Are you being versed?

Damascus

Based on the Inspiration Point which banned the following letters: e, r, n, p, y

Marriage

A critical point of view.

The Magician

One trick too many. The audience had been enthralled by prestidigitation and clever tricks. Three times he had been recalled to the proscenium to...

House Hunting (I.P.)

Through a gap in the fence they had a peep at the back garden and the mess that they saw made their resolve harden. Rotting apples on the ground and...

Ménage à trois

An unconventional life. It might never happen he said with a laugh. How wrong he was, it already had! She had packed her bags and walked out. She had...

A Reply To A Submission

I could not face the 3-way 'Equivoque' once again so here is a simple version based on the same technique. By reading the odd lines only we get the...

Smoothies

Sweet tooth.
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An ABC Tale

Exactly what the title says.

At the Sales

Bargain hunting.

Toujours L'Amour

Ooh La La.
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Grandson

It's a boy!

The Little Dove

Men think that she is a loose woman.

What Carlo Did Next

He was only trying to exercise his Latin charm.
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Sham

Idle thoughts.
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Word Association

On the couch.

Lizzie's Bonnet

A novel interpretation.

A Russian Doll

Long distance call.
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A Strong Brew

Some like it hot.
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A Dazzling Smile

Renewed confidence.
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Public Speaking

I am proud of my profession, I am a public speaker.

Pachyderms and Dwellings

The language of this land keeps changing all the time but for every new word we can always find a rhyme. The purists may regard it as some sort of...

Forbidden Fruit

Melons juicy and ripe.

Pub Crawl

A night on the tiles.

A Picnic by the Lake

On bank holidays it usually rains...

Pen Pals

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Triskadekaphobia

Fears and phobias.
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Lust

Having been lustful about a blonde bimbo it seems I have transgressed some doctrine.

If

Inspiration point 13/3/2015 - Take an existing myth or poem and repurpose it to provide a new, refreshing and original take.

Last Chance Saloon

The true incident of The Last Chance Saloon of Caldwell in 1874.

Tom Thumb

A ditty which may not be witty but, I hope, amusing.

Membership

In or out?

All Creatures Great and Small

After reading Umberto Saba's "The Goat".

A Simple Mind

Tao,T’ai Chi and Benjamin Hoff
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On My Soap Box (Poetry Monthly)

Rightly or wrongly I have always associated performance poetry with protest of one sort or another but usually of a political nature. Based on this assumption here is my (satirical) contribution. Make of it what you will and feel free to criticise. Thanks.
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The Engagement Party

I liked the way Ewan prefaced one of his poems: "This is quite old... but then, so am I" and decided to follow suit.

A Snake in the Grass (Poetry Monthly)

An experiment in visual poetry. Comments welcome, thank you,
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Niagara (Poetry Monthly)

I have been somewhat disappointed in not having been able to retain the original format regarding fonts and colours. This is my best effort in the circumstances. I'd be glad to receive feedback, thank you.
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Neither a Broker nor a Banker

A hypothetical advice to a non-existent son. Photograph (Credit: aastock via Shutterstock )

How Are You?

One from my archive.

Reminiscences of My Wedding Day

On the occasion of my Golden Anniversary on the 19th of March.
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Gravitas

Image: 

Once Upon a Time

Inspired by an Italian fable.

Greed

Gold fever and ducking out of responsibility.

How Does Your Garden Grow

There are plants that love the light whilst others thrive in the shade.
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Monday Blues

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Eternal Flame

I’ve still got it after six decades; you can say I am attached to it and yet I don’t use it anymore.
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Early Birds and Late Arrivals

This photo is under the CC0 / Public Domain License Photo via Good Free Photos

Good News, Bad News

Image source: Pixabay - CC0 Creative Commons - No attribution required
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Juan and Jill

In response to airyfairy's comment, a sequel to Good News, Bad News
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Beautiful Doll

Song titles in italics - Image of Amsterdam from Pixabay - No attribution required
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A Pint of Beer and a Game Pie

This photo of The George Hotel is courtesy of TripAdvisor
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The Ghost

The witching hour. - (Image: no attribution required)

Pyramids and Perforations

CC0 Creative Commons - No attribution required
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Poles Apart

Toto Riina, Mafia 'boss of bosses', dies in jail aged 87

Rapunzel, An Update

Love's labour lost. (Image in the public domain)

Presumption of Innocence

ei incumbit probatio qui dicit, non qui negat (the burden of proof is on the one who declares, not on one who denies).
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Hard Cheese

Stilton cheese rolling cancelled as 'no longer seen as cool'
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Parallel Lines

...willl eventually meet if taken to infinity.

You've Got (Junk) Mail

Inspired by the new General Data Protection Regulations.
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Breaking Point

An acrostic poem. (Re-titled and re-posted)
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At the Edinburgh Fringe

Tickle your fancy? (First published on Poetry24)
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Not Tonight, Josephine

Included in the anthology "Voices from the Web - 2017/18".
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Agnosy

News, news, news.

Age Concern

Misogyny and ageism could be hate crimes

My Best Mate

An abundance of adjectives. (An old writing exercise).

Lonely Hearts

Expect the unexpected.
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Off the Rails

Rails and railings. Image: [CC BY-SA 3.0 ( https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0 )], from Wikimedia

Pandora's Diary

A parody of the well known character created by Sue Townsend,
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A Dark Outlook

A perspective.

Over the Odds

A higher bidder.
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The Great Escape

News headline - Two nuns accused of stealing $500k from school for gambling escape trial

Life is A Bitch

A mini-poem from my archive,

A Thumbnail Sketch

An acrostic poem.

Sardines

Free PNG image courtesy of CoolClips.com
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Keywords

Beware!

The Birthday Party

Time to blow the candles (A photo from my family album)
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A Prickly Pear's Lament

Creative Commons Share Alike – Attribution Daniel Schweich
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Waiting for Morpheus

Another 'Rimas Dissolutas' poem.
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A Stranger on These Shores

No shrinking violet. (Image: CreativeCommons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported )

Sightseeing in Venice

Photo Didier Descouens - Creative Commons 4.0
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Take Me To Your Leader

I hope aliens from space don't land in the U.K.

London's Burning

The recent fire of the Notre Dame cathedral prompted me to retrieve this 'Cento' poem from my archive (2008)
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An Author in Search of Six Characters

An alternative scenario to Pirandello’s play "Six characters in search of an author”.
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Left Luggage

A little ditty.

An Unfinished Symphony

One from my archive in response to this week's Inspiration Point.

Smelling of Roses

My niece from Dubai informs me that a car deodorant has been named after me and challenges me to write a poem about it. Here it is.
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