun – well done … and yes thank goodness no more rat-race trains …

    Take a gander to the Towner to look at the limericks in the Nash exhibition … I’ve got membersip with guest -if you want to get in at some stage …

    Cheers Hilary

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    • Keith's Ramblings Jul 16, 2021 / 09:35

      That’s so kind of you Hilary, but I’ve already arranged a visit with a friend for when I get back from my up-and-coming camping trip!

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    • Keith's Ramblings Jul 16, 2021 / 09:52

      Next time I’ll make it rhyme! All together now, ‘I’ve got rhythm, I’ve got ……’

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  6. larry trasciatti Jul 14, 2021 / 19:42

    It’s a microcosm of life…hectic beyond belief, occasionally rhyming. At least he gets to relax at the end of his day

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  7. jenne49 Jul 14, 2021 / 20:20

    Did you know, Keith, that you’d written a poem in dimiter, mainly dactylic dimeter, and with a regular abcb rhyme scheme in slant rhyme? You did? Good! I knew you would! Oh how I’ve been longing for the occasion where I could say something like that! The poetry class I attended has not been in vain! And see, you ARE a poet!
    Loved the poem. It sounds just like the train chugging along. And how glad I am that I’m off that hamster wheel.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Jul 16, 2021 / 10:28

      Well, I had no idea, that’s something I’ve learned today! I’m a poet and I didn’t know it. Cheers, Jenne.

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  8. michael1148humphris Jul 14, 2021 / 23:47

    Short and sharp, relax you did well

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  9. granonine Jul 15, 2021 / 00:15

    You write better poetry than i do, for sure! I wonder how your MC’s blood pressure is holding up πŸ™‚

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  10. msjadeli Jul 15, 2021 / 00:41

    Ah the good old days of the rat race. Glad it’s in my rearview. You summed it up nicely.

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  11. Tannille Jul 15, 2021 / 08:16

    Something to be said for working from home. Cats… they always like under the feet.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Jul 16, 2021 / 10:56

      Can’t say I’ve ever worked from home so I bow to your superior knowledge! What is it about cats and feet?

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  12. Woman walking Max Jul 16, 2021 / 14:47

    I think your poem succeeds, because I got a reminded of the ‘hampster wheel of work ! And the rest of life is squeezed out. Glad you could relax at the end of the day.

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  13. oneta hayes Jul 16, 2021 / 14:52

    I like this a lot. Fun piece that spurs me through the day with you. How much alike so many people are! But in my rural area, it is cars we hop into.

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  14. pennygadd51 Jul 16, 2021 / 16:28

    A great double take on the prompt; once for the subject, the second for the format. Super stuff, Keith!

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