‘Toast’

This acrostic poem came to me whilst out on my postal round in the pouring rain today.

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The
Only
Acceptable
Supplement to
Tea

© Nick Ritchie 2015

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‘Bitter Thoughts (version 3)’

 

No sooner had I scribbled a new version of this poem then I refined it further. So the final version for you to consider….

Written whilst supping a pint of Worthington’s Bitter at The Boathouse, Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield after a long hike.

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Bitter Thoughts (version 3)

After a morning walking
I’m now a sitter,
Pint in hand, no talking
Feeling bitter

© Nick Ritchie 2015

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‘Bitter Thoughts (version 2)’

A new version of one I last summer…

Original draft written 12 June 2014, whilst supping a pint of Worthington’s Bitter at The Boathouse, Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield after a long hike.

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Bitter Thoughts (version 2)

After a morning walking
I’m now a sitter,
Pint in hand,
Feeling bitter

© Nick Ritchie 2015

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‘Road Tested Poem’

A new one for today from a bunch of poems written on Boxing day 2014…

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Road Tested Poem

We’re not at home
We’re not at work
We’ve got no chores
To drive us berserk

We’re staying away
Relaxed and well rested
With plenty of time for wordplay
Literally road tested

© Nick Ritchie 2015

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‘The Never Never Men’

This is one of several poems I wrote in a surge of poetic inspiration on Boxing Day 2014. This one was inspired by a combination of the song ‘Stormy Weather’, the phrase ‘It never rains but it pours’ and Roger McGough’s playful poetry. Enjoy…

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The Never Never Men

Sleepy weatherman:
It never rains
When he snores

Lazy footballer:
He never trains
But he scores

Escapologist:
He never leaves
By the doors

Spoilt rockstar:
He never entertains
Doing the chores

Anti Anti-social Relative:
He never distains
The in-laws

Royal Photographer:
He never frames
C-list celebrity bores

© Nick Ritchie 2015

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‘Roger McGough’s Words Re-imagined’

Another new one today, from a batch scribbled down on Boxing Day. This one about Roger McGough was re-worked today…

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Roger McGough’s Words Re-imagined

Roger McGough once said;
“If windows are the eyes of the soul,
Are eyelids the window cleaners?”

Wise words from the head
Of a poet with a goal,
Although this one prefers
To utter:
“The eyelid is the shutter!”

© Nick Ritchie 2015

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‘New Year Wish’

Happy New Year! This is the first offering of 2015. Enjoy…

New Year Wish

Now
Everyone
Wants

You to
Expound
A
Resolution

Well
I
Say
Hogwash!

Original draft: 04/01/15
© Nick Ritchie 2015

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