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Strange Fruit


“Imagine an orange that’s red—
The outside, not inside,” he said.
“No doubt you’d look twice,
Then gulp rum with ice
To drive the weird sight from your head.”

 
 
Limerick © 2020 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Writers’ Weekly Scribblings #8 at Poets and Storytellers United


 

Blue Monday: Snowman Ornament

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A smiling snowman brings extra cheer to a Christmas tree.
 
 

A little old man made of snow
Makes even the saddest eyes glow
When he cries out clear,
“O Happy New Year!”
We’re lucky to have him, you know?

 
 
Limerick and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
BLUE MONDAY BADGE

 
Happy 2020, everyone!
 
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Honey


The honey I gather at noon,
I spread on my bread with a spoon.
I haven’t a knife.
Besides, it’s my life,
Not yours, so don’t judge me, you loon!

 
Limerick © 2019 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Honey/Bee”

On Guard


A person who’s never on guard
Will never become a good bard,
For poets have eyes
That see beyond lies;
They stick to the truth—and that’s hard!

 
Limerick © 2019 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Vigilance”

Books


Illiterate though he may be,
Books litter his bedroom, you see.
That book on the chair
He handles with care,
And looks at the pictures with glee!

 
Limerick © 2019 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Literacy”

Blue Monday: Beyond the Shadows

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A clear blue sky lies just beyond shadows cast by piñons and cedars in Apache County, Arizona.
 
 

Beyond the shadows, there’s blue.
I want to go there, don’t you?
A place of delight,
Where everything’s bright—
I think it’s a dream come true.

 
 
Photo and limerick © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
BLUE MONDAY BADGE

 
 
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Blue Monday: Grit

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The gritty backside of Historic Downtown Yuma, Arizona.
 
 

The sky, not the wall, is clear blue.
The wall is redbrick (as you knew);
No window in sight
To let in the light—
Forget about rooms with a view!

 
 
Photo and limerick © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
BLUE MONDAY BADGE

 
 
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Blue Monday: Tools

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Gardening tools at Micke Grove Regional Park, Lodi, California.
 
 

The gardener lays down his tools,
‘Cause working, he thinks, is for fools.
The longer his breaks,
The less cash he makes—
He’s willing to play by those rules.

 
 
Photo and limerick © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
BLUE MONDAY BADGE

 
 
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The Collector


A man who collected rare stamps
Abjured them in favor of lamps.
Along with bent spoons
And old Celtic runes,
He also collected C-clamps!

 
Limerick © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Hobbies”

Blue Monday: Mottled Sky

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Clouds mottle a blue sky in Yuma County, Arizona.
 
 

Whenever I see a blue sky,
I let out a lengthy, loud sigh.
My friend, the old crow,
Likes blue skies also—
We’re birds of a feather, that’s why!

 
 
Photo and poem © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
BLUE MONDAY BADGE

 
 
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