Stream of Consciousness Saturday 09/05/2015


My uncle was born in Darjeeling,
Where a cooling fan hung from the ceiling.
They looked for a name
That wasn’t too lame.
Shall we try that again, but with feeling?

The first name they thought of was Moses
Cos his cheeks were so pink, just like roses.
But right from the start,
When they smelt his first *art
There was such an assault on their noses.

They then thought his name should be Tony
As he was incredibly bony.
They couldn’t do that
Cos if he got fat
There’d be bony Tony baloney.

They finally settled on Bobby
After discounting Robbie and Nobby
If they taught him to read
He’d be bound to succeed
In the field of political lobby.

This is my offering to Stream of Consciousness Saturday. The prompt word is ‘name’.

Here are the rules:

  1. Your post must be stream of consciousness writing, meaning no editing, (typos can be fixed) and minimal planning on what you’re going to write.
  2. Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be. One sentence – one thousand words. Fact, fiction, poetry – it doesn’t matter. Just let the words carry you along until you’re ready to stop.
  3. There will be a prompt every week. I will post the prompt here on my blog on Friday, along with a reminder for you to join in. The prompt will be one random thing, but it will not be a subject. For instance, I will not say “Write about dogs”; the prompt will be more like, “Make your first sentence a question,” or “Begin with the word ‘The’.”
  4. Ping back! It’s important, so that I and other people can come and read your post! For example, in your post you can write “This post is part of SoCS:” and then copy and paste the URL found in your address bar at the top of this post into yours.  Your link will show up in my comments, for everyone to see. The most recent pingbacks will be found at the top.
  5. Read at least one other person’s blog who has linked back their post. Even better, read everyone’s! If you’re the first person to link back, you can check back later, or go to the previous week, by following my category, “Stream of Consciousness Saturday,” which you’ll find right below the “Like” button on my post.
  6. Copy and paste the rules (if you’d like to) in your post. The more people who join in, the more new bloggers you’ll meet and the bigger your community will get!
  7. Have fun!

9 thoughts on “Stream of Consciousness Saturday 09/05/2015

    1. Thank you, Laura. The first two lines of the first one came to me while my wife and I were walking the dogs on Friday afternoon, but the rest was true SOC.


  1. The last line of the third limerick needs an extra syllable, but that would have meant editing it, which is against the spirit of the challenge.
    I would have preferred: There’d be no bony Tony baloney


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