Time For Some Recycling

16 Feb

I haven’t been inspired by any of the poetry sites for weeks.  I blame me, not them; though I am working on a poem caused by Big Tent.  It won’t be displayed here because it’s about South Africa, but you can always pop over to my other blog to read it.

We Write Poems has gone all romantic for Valentine’s Day.  Yes, I know that’s so last Monday, but Post Your Poems Day is Wednesday, so what’s a site to do?

I haven’t written anything new, of course (were you not paying attention?); but I have some old ones that my new readers won’t have seen:


21st Century Marriage

Two minds with but one
single thought: can I have a
fling and not get caught?


Another 21st Century Marriage 

Four: such a bore.  One more chore
and I’m out the door.


The Housewife’s Aphrodisiac

You want me trembling
with desire for you? Offer
to wash the dishes.


Valentine’s Day for the Unhappily Married  

Cupid fired the arrow,
But it’s us who got life.


Unaccustomed As I Am 

I don’t write love poems
but if I did
I’d say you were
the remote to my telly
the fart to my smelly
the shake to my belly
the mud to my welly
the peanut butter to my jelly
the catessen to my deli
the phant to my ele
the circus to my Nellie
the copter to my heli
the é to my mele
the Brazil to my Pelé

I don’t write love poems
but if I did
I’d raid a dictionary for you
include you in my felony
and hope that no-one thesaurus






26 Responses to “Time For Some Recycling”

  1. irene February 16, 2011 at 15:29 #

    Extreme humor is self-love. Yay!


  2. alienhippy February 16, 2011 at 15:47 #

    Tilly, you are so funny, I was lmho at these.
    Love and hugs. xx 🙂


  3. vivinfrance February 16, 2011 at 15:56 #

    Unromantic blss, and so Tilly!


  4. slpmartin February 16, 2011 at 17:00 #

    Oh…you romantic you…these could be on those Valentine cards they sell and be quite appropriate for some. 🙂


    • Tilly Bud February 16, 2011 at 18:35 #

      Ooo money from writing…I like the way you think 🙂


  5. 1sojournal February 16, 2011 at 17:19 #

    Laughter is the best medicine and you certainly have a good grasp on it. Thank you for the smiles,



  6. gautami tripathy February 16, 2011 at 17:22 #

    You made my day with these!


  7. pamela February 16, 2011 at 17:34 #

    Thanks for the smile Tilly.
    I totally agree about the dishes 🙂



    • Tilly Bud February 16, 2011 at 18:34 #

      I bet every woman on the planet does. 🙂 I read it at Write Out Loud on Monday and the women all said Amen and the blokes went Huh?


  8. musings February 16, 2011 at 17:44 #

    I love humorous poetry and you are so very excellent at it.


    • Tilly Bud February 16, 2011 at 18:33 #

      Dear Kay
      So kind of you to say
      I brightened up your day


  9. Pseu February 16, 2011 at 18:42 #

    What fun!


  10. viewfromtheside February 16, 2011 at 23:03 #

    first, did you change the quilt picture (or have I gone bananas?)

    Love the ellie poem, should make everyone go weak at the knees from laughing


    • Tilly Bud February 17, 2011 at 08:03 #

      Well-spotted! When I changed the theme, the header disappeared. I couldn’t remember exactly which part of which photograph I had used.


      • vivinfrance February 17, 2011 at 11:21 #

        So now you’ve changed it back to the spot where my machine (or maybe my mind) wandered! I cringe every time I look at that wobble.


        • Tilly Bud February 17, 2011 at 20:17 #

          I didn’t notice! I’ll change it. But it’s still perfect.


  11. Judy Roney February 17, 2011 at 01:03 #

    These crack me up. Thanks for my laugh of the day. http://judyidliketosay.blogspot.com/2011/02/dare.html


    • Tilly Bud February 17, 2011 at 08:04 #

      Always happy to oblige. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂


  12. nrhatch February 17, 2011 at 05:32 #

    Fun! Especially enjoyed:

    You want me trembling
    with desire for you? Offer
    to wash the dishes.

    Thanks, Tilly


  13. earlybird February 17, 2011 at 07:43 #

    these are still just as fresh and funny as ever


  14. Tinman February 17, 2011 at 23:02 #

    These are brilliant, I really loved them.


I welcome your comments but be warned: I'm menopausal and as likely to snarl as smile. Wine or Maltesers are an acceptable bribe; or a compliment about my youthful looks and cheery disposition will do in a pinch.

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