Friday, September 27, 2019

A Poem for the Weekend Mini Challenge


Maladroit, a fairly big word
for messed up or being clumsy
or the like--you can look it up

Maladroit, a word barely in
my working vocabulary
But it fits my direction goes

You see I hardly know left, right
My sister's that way too she says
that comes with "half dyslexia"

My problem first came to light when
I was marching in the Army
Left right left right your right left right ...

Those starts and turns were bad for me
I'd often hear, "Soldier put a
rock in your right hand." Not much help

And when I'm driving please don't say
"Turn left here," because we'll be through
the intersection way before

I think it out. Say "North or south."
When driving in France harder still
Please dont say to me "gauche et droite."

So now you can know why I wear
my watch on my right wrist. A 'Clunce'
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 - Poem Copyright, Jimmiehov 2019, All Rights Reserved
 - I am linked with Kim Russel in the Imaginary Garden at

 - The word, "Clunce".  I made it up,
"a hybrid wird produced when 'dunce' is mated with 'klutz'."
I first used it in another of my blogs, "Ask Dr. Jim (blog)",

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Thursday, September 26, 2019

A Poem for Midweek Motif

The Birds and ... 

The birds and the bees
I never was told

My father started
but then he said, son
you've watched cows and pigs  

The birds and the bees
I never quite knew
The birds fly high and
little bees fly low

Busy buzzing bees 
sweet smelling flower 
blooms make honey sweet

Pretty birds are nice
find worms for the nest
and make stinky poo
And if size matters
then it's large and small
Feathers or fuzzy  

There had to be more
The Birds and the Bees
 "S" word was the clue for school boys and girls

 Wikipedia was interesting
I tried not much help
 (Thomas Carew first user) 
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 - Poem Copyright, Jimmiehov 2019, All Rights Reserved
 - I'm linked with Sumana Roy at Poets United, Poets United Midweek Motif ~ Honey / Bee,

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

A Poem for an experiment in Synesthesia

I just wanna be sure 

I just wanna be sure 
Tall green stalks of corn 
Their leaves green and long 
But our love's cooling off  

I just wanna know 
Leaves with yellowing tips 
And stalks bending brown 
Will you hold me tight tonight 

I just wanna find a hue 
Their embers burning red 
Red green yellow brown 
May we burn blue tonight 
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 - Poem Copyright, Jimmiehov 2019, All Rights Reserved
 - I'm linked with Susie Clevenger in the Imaginary Garden at

 - Today we are by listening to one of five players furnished by Susie to see if we were inspired to write using the colors the inspired using our song.  I chose an Ella Henderson song where she sang a song I call, "I just wanna know." My colors were red, green, yellow, brown, and blue.

 - Susie calls our experience an experiment with Synesthesia, particularly the color of music.  My colors popped out after I thought of those cornfields.  

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