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I Threw a Pebble into a Pond

Very profound……..

Limericks, Jokes, and other poems by Clancy O'Lafferty and Maurie

I Threw a Pebble into a Pond

by Maurie Nord

I threw a pebble into a pond
and then I threw in a rock
ripples of pebble went just as far
as waves generated by rock
Ted Turner
he changed the world
but if we think about it we will see
that rock or pebble
pebble or rock
we all change the world….
don’t we?

ripple in pond pic

poem copyright Maurie Nord 2014

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Clancy O’Lafferty’s 6/8 Rhythm Challenge

Here’s one of my husband’s ingenious ways of mixing humour with seriousness and making it into a limerick/poem/challenge and more. See if you can say this as an Irish song!

Limericks, Jokes, and other poems by Clancy O'Lafferty and Maurie

weeping leprechaun

Clancy O’Lafferty’s 6/8 Rhythm Challenge

(Read aloud and emphasize the bold-face words or syllables)

By Clancy O’Lafferty


The People’s De-mo-cra-tique


Of Ko-rea is rea-lly a farce

It isn’t the People’s

it isn’t de-mo-cratic

though on the pen-in-su-la

The People’s De-mo-cra-tique

Re-pub-lique Of Korea is just what it seems

An att-empt to transform to in-sensi-tive  ro-bots

those souls who are God’s human beings

angry leprechaun

 SING! And make up your own tune!

Now this is how the Heavenly Father intended Korea to be

Laughter and song in the Nori-Bong

And freedom to do as you please

When the Kim regime is all gone we’ll sing

and rejoice for the lib-er-ty

And oh what a cele-bra-tion we’ll have

Mark my words

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Being Human

Beautifully written

Poesy plus Polemics

"Trust" Painting by Lynn Rushton From dallasartsrevue.com “Trust”
Painting by Lynn Rushton
From dallasartsrevue.com

vulnerability lies
in dependence
reliance is a risk
such is life for
we social beings
biographies told
in tales of trust
joys often tied to
trust reaffirmed
agonies grown
from its painful

but poor is the
life who in fear
closes down from
withholds its trust
for in final analysis
that is the one
and the only thing
we own of value
to let us invest in
that most sublime
human exchange
of risk for reward

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Four Features to Publish Your Poems

It’s National Poetry Writing Month! My husband is writing poems at this address:

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Earlier today, we kicked off National Poetry Writing Month, also known as NaPoWriMo. Since you’ll be writing a poem each day, here are four easy-to-use features in your Post Editor to help with publishing your poetry.


When you format your poems, consider blockquotes to call out bits of text. You can display text in a blockquote by placing it inside <blockquote> and </blockquote> tags in your Text Editor, or by clicking the blockquote button in your Visual Editor:


Here’s an example of how text is displayed in a blockquote:

Sifting through my Camera Roll

thousands of images not posted online

I hunt through my library

see the outtakes

and rejects of my days

the stuff I’d felt wasn’t good enough to share

yet these are the photos

unshared, unfiltered

that really tell my stories

“Fragments on Time”

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