Tag: humour


My daily appointment with what passes for a face
is a chance to tell myself some serious home truths
regarding my abject failure to measure up to expectations -
responding to this utterly unfair and unjustified ticking-off
only seems to make things a whole lot worse so I very
rarely object but nod and slink away when I'm not looking.

image: Pinterest

inspiration: Mirror from


Jackpot Rollover

Very disappointing, don't you think, today's word?
One must use it, though. No backsliding permitted!
Unpromising starters can offer a stimulating challenge to the acrostician.
Could VOUCHER perhaps turn out to be the portal to the perfect poem?
Having come this far, however, I'm beginning to doubt it.
Ending the poem well is looking increasingly unlikely.
Redeem this failed effort for a more successful outcome next time around. 

image: Tanyards

inspiration: VOUCHER from


Every Which Way But Lucid

All possibilities are being considered.
Some possibilities are more probable than others.
Possibilities considered improbable will be deemed impossible.
Expect changes to this policy in the light of unexpected developments.
Circumstances alter cases and we take no responsibility for any decisions.
There is, however, a continued commitment to promising the moon on a stick.

image: Forbes

inspiration: ASPECT from



My randomly-generated acrostic word for today is Form. Four letters, four lines required, fine! But the word, like many others, has different meanings so I decided to play around with four of them. One, at least, is a riddle. Even more confusingly, the picture I’ve chosen to illustrate the topic bears no relationship to any of them!

Fresh each day I make big plans to change,
overlooking Habit's sticking power -
right I tell myself you're now a new
man who can - but I can't above an hour!

flux is drift
outcomes shift
rock-beds rift
mountains lift

fast as the wind
out boxing in spring
rather long ears
my home starts these lines

First in every subject always was his biggest boast.
Outdoing classmates easily, well, he began to coast.
Real life came hard, without the prestige he was lost.
Me, I knew that being Number One came at a cost.

image: Zoho

inspiration: Form from