Tagged: limericks

Concrete solution

Steamy pictures

Things are seldom the way that they seem
For instance, just look at this steam;
It’s not from the kitchen,
Macbethian witchin’,
Or even a stray laser beam

The truth is, and please do not panic,
Its source is indeed inorganic.
It starts superheated
(Though mostly depleted)
From energy sources volcanic.

Let’s do this without your dissent,
Just step out right over the vent.
I’ll take a photo
(That rhymes with Lesotho
To a greater or lesser extent).

The pictures I’ll sell to the papers
To evidence volcanic vapours.
From factors tectonic,
Emissions demonic
Drive nature’s dynamic landscapers.

The mountains are long-term inert;
No eruption, no venting, no spurt.
My best information?
They’re in hibernation.
So don’t let the steam disconcert.

 


I wrote this in response to Kreative Kue 167, issued on this site earlier this week. Feel free to join in; just follow the link.

Telecommunication

Your message said I should show face,
Though I live in a far-away place.
If you just want a photo,
Here’s one from Lesotho.
I’m sending it first, just in case.

You see, I just can’t make the fare
To fly all the way to you there
Eight hours on a plane –
Do you think I’m insane?
I’m a writer, not a billionaire.

Your letter said we need to meet,
Now, you know that I’m not one to bleat,
If you just want to gripe,
We can do it on Skype,
From the comfort of our favourite seat.

While not wishing to sound too contrary
We could use the old-fashioned Blackberry;
Or with phone on your lap
We could chat with WhatsApp.
No journey should be necessary.

You know I’m not trying to be funny
(Though I’m writing this sat on the dunny).
You know that I would
Be right there if I could,
But I seriously don’t have the money.

Just tell me what info you need
And I’ll get it to you with best speed
No need to be vexed
I’ll send you a text.
[Quick, think of a rhyme] All agreed?


I wrote this in response to Kreative Kue 162, issued on this site earlier this week. Feel free to join in; just follow the link.