R.I.P my friends

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.


New Award

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.


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Mystery Blogger Award

Hello everyone,

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


Seasonal Change

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?
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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)

The flu jab

A topical one for you today. Spare me a thought whilst I’m sitting in the doctor’s surgery.


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WINNER of the A Mused Poetry Contest 9/18/2020

Hobbo’s first poetry competition, and he won it!
Dauphy RIP

Chel Owens

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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Essential tremor

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.


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Saucy Corner

I’ve decided to remove Saucy Corner from the site. It wasn’t getting many hits, and more importantly, it didn’t really fit in with what the site is about. In this weird Covid world in which we inhabit, I just want to give you something to lighten your mood, and make you chuckle. You should be able to share those laughs with your kids. Hope it’sthe right decision.

I’ll post a fresh poem later today.


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Life’s too short

It was my old pal Dauphy who taught me that life is too short not to laugh at it. So, thanks again for all your kind words after I lost him this week. A special thank you goes to the people who said that I should continue with Hobbo’s Poems. I’m going to take your advice, and will be leaving Dauphy’s name and photos on the website, because he is as much a part of this as I am.

Please continue to offer your love and support by visiting us at http://www.hobbospoems.com If you want to click on the links there and join our small list of followers, that would be just great.

Todays poem, ‘Farmer Sue,’ is in our limerick section. Thank you


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