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Saturday, October 12, 2013

WORDLE #130

For The Sunday Whirl: Expected, Drunkard, Edge, Trumps, Prophet, Born, World, Mends, Binds, Sleepy, Circles, Thunder.


The Truth


What nobody expected:
Drunkard, living on the edge
Trumps Prophet born to this world...

Mends his ways; binds sleepy group
Confirms crop circles are sent
To warn of times of thunder...

Saturday, October 5, 2013

WORDLE #129

For The Sunday Whirl: Clever, Chance, Flesh, Ripe, Secret, Nest, Basket, Blinked, Stars, Saw, Hand, Swept.


BRUSH OFF


He was ripe for the picking

She was clever; took her chance
Offered pleasures of the flesh

Inside her secret love nest
A basket of broken hearts

He saw the light; raised his hand
Blinked those stars out of his eyes
Swept her under the carpet...

Saturday, September 28, 2013

WORDLE #128

For Sunday Whirl:   Hillside, Where, Gathered, Ghosts, Spill, Swarm, Worship, Exact, Patches, Unbidden, Sharp, Edges.


ADORED


A hillside where gathered ghosts
Spill and swarm to worship... me

This is an exact account
Not patches of unbidden
Daydreams with no sharp edges

Saturday, September 21, 2013

WORDLE #127

For Sunday Whirl: Peering, Three, Pile, Apples, Spirits, Stories, Clues, Rash, Claws, Secret, Cradle, Exile.


HOME TRUTH


Peering into your conscience
at three decades of decay
a pile of rotten apples
denounces your high spirits

Your stories reveal the clues
and the truth spreads like a rash
that your sharpened claws can't scratch

You'll never keep a secret
from the cradle to the grave

...unless you live in exile

Saturday, September 14, 2013

WORDLE #126

For Sunday Whirl: Vivacious, Vibrant, Vacuous, Manipulative, Vision, Single, Sumptuous, Slather, Spread, Short, Sassy, Violet, (Master).


PURPLE HAZE


Manipulative master,
vacuous yet vivacious,
harbours a single vision;
a vibrant, sumptuous scene
for his short, sassy servant...

Emphasis on Violet
(vio-LET, not vio-LATE)

Spread the word... slather it on...!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

WORDLE #125

For Sunday Whirl

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO...?


You didn't pay to change the answer
Only used magic to intrigue her
Made her the center of your attention
Took her to another dimension
Ticked her boxes and rung her bell
Stains on your conscience have stories to tell

Saturday, August 31, 2013

WORDLE #124

For Sunday Whirl: Inky, Wet, Scarlet, Oiled, Feathery, Sway, Sparks, Close, Hole, Shoots, Doubt, Plot.


SHAMELESS


Inky, wet, scarlet fluid gets you well oiled.
You're feeling feathery light as you roll and sway.
This sparks a close encounter with a hole in the road that shoots out in front of you.
Without doubt you've lost the plot...!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

WORDLE #123

For Sunday Whirl

BLOWN AWAY


Wind from south is fierce enough
Keeps gusting as she cries out...
She'll train her bitter curses
On spring's untested filters
...And have our heads in pieces

Sunday, August 18, 2013

WORDLE #122

For Sunday Whirl: If, Dreamed, Vision, Nestled, Heart, Years, Persuaded, Stay, Tribute, Period, Floor, Degrees, Space.

LOST IN SPACE


If she'd dreamed at all
That vision would have nestled
In her heart for years

Persuaded to stay
She paid tribute to her man
For a period

Life on the top floor
Was killing her by degrees
Now she's lost in space

Saturday, August 3, 2013

WORDLE #120

For Sunday Whirl: Shadow, Bread, Salt, Sense, Breath, Sends, Head, Gravity, Plans, Thread, Shoes, Landscape.

FORETHOUGHT


You think...

Without a shadow of doubt
Baking bread to earn your salt
Makes perfect sense...

But does it...?

Deep breath...

Have a second thought...

This sends signals to your head...

Then you think...

Blame gravity for the way
In which even best laid plans
Fall down hard and lose their thread...

Now you think...

No shoes required to walk this landscape...!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

OPEN LINK NIGHT #107

For d'verse Poets


THE PURSUIT OF TRIVIA


A misdirected comment 
at an inopportune time 
creates a broken window 
of missed opportunity… 
which is kind of logical, 
in a messed-up kind of way…

An open invitation 
in a tight-sealed envelope, 
initiates a response 
that will go without comment
without ever being said.

An understated compliment 
offers an understanding 
of overstated indulgence 
in unreasonable affairs… 

The product of a misspent youth…? 
Or of a well spent future…?

No-one knows, or cares, these days… 
They’re all too preoccupied 
with things of no importance… 
things of no significance… 
with things that don’t make much sense. 

All have other fish to fry, 
other considerations 
they must take into account… 
other accounts they must take 
into consideration
while you ponder aimlessly
sitting there, thinking about 
nothing in particular… 
listening to the latest
hot chart hits and breaking news; 
global information from 
your local radio station, 
now turning its attention 
to random acts of boredom.

Infotainment Show phone-in… 
Monday morning, possibly
maybe even afternoon
but definitely Monday… 

You make a simple request
as cynical as ever; 
a dedication to those 
who dedicate their lives to 
The Pursuit of Trivia… 
those with too much time on their hands, 
too much cash in their pockets, 
too much disposable income. 
No sign of an overdraft
not even the slightest hint; 
those who definitely have 
visible means of support
without any strings attached…

You’re not jealous or anything
although it must be stated
you can’t afford the luxury 
of managing your own time; 
prioritising interests.

You couldn’t even compile 
a short list of things to do; 
setting out intentions in 
chronological order… 
a graphical presentation, 
or put it another way, 
a Bucket List of wishes 
you’d never wish anyway… 
You wouldn’t even wish them 
on your greatest enemy… 
And we all know who that is… 

It happens to be yourself…



Sunday, July 28, 2013

WORDLE #119

For Sunday Whirl: Crows, Eroded, Strength, Rooted, Cells, Wove, Vegetation, Scarce, Rain, Revisited, Last, One.

CYCLE


Crows eroded strength
Rooted cells wove vegetation
Scarce rain revisited last one

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

OPEN LINK NIGHT #106

For d'verse Poets

GOING DOWN


As you already well know
it only takes a second 
of idle conversation…

A lapse of concentration 
transforms a situation 
from random speculation 
to scenes of devastation
as ideas develop.

At last obsession takes hold 
concepts become distorted… 
and it’s all downhill from there…

Disturbed imagination
interrupted train of thought…

Normal service is resumed
but due to circumstances 
beyond anyone’s control… 
out of reach of influence 
of impartial, outside help 
independent observers
or unbiased referees… 
the mechanics of the mind... 
dangerous daydreams… take hold.

Unable to sleep at night
logic and reason are lost...

A world of whims without walls
events without witnesses
instruments of self-neglect 
and erratic behavior 
are all at your disposal 
with unlimited access…

No constraints, restrictions.
Decisions go unchallenged; 
all departures are delayed 
as new arrivals check in.

All appointments are cancelled 
all ambitions unfulfilled 
and of course, all bets are off...

Left to your own devices
seeds of apathy are sown
and uncertainty takes root…

And now you find you’re living 
on a piss-poor diet of 
pessimistic projections
and worst-case scenarios
with cynical points of view
until prophecies bear fruit
and new attitudes are born…

which aren't necessarily 
what anyone would describe 
as healthy, wholesome values.

No good deed goes unpunished
which is just as well because 
at this very moment, you’re 
only scratching the surface…

Locked in your troubled conscience
hidden in your sub-conscious
issues rise to the surface
which of course are followed by 
appeals for absolution.

However, predictably
your petitions go unheard…

No-one knows, and no-one cares…

Someone must pay the penance; 
you know that person is you.
But your painful, plaintive pleas 
are not acts of contrition…

No need to apologise 
for the deeds of yesterday
for which you have no regrets…

Actions you can’t justify
but actions nevertheless… 
if anyone ever asked.

Behind your sinister smile
you've never tried to disguise 
your answer to the question
ever since all the fat cats 
went away… permanently, 
leaving now fat mice to play… 
inventing Dangerous Games 
to play… when the time is right.

And so the games continue…



This piece is an extract from my ebook In Decline

Saturday, July 20, 2013

WORDLE #118

For Sunday Whirl: Think, Tear, No, Room, Time, Repair, Slate, Driven, Longing, Become, Night, Key, Mesh.


WEB


Think before you shed a tear
There is no room for regret

Time to repair the damage
Your chance to wipe the slate clean

Be driven by your longing
To correct what you've become

Take the fragments of that night
Key those pieces into place

Let your thoughts mesh together...

Sunday, July 14, 2013

WORDLE 117

For Sunday Whirl



SCAN



Friends leave lab together
Rest a while, translate sick note
Detect a slight mistake
Conscience calls for second opinion

Sunday, July 7, 2013

WORDLE #116

For Sunday Whirl


LISTEN



Listen...
Voices scare where smoke happens.
Pressure might climb...
Risk impossible orders...?

Saturday, June 29, 2013

THE HANGOVER

For Sunday Whirl: Morning, Bend, Bear, Unstable, Wild, Retreat, Fallen, Meadow, Rock, Bridge, Island, Lane.


PART I

Bird song beckons the morning
It's driving me round the bend!
I'm a bear with a sore head
Still a little unstable
After another wild night
 

PART II

When they sounded the retreat
I must have fallen asleep
Just the meadow for a bed
And a rock for a pillow
 

PART III 

Now I have to cross a bridge
Get off this traffic island
And back into the fast lane...
 
 
 
 
 
 


Friday, June 28, 2013

HOTEL 27 REVIEW

Review by: ian biro on May 21, 2013 : star star star star star

Hotel 27

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/278675

This is a story about an Englishman called Michael Falcon who went to Thailand, and found an unspoilt paradise in the northern province of Isan. It’s also very much about his legendary son, the incredible baby elephant, Changnoi.

From suburban south Manchester to the seedy streets of Bangkok and the relatively unspoilt islands of Ko Sichang and Ko Samet then back across the seas to Edinburgh and Manchester before returning to the land of the smile, and discovering a remote Isan village.

The tale is narrated at a fast and furious pace in a poetic way, and I for one, couldn’t close this book until I’d read it from cover to cover. Of course this adventure wouldn’t have been possible without Mok, the mother of the famous Changnoi and the faithful woman behind the intrepid Michael.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

WORDLE #114

For Sunday Whirl: Class, Complex, Tracks, Gas, Edge, Forest, Answers, Files, Still, Lie, Pale, Mess.


X FILES



Prepare for a Master Class
in solving complex problems...

Start by following the tracks
that lead from the gas station
to the edge of the forest.

The answers are all out there...

The files still lie unopened
in their pale, faded folders.

So try not to leave a mess!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

WORDLE #113

For Sunday Whirl: Chattering, Splits, Scoop, Moonshine, Anything, Giggle, Crazy, Load, Sense, Cut, Cave, Wake, Shatters.

CHEERS...!



A guy walks into a bar
teeth chattering from the cold

Splits a fifty note to buy
a scoop or two of moonshine

Anything for a giggle

Says - I know this sounds crazy
and won't make a load of sense
so I'll just cut to the chase...

Cave paintings depict our dreams!

So I try not to wake up...
It shatters the illusion...

Saturday, June 8, 2013

WORDLE #112

For Sunday Whirl: Status, Page, Rest, Park, Curb, Shimmering, Steps, Spill, Yard, Spewing, Thunder, Jets.

WHAT'S ON YOUR MIND?



Just updating my status
on my mobile Facebook page.
Taking a rest from traffic
as I park close to the curb.

'Shimmering steps spill their guts
out onto the rain-soaked yard.
Sky above spewing thunder
and random jets of lightning...'

Sunday, May 26, 2013

WORDLE 110

For Sunday Whirl: Yield, Current, Phrase, Shift, Beam, Heart, Range, Fertile, Close, Anchor, Connect, Layers.

FOCUS



Don't yield to the temptation
Of drifting with the current
Re-phrase your definition
Shift up to Warp Factor Nine
And follow that pulsing beam
Beating in time with your heart
Stay in range of fertile thought
Get close enough to anchor
Until at last you connect
With new layers of knowledge

Sunday, May 5, 2013

WORDLE #107

For Sunday Whirl: Dressing, Thousand, Messages, Count, Spit, Front, Pulsing, Charm, Thunderous, Dish, Soup, Red.


REACTION


Overdue a dressing-down
A thousand text messages
(At the very latest count)
Spit their angry words at him
While he stands at front of house
Pulsing with offensive charm
Receives thunderous applause
For serving Dish of the Day
In this jumped-up Soup Kitchen!

You could say I'm seeing red...

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

NAPOWRIMO 2013 #30


AM I SAVING THE BEST TILL LAST?



One hundred per cent
Satisfaction guaranteed!
 
It doesn't get
Any better than that...
 
Or does it...?
 
I'm gonna show you
The deal
Of a lifetime!
 
Now...
 
Are you in...?
Or out?
 
Good...!
 
 

 

Monday, April 29, 2013

NAPOWRIMO 2013 #29


HEADING HOME


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=cfiE_5O9Dn0


Coming to the conclusion
Illusion, reality
Normality returning

Learning from the beginning
Winning is not important
Oughtn't be a distraction

Satisfaction is derived
(Not contrived) from taking part

Heart and soul, body and mind
Find their own way to express
Less or more, it makes no odds

Nods of approval follow
Swallow hard... Soon be over...!


Instrumental contributions from Changnoi: Go on click them!
http://says-sir-ten.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/electric-changnoi_1729.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=IYLAiYrzI2A

Sunday, April 28, 2013

NAPOWRIMO 2013 #28

 

WORDLE



Under oath, should I swear
I saw rare, but harrowing
thin, transparent grubs
that chilled me to the marrow?

I guess it's either
borrow some courage
or steal a march
by telling the truth...

Instrumental contributions from Changnoi: Go on click them!
http://says-sir-ten.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/electric-changnoi_1729.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=IYLAiYrzI2A

Wordle words from Sunday Whirl: either, harrowing, marrow, grubs, thin, oath, saw, guess, rare, march, borrow, transparent

Saturday, April 27, 2013

NAPOWRIMO 2013 #27


CATCH 22



They say the greater part of valour
Is discretion
While possession is nine tenths
Of the law
And though the score may be settled
At your leisure
They'll take the pleasure all the same
And what is more...

Like a cat with nine whole lifetimes
To enjoy
They'll employ your services
Time after time
They're well aware that they're exploiting
Your emotions
But your devotion is a weakness
Not a crime...

And by the time you realise
You have a voice
You'll know your choice of silence
Was your fatal flaw
So you'll ignore the urge to run
From their circus
Because escape is not an option
Anymore...


Instrumental contributions from Changnoi: Go on click them!
http://says-sir-ten.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/electric-changnoi_1729.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=IYLAiYrzI2A

Friday, April 26, 2013

NAPOWRIMO 2013 #26


OWERNERSHIP


At certain times it may be inappropriate
Here's hoping that we're not caught unawares
At certain times it may be unconventional
Intentional or otherwise, who cares?
At certain times it may be inconvenient
You're lenient, but flexible you're not
At certain times it may be untraditional
Conditions will dictate who says what's what
At certain times it may be unacceptable
This aspect will take some time to evolve
At certain times it may be unforgiveable
But, if at all it's possible, absolve
At certain times it may be inexcusable
It used to be unusual, times past
At certain times it may be inconceivable
That data is retrievable, at last
At certain times it may be unbelievable
That some things are achievable at all
At certain times it may be undeniable
That I am able to receive the call
At certain times it may be inexplicable
How quickly we are able to accept
At certain times it may be disagreeable
This will be all we'd normally expect
At certain times it may be inconsiderate
Or did a bit of thought go into it?
At certain times it may be irresponsible
And once you walk away, the blame will hit
At certain times it may be unavoidable
Devoid of any barriers or walls
At certain times it may be unreliable
So try and see if someone's got the balls
At certain times it may be unadvisable
A sizeable majority agree
But then again, at times it's understandable
Demand a reason why this should not be
At times like this, it's absolutely critical
To literally stand up for your cause
And times like this you've got to have the way with all
To say with all your heart, what's yours, is yours

Instrumental contributions from Changnoi: Go on click them!
http://says-sir-ten.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/electric-changnoi_1729.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=IYLAiYrzI2A




Thursday, April 25, 2013

NAPOWRIMO 2013 #25


14 WORDS OF LOVE




حب

Обичам


მიყვარს

Αγάπη

אהבה

प्यार


ស្រឡាញ់

사랑

Любить

Љубав

அன்பு

รัก
 
 

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

NAPOWRIMO 2013 #24


LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON

(c1948)



You're my dad


You look like me


Or at least


How I used to be


When I was the same


As you were then



(c1991)



(c1989)




Now all that remains


Of these two men


Is some photographs


Before and after


And two whole lifetimes


Of love and laughter


(2013)






MORE 24... For Miz Quickly's wordle


LOOPHOLE



Slip knot detour
Avoids cold slab aftermath

Shocked, boring guest
Furiously crossed palm
With 'modest' transfer value






Instrumental contributions from Changnoi: Go on click them!
http://says-sir-ten.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/electric-changnoi_1729.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=IYLAiYrzI2A

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

NAPOWRIMO 2013 #23

 

VIRTUAL REALTY



I've grown accustomed to those telly sessions
of very professional declutterers
not just mutterers of minimalist dogma
but trog practitioners of home-improvement makeovers
who want to take over our thought process
in order to possess our body and mind
so they can blind us with art not science

Giants they are definitely not...

They've just got a lot of big ideas
to match their big-wig careers
and their not so grand designs
 
Instrumental contributions from Changnoi: Go on click them!
http://says-sir-ten.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/electric-changnoi_1729.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=IYLAiYrzI2A

Monday, April 22, 2013

NAPOWRIMO 2013 #22

RANDOM ACCESS

 
 
At one time
or another
I thought I knew
a thing or two
 
Friend or foe
I'd have a go
 
Win or not
unimportant
 
Taking part
the achievement
 
Now I know
a thing or three
my memory
a loyal servant
takes great care
to keep me posted
stores events
but most of all
gives me a sense
of satisfaction
 
My reaction
to a challenge
is to keep
that healthy balance
at my core
 
And now I'm sure
that day or night
my mind is strong
 
Am I right?
 
Or am I... wrong?
 
 
 
Instrumental contributions from Changnoi: Go on click them!
http://says-sir-ten.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/electric-changnoi_1729.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=IYLAiYrzI2A


 

Sunday, April 21, 2013

NAPOWRIMO 2013 #21

 

DON'T ASK



No promise of shelter from
the bomb you detonated

The infidels you hated
will always struggle to thrive
unless they learn to survive

Due diligence hardens them
Resilience guards their aim

They must fight around the clock
against those who wish to shock
until you've shipped all your stock

...And your land is a spent force

ASK http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=gMY4W0l4peY
 
Instrumental contributions from Changnoi: Go on click them!
http://says-sir-ten.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/electric-changnoi_1729.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=IYLAiYrzI2A

Wordle words from Sunday Whirl: Promise, Shelter, Bomb, Infidels, Struggle, Thrive, Harden, Resilience, Against, Shock, Shipped, Land, Spent

Saturday, April 20, 2013

NAPOWRIMO 2013 #20


A NAPOWRIMO VISIT

-or-

AW... IMPROVISATION!



A brief explanation before I commence
Waiting for words that make some kind of sense...




















I'm writing this straight off the top of my head
Making it up as I think about bed
Paper and Pen, in the old-fashioned way
Ready to play?
Or call it a day?
Vocal attachment might be an idea
I'll have to speak up so that people can hear
Set up my camera in video mode
Actions speak louder, my research has showed
Timing is crucial... Or so somebody (whose name I don't remember) once said
It's getting quite late now... I'm ready for bed
Only one line left to finish this verse
Now leave a comment... Go on... Do your worst...!


video
Sorry about video quality and the illusion of appearing sideways... but it is VERY early Saturday morning

 
Instrumental contributions from Changnoi: Go on click them!
http://says-sir-ten.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/electric-changnoi_1729.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=IYLAiYrzI2A

Friday, April 19, 2013

NAPOWRIMO 2013 #19

Based on Day 19 prompt from Miz Quickly

In the 'Flamethrower' form as devised by
Sweet Talking Guy


UNDERESTIMATED


Under repair, tear track tide mark, the norm
Normal service will be resumed some day
Daily dose, designed to entertain
Enter train, and we’ll take her for a ride
Rid her mind of all unwanted extras
Extrovert behaviour displayed sometimes
Sum total of her time amounts to trash
True clash of personality insight
Incited by action bordering madness
Made mess difficult to clean up after
At her own home she can seem more tidy
Tidy tailor made bespoke emotions
Emulsion painted on and taken down
Drowning in her tears she’s going under














MARINE TEST DUDE


Made mess difficult to clean up after
At her own home she can seem more tidy
Rid her mind of all unwanted extras
Incited by action bordering madness
Normal service will be resumed some day
Emulsion painted on and taken down

True clash of personality insight
Extrovert behaviour displayed sometimes
Sum total of her time amounts to trash
Tidy tailor made bespoke emotions

Daily dose, designed to entertain
Under repair, tear track tide mark, the norm
Drowning in her tears she’s going under
Enter train, and we’ll take her for a ride

 








DEMAND TRUE SITE


Drowning in her tears she’s going under
Emulsion painted on and taken down
Made mess difficult to clean up after
At her own home she can seem more tidy
Normal service will be resumed some day
Daily dose, designed to entertain

Tidy tailor made bespoke emotions
Rid her mind of all unwanted extras
Under repair, tear track tide mark, the norm
Enter train, and we’ll take her for a ride

Sum total of her time amounts to trash
Incited by action bordering madness
True clash of personality insight
Extrovert behaviour displayed sometimes











Instrumental contributions from Changnoi: Go on click them!
http://says-sir-ten.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/electric-changnoi_1729.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=IYLAiYrzI2A

Thursday, April 18, 2013

NAPOWRIMO 2013 #18

NEWTON'S 3RD



Blue light patrol in the no-go zone
New tight control sets a slow-mo tone
Patience and tact disperse the factions
No fast reactions
Crime-rate subtractions

Street gangs regroup and revive the noise
'Sweet Cantaloupe' leads the East Side boys
Tooled-up for action the air is tense
Feel the suspense
Search for some sense

Side streets deserted you heard the shout
High heat alert spreads the word about
Road junction lookouts adorn the morning
Large crowds are forming
No further warning...


Instrumental contributions from Changnoi: Go on click them!
http://says-sir-ten.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/electric-changnoi_1729.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=IYLAiYrzI2A

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

NAPOWRIMO 2013 # 17

 

BROKEN NEWS

April 17 Year of the Snake



Kim Jong Un, in North Korea
Threatens war; thermonuclear
Pyongyang ready to attack?
Seoul defences, watch your back!

Meanwhile, over in USA
Boston bombers have their say
Finish Line, so near, so far
In the long run, fatal scar

Cyprus, China; here's an oddity
Blamed for price fall in commodities
Crude Oil, Gas, as bad as Gold
Stack it high and get it sold!

British public on its best
Maggie Thatcher, laid to rest
Past mistakes now glorified
Cameron's actions justified

That's the news, now here's the weather
This winter chill might last forever
So wrap up warm and stay indoors
Await the war to end all wars


Instrumental contributions from Changnoi: Go on click them!
http://says-sir-ten.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/electric-changnoi_1729.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=IYLAiYrzI2A

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

NAPOWRIMO 2013 # 16

DEEP



Don't say my plan is to mislead you.
The day you can, then yes indeed, you
must report my action; be abrupt.
Distort, augment, but never corrupt.

Whatever occurs is for the best.
Don't rest until your duty is done.
The beauty is, you'll find it becomes
some kind of mental merry-go-round...

All very profound... Don't you agree...?


Instrumental contributions from Changnoi: Go on click them!
http://says-sir-ten.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/electric-changnoi_1729.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=IYLAiYrzI2A

Monday, April 15, 2013

NAPOWRIMO 2013 #15

HALF LIFE



Semi-autobiographical?
Mathematical half-true story?

Barring a few of the gory details
it never fails to grab our attention

And did I mention it's based on fact?
Though half is missing, to be exact

And no-one's guessing the reason why
It makes me cry, it's so frustrating!

And I'm not even exaggerating
I'm just debating the pros and cons
while the frozen ones start on their fast thaw

Relaxing their jaw to have their say
they offer a ray of clarity...

But everyone knows reality
can often be stranger than fiction

... as in this depiction of life

Instrumental contributions from Changnoi: Go on click them!
http://says-sir-ten.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/electric-changnoi_1729.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=IYLAiYrzI2A

Sunday, April 14, 2013

NAPOWRIMO 2013 #14


AMENDMENT


Very often sceptical
Therefore only a slight chance
Of being in full control
And beginning to unwind
Complexities of the Ninth

You might be so bold as to
Saturate yourself with facts
Then breathe a sigh of relief
When at last you discover
You're standing on the threshold

...Not on the blade of a sword


Instrumental contributions from Changnoi: Go on click them!
http://says-sir-ten.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/electric-changnoi_1729.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=IYLAiYrzI2A

Wordle words from Sunday Whirl: Often, Skeptical, Slight, Control, Unwind,
Ninth, Might, Bold, Saturate, Sigh, Threshold, Sword.



Saturday, April 13, 2013

NAPOWRIMO 2013 #13

TOP DOG



Here's how I justify my position
I'm on a mission to improve my lot

You've got to have what it takes to succeed
If indeed you wanna take what they've got

On the way up, I won't even look down
On those clowns who will frown on my methods

It's their F-words that tell me they're jealous
And them fellas repel all my efforts

So mark my words, I will have the last laugh
Those master craftsmen have nothing on me

I'm not bluffing, I know the direction
In connection with my own destiny

Friday, April 12, 2013

NAPOWRIMO 2013 #12

 

DEFENSE MECHANISM



Hesitant, unsure of my next move
Gotta prove my skill, ability
Soon you will see that I'm capable
Not culpable as you suspected

Though a new respect would be my reward
I don't wanna be adored, just rated
Not consecrated, or celebrated
Not run the risk of being hated

So understand the gist, the direction
And why reflection is so crucial
A blunt and brutal self-assessment
A testament to my own status

In the creator's master plan
No disaster can undermine me
Flood and fire cannot intimidate
Underestimate me at your peril

And where all this is leading to
If you're reading through all the bravado
The hard... no, the hardest thing to do
Is to drop my guard and make peace with you


Instrumental contributions from Changnoi: Go on click them!
http://says-sir-ten.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/electric-changnoi_1729.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=IYLAiYrzI2A




Thursday, April 11, 2013

NAPOWRIMO 2013 #11

PROBABLY



You're almost sure you don't deserve it
or maybe it serves your purposes
to store all your surplus modesty
under lock and key till you need it

But have you ever considered this...?

It's almost a racing certainty
that eternity lasts forever
so whatever you choose to believe
you'll receive my eternal respect

...I'd expect...


Instrumental contributions from Changnoi: Go on click them!
http://says-sir-ten.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/electric-changnoi_1729.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=IYLAiYrzI2A

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

NAPOWRIMO 2013 #10

SHOWTIME

Prompted by Miz Quickly





'Peasant Wedding'
Bruegel, Pieter the Elder


I hope you don't mind me coming so late,
but I wanted to wait until now
before showing you how it is done...

At this time when the sun doesn't shine
stands a line of a dozen witnesses.
Their business is to doubt or condemn,
but without them to view the event,
the time I've spent would have been wasted
and they could never have tasted my wares.

Although it scares those who volunteer,
I'll make it clear I appreciate
all supporters to date, for my victory.

Particularly those amongst you
who once figured the subject taboo.
And for those who are still sceptical,
the spectacle may astonish.
Don't admonish, it isn't a sin;
I'll begin without further ado...

Instrumental contributions from Changnoi: Go on click them!
http://says-sir-ten.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/electric-changnoi_1729.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=IYLAiYrzI2A

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

NAPOWRIMO 2013 #9

MERCENARY



If

I consider my position

then

by definition I have a place

a dedicated space of my own

a throne

not to be abdicated

but

vacated by negotiation

the only motivation

money...



Instrumental contributions from Changnoi: Go on click them!
http://says-sir-ten.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/electric-changnoi_1729.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=IYLAiYrzI2A