Foreign Languages Baa Lambs and Moo-cows Gee-gees and Bow-wows, Brum-brums and Poo-poos, Quack-quacks and Choo-choos. Bon-bons and Yum-yums. Knick-knacks and Tum-tums, Night-nights and Wee-wees, Your eighteen! Just talk please!
Fickle as a Tickle We spend the entire Winter complaining about the cold, the rain, the sleet, the snow, the frost and the ice. Three days into the Summer, we're moaning because it's hot and sticky, we can't sleep and the plants needed watering twice.
It's a sign Sunday, I wake up with the world's worst headache. Monday, the headache is even worse. My doctor thinks I may have a tumour! Tuesday, MRI scan and tests at the hospital. Wednesday, test results are all negative. Doctors are convinced that stress is the cause. Thursday, there is a horse running in the 2.30 tomorrow called Stress Headache. It's a sign! Stake a whole months pension on her finishing first. Friday, Stress Headache finishes a close second to Gambling Fool. I lose the lot. Saturday, Go out and drown my sorrows. Sunday, I wake up with the world's worst headache...
Domesticated Animal I keep a pet human, I've had him for a while, He does his tasks unbidden And always makes me smile. I have my mealtimes, regular, His life's uncomplicated, We walk, I poo, he cleans, So, who's domesticated?
Fishy Antics Catfish kittens Knit some mittens, To keep fish fingers cosy, Whilst giddy kippers Purchased slippers, And kept their flat feet toasty.
South Africa Burning, looting, Madness, shooting, Feeding Maslow's needs. Covid ravaged, Raped and savaged, In need of change, she bleeds.
Rupert Rupert went nude, Anytime, anywhere, This little chap, rude, Was Rupert the Bare!
Peas, please Needing a wee, The pea weed, In want of a pee, The weed peed, And as for the Saucy baked bean, I'm tickled to tell You, he's been!
Insects I expect that insects have sex in sects. Whilst bees, I believe, squeeze, with their knees!
What children need... Snuggles and cuddles And jumping in puddles, Chocolate and cheesecake And noises that bees make, Laughter and lollies And jim-jams and jollies, Christmas and Santa And juvenile banter, Loving and laughter And dads acting dafter, Old pals, and new friends And mazes with dead ends, Starlight and moonshine And days in the sunshine, Christmas and parties And sweet apple tart is, When push comes to shove, What our children all love.
The love life of a cucumber You are having me on, You are doing a number, That's got to be wrong, A female cucumber! I am speaking the truth, The male ones are bitter, No, don't be uncouth, Stop laughing, don't titter. Well, how do they mate? Does she lie on her side, If he starts to vibrate, Will she go all green eyed? As far as I know, They make use of the bees, And I am telling you so, You don't mix she's up with he's.
A tale of two chickies Charlie Dickens Kept some chickens, Bred for inspiration. With only one cock To five hundred stock He had great expectations.
Stoical mums Can you even imagine the pain, With not even a shot of cocaine, Endured by a mum unicorn When her sharp little offspring is born.
A seedy story The seeds that are found In fruit and Ryvitas, Are extraordinarily tough Resilient creatures. Visit the toilet, The beggars pass through, And stick to the paper, Looking spookily new!
The bee's knees A bee bent his knee, to his beautiful queen. She said,"Honey, you're funny and I'm really quite keen." So they wed in a shed abandoned by Gurkhas. The rector, said nectar could be left to the workers.
Mistaken Identity Because I am a dove, I will whisper words of love. But my dear, you are a duck. Am I really? - fuck!
Sacked She asked her dog to give her paws, He passed her the remote, "You fool," she said,"I don't mean pause, Get out, go get your coat."
Cheeky Cow Cow's legs, he said she had, Which earned the man a slap, But her calves were pretty bad, Covered knee to heel in crap.
Wild swimming It may be only a whim, But I never swim In the ocean, or sea Which are full of fish wee.
Jungle Patrol Zebras, when they are born Are only prototypes, Then they're in the army sworn So they can earn their stripes.
Piggle "Mummy," said Piggle "Why's my tail a curled squiggle?" "It's a corkscrew, it's fine For opening my wine." "Well, why does my snout Look like a squashed sprout?" "That's where you were dropped When the floor had been mopped." "And my ears are so big!" "Of course, you're a pig." "Then why am I pink?" That's to make people think.. That you look rather nice, Which may make them think twice Before filling their guts With hot bacon buts."
Babies If a baby rook is a rookie, And a baby duck, a ducky Then a baby book's a bookie And a baby chef is a cookie.
Tree of life We are leaves on the tree of life, we bud, grow, mature Then fade, dry fall and perish, nourishing and making way for our successors, as the tree continues to grow towards its destiny.
Why men have nipples God said to Adam, "I'll make you a madam, But I'll give you some nipples to play, Then when you meet Eve, You can make her believe That you know what you're doing, okay?"
Temperamental Weather Whilst it rains in Spain, It hails in Wales' And though finer in China, It's windier in India.
Dogs with balls The year, twenty one-twenty five, Barely a man or a woman alive Who kept a pet, either big or small, A dog with balls, a dog with balls. Life was hard, and times were tough, Those Covid years had been real rough, But who came smiling through it all? The dogs with balls, the dogs with balls. No work to do, played in the park, Staying outside till it got too dark, Back they went, to their own four walls, The dogs with balls, the dogs with balls. Pollution devastated too, Little else for the folk to do, Except play with them, until evening falls, The dogs with balls, the dogs with balls. Covid mutants plagued the land, Overturned what the wise ones planned, People scared, needed wherewithal Of a dog with balls, a dog with balls. The canine gangs were a fearful sight, The virus strains all took to flight, Fled to space, where they perished all, Thanks to dogs with balls, dogs with balls. The hero dogs were asked to rule us, But, to a dog, said, "You can't fool us, It's much more fun, to chase our balls," Said the dogs with balls, the dogs with balls.
The nosy shrew So shrewd was the shrew That he knew what to do When the source of the leak had been found, It wasn't a hole But a rascally mole, Rooting for worms in the ground.
Solar Sex Venus built a hospital, Mars and Neptune ran it, Saturn had a baby But Pluto didn't plan it.
A quick snack I chased a cow across a field, It hid, under a leaf But that poor creatures fate was sealed, And I had cornered beef.
Runaway A runaway horse Trips over a cable, Reliable source Says condition stable.
Gardening Tip I spread elephant dung On my roses today, I've oft heard it sung It keeps lions at bay.
Storm clouds When bad weather reigns And wind turns to reign, When dark clouds are hooded and shrouded, When there's nought on the wing And birds cease to sing That's when the sky's overclouded.
Public Relations Squirrel and rat Were having a chat, Squirrel being boastful and pushy, "You don't look like me, People love me, you see Because I've got a tail that is bushy."
Bird Table This table is the pits, It always disappoints, The food here gives me squits, It's such a seedy joint.
My Child My darling child, as you journey through life, I wish you love. Not the destructive love of wealth and material things, but the constant love of family and friends. Not that selfish love of my, me, self but the fulfilling love of helping others. As you grow older, I pray that you will learn to love truth, honesty, justice, integrity, health, happiness, freedom and equality. I wish you the passionate love of a lover, and the faithful love of a soul mate, but most of all love of life. My child, I love you and I give you my parental love, unceasing and unconditional until the day I die.
Cut Flowers The colourful tower Of beautiful flowers Brightening up her grave, Will sadly decay In a similar way As the loved one who couldn't be saved.
Pet Choice When children are yearning a pet, Choose with care, or you'll live to regret. Fishes, you don't need to walk, Parrots of course, love to talk. If your neighbour continually rants, Buy a tom cat to crap on his plants. Instead of a horse, get a donkey, And claim it's a pony, but wonky. All rodents, like rats, come in cheap But beavers are buggers to keep. Consider a fluffy white rabbit, Though they eat their own shit, dirty habit. Elephants, I don't recommend, The things that they touch, tend to bend. Monkeys are good for a laugh, Or, not scared of heights, a giraffe. Not much room, try a budgie, or frog But the best pet by miles is a dog.
Green The colour of grass, of leaves, fresh limes Rebirth, renewal and hopeful times. Green for go, for yes, for caring, Issues environmental, sharing. It is growth, it's nature in all its glory. New shoots telling a different story, Jealousy, envy, so no surprise That green is the colour of your beautiful eyes.
The Assassin He died in excruciating agony, flat on his back, limbs flailing, choking with each breath, the toxin burning his lungs, each dying gasp an inhuman noise, a call for mercy, a plea to me, his killer. This wasn't just murder, it was cruel torture. When I procured the poison, I gave no thought To how protracted and painful his death would be. I felt ashamed, remorseful, but then again, I hate flies.
Animal Behaviour A bloodthirsty Viking Took a bit of a liking To plundering people by force, His raping prowess Was a bestial mess And got worse when he married a Norse.
Life's Cycle I'm a dot in a spot, and feel a bit pasty, Get some gel in my belly, mmm that's real tasty. I must be a male, got a tail, think I'll go for a swim, Two legs, now four legs, they grow on a whim. The tail's done a bunk, shrunk, time to rest on this log, Hop off, then cop off with a nice female frog.
Daddy's Girl He loved his darling daughter, The apple of his eye And how did he support her? He baked her in a pie.
Spiders Little Miss Muffet Decided to tough it, And keep some arachnids at home. The world wide web beckoned With successes unreckoned And paid for her own spiderdome.
I wish I could... I would not at all Be a fly on the wall. Imagine listening to chat And then someone goes splat!
Recycling She found a dead hedgehog Under a bush Shoved a stick in its bottom And made a bog brush.
Addiction Smokey, the rabbit Had a cigarette habit, He'd lie in his hay Smoking forty a day. He tried nicotine patches, Then vegetable patches, Till he grew some strange seed And now smokes his own weed.
Dawn chorus I sing to chase away The grey at break of day. I am not part of nature, I am nature. The breeze gently ruffling The feathers on my chest. The rising sun Warming my soul. The delicate branch I balance upon. And you, Who take time out From your busy life To listen to me. We are all one, And I trill my song of joy In celebration Of sharing My tiny life With the breathtaking beauty Of nature.
Swimming Life is an ocean of hope and promise in which we must first hold our breath and then teach ourselves to swim.
Wind Life's a gas Living with you, Your musical ass, And burping too!
It's only a name For her eighteenth, they bought her a horse, Thoroughbred, black, a real beauty. After carefully considering, of course, She decided to name him...Lord Snooty.
The Shower Power spent The cloud burst, Flowers bent To quench their thirst.
Sadly True Caught in flagrante, Without any pants, he Claimed that his dog had attacked. Though the back of his suite, With clothes folded and neat, Proved that this was a lie, not a fact.
King Harry As King he was arrogant, peerless, His fights on the battlefield, fearless, Till a sword left him red On each side of the head And now he's called 'arry the earless.
Reflections Who's this old guy in the glass Mirroring me, bold as brass? Where did that young feller go, The one who could never say no/ And the boy with a head full of dreams, A long distant memory it seems. Would I swap all, and do it again? No, not while my memories remain.
Bathing the dog You're too muddy, buddy, it's time for a bath. If you think, in the sink, then you're having a laugh. Get those paws out of doors, where the hosepipe is waiting. Yesterday, a delay, now there's no hesitating. First, wet you through, with the head set to spray, Then unscrew the shampoo, don't you dare run away! Rub it in, to the skin, get a nice soapy lather. Oh, sad eyes, no surprise, I know that you'd rather Be racing, ball chasing, or searching for food. Oh dear, what's this here, whilst I'm in the mood. Pull these manky old cankers, stuck to your bum, A good rinse will evince, that you're nearly done chum. Now a couple of supple old towels to dry, And a push with the brush, get that hair out your eye. You look sleek as a Greek, oh for goodness sake, You avenge, get revenge, with a brisk body shake!
Scoop that poop What a hullabaloo About picking up poo. Simply, bag it and bin it, As soon as you've seen it. Don't pull that stunt Of walking in front Of your dog when it poos, Pretending it's news. Claim, you were not aware That he'd left his mess there. Pick it up, it's your show, Fait comme il faut.
Gardener's Blues Bedding plant blooms, Tucked in and snug. Colourful plumes, For my gardening bug. All's looking swell, Then overnight frost, Creeps in, like a smell And everything's lost.
Veterinary Advice To cool a koala, Give it ice cubes. To tame a tough tiger, Tickle its boobs.
The underage bird Don't undermine her, Minnie, a mynah, Owned by a miner, Is only a minor.
King Fisher Statue still, Electric blue, Dives for kill, Fish, his coup.
A slipper customer A snake, of a loving compunction, Was served, by his wife, an injunction. She wanted divorce, Stating reasons because, Her male had a reptile dysfunction.
Carrion Crow Scavenging for road kill, Had sufficient toad fill. Misjudges her escape plan, And wiped out by a white van. Is crushed under its wheel, To become the next fresh meal.
Deception Like a bee alighting on an artificial flower, I am dazzled by your beauty, captivated by your promises. tantalising glimpses of good things to come. But, like that flower, you are all show, decoration, trimmings, appearances. No substance. No soul.
Mortality Cherry blossom flowers, Confetti on a tree, Lifespan only hours, Then breezes set you free.
What a wonderful world The sky is a beautiful blue, With clouds that are wonderfully white. The daisies are dappled with dew, And I'm on a promise tonight.
Dental Hygiene Bush your teeth Three times a day, Or else, young shark, They will decay. A giant shark With only gums, Would have to live On sugar plums.
The sexist snail A tech savvy snail Sent a sexist email, And landed in jail, By leaving a trail.
Beware of social climbers Daisy was the sort of duck Who didn't give a pheasant's pluck For anything except herself. Her fresh laid eggs were help yourself. To reach the top, she'd climb your back, Insist on having, the last quack. Preen herself in any quarter, Using mirrors on the water. Till that day, when she was smitten, By a loudmouth, booming Bittern. Was this love reciprocated? Nope. He killed her, once he'd mated.
An avian squabble Robin and starling Fought for a worm. Starling was strong, But robin stood firm. Tug of war waged, Worm was stretched narrow, Then lumbricus morsel Was nicked by a sparrow.
Confusing Astronomy As the Moon's a balloon, And the Sun has been spun, If Saturn's a spoon And Uranus, your bum. When Mercury melts, And Jupiter rocks. If Venus wears belts That she stole from Mar's frocks. As Earth is the third Little rock from the sun, Then how have you heard Which planet I am on.
Scotland What scenery, such greenery, the glens, the hills, the heather. The outdoor life, the deer, wildlife, and rotten bloody weather. The old historic places, the mountain tops and ridges, Bagpipes, the friendly faces, and millions of midges.
Panda Panda, eats shoots and leaves. Gander, hoots shits and breathes.
What's afoot? I stroll down the street, Appraising my feet, Which, as I am tall, Appear rather small. Now, if I was shorter, Say, height of my daughter, These fine leather shoes Would look like canoes.
filthypigeon.com A gleaming red Ferrari, His very favourite car he Paused, till it slowed down and stopped, Then swooped, and he pooped and he plopped.
Young Love Come play my love, in field of dreams. Let's quench our thirst, by mountain streams, And feast upon the fruits above, With guidance from the stars above. Let passion flower hereabout Then home, before your dad finds out.
Black Dogs This black dog inside my head, Makes me sad, depressed. My black dog, who's just been fed, Is my best pal. I'm blessed
Hair, Hair I used to have hair on my head, Now I'm old, I'm as bald as a coot. It sprouts from my nostrils instead So only my nose is hirsute.
Femland In a country called Femland They are changing the law. Soon adulterous men Won't exist any more. Femmes can snip manhood, With utter impunity. The law will protect them, And grant them immunity. So, that men who can not, Keep it tucked in their smalls Are in very grave danger of losing their balls.
The Skull Buried beneath centuries of secrets. Layer upon compressed layer of mystery and intrigue. Unearthed to make way for a car park. Treated with more reverence than ever you commanded in this life. Forensically examined. A large gash almost cleaved you in two. A violent death. For what cause? For what lover? Does the passage of time ease your departure? Make it less bloody, less painful, less wrong?
Does it matter? At six feet four, a man is tall. If five feet four, considered small. A mere twelve inch between the two, So size does matter, whippy doo!
A Yorksher compliment Second only to me dog, Tha's the best thing in me life And tha' knows I love yon dog More than what I love me wife.
Dauphy writes... The dog who ignores Having paws, without cause, Will get sores on his paws, Unless he has claws.
Family Planning "Insects in specs Should never have sex, I expect", she conjects, But why, she forgets.
Daffodils Tiny yellow trumpets, Heralding the Spring. Makes my heart go thump, it's Enough to make me sing.
Mum Dandelions thrust proudly into her palm. "I love you mummy", she said. A floral gift with love from her three year old daughter. She cried. Mum's house, shedding secrets after she died. Fond memories. Old books. Inside a cover, pressed flowers. Dandelions. 'With love', it said. She cried.
The Novelist Teddy bear Winnie the Pooh, Wrote a new novel, a hard 'un, All about growing bamboo, And titled it,'Pooh in the garden'.
The Dung Beetle If you eat shit, you are a dung beetle. If you live in shit, you are a burrower. If you bury your shit, you are a tunneler. But, if you flaunt your shit, you are a high roller.
The beer drinker An old speckled hen, Went out for a drink. Said the barman, "Now then. Whaddya think?" "I have an ale, That is named after you." "Now, that is a tall tale, You've a beer named Sue?"
Herbivores If we were all vegan, We could furlough the cows. We wouldn't eat bacon, And could re-deploy sows. We could re-train the lambs, Put the sheep on the dole. And as for the sausage, He would have a new role.
This little piggy This little pig went to market, All of the spots had been taken. With a van-full and nowhere to park it, She struggled to sell her own bacon.
Tiger, tiger Tiger, tiger burning bright, What idiots set you alight? If you name those firestarters, We will have their guts for garters.
Canine Therapy If your work's in a mess And your mind's in a fog, If you're feeling depressed, Grab a leash, walk the dog. If your love life is crap And you need a good snog, If your boyfriend's got clap, Grab a leash, walk the dog. If you can't find your prince, And you're stuck with a frog, If you've lost your blue rinse, Grab a leash, walk the dog. If you're fed up at home, Sick of cleaning the bog, You've no teeth in your comb, Grab a leash, walk the dog. If you want high heeled shoes, And you've only one clog, When you've got Monday blues, Grab a leash, walk the dog. You are driving the motor, But you're just a small cog, Then, stuff that new rota, Grab a leash, walk the dog. If you married a hunk, And he turned out, a hog There's no need to get drunk, Grab a leash, walk the dog. If your drink is cocktail, And you're given egg nog, Put some wind in your sail, Grab a leash, walk the dog. So, when nothing seems right In your back catalogue, Make the world look more bright, Grab a leash, walk the dog.
Spring Lambs Spring lambs are Bouncy little things. Jump up and down As if on springs. Would fall lambs then In fields of clover Not stand up, Fall down, lean over?
Entre nous I thought she was the one, But now she's on the run. I loved her from afar Until she stole that car. She's left me, entre nous, Returned my billet-doux. I felt love, at first sight The night I saw her fight. The six pack on her belly, Reduced my legs to jelly. She's left me, entre nous, Returned my billet-doux. She's got the kind of looks, You find in horror books. More scars than Al Capone, She's what they call big-boned. She's left me, entre nous, Returned my billet-doux. Her breath could floor a bear, You ought to hear her swear. Van Damme thinks she is scary, But only cos she's hairy. She's left me, entre nous, Returned my billet-doux. I see the girl beneath, Who cares if she's no teeth? Our love was pure, symbolic A shame she's alcoholic. She's left me, entre nous, Returned my billet-doux. She's going to be a loss, Though she gave, not a toss. How will I replace this wino? I'll have to buy a rhino. She's left me entre nous, Returned my billet-doux. Entre nous: Between us Billet-doux: Love letters
Springtime Woody fingers silhouetted, Spring sap rising warm, has wetted Buds which break out in the sunlight, Leaves unfurl before the bunfight. Birds find voices, sing in choirs Courting couple, stops, admires. Cherry blossom, pink confetti, Winter blues, forgotten, petty. Springtime bloom, a time for giving, Breathes fresh life in all things living. A chance to start afresh, renew So where'd I put that barbecue?
I wandered lonely I wandered lonely as a tramp, A president, or five times champ. In splendid isolation, I Could see with my objective eye, How all life's problems spring from men Who, power crave, like oxygen. See in terms of nihilistic No time for the altruistic. Who think the world a giant gem, To plunder, pillage, all for them. What use they, the artist, poet Sentiment, they durst not show it. What excuse, tyrant, dictator When you come to meet your maker? Sowing bitter seeds of hatred Were your passions ever sated? Money is the root of evil, Love will triumph, always, we will Strive to help out one another, Mother, father, sister, brother So that in that final reckoning We will find our loved ones beckoning.
The Abuser The crocodile Boasts a charming smile, But beware those teeth Because underneath Lies a paedophile.
Polly Polly put the kettle on, What a clever bird. Bought online from Amazon, Obeys my every word.
The Racehorse As favourite, he is classed And needs to expidite, But comes in next to last Because his shoes are tight.
The Gigolo The gigolo didn't have much In his trousers, specifically crutch When the ladies got rude He said,"I'm no prude. You can look, but you'd better not touch."
I'm lying on the sofa
Looking at my toes,
Marveling, how they've kept pace
With how my body grows.
My toes, if they'd been lazy
And taken life with ease,
Why, then the little fellers,
Would stick out of my knees.
The Red Planet The very first human being to set foot on Mars has already been born. AND may even be at school. AMAZING!
Skin I have just enough skin, For the body I'm in. How lucky is that? Good job I'm not fat. I would not have enough To hide all my stuff, You'd see my insides And a lot more besides. But if I'd just a touch, Nay, a smidgen too much, For the pounds that I weigh, I'd look like a Shar Pei. So here's to my skin And the mish-mash within, Epidermic, my treasure Has been made to measure.
The surgeon's scalpel Centipede traps foot Is by a surgeon treated Sustained a nasty cut Finishes defeated.
The Owl and the Puddy Tat The owl and the puddy tat went to sea In Richard Branson's boat Their tax return Claims they both earn Much less than a five pound note.
The Race Hare and tortoise Had a race The tortoise came in Second place. And not because His legs were teeny Hare was in A Lamborghini.
In praise of smell For an honest appraisal Of everything nasal No authority better Than a bloodhound or setter. To appreciate scent In the way that it's meant You need a canine Who's prepared to opine. Olefactory News Despite the taboos Unlike our eyes Never, ever tells lies. You need a good nose To distinguish a rose A type of dog breed Or a human in need. With a good sense of smell You can easily tell If a human is worth Being best pal on earth.
A good night's sleep You slept like a baby So you said, last night Does that mean maybe You've pants, full of shite.
Dauphy's Scentmark Verse You are my eagle in a Beagle the noir in Malinois my pug on a rug the wow in a Chihuahua the asset in a Basset the bits in a Spitz the box in a Boxer and the no in a Norwich. You are my whip in a Whippet the sky in Husky the oodle in a poodle the salut in Saluki the span of a Spaniel the malt in a Maltese far greater than a Dane. You are the order in my Border neater than an Akita or the box in a Boxer you are my Labrador the one that I adore.
Tree Hugging Not by accident does the curve of a tree as she dives into her roots, imitate the curve of your overworked spine. Rest a while in the forest of life, inhale her dreams and take time out to simply be.
Prime Mates It's true, you see The chimpanzee Shares his genes With you and me. Ninety nine percent The ratio So, brighter than Some folks I know.
Infinity Sunshine Starlight Moonshine Finite.
Mother Earth Stripped, scorched, choked, abused Peeled, poisoned, pillaged, plundered Murdered by degrees.
Ten Green (Plastic) Bottles Ten world leaders, declaring nothing's wrong. Nine politicians, stringing us along. Eight rare species, erased from planet blue. Seven rain forests, flattened in a coup. Six choking billions, breathing toxic waste. Five is the virus, which can not be erased. Four seas of plastic,poisoning our fish. Three million skeptics, living on a wish. Two sole survivors, clinging to a tree. One final chance now, got no planet B.
Family Matters My son Roy Is two feet tall This in a boy Is rather small. Daughter Pearl Has great big ears Which in a girl Results in tears. My dog Boo Thinks he's a cat He hides his poo Well, fancy that.
The Greedy Sheep Our sheep was a bit of a glutton It feasted on Cadbury's buttons Eats till it pops Now sold in the shops As sweeties called chocolate muttons.
And this time tomorrow?
We are the infantile guardians
of a four billion year old lady
and how do we respond
to that heavy burden?
Et demain, à cette heure-ci?
We wage war
over her body parts,
fighting for exclusive rights
to this limb, or that torso.
Et demain, à cette heure-ci?
her most valuable possessions
with no thought
to replace them.
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anything lower on the food chain
to the point of
Et demain, à cette heure-ci?
her arteries and internal organs
and industrial waste.
Et demain, à cette heure-ci?
We suffocate her,
filling the air
that she breathes
with noxious gases.
Et demain, à cette heure-ci?
whilst she weeps
at the abuse
she has suffered.
Et demain, à cette heure-ci?
What will change tomorrow?
Tout ou rien?
demain, à cette heure-ci?
Tout ou rien: All or nothing
Et demain, à cette heure-ci?: And this time tomorrow?
Springtime Winter's hard shell Cracks tentatively. Tender green shoots Emerge inquisitively. Fragile as china but focused as champions. Embryonic warriors Fighting Against nature. Battling With nature. Winning For nature, And the cycle continues.
A reason for everything I shave my neck Most every day. But what the heck. It's here to stay. In height my spec Is fairly tall. Without a neck I'd be quite small. But goodness me, If I'd no neck, I guarantee I'd be a wreck.
Fashionable fish Winnie whale and Sid sprat Had a nice little chat He put her hair into plaits Hairy fish, fancy that!
Dauphy's Valentine I'm more than just a trophy dog I'll always be your Dauphy dog You take me out in every weather We've even been on swims together You pick my crap up when I poo Not something all the others do You treat me kind and feed me well You bath me when I start to smell We walk for hours through the wood You let me roll about in mud You give me scraps from off the roast And let me pee on every post You put my coat on when it's cold We both walk slowly now we're old We have long talks, I don't say much I use my eyes to keep in touch You love it when I greet you home Reward me with a gravy bone You are the biscuit of my eye I'll love you till the day I die One last thing, I wonder whether We should sniff some butts together!
Dauphy's snail poem The cute little snail Leaves snot in his trail Wherever he goes So please wipe his nose.
Knowing me, knowing you Where I see green Do you see blue? When I hear false Do you hear true? If I taste sweet Do you taste sour? Where I smell rat Do you smell flower? When I touch base Are you in touch? If I feel pain Do you feel much? I thought not, and That's fine, just great I'll get a dog A true soul mate.
The ways of man She was gorgeous, intelligent, kind And he loved her with all of his heart Likewise for her, though she soon changed her mind The day when she first heard him fart.
A good night's sleep Search my head For inspiration Go to bed In sheer frustration. Wake up yawning Words in ear Three in morning Dauphy's idea. Thanks a lot Can't it keep Idea's hot Now back to sleep!
Walkies! Doleful eyes, bursting with intelligence pleading walkies time. Excitement mounts. Grab that lead. Don't forget the meaty treats and poo bags. Tail wagging uncontrollably now. Lead clipped on. Off we go, hurry up. Pee mail station, gotta stop. Reach the park, given freedom run round, chasing pals, chasing tails sniffing butts. Tired now, tongue hanging. Sedate stroll home. Towelled clean. Noisy snooze time. Well earned tea time.
Warning (contains strong language)! Metal, diamond, stone Sinew, muscle, flints Iron,concrete, bone Steel and Trebor mints. Trebor mints' catchphrase is 'Trebor mints are a minty bit stronger' to which a common retort is 'Stick 'em up your bum and they last a bit longer'.
Under the weather Rain In the main Is a pain. When it's done Then the sun Heralds fun.
The apple of his eye Adam, says Eve Do you fancy an apple And then if you're lucky Maybe a grapple. An apple, says Adam Scratching his chin What will God say Won't we commit sin? Eve shows her wares To the shy Romeo Cortland, Pink Lady Jazz, Cameo. Gala and Braeburn Fuji, Jonagold Cosmic and Empire Envy, Gingergold. Golden Delicious Granny Smith Red Delicious Honey Crisp. Newton Pippin McIntosh Cox's Pippin Ruby Frost. Tempting lady And a looker Adam wisely Chose a cooker.
Right Move The tortoise and the snail swapped lids Hardly so surprising Snail needed more room for the kids And tortoise was downsizing.
Adam and Eve I I am I am a man Amen! I I am I am a woman Whoa man!
Another day storm clouds gathering nature's harbingers of doom birds holding their breath. sun, escapes it's horizon we smile, live another day.
Dauphy: I’ve been thinking!
Dauphy: This philophosy malarkey, I could quite get into that!
Hobbo: Philosophy, I think you mean philosophy!
Dauphy: Yeah, whatever. Anyway, I’ve been doing a bit of philophowhatever myself and
Hobbo: And you’ve thought up a poem?
Dauphy: How did you know that?
Hobbo: Dauphy, how long have we been pals? Give it here, and I’ll type it up…..
Dauphy's Philosophy (part one, Hobbo suspects) To train a dog to sit, you need a dog to train. To teach a man to fish, you need a man, a fish and a flipping good chippy.
Cats Meerkats, queer cats Kit-Kats and kitty cats Top Cats, tom cats Caterpillar, Cheshire cats. Cat's paw, cat's claw Cat's cradle, caterwaul Cat O'Nine- Tails Cats with nine lives. Fighting like a Cat and dog Who let that cat out the bag? Curiosity, My dogs name He'll kill those cats And take the blame.
What's in a name? Manta Ray meets Bob the Cat. Bob is jealous. Ray, "Why's that?" Bobcat says "My name is fine But no one says I'm a Bob of sunshine."
A Canine Bargain A bargain, for less than a dollar On eBay she purchased a collar With a homing device Which her dog thought was nice Wherever she went it would 'foller'.
Ants A new insect is here They're the hairy ants. Trained to obliterate variants. They pull on their boots like ordinary ants and Covid 19 gets a kick up the pants.
Pick up a penguin Penguins are not pets she scolded Take them to the zoo! Oh, that was yesterday I said. Today it's the pictures Frozen Two.
Muet comme une carp Me! muet comme une carp Quipped Dauphy, quietish Don't like fish, bones too sharp But mice are quite a different dish. Muet comme une carp: a French expression meaning as silent as a carp, or fish In the UK we would say as quiet as a mouse.
Are you free? Fly. Fly free. Free as a bird. Free. Following instinct. Faithfully following forefathers. Free or frozen? Migratory routes chiselled in time. Habit or roots? Choice or chosen? Freedom or frozen? Fly free. Feel free. Be free. Don't be a bird.
Poetry Masterclass (by Dauphy) I don't give a Nelly for a villanelle or a bonnet for a fourteen line sonnet. I'd rather watch bonanza than struggle with a stanza. A soliloquy seems silly to me. My nemesis could be mimesis. If I have a cold then I might say ode. I'd never take a stance on dissonance or assonance. When I do meet up with Koo I'll say howdy, not haiku. I wouldn't give a meg about a mixed up meter. You can't lick a lyric for good alliteration and a well penned limerick can bring joy to a nation. So, epic or ballad stick your syllabic rules. Me and my mate Hobbo are merely comic fools.
My Bezzie (by Dauphy) Bella, beautiful girl. My best pal. We chased squirrels We chased cats We chased each other. Why did you have to tear your pad? Why wouldn't it heal? Why did you leave me? I miss you so much! Hobbo does too but not in the same fun loving stick carrying butt sniffing unconditional way that only a dog will ever truly understand. Goodbye Bella save me a place in doggy heaven.
Awkward dog A dog went for a walk on her lead She detested being led A characteristic of her breed Or simply the way she'd been bred?
Naughty puppy She called the dog explorer Which, it took onboard with gratitude But changed it to Fedora Because of the attitude.
Funny old weather The electric blanket of snow turned quickly to rain, a shower full of cats and dogs shot down by bolts of lightening and if you find that frightening listen to this In France, il pleut comme vache qui pisse. Il pleut comme vache qui pisse Pronounced: eel plur com vash key piss French for, It's raining like a pissing cow.
The Mighty Oak Abandoned by the squirrel the acorn slowly awoke pushing tentative roots delicate as gossamer into the soft brown earth. Toes feeling their way inside a pair of fluffy slippers simultaneously sending one tender shoot upwards towards the warmth of the sun instinctively, timidly not yet knowing her destiny. She swayed slightly in the early Spring breeze looking up in astonishment at the mighty oak towering above her like a proud parent and then... she twigged.
Bully for him! The prize bull, who worshipped his missus Guessed they were in for the chop So at Christmas, instead of just kisses He took her to China, to shop.
The learner Penelope the porky pig For tasty truffles learned to dig The owner saw a little earner Though Penny dear was but a learner. Each one she found, she swiftly ate She ate the lot, and put on weight So, change of heart he sold her in yon restaurant, as filet mignon.
Dauphy: I’ve written a poem.
Hobbo: That’s good Dauphy, can I have a look?
Dauphy: Sure. (Gives it to Hobbo, who reads it).
Hobbo: This is pretty good. Shall we put it on the blog?
Dauphy: Yes please, but you’ll have to type it.
Dauphy: Don’t be silly. Everyone knows that dogs can’t type…
Be more dog I don't ever fret about you And there's no way I'd pick up your poo If I'm tired, then I drift off to sleep I have no need to work for my keep. You feed me my meals twice a day When it's sunny, we go out to play I know you think this part's a pain But, I love our long walks in the rain. I get muddy and dirty as hell And I don't really care if I smell I love you with all my dog heart When you fuss other dogs, do I start? I'm the spit of a dog who just chills Bit like you, when you've taken your pills So relax man, this world ain't so crappy Be less man, be more dog, and be happy.
Hobbo: Thanks Dauphy!
Dauphy: You’re welcome. Will you teach me to type sometime?
Catching your haggis A timorous beast is the haggis Scottish and hairless and round Living outside of our cities Underneath rocks they are found. To catch one, you lure them with toasties I find cheese and pickle the best Or a nice Sunday lunch, done with roasties That smell will tempt most from their nest. Alternatively, if you are able Sneak up and catch one, while it sleeps Once cooked, should be piped to the table And served up with tatties and neeps. Haggis: A Scottish dish, traditionally served with potatoes (tatties) and turnips (neeps). Ceremoniously carried to the table on Burn's Night accompanied by bagpipes.
The Spider He clomped into the shop Browsing for some shoes He needed quite a crop So there wasn't much to choose. Salesgirl tried to rob him blind For his four pairs of feet Instead of being helpful kind Spun web of pure deceit. He didn't make a purchase though And didn't care two hoots Saying,"Though you judge me rather slow You're too big for those boots."
Love is in the air The author who wrote Peter Rabbit Was upset by his blossoming habit She knew of his needs Because that's how he breeds But he never stopped rutting* dangnabbit. *rutting, or any suitable synonym!
The Donkey Dauphy tried to sing a verse About a little donkey Each effort came out worse It must have been the wrong key.
Birds Dozens of them balanced atop the slimmest of branches staring down like silent sentinels. A sharp noise and they're gone ephemeral as a thought melting in the midday sun.
Natural Nonsense A curtain of hail Had awoken the snail Who jumped out of his shell To find all was not well With his friend basking shark Who'd been up with the lark At the sound of the bark Of the dog who can't sleep Despite counting sheep Jumping over a gate Unaware that their fate Is to end on a plate Swimming in gravy With a seal from the navy Battling the tide And nowhere to hide From the wife and his bride Both of them male Who'd got out of jail In a curtain of hail...
Bob My name is Bob I'm a ... My name is Bob I'm a... My name is Bob I'm a... Poem written by Bob, the goldfish Goldfish allegedly have an attention span of less than five seconds.
Safari On safari, he takes careful aim At the tiger, to kill, not to maim The tiger's the winner It eats him for dinner Serves him right for claiming he's game.
Mary's Lamb Mary had another lamb The doctor got a shock The lamb was born with pointy ears It looked like Mister Spock
Fishy Three fish found dead Copper notes in his diary Scratches his head Orders full scale enquiry.
The Duck A duck who forgot how to quack Found his diary was suddenly slack In search of a date He stood on a crate And with practice, he soon got the knack.
Cheeky he stroked the smooth cheeks biting gently on the flesh of the nectarine.
Birds Nijer for the goldfinch Peanuts for the tits Fat-balls for the starlings I love 'em all to bits. Coconuts are popular They make an all round feed Robins are the fussy ones They prefer mixed seed. I look out of my window And watch them eat their food The wild birds in the garden Never fail to lift my mood. Nijer, a seed food particularly popular with goldfinches
The Puppy She took her puppy for a stroll Among the sycamores At every tree, at every hole It stopped, she named it Paws.
Our Pet wolf lone, wild hunting, preying, killing woodsman, trapper,breeder, trainer captures, selects, domesticates faithful, loyal companion.
Mum? Of course you're a tiger my lad Why on earth would you think you are not The question you pose makes me sad I think it's a lovely name, Spot.
Naughty Mary had her little lamb Carved up in tiny slices Her vegan fad was just a sham She had carnivorous vices.
Fruity Bananas are beauty Squishy-squashy, fruity Though I would recommend You get ones with a bend If you find they're too straight You've bought cucumbers mate.
Humbug I'm not a thug But when I saw a slug Curled up on my rug Chewing a bug And looking real smug Well, I am no mug So, I gave it a drug Picked it up with a tug Dropped the thing from a jug Down a hole I had dug And said with a shrug "You're not getting a hug" So tough, bah humbug!
Tiny Slim little body, slippery and shiny Her face looking ever so cute She plays in her tank, and I've named her Tiny Because this critter you see is my newt.
Koala For breakfast darling's we've A pile of eucalyptus leaves And luncheon too, I do believe We're having eucalyptus leaves i think we'll have the same for dinner Eucalyptus, it's a winner. Whilst koala bears have got to be some of the cutest animals on the planet, all they eat is eucalyptus. They do not even drink, getting their moisture from the leaves!
Mud This smelly, dirty mud In which I have been stood I hate it, it's no good. You really are a wuss We don't expect such fuss From hippopotamus.
Soup The sparrow cooked her son Tomato soup for dinner Although a fussy eater She knew this was a winner. Robin though was messy Although he did his best he spilled most down his front And stained his little chest. The true story of the origin of the Robin Redbreast
Seasons Golden browns Subtle reds Autumn winds Nature sheds. Piles of leaves Lie in heaps Naked trees Squirrel sleeps. Newborn buds Peeping through Promise Spring Start anew.
Amazing Facts It's true, if you tickle a rat It laughs, well how about that? And a butterfly tastes with it's feet Come on, admit it, that's neat. Another fact, prick up your ears Snails sleep for up to three years But this one is way off the charts Octopuses, they have three hearts!
Mary Mary had a little lamb Whose father was a randy ram It came about cos all the sheep Pretended they were fast asleep.
Survival bird delicate, colourful perching, singing, flying beak, talons, killer, raptor hunting, targeting, swooping swift, merciless lunch
Owl The commonest bird in Great Britain Not sea bird, not game bird, not fowl This bird's to be found in your kitchen It's every day name, the Teat Owl.
The Old Duke of York The old Duke of York Purchased a hawk Although it could squawk It just would not talk. it was swapped for an auk Born and raised in New York But the bird was a mawk And could not even walk. With a sharp tomahawk And a burned piece of cork It had a mohawk So the neighbours did gawk. So, he then chose a stork With a preference for pork Which it ate with a fork That old Duke of York. What a dork!
Image In the natural world, the male Is often full of colour Whilst the female can be dull Her backside, a little fuller. In the human world, a male May sport a big fat belly From drinking too much beer And watching too much telly.
Bella It was love at first sight But not with a feller She squealed with delight When she caught sight of Bella. Puppy dog eyes And waggly tail Appeal maximised These things never fail.
Mary Mary had a little lamb She called it Wooly Willy If she'd named it Aloysius That would have been plain silly.
Space Imagine, if you can Travelling at the speed of light two hundred thousand mile per second Per second, yes that's right. Flying along at that speed You could really superman it In just one tiny second You'd whizz eight times round our planet. Planets in our solar system Circle round our sun Middle aged, our sun's a star But a very average one. Ten minutes it would take you To reach the sun, our star Zooming on at light speed That's not so very far. But then our nearest neighbour Called Alpha Centauri Would take another four years Of whizzing through the sky. The stars in our own galaxy Lie in the milky way Three hundred billion of them (That's roughly, by the way.) A hundred thousand light years To cross the milky way Then Andromeda, the next one Two more billion years away. There are a billion galaxies Each with a billion stars And we think we're great explorers Because we've got to planet mars. It makes me realise then How small our humankind The more I know about space The more it blows my mind.
Leaves If leaves fell up Instead of down When they turn yellow Then go brown The sky would soon Be overcrowded And leave our sun Forever shrouded Gravity though Serves to attract So things fall down And that's a fact
Flowers Roses are red Violets are blue Why do geraniums Smell like cat poo?
Barney On a day that was sunny Barney, the bunny Spent all of his money On a large jar of honey Which sent him all funny And made his nose runny With an ache in his tummy So much so, that his mummy Said, "I'm so sorry, sonny. ...I think you've caught covid."
The worm Sam ate a worm Which made him squirm But caught no germ I can confirm So, just short term. ...He won't do it again though.
The hedgehog The slugs and the snails On my cabbages munch But my baby hedgehog Will have them for lunch.
The rose I stooped to smell The pale pink rose A big black fly Flew up my nose|
Bees What do bees eat for their tea? Cheese on toast like you and me And what's really rather funny Is how they turn it into honey.
The fox Stealthily creeping Sleek and sly Brush tail sweeping The fox glides by.
The Zoo "Zookeeper," he said "I fear this won't do "You've only one dog And that's a shih tzu. "That cannot be true You're comments are crass You see, we've got you ..A pain in the ass.
A sonnet to Dauphin Dauphin, my black dog An animal who's very wise Twelve years old, the saddest eyes Unspoken canine dialogue. In puppy-hood, we'd often jog With mate, long dead, 'neath sunny skies Or river swim, three great allies Then rest beside the old marsh bog. They say that wisdom comes with age We mellow as we yet grow old And folly is a thing of youth. What can he teach, this canine sage? I dread the thought of him grown cold Am I too late to learn his truth?
The Trip "You've been a really good boy So here is what we'll do You can have a brand new toy Or, I'll take you to the zoo. Johnny paused his keypad Used to being admonished This offer from his dad Had left him quite astonished. To Chester Zoo they travelled Dad talked of birds and bees Which left young Johnny baffled "Can you explain it daddy please?" "Watch the animals son And the little things they do When they are having fun We humans do that too." The young boy watched with care He was always wide awake The monkeys and a bear A crocodile, a snake. Creatures that were hairy Some which made him laugh The tigers, they were scary And he loved the tall giraffe. When the day was almost finished Johnny knew what grown ups do "Don't look much fun to me dad Do I have to eat my poo?"
Curry "Chicken tikka sir?" The waiter checked his jotter "No, make mine a tarka. I like a little 'otter."
Birds I think it's a goose But it could be a duck I'll get out my bird book And have a quick look. ...fuck!