- #7364 submitted 04/03/2018:
blatant, chairness, sensibility, eyrie | aerie, n.
The eagle sat upon my chair
(I really didn't want it there)
The 'chairness' of that comfy seat
Had made its eyrie seem downbeat
Its blatant use of my own place
Did seem especially in-yer-face
But given its sensibilities
I let it use the facilities.
- #7363 submitted 04/02/2018:
droog, beer o'clock, abide, meniscus, n.
O thou croisant, rich and hot
Very droog of foods thou art!
At beer o'clock
To thee they flock.
But I shall set thy charms aside
And with my diet long abide.
- #7361 submitted 04/01/2018:
blate, percussive maintenance, cuckoo, handgrith, n.
I tried percussive maintenance,
And gave my comp a thwack;
It was a cuckoo thing to chance
And made the screen go black.
And now I sit bereft of comp
And blating, for my pains,
No engineer handgriths a chump
Who doesn't use her brains.
- #7357 submitted 03/31/2018:
blate, worshipful, rectitude, machicolation, n.
We visited the Keep today
And saw machicolations.
It made me think of loopholes in
The Church's veneration
Of things that are not worshipful,
Of no real reputation;
Nor moral rectitude, of late,
That only cause true saints to blate.
- #7355 submitted 03/30/2018:
blate, clerihew, parlous, priviligentsia, n.
So I'll attempt a clerihew, although a parlous state
Of poetry could quickly cause the onlookers to blate;
And only those of higher thought, in poem priviligentsia
Will realise the pains it took to cover my dementia.
- #7353 submitted 03/29/2018:
metathesis, wrest, manticore, gremolata, n.
The bowl of gremolata
Was wrested from her hands;
The scientists' cold platter
Was immediately banned;
For they dreaded metathesis
Could produce a manticore,
And they feared xenogenesis
But mythology much more.
- #7349 submitted 03/28/2018:
babble, braggart, delegate, Afrofuturism, n.
She made a big mistake
When she said she'd delegate
The Afrofuturism presentation;
For the braggart she employed
Only made a lot of noise
When he babbled out his ignorant narration.
- #7347 submitted 03/27/2018:
adulatory, wan, grandiose, early doors, n. and adv.
Never a word of praise for her,
No adulatory phrases;
Grandiose gestures were never conferred,
Nor comfort in all her malaises;
Wan she might be, but nobody cared,
Shaky and sickly but yet they just stared.
From early doors to the end of her life
Nothing but censure and scolding and strife.
- #7345 submitted 03/26/2018:
listerize, sarpanch, bravado, Brunswick stew, n.
I said, don't give me Brunswick Stew
It's made of squirrel and onion - EWW
And if you doubt I'm telling the truth:
I once had a Sarpanch tell me so.
I'd listerize it, if I were you
Unless bravado is what you do!
- #7343 submitted 03/25/2018:
artless, Homeric, thimblerig, nash, v.
Some do say
My poems are Homeric:
Like, coming from 'The Simpsons',
(That is true)
I thimblerig, then nash,
I fool ya, then I dash;
Leave my artless
Here for you!
- #7342 submitted 03/24/2018:
artless, kersey, vanward, murmuration, n.
You are an artless fellow
In your garment made of kersey
Letting out a helpless bellow
Pleading lenience and mercy
The enemy surrounds you
In a kind of murmuration
And the vanward near confounds you
But you tarry at your station.
- #7339 submitted 03/23/2018:
artless, thole, never-never land, fallen star, n.
There once was an artless celebrity
Who wasn't what he was cracked up to be
He bragged and he stole
Despite what he thole
But never increased his prosperity.
And then, a disgraced fallen star,
He outdid his misdeeds by far:
The concept he planned
For a never-never land
Was outlandish, grotesque and bizarre.
- #7305 submitted 03/22/2018:
mondain, long drink of water, lugubrious, subnivean, adj.
They've found a subnivean being
Who led a lugubrious life;
His only adventure was skiing
His only companion his knife.
He was tall, a 'long drink of water'
He was dressed in the finest of furs,
That must have been arduous to slaughter
The kind that a mondain prefers.
- #7302 submitted 03/21/2018:
stridulant, sylvan, cadre, huh, n.
In the sylvan paradise
A stridulant noise was heard:
A cadre of beefy tree fellers
Discussing the absurd.
Were the trees really on the huh
Or was it their drunken state?
But being prone on the forest floor
Had added to their mistake.
- #7300 submitted 03/20/2018:
trencherman, carious, yegg, rejectamenta, n.
He was a hearty trencherman
Though it had made him carious;
And also a yegg he once had been
For his pursuits were various;
Now he collects rejectamenta
And other useless impedimenta.