Black lives matter Black lives matter, our latest refrain Praying this time, the phrase will remain Until at last our mindset's been changed Living in peace, no culture estranged. Look at the States, so many have died For trivial stuff, police homicide? The many campaigns, like 'I can't breathe' 'Sandie speaks' and 'Taking the knee.' Black lives matter, but if you adjoint White lives, all lives, you're missing the point Mikey Holding, the sports commentator Eruditely explained what the campaign's for. Hundreds of years racial exclusion Frustration breeds, blacks need inclusion No one's born bad, from parents our views Neighbours and teachers, the six o'clock news. What we need then, good education Learn to be friends, no segregation 'Black lives matter,' really, I get it Let's make changes, let's not forget it.
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, I've got you ...A pain in the ass.
I’ve been sent a video of my recently departed mate Dauphy playing with me and his pal Bella. It’s only short and I thought I’d share it with you. It gives you a sense of what a great team the three of us made.
We’ve done it again. Me and Dauphy have won a mystery blogger award today. What with that and winning a poetry competition in the same week, I’m so excited, I need to go for a lie down.
Hobbo’s Poems have been nominated for this fantastic award by H.R Phoenix, author of https://penable.net/. This is an awesome fellow blogger with plenty of original ideas. Well worth following.
Now it’s YOUR turn. I have been following your site and am nominating YOU for this prestigious award. The rules are…
Display the award logo on your blog.
Thank the blogger who nominated you, and provide a link to their blog.
Mention Okoto Enigma, the creator of the award.
Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
Answer the 5 questions in my list.
Nominate 10-20 bloggers
Notify your nominees by leaving a comment on their blog.
Ask your nominees 5 questions of your choice, including one weird or funny question.
Share the link to your best post.
Three things about myself 1. I love dogs (obviously) 2. I've been writing poems since I was a kid 3. My sense of humour is wacky
My questions for you 1. How did you get into blogging? 2. What makes you tick? 3. Who would you swap places with for a day... 4. ...and why? 5. What is the silliest thing you've ever done?
If you are reading this, it’s because you have been nominated. Keep up your inspirational writing, and CONGRATULATIONS.
Now a link to the favourite post on my blog this week https://hobbospoems.com/2020/09/19/gold/
Well done again
A ‘senryu’ competition entry about seasonal change today…
And if, like me, you thought, “What the heck is senryu?” check out our new senryu page.
Seasonal change stunning mother nature fresh frock every day have you met my wife?
Hobbo, you won her first prize! You're becoming a bit of a thinker Though, that was a lovely surprise Chel's next challenge could be a stinker! Dauphy (RIP)
A topical one for you today. Spare me a thought whilst I’m sitting in the doctor’s surgery.
Hobbo’s first poetry competition, and he won it!
Choosing a winner for this week’s prompt of warning labels was no small feat. I had several favorites; so, did the only fair thing and picked the one that tickled my funny bone most.
And that was:
Warning Labels, by Hobbo
‘Smoking kills,’ Sally read on the packet
As she bent down to pick up her litter
So engrossed, she did not hear the racket
Of the thirty ton lorry that hit her.
Hobbo won for the short, simple, abrupt, crushing humor of a poor, warning label-reader’s folly. Great work!
As I said, the others were no less humorous. Read for yourself (and learn from their tales):
Inferno, by TH Kerr
In case of fire, throw this in first.
The Forbidden Fruit, by H.R.R. Gorman
At night you’ll see me gently creeping
With mom and dad hard a sleeping
In through laundry room door.
I open the…
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Today’s poem is a semi-autobiographical story about a man with essential tremor. This neurological condition affects hundreds of thousands of people worldwide, making it difficult to perform the simplest of tasks. I have the condition, and if I can laugh about it, why shouldn’t you? If you want to know more, just Google ‘essential tremor.’
The poem is called ‘Shaken not stirred,’ and can be found on http://www.hobbospoems.com in the Monologues menu.