joe2poetry

Poetry from a Dublin Scientist

Month: December, 2012

New

New year
New beginnings
New start
New life
New horizons
New loves
New friends
New awakenings
New challenges
New successes
New skills
New wealth
New me
New you
New year

Happy new year everybody

My demon

My demon looks normal
To everyone he is my friend
Sometimes, even I’m taken in
I am reminded what he is though
When he leans over, saying
“You’ll have another one? Won’t you?”

The Afters

The ceremony has been done
The register is signed
How it’s time to go get drunk
And do what comes to mind
#
The music blares across the floor
The lights have all gone dim
The guests all start to shuffle round
Dressed up, looking grim
#
Time goes past yet no one dares
To move there with the beat
But you can tell they’re digging it
By the twitching of their feet
#
But then some nut, some lunatic
Throws himself a shape
All else there are staring
Eyes wide and mouth agape
#
Then one by one others emerge
To beat him at his game
Even those who smirked the most
Are dancing just the same
#
Young and old, small and big
Are equal to the tune
All swaying, shouting, holding hands
And bopping like a loon
#
Three hours in we reach the peak
The nadir is in sight
That single tune that gets us off
The moment of the night
#
There’s hugs and kisses all embrace
The crowd all moves as one
Though it splits up at ths chorus
Cos that’s part of the fun
#
And as the night draws to a close
The crowd all leaves the floor
Except the mad-man from the start
Who wants to go some more
#
And that is it, the wedding night
With fun and joy for all
For it is not just every day
We have this kind of ball

Interesting

Well that was interesting
Throwing myself to the lions
Without idea how or why
Just because, no other reason
The unconditional vagaries of a whim
Not sure how things will end up
Nothing certain
Except one thing
That it is most definitely interesting

Wedding

We’re all going to a wedding

A tremendous, great event

If we don’t pass out from the stress

Our nerves will all be spent

Butterflies will take up roost

Within our lower gut

But we all want to be here

It was opened and then shut

For now our friends, this loving two

Shall soon be joined as one

Then on to the reception

And we will have some fun!

Christmas Limericks

Late one Christmas day
A child came walking me way
He said “I’ve got from saint Nick
The pick of the pick
I’m on top of the world so I say”
#
The turkeys while during November
Are concerned for what comes in December
“It won’t be much much fun
If those butchers come
Shall we fight or shall we surrender?”
#
We all stocked up drink in the gaff
So in Christmas we could have a laugh
With antlers on the head
And a rudolf nose red
It’s better when it gets more naff

Haikus 25/12/12

Four in the morning
Loud squeals wakes up the whole house
Santa Claus has come
#
Big Christmas dinner
Turkey, ham, pudding, roasties
Going to be fat
#
Handing out presents
Gifts for the young and the old
Happiness for all

12 days of Christmas

On the first day of Christmas

I fenced for old Billy

A high-end plasma TV

#

On the second day of Christmas

I fenced for old Billy

Two Crates of Scotch

And a high-end plasma TV

#

On the third day of Christmas

I fenced for old Billy

Three smartphones

Two crates of scotch

And a high-end plasma TV

#

On the Fourth day of Christmas

I fenced for old Billy

Four silver plates

Three smartphones

Two crates of scotch

And a high-end plasma TV

#

On the Fifth day of Christmas

I fenced for old Billy

Five Wedding Rings

Four silver plates

Three smartphones

Two crates of scotch

And a high-end plasma TV

#

On the sixth Day of Christmas

I fenced for old Billy

Six Knock-off I-Pads

Five Wedding Rings

Four silver plates

Three smartphones

Two crates of scotch

And a high-end plasma TV

#

On seventh day of Christmas

I fenced for old Billy

Seven golden Jaguars

Six Knock-off I-Pads

Five Wedding Rings

Four silver plates

Three smartphones

Two crates of scotch

And a high-end plasma TV

#

On the eight day of Christmas

I fenced for old Billy

Eight faulty cameras

Seven golden Jaguars

Six Knock-off I-Pads

Five Wedding Rings

Four silver plates

Three smartphones

Two crates of scotch

And a high-end plasma TV

#

On the ninth day of Christmas

I fenced for old Billy

Nine Bootleg Dresses

Eight faulty cameras

Seven golden Jaguars

Six Knock-off I-Pads

Five Wedding Rings

Four silver plates

Three smartphones

Two crates of scotch

And a high-end plasma TV

#

On the tenth day of Christmas

I fenced for old Billy

Ten Rolex watches

Nine Bootleg Dresses

Eight faulty cameras

Seven golden Jaguars

Six Knock-off I-Pads

Five Wedding Rings

Four silver plates

Three smartphones

Two crates of scotch

And a high-end plasma TV

#

On the eleventh day of Christmas

I fenced for old Billy

Eleven antique paintings

Ten Rolex watches

Nine Bootleg Dresses

Eight faulty cameras

Seven golden Jaguars

Six Knock-off I-Pads

Five Wedding Rings

Four silver plates

Three smartphones

Two crates of scotch

And a high-end plasma TV

#

On the twelfth day of Christmas

I fenced for old Billy

Twelve diamond brooches

Eleven antique paintings

Ten Rolex watches

Nine Bootleg Dresses

Eight faulty cameras

Seven golden Jaguars

Six Knock-off I-Pads

Five Wedding Rings

Four silver plates

Three smartphones

Two crates of scotch

And a high-end plasma TV

#

I don’t often upload anything else but I think considering the time of year and how much I like this I think I will make an exception.

Merry Christmas ūüôā

Getting Fat for Christmas

Sitting around for Christmas

No work, no out, no way

A recipe for disaster

Constant eating

Filling, foods of joy

Chocolate, sweets, puddings

And the all-powerful Christmas turkey

No choice for it, have to eat

It would be rude not to

And down the fat goes

Building with unparalleled speed and efficiency

 Belts become meaningless

Inelastic waist-bands patently unwise

Especially in this time of plenty

The only consolation

Is that the lean months are ahead

Dark of night and light of pocket

No need to splurge

And a gym membership to use up

Until next year

When the cycle repeats itself

Yet again

Christmas time: An Englyn

Christmas is the best time of all the year

Time to hear family’s call

Time for fun when big and small

Time for joy for one and all