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Group Poem XXII - A Difficult Week

Postby Audiendus » Tue Nov 17, 2015 10:31 pm

Group Poem XXII will be a humorous poem entitled "A Difficult Week". It will be about a week in which a series of problems occurs, one on each successive day. Each stanza will deal with one day, and will begin "On Sunday...", "On Monday..." etc.

Each stanza will consist of four 15-syllable lines starting and ending with a weak syllable, e.g:

I look for new expressions to invigorate my writing –
Some quirky tropes or idioms that folk may find exciting.


The rhyme scheme will be AABB, CCDD etc.

In order to share the introduction of new rhymes, the person contributing the last line of a stanza will also provide the first line of the next one.

As usual, please copy the entire poem as it stands, and add your new line(s).

The title and first line are as follows:

A Difficult Week

On Sunday my computer crashed, and no-one could restore it

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Re: Group Poem XXII - A Difficult Week

Postby saparris » Wed Nov 18, 2015 11:27 am

A Difficult Week

On Sunday my computer crashed, and no-one could restore it.
In fact, they all just laughed at it and called it prehistoric.
Ars longa, vita brevis

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Re: Group Poem XXII - A Difficult Week

Postby Audiendus » Wed Nov 18, 2015 8:31 pm

A Difficult Week

On Sunday my computer crashed, and no-one could restore it.
In fact, they all just laughed at it and called it prehistoric.
My backup disks were useless – they were 1980s floppies

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Re: Group Poem XXII - A Difficult Week

Postby saparris » Thu Nov 19, 2015 2:52 am

A Difficult Week

On Sunday my computer crashed, and no-one could restore it.
In fact, they all just laughed at it and called it prehistoric.
My backup disks were useless – they were 1980s floppies,
The digital equivalent of corsets and jalopies.

On Monday I was notified that jury duty beckoned.
Ars longa, vita brevis

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Re: Group Poem XXII - A Difficult Week

Postby Audiendus » Thu Nov 19, 2015 12:41 pm

A Difficult Week

On Sunday my computer crashed, and no-one could restore it.
In fact, they all just laughed at it and called it prehistoric.
My backup disks were useless – they were 1980s floppies,
The digital equivalent of corsets and jalopies.

On Monday I was notified that jury duty beckoned.
It clashed with my vacation planned for May the 22nd.

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Re: Group Poem XXII - A Difficult Week

Postby saparris » Thu Nov 19, 2015 2:53 pm

A Difficult Week

On Sunday my computer crashed, and no-one could restore it.
In fact, they all just laughed at it and called it prehistoric.
My backup disks were useless – they were 1980s floppies,
The digital equivalent of corsets and jalopies.

On Monday I was notified that jury duty beckoned.
It clashed with my vacation planned for May the 22nd.
I called the court and told them of my gay black Nazi passion.
Ars longa, vita brevis

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Re: Group Poem XXII - A Difficult Week

Postby Audiendus » Thu Nov 19, 2015 7:03 pm

A Difficult Week

On Sunday my computer crashed, and no-one could restore it.
In fact, they all just laughed at it and called it prehistoric.
My backup disks were useless – they were 1980s floppies,
The digital equivalent of corsets and jalopies.

On Monday I was notified that jury duty beckoned.
It clashed with my vacation planned for May the 22nd.
I called the court and told them of my gay black Nazi passion.
"We welcome all minorities", they said in deadpan fashion.

On Tuesday, in a shopping mall, I tripped and broke my glasses.

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Re: Group Poem XXII - A Difficult Week

Postby saparris » Sat Nov 21, 2015 8:33 pm

A Difficult Week

On Sunday my computer crashed, and no-one could restore it.
In fact, they all just laughed at it and called it prehistoric.
My backup disks were useless – they were 1980s floppies,
The digital equivalent of corsets and jalopies.

On Monday I was notified that jury duty beckoned.
It clashed with my vacation planned for May the 22nd.
I called the court and told them of my gay black Nazi passion.
"We welcome all minorities", they said in deadpan fashion.

On Tuesday, in a shopping mall, I tripped and broke my glasses.
And now I cannot see a thing, including where my ass is.
Ars longa, vita brevis

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Re: Group Poem XXII - A Difficult Week

Postby Audiendus » Sun Nov 22, 2015 7:34 pm

A Difficult Week

On Sunday my computer crashed, and no-one could restore it.
In fact, they all just laughed at it and called it prehistoric.
My backup disks were useless – they were 1980s floppies,
The digital equivalent of corsets and jalopies.

On Monday I was notified that jury duty beckoned.
It clashed with my vacation planned for May the 22nd.
I called the court and told them of my gay black Nazi passion.
"We welcome all minorities", they said in deadpan fashion.

On Tuesday, in a shopping mall, I tripped and broke my glasses.
And now I cannot see a thing, including where my ass is.
I don't wear contact lenses, as they're awkward and expensive

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Re: Group Poem XXII - A Difficult Week

Postby saparris » Mon Nov 23, 2015 10:21 am

A Difficult Week

On Sunday my computer crashed, and no-one could restore it.
In fact, they all just laughed at it and called it prehistoric.
My backup disks were useless – they were 1980s floppies,
The digital equivalent of corsets and jalopies.

On Monday I was notified that jury duty beckoned.
It clashed with my vacation planned for May the 22nd.
I called the court and told them of my gay black Nazi passion.
"We welcome all minorities", they said in deadpan fashion.

On Tuesday, in a shopping mall, I tripped and broke my glasses.
And now I cannot see a thing, including where my ass is.
I don't wear contact lenses, as they're awkward and expensive
And thus, with no alternatives, I’ll have to take my chances.

On Wednesday, I was scared to drive and had to call a cabbie
Ars longa, vita brevis

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Re: Group Poem XXII - A Difficult Week

Postby Audiendus » Mon Nov 23, 2015 6:58 pm

A Difficult Week

On Sunday my computer crashed, and no-one could restore it.
In fact, they all just laughed at it and called it prehistoric.
My backup disks were useless – they were 1980s floppies,
The digital equivalent of corsets and jalopies.

On Monday I was notified that jury duty beckoned.
It clashed with my vacation planned for May the 22nd.
I called the court and told them of my gay black Nazi passion.
"We welcome all minorities", they said in deadpan fashion.

On Tuesday, in a shopping mall, I tripped and broke my glasses.
And now I cannot see a thing, including where my ass is.
I don't wear contact lenses, as they're awkward and expensive
And thus, with no alternatives, I’ll have to take my chances.

On Wednesday, I was scared to drive and had to call a cabbie.
"You need to pray for help", he said – "I'll take you to the abbey."

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Re: Group Poem XXII - A Difficult Week

Postby saparris » Mon Nov 23, 2015 11:04 pm

A Difficult Week

On Sunday my computer crashed, and no-one could restore it.
In fact, they all just laughed at it and called it prehistoric.
My backup disks were useless – they were 1980s floppies,
The digital equivalent of corsets and jalopies.

On Monday I was notified that jury duty beckoned.
It clashed with my vacation planned for May the 22nd.
I called the court and told them of my gay black Nazi passion.
"We welcome all minorities", they said in deadpan fashion.

On Tuesday, in a shopping mall, I tripped and broke my glasses.
And now I cannot see a thing, including where my ass is.
I don't wear contact lenses, as they're awkward and expensive
And thus, with no alternatives, I’ll have to take my chances.

On Wednesday, I was scared to drive and had to call a cabbie.
"You need to pray for help", he said – "I'll take you to the abbey."
So off we went to talk to God but wound up at confession.
Ars longa, vita brevis

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Re: Group Poem XXII - A Difficult Week

Postby Audiendus » Tue Nov 24, 2015 9:39 am

A Difficult Week

On Sunday my computer crashed, and no-one could restore it.
In fact, they all just laughed at it and called it prehistoric.
My backup disks were useless – they were 1980s floppies,
The digital equivalent of corsets and jalopies.

On Monday I was notified that jury duty beckoned.
It clashed with my vacation planned for May the 22nd.
I called the court and told them of my gay black Nazi passion.
"We welcome all minorities", they said in deadpan fashion.

On Tuesday, in a shopping mall, I tripped and broke my glasses.
And now I cannot see a thing, including where my ass is.
I don't wear contact lenses, as they're awkward and expensive
And thus, with no alternatives, I’ll have to take my chances.

On Wednesday, I was scared to drive and had to call a cabbie.
"You need to pray for help", he said – "I'll take you to the abbey."
So off we went to talk to God but wound up at confession.
The priest believed my problems stemmed from some obscure transgression.

On Thursday an acquaintance called and begged me for some money

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Re: Group Poem XXII - A Difficult Week

Postby saparris » Tue Nov 24, 2015 12:06 pm

A Difficult Week

On Sunday my computer crashed, and no-one could restore it.
In fact, they all just laughed at it and called it prehistoric.
My backup disks were useless – they were 1980s floppies,
The digital equivalent of corsets and jalopies.

On Monday I was notified that jury duty beckoned.
It clashed with my vacation planned for May the 22nd.
I called the court and told them of my gay black Nazi passion.
"We welcome all minorities", they said in deadpan fashion.

On Tuesday, in a shopping mall, I tripped and broke my glasses.
And now I cannot see a thing, including where my ass is.
I don't wear contact lenses, as they're awkward and expensive,
And so I made my way back home—unsure and apprehensive.

On Wednesday, I was scared to drive and had to call a cabbie.
"You need to pray for help", he said – "I'll take you to the abbey."
So off we went to talk to God but wound up at confession.
The priest believed my problems stemmed from some obscure transgression.

On Thursday an acquaintance called and begged me for some money.
"I'm broke," I said, "but know a priest who'll lend you some baloney."

[Note: the last line of stanza three is new and improved, and now contains fewer calories than the previous line.]
Ars longa, vita brevis

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Re: Group Poem XXII - A Difficult Week

Postby Audiendus » Tue Nov 24, 2015 9:19 pm

A Difficult Week

On Sunday my computer crashed, and no-one could restore it.
In fact, they all just laughed at it and called it prehistoric.
My backup disks were useless – they were 1980s floppies,
The digital equivalent of corsets and jalopies.

On Monday I was notified that jury duty beckoned.
It clashed with my vacation planned for May the 22nd.
I called the court and told them of my gay black Nazi passion.
"We welcome all minorities", they said in deadpan fashion.

On Tuesday, in a shopping mall, I tripped and broke my glasses.
And now I cannot see a thing, including where my ass is.
I don't wear contact lenses, as they're awkward and expensive,
And so I made my way back home—unsure and apprehensive.

On Wednesday, I was scared to drive and had to call a cabbie.
"You need to pray for help", he said – "I'll take you to the abbey."
So off we went to talk to God but wound up at confession.
The priest believed my problems stemmed from some obscure transgression.

On Thursday an acquaintance called and begged me for some money.
"I'm broke," I said, "but know a priest who'll lend you some baloney."
"The Talents parable?" he sneered. "It's dollars that I'm after!"


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