19.2.18

Be Careful For What You Wish

Gaius Julius Caesar
Crossed the Rubicon without a visa.
He wanted to be Dictator-for-life;
A wish granted by the assassin's knife.


11.2.18

Sharks and Suffrajets

Emmeline Pankhurst.
Misogyny made her fit to burst.
As too the straitlaced correctness of Suffragists;
Suffragettes ruled out nowt bar their fists.


Credit: Wikipedia

Or do you prefer

Emmeline Pankhurst
Conshies cursed.
Men who'd not fight the Boche
Got white feathers no matter how posh.


Credit: Wikipedia

5.2.18

Laboratory Rat

Such a sense of loss
Of self for a simple tooth
And for eyes limbs mind?

Or perhaps

Can corporal loss
Cause mental disruption too?
Hoarding tendency?



3.2.18

Root Canal

Searching for trousers
Fear-filled hind brain's cunning plan
To avoid dentist

or perhaps

Extraction today.
Ego's response to id's Angst
Is to hide my pants?


1.2.18

28.1.18

McNuggets

James Norton,
If ever he gave thought on
McNudity on McMafia,
Felt perhaps naught was McNaffier.


By Punting Cambridge

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

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