Friday, February 11, 2011

Singing the blues and other stories

Today's poems are whiny - or whingey - if you prefer the somewhat obsolete version of the word, per Websters' Dictionary of 1913.  Poetic Asides gave a prompt on Wednesday (Yeah, I know.  I'm late.) of, 'One of these days...'  SiS/Few Miles' prompt for today was 'Faith' and finally, Big Tent Poetry was all about the blues and how to get rid of that which ails you.  Here goes...


Image courtesy of 32B
Blue

I truly cherish blue.
It’s my favorite color
so any other hue
seems to me much duller.

I do not wish to rid
myself of bluish tinge
because if rid I did,
I’d be so blue I’d whinge.

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Image courtesy of Hubpages

A Spectre of Success

One of these days,
(in a future life, I guess?)
my book might get published
and be a success.
For now, I've accepted
that people seem smitten
with books by celebs
that are often ghost written.

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Image courtesy of British Science Association

Murphy Strikes Again

Ya gotta have faith…
…anything that can’t go wrong
without a doubt, will.

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31 comments:

  1. RJ, all three of these are delightful.
    My favourite is "the spectre of success", that cartoon is priceless.

    Pamela

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  2. I, too, like my blues, thank you.
    Very clever.
    cute illustrations. I like the butter-side-down

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  3. I just love your witty melodious style, RJ. Let me know when that book gets published (because it will).

    ~laurie

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  4. Tres witty. The middle one is the most chuckleworthy, I think. :)

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  5. I am smiling from ear to ear. Wonderful set of poems!

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  6. Aye, that scallywag Murphy. He causes a lot of trouble. Tis the lot of the Irish.

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  7. Wonderful poems. Blue is my favorite color! And in my music, I enjoy a melancholy melody. I wouldn't want to live without either blue.

    Shalom,
    http://cloakedmonk.com/2011/02/11/faith/

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  8. peanutbutter side down! :(
    Wonderful!

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  9. Thanks, Pamela! I had to laugh when I saw that cartoon, too!

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  10. Barbara - thanks! And truth be told, although theoretically there's a 50/50 chance of butter up OR down, for reasons unknown, butter down seems to win. ☼

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  11. Laurie - thanks so much for your kind words! Three years ago, I pubbed a book of quirky poetry and now the urge has come back to annoy me again! ☼

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  12. Kristen - thank you for the smiles (and the ears!) ☼

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  13. Mike - you know those Irish! 'Tis scallywags, indeed! =D

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  14. Cloaked Monk - shalom to you too, my blue friend!

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  15. NTX - thank you (even if it was peanut butter side down.) ☼

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  16. love your Haiku entry.
    smart take.

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  17. Jingle! I'm so glad you stopped by! Thanks! ☼

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  18. fantastic trio.

    All three poems are fabulous. cant decide which one i liked best.

    trisha
    http://sharmishthabasu.wordpress.com/2011/02/11/balance/

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  19. RJ.. This is a great package.. Thanks..

    Someone is Special

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  20. Gautami - thank you so much for your kinds words!

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  21. Thanks so much, Madeleine! And I ♥ your limericks - they rock!

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  22. SiS - thanks so much! You are so sweet!

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