Get Your Poem On (a ballad)
Heads or Tails (“doctor”)
Hump Day Humor (“getting older”)
Matinee Muse (“what if” or “things are not always as they appear”)
Meme Express (“boredom busters”)
Simply Snickers (“wander,” “weak,” “wild,” “wit” and “wonder”)
Three Word Wednesday (“avoid,” “class” and “sticky”)
Totally Optional Prompts (a humorous poem)
Pigeon Hole at Covent Garden
by Thomas Tegg
for Caricature Magazine (1811)
Call the doctor; call him stat.
Summon here the bureaucrat.
Please inject excitement now,
Wild-eyed wonder, holy cow!
We have an emergency
Of the highest urgency.
Entertain us; we are bored,
And we will not be ignored.
Weakest comedy abounds –
Silly lines, insipid sounds.
Someone’s bending our best ears.
Life is not as it appears.
Boredom-busters: take your guard.
Entertainment can be hard.
Exercise your finest wit,
Or we’ll have a hissy fit.
Wandering minds may take their leave,
Seeking thrill through make-believe.
Sticky subjects to avoid –
Tricky topics, paranoid.
Jokes grow older; quips grow cold.
Stories fail when over-told.
Call a comic with some class,
Or we’ll simply take a pass.
Boredom-busters: rescue us!
We have nothing to discuss.
Still, we long for lighter times.
Boredom may be cured by rhymes.