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      Blogs   05/01/2017

      Blogs are now accessible to Guests. Guests may read and reply to blog entries. We'll see how this works out. If Guest participation becomes troublesome, I'll disable Guest access. Members are encouraged to make use of the PMO Members' Promotional Blog to promote their published works. Simply add your latest entry to the blog. Include relevant information (your name or screen name, poem title, periodical name, hyperlink to the site where published, etc). If you have a lot of them and feel you need your own blog, let me know, and I will try to accommodate you. Members are encouraged to continue also posting their promotional topics in the Promotions forum on the board itself which is better suited for archiving promotions.

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I thought this was lost in the crash and burn, but found it tucked away in with other poems "to finish" on my comuter.

Forum Limericks

Aleksandra was known to like cake
it was sweets that would give her an ache
so her boyfriend conspired
a grill he acquired
at their café she now orders steak.

In our group is a lady named nia
she writes poetry, sweet panacea
the folks are beguiled
but don’t get her riled
to test her is one bad idea

Now summayyah is young and alert
a heart we don’t want to have hurt
should her young man aspire
her heart to acquire
he must first wine and dine with dessert.

And our English contingent Frank E
with poetic, historic decree
is quick to write tomes
with Grimm’s little gnomes
and a boon to this board, all agree

The Marshall in town we call Linda
she patrols with her heart in the wind-a
she’s quick on the draw
to give a hurrah
and her poetry ’s pure disciplined-a

Now it’s Nick who will hate to be rhymed
but its better than he being slimed
a master at lyric
I’d say hemispheric
and his comments are always well timed

It’s Barooba you’ll find at the pub
he performs while he’s eating his grub
his language is strong
even said to be wrong
so we keep him in line with a club.

There is Blog-jamb who’s mastered the sonnet
writes of presidents, love and her bonnet
his tomes he could sell
like his sweet Villanelle
with the praise that is lavished upon it.

It' a Badger, the bard in clear color
his work gives a smile or a cry, it’s a muller
creator of form
all you ladies I warn
he is charming, disarming, a luller

A gent from the south is our Rhyme Guy
he is gracious and wise in his bow-tie
he is willing to learn
any technical term
and observes from his heart with a kind-eye

It is Lake that can calm us with Zen
as serenity flows from her pen
she will rest for a while
’neath the tree with the smile
then she’ll write us a haiku again.

Now it’s Jonathan’s tats that intrigue me
do they match the great art of his poetry?
When the seagulls fly west
are they inked on his chest?
Is he Carlo or Seagull, who is he?

There’s a doctor or con-man among us.
his poems are thoughtful and righteous
so is this a scam
at least it’s not spam
just enjoy and you’ll see, he’s ominous.

In Manila there is Joel writing verse,
with words fluid and true, never terse.
In a world set apart
on an island of art
he sends poems into space for the universe.

Anastasia’s a poet of merit we do find
just beyond the pooled light unconfined
her words come alive
like a buzzing beehive
from her verse, pollinating your mind

At four in the morning you’ll find Larsen
but don’t fret, he’s not planning an arson
he simply can’t sleep
and he just won’t count sheep
he writes verse that’s approved by a parson.

A guy from Rhode Island is Tony
it’s his work that rings true, never phony
he steps up to the plate
to write is his fate
And his images sing life's testimony

So, what do I do with til’sover?
I wish that he hailed from Dover.
he drove a blue truck
in the rain and the muck
and he fished from a meadow of clover.

It is Wistful who lives in the barn
she can spin a delightful turned yarn
it’s her ship coming in
if wrecked, its a sin
then she’d swim to shore wet, no, oh darn!

The Portuguese offer us J T
Picasso can’t rival his creativity
an artist so fair
paints with words bare
and the fire he sings us, proclivity.

The Monster’s a young one with edge
but to tame his panache he does pledge
he’s on the right track
and we all have his back
a fence when he steps on the ledge.

Manoel, a young friend from Brazil
will make film and write ads for a meal
he divides him from Him
on a creative whim
his talent and charm seals the deal.

Now aureryr has me stumped
from this series I almost bumped
rolls out in barrels
ignoring the perils
but I hate to see anyone dumped.

A man on a mission is Grasshopper
now, I know he could tell us a whopper
but he simply tells tales
a flight he unveils
I listen as if I an eavesdropper

Our Canadian Miss Ivy, I think is a shy one
yet she shares poems with us in the bright sun
her images all brand new
she prays twice, you can too
the inkblots congeal and her poem is done.

The Canuck we adore we call Fader
he’s the opposite of the dread Darth Vader
with his brother he fishes
and he grants us 3 wishes
his tomes are eclectic, a poetic crusader

About Anna who lives in between
twixt what and what does she mean?
images seen through a lens
scribed with her colorful pens
she displays observations, she’s keen.

And then there is Douglas from Cape Town
like a cutter of diamonds on countdown.,
his poems are sharp
like the strings of a harp
his words sing with the zing, he's renown.

There’s spauldhr the poet from France.
with tomes choreographing a dance.
to want is to haunt
and maybe to flaunt
the music of words is not by chance

A Frenchman who goes by busard
a funny dodo who landed here hard
now sits on a bench
sings of love in French
and is welcome to play in our yard.

(the funny dodo is busard’s expression not mine)

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This poem cheered me up very much.

As I was reading along....

I was wondering if I was going to be mentioned.....

thank you herz.png for the compliment !

It brought back a lot of fond memories of people.....

and their various personalities quirks that we so enjoyed during the stint....

It's a long poem......but it was kind of sad that the poem had to end too......

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That was cute Tink!

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tink your grandchild is cute and adoreable. and hese limericks bring back memories judi. take care.


victor aka as larsen my pen name

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