joe2poetry

Poetry from a Dublin Scientist

Haikus 061216

Southern Hemisphere

Is the wrong damn way around

Christmas in summer???

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Pure ammonia

Smell like week old rat’s urine

Really hangs about

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Christmas tree is up

Covered in many knick-knacks

Collected through life

 

 

Haiku 23/11/16

When you’re tired my love

I have just the recipe

Hugs and chocolate

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Written for The Grammar Ghoul Press Shapeshifting 13 challenge number 81.

 

Limericks 080916

I once met a dog on the street

On the lookout for something to eat

It had caught on the breeze

The Aroma of Cheese

But alas it was only my feet

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A mayor did cavort his caboose

But when caught had a unique excuse

“See I have to look nice

For my ladies of vice

So I’m the best dressed man you can choose.”

 

 

 

Haikus 03/07/16

Southern Hemisphere

Internet friends sun bathing

While I’m here freezing

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Football fans everywhere

Looking to the action in France

The world holds its breath

Forever Young

Months have passed

Years, decades

But to me

To my eyes

You look the same

The doe-eyed girl that I knew

That very first time

Beautiful

Timeless

Forever young

Forever in my heart

Haikus 18/04/16

Rain all the weekend

Then on Monday an tremor

Now what will happen?

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Flooding in the streets

Eventually subsides

Leaving dirt everywhere

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During sunny days

Sunlight bakes the air opaque

For rain to wash clear

Haikus 12/04/16

The election’s over

Now’s the time for horse-trading

For our government

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It’s raining today

It makes a really big change

From a four month drought

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The Cat started shy

But is becoming friendly

Slowly but surely

Limericks 12/04/16

Upon landing in Chile*

A lady beside me did say

“If there’s an Earthquake

And your home starts to shake

Get the hell out sans delay.”

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*(FYI… Over here they Pronounce it Chilay)

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If there was one thing for which I would wish

It would be a huge tank for my fish

And just for a lark

Perhaps a shark

That will find all the rest real delish

The Heat of Your Heart

I am cold

Shivering in the cool air of the night

Seeking whatever warmth I can find

So I reach out

Reach out to you

And I am finally warm

Keeping myself close to you

And basking in

The heat of your heart

Awe

On the mountain top

The whole world is beneath me

Cannot but marvel

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Written for The Grammar Ghoul Press Shapeshifting 13 challenge number 45.