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  • @toms  Jan 29

    Oh, where is FAWMku
    I'm not worthy to carry
    The weight of the start...

  • @postcardhelicopters  Jan 29

    pencils are sharpened
    metaphorically speaking
    winter's short gift

  • @mikegtz  Jan 29

    Up late in the night
    Wandering into forums
    Hello, hello there

  • @ductapeguy  Jan 29

    Here's Fawm, finally
    Just as we became weary
    refreshing FAWM.org

  • @brrrse  Jan 29

    fawmku i've miss'd you
    like a lotus I breathe wide
    it is time to birth

  • @mishykatz  Jan 29

    new to this fawmku
    but not to the old haiku
    hello all of you

  • @tawny249  Jan 29

    Glad the site is up.
    If it had not launched in time,
    I would be depressed

    Now that it is up,
    I am spending too much time
    Posting on the boards. : P

  • @mishykatz  Jan 29

    who needs all of that
    food, water, bathroom breaks, sleep
    I just wanna FAWM

  • @timfatchen  Jan 29

    Can I rise again?
    A weary ploughman plodding.
    Once more unto the breach...

  • @timfatchen  Jan 29

    Again they begin!
    Buskers bring me back to life...
    Murder on my mind.

  • @timfatchen  Jan 29

    Needs must clarify!
    I refer to their murder
    Of innocent songs.

  • @metalfoot  Jan 29

    Songs of innocence
    After some FAWM time were songs
    of experience

  • @timfatchen  Jan 29

    It's FAWMku magic!
    Lyric ideas start flowing!
    To FAWM is to do!

    Now, how do I hide
    All this FAWMing behaviour
    From time-hungry wife?

  • @johncrossman  Jan 29

    if tim can do it
    you and I have no excuse
    think and breathe music

  • @metalfoot  Jan 29

    FAWM is contagious.
    FAWM can be all-consuming.
    FAWM is lots of fun!

  • @tawny249  Jan 29

    I am wondering
    if my contributions here
    should be more profound?

    Then I consider:
    this thread's not really designed
    for great poetry.

    It's just so much fun
    to write everything in verse!
    ...I should go to bed.

  • @scottlake Jan 29

    A parent smiles.
    Offspring returning like spring.
    Twenty seventeen.

  • @timfatchen  Jan 29

    Profundity here
    Quickly degenerates to
    Sheer rotundity

  • @metalfoot  Jan 29

    Out of the depths rise
    Words and tunes and arrangements
    Round and round we go!

  • @stephenwordsmith Jan 29

    Haiku: a poem
    Defined by form. For now, FAWM
    Defined by Haiku.

  • @timfatchen  Jan 29

    FAWM follows function?
    Arse-about, Mister Wordsmith:
    Function defines FAWM.

  • @stephenwordsmith Jan 29

    Scorpion, tortoise.
    Australasians, the word 'arse'.
    Tortoise, scorpion.

  • @timfatchen  Jan 29

    Write haiku lyrics!
    THEY are your seeds. Water them,
    And they will flower.

  • @metalfoot  Jan 29

    f(x)=
    2x + 7x^2
    that's a FAWM function

  • @metalfoot  Jan 29

    mathematical
    haiku are not so nice to
    read. I won't do more.

  • @timfatchen  Jan 29

    From his armoured shell,
    Exercising his slow sting,
    He baits musicians.

  • @stephenwordsmith Jan 29

    Id: I drive it mad
    Symbols to syllables - arse!
    No Rosetta stone.

  • @timfatchen  Jan 29

    Do not pour water
    On your bodily functions
    Before the applause.

  • @brrrse  Jan 29

    oh poor @metalfoot
    please do not cramp my brain
    with squiggles like that

  • @timfatchen  Jan 29

    Iota and jot
    Both mate with Id in one sense
    Other than spelling.

  • @stephenwordsmith Jan 29

    Each syllable stressed
    In Metallica's poems
    Is a @metalfoot

  • @metalfoot  Jan 29

    A @metalfoot? What?
    Might as well have Enter Sandman.
    Nothing else matters.

  • @stephenwordsmith Jan 29

    The brains of mankind:
    All such many-squiggled things
    Burden them no more.

  • @timfatchen  Jan 29

    They're brain-expanding,
    The higher mathematics!
    Grey matter spread wide.

  • @metalfoot  Jan 29

    Six elephants of
    Indostan know much of this
    Grey matter spread wide.

  • @timfatchen  Jan 29

    Some poached brains for lunch?
    Why do people get upset?
    It's simply offal.

  • @timfatchen  Jan 29

    Elephant pursuit:
    Drop something and hide yourself
    While it gets well stomped.

  • @stephenwordsmith Jan 29

    Brains and elephants
    Two unlike phenomena-
    Both best unpoached.

  • @timfatchen  Jan 29

    Hired a consultant:
    Chased by elephants he was,
    All through India.

  • @stephenwordsmith Jan 29

    They're all around us
    Upside-down in cherry trees,
    Toenails painted red.

  • @timfatchen  Jan 29

    Angry elephants
    After the local home brew
    House walls no object.

  • @metalfoot  Jan 29

    Now I shall go and
    Have nightmares of elephants.
    Thanks, @stephenwordsmith.

  • @timfatchen  Jan 29

    Minnie Bannister,
    Are the elephant traps set?
    Darling of Light Horse.

  • @stephenwordsmith Jan 29

    House walls no object,
    But rest assured, householders
    Object plenitudes!

  • @timfatchen  Jan 29

    Advice for nightmares:
    Leave out a saucer of beer
    When the walls come down.

  • @stephenwordsmith Jan 29

    Houses of Hobbits:
    Diminutive staircases,
    Mini banisters.

  • @tiller2  Jan 29

    Fatigue begets sleep
    While nervous butterflies flit,
    Songs seeking release

  • @timfatchen  Jan 29

    Being teetotal
    Means that walls remain upright.
    Elephants elsewhere.

  • @metalfoot  Jan 29

    Mini banisters
    Broken down by elephants.
    Many barristers.

  • @postcardhelicopters  Jan 29

    Buskers hounding Tim
    their secret cabal decreed
    vinegar sour'd notes

  • @stephenwordsmith Jan 29

    Barristers for beer
    Baristas for your coffee
    Barriers to thirst.

  • @timfatchen  Jan 29

    Hobbits? nasty things.
    But we in Oz can claim part
    Of Spike Milligan

  • @stephenwordsmith Jan 29

    That master of wit -
    So he's half-Australian.
    Spike Millibogan.

  • @timfatchen  Jan 29

    I must stop this NOW,
    This FAWMku-sent addiction...
    Must stop...I..stop...must...

  • @brrrse  Jan 29

    busking elephants
    drink beer while doing functions
    while @metalfoot jams

  • @postcardhelicopters  Jan 29

    football or soccer
    something someone spiked, I see
    Golf's lost Mulligan

  • @timfatchen  Jan 29

    It's so fine a line
    Between FAWMku seduction
    And dire addiction.

  • @timfatchen  Jan 29

    Spike was all-Irish
    But his mother was Woy Woy,
    For much of her life.

  • @timfatchen  Jan 29

    No! I will be STRONG
    And shut this machine down NOW
    Before I'm caught here.

  • @postcardhelicopters  Jan 29

    dire addiction or
    simply Dire Straits await
    FAWM fools rushing in

  • @larry Jan 29

    Songwriter packs trunk,
    And travels to convention.
    Feels he is at home.

  • @postcardhelicopters  Jan 29

    Busker's lessons clear
    send Tim a steely resolve
    away safely fly

  • @postcardhelicopters  Jan 29

    First the chorus, then
    the verse is modulation.
    Secret's in the sauce.

  • @postcardhelicopters  Jan 29

    Find your key by ear
    unlock those shapely fingers
    wander in that field

  • @scubed  Jan 29

    FAWMku is awake!
    Playful, creative FAWMers
    Chomping at the bit

  • @stephenwordsmith Jan 29

    Strengths scratched, screeched, stretched, scrunched
    WWF
    Syllables are weird.

  • @tootoobee  Jan 29

    Prelude for rhyming
    counting beats, write a FAWMku
    Get ready for songs

  • @postcardhelicopters  Jan 29

    Sing while half asleep
    crib titles from books you love
    add three fav'rite chords

  • @timfatchen  Jan 29

    Page 2? Already?
    What is WRONG with you people?!!!
    FAWMKU for Page 1!

  • @karan  Jan 29

    Yesterday I did
    not dare to start this madness.
    But @toms did! Hooray!

  • @timfatchen  Jan 29

    FAWMKU on page 1!
    I can safely go to bed....
    It will still be here!

  • @brrrse  Jan 29

    Your bedtime my morning
    The circle goes round and round
    2 more sleeps till fawm

  • @metalfoot  Jan 29

    Sleeping is quite hard
    When a nasty flu bug comes.
    Illness rules my house.

  • @adnama17  Jan 29

    No safety in sleep!
    Tis when dreams, 'mares, muse frolic
    No rest for FAWMers!

  • @brrrse  Jan 29

    a yawn and a stretch
    then i see fawm next to me
    a wonderful day

  • @temily Jan 29

    FAWMku, oh FAWMku
    Like an old friend returning
    From far away lands

    A comforting thought;
    FAWMku will always be here
    Year after long year.

    February waits
    The month I anticipate
    Throughout all others.

  • @toms  Jan 29

    I must speak truly:
    I check the FAWMku thread more
    Than any other. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @postcardhelicopters  Jan 29

    Falling from page one
    should be the least of concerns
    stir the pot once more

  • @nuerdetjuligen  Jan 29

    Chewed fingernails and
    A carpet of newspapers
    Isn't it Feb 1 yet?

  • @kahlo2013  Jan 29

    Just a few more days
    Until crazy sleepless nights
    Deep in FAWM with you

  • @adnama17  Jan 29

    Who needs any sleep?
    Got tea, whiskey, snow, tacos
    And 28 days!

  • @visiblydistorted Jan 29

    I don't have a plan!
    It's all improv, so "Yes, and..."
    Mistakes turn to gold.

  • @larry Jan 29

    Words turn into notes.
    Then phrases - chord progressions.
    Circle round, coda.

  • @scubed  Jan 29

    Month of no sleeping
    Brain always writing new songs
    FAWM insomnia

  • @metalfoot  Jan 29

    @metalfootlings ask
    What is FAWMku? So now I
    Must show them like so.

  • @adnama17  Jan 29

    Hi @metalfootlings!
    Have fun and watch your dad close!
    He's a silly one!

  • @darcistrutt  Jan 29

    Already nearing
    Triple digit posting now
    I had to catch up!

  • @metalfoot  Jan 29

    One never quite does
    Catch up with FAWMku; no, but
    One rides alongside.

  • @stephenwordsmith Jan 29

    Never mind walking;
    One does not simply haiku
    Into FAWM, my friends.

  • @kathym  Jan 29

    no dipping of toes
    jumping in with both feet now
    FAWMKU CANNONBALL!!!

  • @couriernews  Jan 30

    music sheet empty
    waiting for the first
    day of february

  • @toms  Jan 30

    I put everyone,
    Every single person here,
    On my FAWM watch list! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @timfatchen  Jan 30

    Chasing insurers.
    Oh, bureaucratic bungling!
    Destroys good feeling...

  • @timfatchen  Jan 30

    Cough up, you robbers!
    Just because your bet went sour
    Is no cause to run.

  • @timfatchen  Jan 30

    Not paranoia.
    @toms SAYS he is watching us!
    Who else, we wonders?

  • @postcardhelicopters  Jan 30

    Stoking up on sleep
    Maybe a few weeks from now --
    Sell to high bidder

  • @stephenwordsmith Jan 30

    I am part lawyer
    Part bureaucratic bungler
    I sleep well at night.

  • @postcardhelicopters  Jan 30

    Time keeps on slipping...
    on an old banana peel.
    Still, we persevere.

  • @postcardhelicopters  Jan 30

    The Bungle Bureau?
    I've been visited by them --
    they drank all my beer

  • @temily Jan 30

    Can I buy some sleep
    Now, @postcardhelicopters?
    Already tired.

    I have no ideas
    For any songs or lyrics.
    Not long to go now!

  • @postcardhelicopters  Jan 30

    Waves a wand thusly
    Sleep vibes to @temily
    First round on the house

  • @toms  Jan 30

    @stephenwordsmith
    I need a Venn diagram
    For lawyer/bungler!

  • @zecoop  Jan 30

    I have fourteen songs
    Just can't wait to post them all
    In the first hour. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • @zecoop  Jan 30

    I have zero songs
    But am waiting for "that guy"
    Who posts "his album"

  • @stephenwordsmith Jan 30

    I'd love to help you
    But it's rather hard to do
    In haiku format

  • @metalfoot  Jan 30

    But if one is in
    February before FAWM
    --one can post a lot?

  • @timfatchen  Jan 30

    Someone's programming
    Has sent us fake Rates demands
    Counter staff can't fix.

    A veg'table brain!
    Bury him at the crossroads,
    A steak in his heart.

  • @postcardhelicopters  Jan 30

    A steak in the heart
    is worth a stake in the chest.
    Feed 'em to the worms.

  • @timfatchen  Jan 30

    A warning for all:
    Be wary of worms turning
    They win in the end.

  • @stephenwordsmith Jan 30

    Worms' tastes are catholic -
    The classic decomposers
    Music to their... wait...

  • @timfatchen  Jan 30

    In doing their job,
    MY worms are more orthodox,
    Or so they protest.

    No. Stop this right now.
    You know what happened last time.
    Leave some wriggle room!

  • @chrishope  Jan 30

    so cut me in half
    i have the spade ready for you
    wiiggle to the studio

  • @metalfoot  Jan 30

    It is early now.
    Wife and children sleep. I read
    FAWM because reasons.

  • @toms  Jan 30

    When it comes to worms
    Digging anything, really
    I am your Spademan.

  • @timfatchen  Jan 30

    Bumping FAWMku up.
    4AM in the morning.
    Good line for a song.

  • @aflinner Jan 30

    Let January
    Concede winter to music
    Of February.

  • @aflinner Jan 30

    4AM is late...
    @timfatchen is eager for
    Album writing month!

  • @aflinner Jan 30

    This FAWM is rockin'
    When the muse comes a-knockin'
    Bump FAWMku to top.

  • @barbara  Jan 30

    Drifting down the page
    The feather of FAWMku thread
    Gently sent aloft

  • @timfatchen  Jan 30

    Less politely said,
    FAWM's forums' most rambunctious
    FAWMku sends us up

  • @timfatchen  Jan 30

    Song count at zero
    Forum posts at sixty three.
    I should be in bed...

  • @chrishope  Jan 30

    songs count
    so i cant listen to others no more
    work over shoulds

  • @ibenoist Jan 30

    Love people are here
    A Valentines full of cheer
    Were you here last year?

  • @ibenoist Jan 30

    February's Bold
    My doggie died he was old
    I am sad n cold

  • @adnama17  Jan 30

    Sad sad sad sad day
    To lose a friend so near, dear
    Write a tribute song

  • @couriernews  Jan 30

    exams coming up
    the first week of february
    i cry

  • @brrrse  Jan 30

    it starts at midnight
    is that where your body is
    or where your heart wants?

  • @stephenwordsmith Jan 30

    Gimme, gimme, give
    Me a FAWM after midnight
    Won't somebody write?

  • @carleybaer  Jan 30

    Watching time go by
    Is it February yet?
    Asking for a friend

  • @toms  Jan 30

    Soon, soon it will be
    After midnight, I have heard.
    FAWMers come alive!

  • @scottlake Jan 30

    A little water.
    Also some time in the sun.
    Miracles occur.

  • @sherrycanary  Jan 30

    Hard times upon us
    Hoping for a miracle
    May it come with FAWM

  • @timfatchen  Jan 30

    For the geezers here,
    It's not so much "come alive",
    More "rise from your crypt"

  • @larry Jan 30

    Creaking bones, rhythm -
    Aches and pains, the melodies -
    Symphony of years.

  • @stephenwordsmith Jan 30

    One foot in the grave.
    Bittersweet symphony, life
    Death more bitter still.

  • @metalfoot  Jan 31

    Death, be not proud as
    You deserve it not; your death
    Shall come soon enough.

  • @metalfoot  Jan 31

    FAWMku... too deep or
    Too much otherness to do?
    Either way, now bumped!

  • @stephenwordsmith Jan 31

    Banned from FAWMericks
    Still allowed in Haiku thread
    For now, anyway...

  • @brrrse  Jan 31

    no more do we mourn
    light returns, days grow longer
    reborn with FAWMly

  • @scubed  Jan 31

    Hard to feel joyous
    Despite FAWM's many delights
    Darkness on the rise

    No time to despair
    Sing songs of hope and justice
    Fight back with music

    Wow, that was heavy
    I will try to lighten up
    World needs laughter, too

  • @metalfoot  Jan 31

    Impostor syndrome
    Has me mildly panicking
    My music will stink.

    I know it will- it
    is usually not great
    but I hate this feel

  • @chrishope  Jan 31

    couldn't sleep ten to four
    was it my forum post that nagged me
    get over yourself, listen to fawm

  • @kahlo2013  Jan 31

    music can bring joy
    in challenging and hard times
    If one can listen

  • @kahlo2013  Jan 31

    noise of guns and bombs
    sounds of anguish and sadness
    leave no room for song

  • @kahlo2013  Jan 31

    heartfelt prayers and love
    to those who can't hear music
    amid their tears, screams

  • @stephenwordsmith Jan 31

    We do what we can
    The chord's often mightier
    Than any old sword.

  • @brrrse  Jan 31

    so we should give up?
    or should we try to shine bright
    so others can have light?

  • @brrrse  Jan 31

    I will shine brightly
    because I'm not scared - of them
    or of anything

  • @timfatchen  Jan 31

    One good thing to say
    On pains of growing older
    One didn't die young.

  • @timfatchen  Jan 31

    No, no, @metalfoot!
    The impostor which you see
    Is just your shadow.

  • @stephenwordsmith Jan 31

    I ate my own feet.
    Arguably a mistake.
    Sure were tasty, though.

  • @timfatchen  Jan 31

    Dear @stephenwordsmith
    It's wiser to eat fungus
    Shop-bought, for safety.

  • @timfatchen  Jan 31

    FAWMers now number
    Nine-hundred and ninety nine?
    Is that upside down?

  • @fuzzy  Jan 31

    Joining this thread now;
    Seems that I'm way, way behind.
    I'll try to catch up!

  • @darcistrutt  Jan 31

    FAWM I crave your fun
    A playground for our muses
    Fill it with cowbell

  • @timfatchen  Jan 31

    Tubular or cow,
    It doesn't matter right now:
    This tired cat is belled.

  • @adnama17  Jan 31

    Jan was much Feb prep
    Barely any sleep per night
    I agree Tim, UGH

  • @brrrse  Jan 31

    rise and shine fawmly
    we are one day closer now
    FAWM is imminent!

  • @adnama17  Jan 31

    Too early to perk
    @brrrse I love you so
    But sh sh sh sh!

  • @brrrse  Jan 31

    bouncy bouncy bound
    spreadin the FAWMage around
    and no sleep till March!

  • @metalfoot  Jan 31

    Banging head off desk
    Not because of loud music
    But because it works

  • @tiller2  Jan 31

    Keeping my mind blank
    Straightening the studio
    Yearning to blossom

  • @crisp1  Jan 31

    I'm at your service
    But admit that I'm nervous
    Hope FAWM is the bomb!

  • @stephenwordsmith Jan 31

    Feb 1 in NZ
    I can write, but cannot post
    Tension is mounting

  • @timfatchen  Jan 31

    Early morning start?
    It seemed a good idea,
    But breakfast won out.

  • @timfatchen  Jan 31

    We're jamming today.
    Mainly apricot, some plum.
    And tomato sauce.

  • @stephenwordsmith Jan 31

    Cars in a tunnel
    Honk in angered harmony
    Faith - a traffic jam!

  • @timfatchen  Jan 31

    (Unwanted answer).
    What made his feet so tasty?
    It was the toe jam

  • @stephenwordsmith Jan 31

    Feet are a food mart -
    Toe jams and corns, soles and 'eels...
    And a pinky bar.

  • @timfatchen  Jan 31

    A well-trodden path
    To the larder stumps along
    The peg-leg gourmand.

  • @stephenwordsmith Jan 31

    Woe is the wordsmith
    A reprobate probated
    No leg to stand on

  • @metalfoot  Jan 31

    Poetic feet are
    Found in poetic metres
    But you don't eat those.

  • @stephenwordsmith Jan 31

    A foot. A foot-long.
    One, foot-long and edible.
    The other, neither.

  • @zecoop  Jan 31

    The last few hours
    Until February One
    I took the day off! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • @barbara  Jan 31

    The game is afoot!
    But the foot is not a game.
    It's more of a toy.

  • @metalfoot  Jan 31

    Sherlock Holmes-- a great
    BBC series. Yet it
    fell short this season.

  • @chatdawg Jan 31

    (optimistic face)

  • @couriernews  Jan 31

    not quite there
    but still far enough away
    is it midnight yet?

  • @chrishope  Jan 31

    so at 12 I become
    they're my wings for to unfold
    they're my wings

  • @timfatchen  Jan 31

    But eating your feet?
    You'll be foot-loose, but let's hope--
    No_other_ looseness,,,,

  • @timfatchen  Jan 31

    let's toss feet around!
    That'll keep the worms at bay,
    A game of foot-brawl.

  • @vikkiflawith  Jan 31

    endless staggered dance
    words congealing in my brain
    waiting for midnight

  • @barbara  Jan 31

    Nice pirouette, but
    you may have missed the sub-text
    (or need new deli)

  • @brrrse  Jan 31

    i'm eating lay's crisps
    and listening to the clock
    tick.....tick.......tick..........tick.........tick...........

  • @timfatchen  Jan 31

    Toenails boots and shoes
    Hooves horseshoes and stilettos...
    Possibilities!

  • @timfatchen  Jan 31

    All right, @barbara
    For you, we'll try doll's feet too
    and keep Barbie slim...

  • @timfatchen  Jan 31

    Eating Barbie's feet?
    Too much blandness will leave us
    Toying with our food.

  • @barbara  Jan 31

    A long story short,
    Barbie's legs already thin
    Could use as chopsticks

  • @starsinmyeyes2017 Feb 1

    Open rainbow sky
    Crotchets and quavers rain down
    Words jump to meet them

  • @scubed  Feb 1

    Varied imagery
    Rainbow skies and Barbie feet
    There's no place like FAWM!

  • @timfatchen  Feb 1

    Chopsticks, trotters, legs,
    And hunger. Line up! Line up!
    It's a Barbie Queue.

  • @zecoop  Feb 1

    Barbie Queue? - uh oh...
    That can only mean one thing
    The worms are coming

  • @timfatchen  Feb 1

    Enough of FAWMku!!
    If I don't start something soon
    My brain will explode

  • @metalfoot  Feb 1

    Exploding brains, hmm?
    Not a pleasant picture, no.
    Please, FAWM, hurry up.

  • @stephenwordsmith Feb 1

    My forum post count
    Suggests social involvement -
    Nope. Mostly haiku.

  • @metalfoot  Feb 1

    Haiku is social.
    Or at least, not too anti
    Social. Whatever.

  • @adnama17  Feb 1

    I get distracted
    Just a few secs and then I've
    Lost latest FAWMku!

    Sadder days there's not
    Might as well be tied up, left
    For dead or worse yet

  • @brrrse  Feb 1

    tick tock says my clock
    three hours and three minutes
    until I can FAWM

  • @timfatchen  Feb 1

    Roasted brains on toast
    And if you think that's offal,
    What about sweetbreads?

  • @timfatchen  Feb 1

    Drill rig in front drive
    Viking telco technician
    Jam-making running

    Tenants' taps dying
    Cruise ship documentation
    Arriving shortly

    Emails asking help,
    How much is dog insurance,
    Surreal world. Surreal.

  • @stephenwordsmith Feb 1

    A phantom phrigid
    Heater on to quell death's chill
    Mostly toasty ghost.

  • @robynmackenzie  Feb 1

    Toasty ghosts in s'mores
    Might be very delicious
    If not quite filling

  • @stephenwordsmith Feb 1

    Frighteningly good -
    Best enjoyed with company
    On marshmalloween.

  • @robynmackenzie  Feb 1

    Oh, Marshmalloween
    My most favored holiday
    Apart from Marshmas

  • @timfatchen  Feb 1

    Everything I touch
    Turns out like hen-pecked meringue.
    Begone! Foul cliches!

  • @chrishope  Feb 1

    i would never
    be part of a haiku that has me
    as a member
    (alt: as a writer

  • @adnama17  Feb 1

    No no no FAWMku
    Cannot be three pages deep
    I shall fix that STAT

  • @brrrse  Feb 1

    so today cliche'
    then onomatopoeia
    tomorrow maybe?

  • @timfatchen  Feb 1

    WHining drilling rig
    Moaning buskers hide away!
    Eaten by earhtquake!

  • @timfatchen  Feb 1

    Life is not helping.
    How can I turn to cliche
    When strangeness obtrudes?

  • @brrrse  Feb 1

    for me, snoring cat
    rattle-ing, buzzing, wheezing
    put a sock in it!

  • @stephenwordsmith Feb 1

    My first feast - finished!
    Wonder if some idiot
    Will cry 'He pre-FAWMed!'

  • @timfatchen  Feb 1

    Us? Cry "He pre-FAWMed"??
    How could we be so jealous?
    (Lights the gelignite)

  • @stephenwordsmith Feb 1

    Ignite gelignite
    In a tin of gelatin
    Loping, galloping...

  • @timfatchen  Feb 2

    Stick it up your nose!
    Discover new dimensions
    In the words "snot box".

  • @timfatchen  Feb 2

    Taught by a Viking--
    "Snot box": a technical term
    For hi-tech junctions

  • @timfatchen  Feb 2

    Our Viking fixer
    Yclept Ingve Ingvesson.
    Telco Technician

    It's not his real name
    But you get the main idea.
    (Protect the guilty!)

  • @toms  Feb 2

    "Snot box" is a verb:
    Play killer cigar box guit --
    That's called snot-boxing!

  • @brrrse  Feb 2

    A productive day
    for my muse, but not for me
    dishes are not washed.

  • @timfatchen  Feb 2

    It's a happy life
    When the day's worst outcome is:
    The dishes aren't washed!

  • @brrrse  Feb 2

    O how true good Sir!
    my blessings outweigh my pains
    exponentially!

  • @temily Feb 2

    How does one write songs,
    When one has no sad heartbreak
    To write sings about?

    Are happy songs real?
    How do they not sound cheesy?
    My muse is sleeping.

  • @stephenwordsmith Feb 2

    Happiness is real.
    Happy songs, therefore, real too.
    Sincerity's key.

  • @stephenwordsmith Feb 2

    One can mitigate
    An overall joyous theme
    With other aspects -

    FAWMpilation 3
    Has songs with joy and tension
    See tracks 2 and 4

  • @stephenwordsmith Feb 2

    That disc, by the way
    Is the best FAWMpilation
    1 and 5 good, too.

  • @dawn1 Feb 2

    Why am I awake?
    It is FAWM in the morning,
    A few hours till dawn.

  • @timfatchen  Feb 2

    Good for me to know
    I'm keeping up my day job:
    "Rise, Sun!" And it did...

  • @timfatchen  Feb 2

    The terrible fall
    Off page 1 to Page 2's depths...
    I must stop it NOW!

  • @adnama17  Feb 2

    Birth, rebirth, dreams, love
    Sleepless, overflowing words
    Energy, healing

  • @metalfoot  Feb 2

    let the FAWMku fall
    or let it rise up the page
    The FAWMku goes on

  • @zecoop  Feb 2

    February 1
    The songwriting continues
    February 2

  • @zecoop  Feb 2

    Not writing a song
    But thinking about writing
    I should be working.......

  • @brrrse  Feb 2

    I look around to brag
    like gimlii to legolas
    but then I feel bad

    bragging isn't nice
    but i'm just so excited
    my Muse and I create!!!

  • @stephenwordsmith Feb 2

    Wrote a 3-hour song.
    Gimli's words still ring in ears:
    "Still just counts as one!"

  • @stephenwordsmith Feb 2

    GnR last night
    Wellington's black suits replaced
    By black band t-shirts.

  • @stephenwordsmith Feb 2

    Values dissonance -
    Nothing quite as rock'n'roll
    As Japanese odes.

  • @toms  Feb 2

    Is there a topic
    About which one cannot write
    FAWMku? I know none!

  • @barbara  Feb 2

    Given time constraints
    that's a job for inference.
    Hasn't failed yet, though.

  • @timfatchen  Feb 2

    Here the danger lies
    Too much moribund musing
    And the worms will come

  • @barbara  Feb 2

    "But I'm not dead yet!"
    (Monosyllabic lyrics,
    here i come for you.)

  • @stephenwordsmith Feb 2

    Whose idea was it
    To make 'Monosyllabic'
    Five syllables long?

  • @stephenwordsmith Feb 2

    Cannibalism?
    Not opposed if it's deserved.
    Chilli con Kanye.

  • @barbara  Feb 2

    More like: 'One grunt long.'
    'So short, cave man can say it.'
    Spell it on one hand.

  • @stephenwordsmith Feb 2

    Cave man says 'cave man'
    Those evolved say 'Troglodyte'
    To each their own word.

  • @spinhead  Feb 2

    Irish limerick
    So lyrical to my ears
    Usable for songs

  • @stephenwordsmith Feb 2

    Poetry in erse
    Translates so euphonically
    To chorus and verse

  • @karan  Feb 2

    Worms do not exist,
    @timfatchen, I am certain
    they are just a fraud!

  • @the3queens Feb 3

    I feel so tired
    Oh FAWM I'm uninspired
    Wake me up in March

  • @toms  Feb 3

    "Monosyllabic"
    Is not autological
    But the other one.

  • @metalfoot  Feb 3

    "Polysyllabic"
    thus is autological.
    The opposing truth.

  • @timfatchen  Feb 3

    Troglodytic speech
    A left-over from the days
    When it was all Greek.

  • @timfatchen  Feb 3

    @karan's baiting me
    To make my poor worms turn. But...
    I need better hooks.

  • @timfatchen  Feb 3

    If seeking true in-
    Comprehensibility,
    You can't go past Geek.

  • @timfatchen  Feb 3

    Burnt toast smell pervades!!!
    My carbohydrate cover
    Has gone up in smoke.

  • @timfatchen  Feb 3

    Enough! Time to stop
    All this self-flagellating,
    And hit the keyboard.

  • @stephenwordsmith Feb 3

    Paleo diet -
    Polyunsaturated,
    No troglohydrates

  • @timfatchen  Feb 3

    Pleistocene weather
    Enforced the desire for meat--
    Protean protein

  • @timfatchen  Feb 3

    I look in a glass
    And shout at myself in rage:
    "Not THIS keyboard, fool!"

  • @barbara  Feb 3

    Into every
    Life a little rein must fall
    How shall I shape thee?

  • @robynmackenzie  Feb 3

    Oh, the worms are back
    Perfect time to go fishing
    Using toast as bait

  • @visiblydistorted Feb 3

    this thread's super long
    the down arrow took too long
    so i used the mouse

  • @visiblydistorted Feb 3

    Anyway, it seems
    that FAWM slows down at dinner
    (Eastern Standard Time)

  • @visiblydistorted Feb 3

    does everyone drum
    their fingers on the keyboard
    to count syllables?

  • @timfatchen  Feb 3

    But how pathetic
    To drum the fingers counting!
    I bang heads instead!

  • @stephenwordsmith Feb 3

    I don't need to count.
    Thought patterns now stuck like this.
    I need to get help.

  • @toms  Feb 3

    I can count to five
    But not to seven, so I
    Just add two more words.

  • @sherrycanary  Feb 3

    They way things are now
    I don't count on anything
    except for fawm-ku

  • @adnama17  Feb 3

    Counting all work day
    Hate it there, but love counts here
    A conundrum, that

  • @tallmarkmusic  Feb 3

    it's only day two
    and I'm already behind
    crap crap crap... still fun!

    why did i have to
    be so ambitious with my
    first song of this fawm

  • @timfatchen  Feb 3

    Where is FAWMerick?
    Fallen far away, through FAWM's
    Event Horizon.

  • @chrishope  Feb 3

    up early birdie
    this year listening doesn't hurt
    have i done grown

  • @timfatchen  Feb 3

    Fights with video
    Kicked youtube till they took it!
    I have done groaning.

  • @toms  Feb 3

    Morning has broken
    And the day teems with promise
    As Ignatz once said!

  • @barbara  Feb 3

    If we could hit it
    with a well-aimed brick or two
    would it get the point?

  • @timfatchen  Feb 3

    No @barbara no!
    The pointing's _between_ the bricks.
    Try to get it right

  • @barbara  Feb 3

    ok, @timfatchen
    don't get your nose out of joint
    you're not my mortar!

  • @barbara  Feb 3

    want to lay some brick?
    there must be a course somewhere...
    study til you weep!

  • @adnama17  Feb 3

    Tick tock dot dot dot
    A watch'ed clock moveth not
    Damn it, damn it, Fรท% !!!!

  • @timfatchen  Feb 3

    NUmber Seventeen,
    Don't take it out on the clock!
    You've hit a brick wall.

  • @timfatchen  Feb 4

    Now is the time for
    Bugs and glitches in programs,
    Collapsing machines.

  • @metalfoot  Feb 4

    My first skirmish done.
    It's always a good feeling.
    Quickly written, boom!

  • @toms  Feb 4

    It's been two hours
    Since anyone gave this thread
    The love it deserves.

  • @metalfoot  Feb 4

    Second skirmish done
    It was eccentric, all right.
    And a ton of fun.

  • @jorh Feb 4

    My first year on FAWM
    Do my best i hope i can
    Fourteen songs and fun.

  • @metalfoot  Feb 4

    @jorh welcome here!
    have fun with the fourteen songs
    and enjoy the 'ku!

  • @dustymason  Feb 4

    fret, pound, smash and blow
    enormous in your headphones
    a sleepy cat yawns

  • @adnama17  Feb 4

    A productive night
    Now marinate overnight
    Let flavor sink in

  • @barbara  Feb 4

    Good night to FAWMku
    Sleepy syllables to bed
    Needed in my dreams

  • @timfatchen  Feb 4

    My guilt trip defined:
    Jealous violin watching
    My guitar fumbling.

  • @chrishope  Feb 4

    unproductive not guilt
    a trip defined by a jesus complex
    aim higher said friend

  • @timfatchen  Feb 4

    I will practise more
    To satiate the fiddle.
    Guitars demand blood....

  • @karan  Feb 4

    The FAWM flu has come!
    Irritating plague, begone!
    I'll fight you with tea.

  • @brrrse  Feb 4

    Moderation, yeah
    Sleeping and eating, oh yes
    Then we write some songs

  • @timfatchen  Feb 4

    What, moderation?
    Sleeping and eating? In FAWM??
    Come, surely you jest!

  • @dustymason  Feb 4

    I strum and yowl, though
    our cat is indifferent,
    he is just a cat.

  • @toms  Feb 4

    FAWM is for tough folks!
    Aristotelians? Ha!
    Moderation? Ha!

  • @elainedimasi  Feb 4

    "why is bread in fridge?"
    "protect from being elsewhere"
    sleep depriv'ed much?

  • @brrrse  Feb 4

    when you're bipolar
    balance is always the key
    I love myself first

    i wrote a song called
    one step back two steps forward
    about my illness

    and also, besides
    I am too old to stay up
    By dusk i'm sleeping

  • @timfatchen  Feb 4

    FAWMerick rising
    From unplumbed depths of the past.
    A Spawn of Cthulhu.

  • @metalfoot  Feb 4

    FAWMku must fall; for
    So it goes with all things bright
    And not-so-bright, too.

  • @chrishope  Feb 4

    Cthulhu Cthulhu
    a word is not there, then everywhere
    choochoo chaboogie

  • @timfatchen  Feb 4

    Cthulhu stalks my life.
    Charles Dexter Ward and others.
    Hidden in plain sight.

  • @dustymason  Feb 5

    The cat is fourteen
    He has been a teenager
    for fourteen years

  • @brrrse  Feb 5

    productivity
    i has it in many spades
    It is not march yet.

  • @metalfoot  Feb 5

    It is not yet March
    Which means the march of making
    Continues apace.

  • @toms  Feb 5

    I've played since morning.
    That hasn't happened for years!
    Wow, am I fatigued.

  • @brrrse  Feb 5

    brains drizzle out ears
    but still I keep on writing
    cat can wait - writing!

  • @metalfoot  Feb 5

    Hockey on TV.
    Lyrics simmering also.
    My Saturday night.

  • @adnama17  Feb 5

    All day, all night, this
    Forever turning, spinning
    So many words, thoughts

  • @timfatchen  Feb 5

    "Painful editing!
    Help me, Master!" "Remember!
    The path is dry, frog..."

  • @timfatchen  Feb 5

    Six hours without love?
    How busy they all must be!
    Me, I've gone to bed.

  • @brrrse  Feb 5

    *cough* *snork* i'm awake
    oh no not sick please not sick
    well crap - its FAWM Flu

  • @adnama17  Feb 5

    Collaborators!
    Everything written today.
    (I don't believe that...) ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @adnama17  Feb 5

    I shall fight mighty,
    Strange, dangerous foe, because
    Love my collabors!

  • @timfatchen  Feb 5

    Where have they all gone,
    The stalwart FAWMku writers?
    Writing songs, maybe?

  • @metalfoot  Feb 5

    To the lyrics! A
    cry went out to the FAWMku
    and... more songs became.

  • @toms  Feb 5

    Waiting for pizza
    When the Superbowl is on.
    I'm not very bright!

  • @adnama17  Feb 6

    Superbowl sounds like
    It should be filled with salsa
    And queso and chips

  • @adnama17  Feb 6

    Disappointment here!
    Just ugly men in tight pants
    No nachos in sight!

  • @adnama17  Feb 6

    Gaga is quite good
    Too bad she hides behind much
    Glitter, glam, and such

  • @timfatchen  Feb 6

    Create an image
    To break through? Well, yes, but then:
    Your image eats you.

  • @adnama17  Feb 6

    Such a state she's in
    So much talent, so wrapped in
    The trappings of life

  • @brrrse  Feb 6

    I didn't watch it
    any of it. High School Band.
    That sure ruined it.

  • @timfatchen  Feb 6

    Just hanging about
    Above a creative pit.
    Don't let go right now.

  • @chrishope  Feb 6

    Claire in intensive care
    I'll sing you any claire pleaser you wish
    what a state we're in

  • @brrrse  Feb 6

    When you make a song
    That is so pretty, but sad
    I cry through whole thing

  • @fuzzy  Feb 6

    I sure love haiku,
    But haven't been here lately;
    Gotta make some time!

  • @brrrse  Feb 6

    Haiku waits
    you give what you can
    it accepts

  • @karan  Feb 6

    My impatience grows.
    I want this friggin' cold gone
    and write songs again!

  • @timfatchen  Feb 6

    It comes clear to me
    I write "generic" haiku
    I am not worthy

  • @timfatchen  Feb 6

    I write so many,
    "They cannot be meaningful!"
    Thus the view of some

  • @barbara  Feb 7

    Tension ripples out
    We are poked in a sore spot
    And can't walk away

  • @nuerdetjuligen  Feb 7

    Dear me, Monday now.
    It all goes by so quickly.
    How you slow it down?

  • @brrrse  Feb 7

    I treasure each word
    each word is a gift to me
    from one who listened

  • @timfatchen  Feb 7

    Tasha speaks the truth:
    The gift, the giver's blessing.
    Put it to music!

  • @stephenwordsmith Feb 7

    Many a true word
    Spoken in jesting haiku
    Lots of bollocks, too.

  • @adnama17  Feb 7

    Ha! Indigestion
    Is how I read that at first
    Not quite the same thing!

  • @brrrse  Feb 7

    bollocks you say? HA
    Ne'er a tru-er word spoken
    than here in FAWMku

  • @timfatchen  Feb 7

    Eye surgeon today.
    So I'm watching Hornblower,
    For eye-eye, sez I.

  • @adnama17  Feb 7

    Jeepers creepers Tim!
    Take care of your two peepers!
    The light of your world!

  • @brrrse  Feb 7

    Tim, was gonna say
    SEE you on the other side
    but then thought better......

  • @timfatchen  Feb 7

    They vacuumed my eye
    Before Christmas: a shadow
    Puppet show with pain.

    Cataracts come next
    So there'll be a plastic lens
    To join the plastic teeth!

  • @timfatchen  Feb 7

    One consolation
    About aging and all that--
    I aten't dead yet....

  • @karan  Feb 7

    All the best to you,
    Tim! Soon you will see clearly
    now the rain has gone!

  • @timfatchen  Feb 7

    My eye's working now,
    Thankyou...but what do I see??
    Page 2 will not do!

  • @karan  Feb 7

    Hooray for good sight!
    And for FAWMku being pushed
    forward yet again!

  • @stephenwordsmith Feb 7

    Rambling with poems
    While rambling through the backwoods
    Haiku while Hiking

  • @chrishope  Feb 8

    i want songs again
    too much praise is faint indeed
    back to the woods

  • @toms  Feb 8

    My guitar: silent
    My microphones: heard nothing.
    D**m work anyway! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @reisupstudio  Feb 8

    Wrote two songs last week
    The Bachelor is on
    Time suck wins again

  • @adnama17  Feb 8

    Yes, damn work to hell!
    To hell with ye dark bringer!!!
    You won't bring us down!

  • @visiblydistorted Feb 8

    When freezing rain falls
    I fear the power might go out
    While I'm recording

  • @crimulus  Feb 8

    eight six seven five
    three oh nine jenny jenny
    who do i turn to

  • @stephenwordsmith Feb 8

    Once upon a time
    There lived a man named Stephen
    He wrote a haiku.

  • @visiblydistorted Feb 8

    It was decent, too
    Although it did not conclude,
    Fixed that for you. FIN.

  • @timfatchen  Feb 8

    And which time was that?
    Before our rolling blackouts?
    When the wind still blew?

  • @adnama17  Feb 8

    Snowflakes, calm, peaceful
    Flitting by my work window
    Not getting much done!

  • @stephenwordsmith Feb 8

    'When the wind still blew'
    If that's a bygone era,
    Wellington's still there.

  • @timfatchen  Feb 8

    We'll build a wind farm!
    Plug into Wellington with
    An extension cord.

  • @stephenwordsmith Feb 8

    This would be simpler
    If our countries were as close
    As folk think they are...

  • @karan  Feb 8

    And yet they are close,
    compared to Europe's distance
    from your pleasant shores!

  • @stephenwordsmith Feb 8

    Tim's house to my house -
    Distance betwixt the same as
    Oslo to Athens

  • @karan  Feb 8

    That's round the corner,
    would even be walkable
    if the sea were land!

  • @karan  Feb 8

    Wanderlust hit me!
    I've just opened Google Maps.
    The wide world beckons!

  • @karan  Feb 8

    Alas, I must stay,
    write songs and nourish my dreams
    of the antipodes.

  • @stephenwordsmith Feb 8

    Standard disclaimer:
    One can't walk across borders
    In Oceania.

  • @stephenwordsmith Feb 8

    Unless you walk from
    New Guinea to Papua
    (But then it's Asia)

  • @rosedeschamps  Feb 8

    Why on earth would you
    Encourage @StephenWordsmith
    To write more haiku?

  • @stephenwordsmith Feb 8

    The question, dear Rose
    (and this should be apparent)
    Is: Why wouldn't you?

  • @toms  Feb 9

    No time for singing
    No time for bashing out chords;
    Always time for this! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @brrrse  Feb 9

    it has been a good day
    words said, wanted for eons,
    elevated me

  • @timfatchen  Feb 9

    @stephenwordsmith's words
    Cover for my own absence
    Please don't dissuade him.

  • @stephenwordsmith Feb 9

    Hundredth forum post
    Still bugger-all song comments
    Priorities skewed.

  • @timfatchen  Feb 9

    But my song comments--
    Closing fast on forum posts!
    Prior acts skewered.

    That is why I write
    Two FAWMku in the same post!
    One less to catch up!

  • @postcardhelicopters  Feb 9

    Comments and comets
    Streak across the night time sky
    searing hit their mark

  • @chrishope  Feb 9

    mark my words
    join them to star contellations
    of sound of sound

  • @metalfoot  Feb 9

    having epiphanies
    sitting at my desk working
    the music will wait.

  • @brrrse  Feb 9

    I woke up smiling
    not my normal expression
    oh it must be FAWM

  • @sherrycanary  Feb 9

    Nothing seems normal
    Heading for inches of snow
    Today I wear shorts

  • @stephenwordsmith Feb 9

    Lightbulbs over toast
    Mark breakfast epiphanies
    It's hep to be burnt.

  • @brrrse  Feb 9

    I said are you hep
    an are you keeping in step
    so hep to the jive

  • @sherrycanary  Feb 9

    It was long ago
    when it was hip to be hep
    burnt lightbulbs are toast

  • @timfatchen  Feb 9

    We've all lost the jive,
    Cool cats: a thing of the past.
    We jest cain't hep it!

  • @sherrycanary  Feb 9

    hep me, hep me please
    I need me some jivin' vibe
    just wanna be cool

  • @timfatchen  Feb 10

    Face it, Sherry C.
    We all need hep replacements
    Just to stagger up.

  • @brrrse  Feb 10

    O Cab Calloway
    That you could keep us in step
    World's got too much jive

    Turkeys running round
    Why can't people be like FAWM
    calgon take me away

  • @timfatchen  Feb 10

    Ah Cab Calloway
    So many imitations
    But none surpass him.

  • @chrishope  Feb 10

    hidey hidey
    ho where did my talent skidderly go
    i've been replaced

  • @barbara  Feb 10

    Calgon, lie to me:
    Tell me life outside the tub
    Is back to normal?

  • @fuzzy  Feb 10

    So you've been replaced?
    Like, by a clone or something??
    That's inconvenient.

  • @toms  Feb 10

    We have entered the
    Era of year round, endless
    Political ads.

    Ugh ugh ugh, ugh ugh
    Ugh ugh ugh ugh, ugh ugh ugh.
    Ugh ugh ugh ugh blech.

  • @fuzzy  Feb 10

    Not in Canada.
    Our politics are low key
    Compared to neighbour.

  • @timfatchen  Feb 10

    Whee! for U.S. you!
    Started eight years ago, here.
    Now the lights won't work

  • @timfatchen  Feb 10

    I try very hard
    Not to be political
    But sometimes I write...

    Letter got published!
    Now I'm on blacklists of five
    Leaders of our land

    Keating long ago,
    And then Rudd, Gillard, Abbott,
    And now M. Turnbull

  • @metalfoot  Feb 10

    If the lights don't work
    And the night is far too dark
    Play music by ear.

  • @brrrse  Feb 10

    good men won't stay down
    enjoy your notoriety
    You are on a LIST!

    Even bad press is good
    so say what you got to say
    Artist will lead the coup

  • @adnama17  Feb 10

    I prefer to have
    Sanity than much info
    I just turn it off

  • @chrishope  Feb 10

    the fletcher memorial
    home for incurable tyrants and kings
    says pink Roger

  • @timfatchen  Feb 10

    Pink Roger he sings
    Of his side's incompetence...
    Hitler got left out...

  • @brrrse  Feb 10

    Tuck them in safely
    are you having a nice time?
    I don't watch the news.

  • @karan  Feb 10

    Tim, I'd love to read
    the letter you have written.
    I bet it is good!

  • @toms  Feb 10

    Thank God it's Friday!
    Replacing one kind of work
    With another kind!

  • @karan  Feb 11

    Friday is over!
    At least we in Germany
    have Saturday now.

  • @timfatchen  Feb 11

    Oh! Knob Creek Bourbon!
    How I need your luscious punch!
    But far too costly....

  • @timfatchen  Feb 11

    @Karan, the letter?
    Needs local hist'ry knowledge
    Else it makes no sense!

  • @karan  Feb 11

    I see, Tim. I hope
    your concerns will be noted.
    Good you get involved!

  • @timfatchen  Feb 11

    I foretell futures.
    A prophet in his own land.
    No-one takes notice.

    If I were smarter
    I would have bet on myself
    And made good money.

    But now I'm cautious
    An opera to protect...
    Cannot offend funds...

  • @chrishope  Feb 11

    whiskey is not
    the key to anything but poor me
    anger wrong energy. (for me)

  • @toms  Feb 11

    Wishkey is what you,
    Having had too much whiskey,
    Wish for at your door.

  • @metalfoot  Feb 11

    My ode to Helga
    It is universally
    Praised and also feared. Neat!

    I can find none to
    Set the track to a suited tune.
    Though I wish one could.

  • @brrrse  Feb 11

    Whiskey for breakfast
    insures the day will flow on by
    love for everyone

    lunch and dinner time
    and a nightcap for the chill
    I save cash on pills.......

  • @adnama17  Feb 11

    Whisky, truest friend!
    How do I love thee? I'll count
    I can't count that high!

  • @timfatchen  Feb 11

    It's quarter to two
    No, I'm not obsessive, no.
    (Pass me the whiskey).

  • @chrishope  Feb 11

    love people love love
    love whiskey just not sure about me . . .(pouring as i haik)
    love frogs love love

  • @karan  Feb 11

    @metalfoot, I asked
    two of my friends whether they
    could fulfill your plea!

  • @timfatchen  Feb 12

    Asleep on the job?
    I'm disappointed in you...
    Go back to Page One!!

  • @brrrse  Feb 12

    Now melancholie
    Shiraz and tears bittersweet
    a good and bad day

    but not bad either
    these feelings things, I don't know.
    what is this heart thing?

  • @timfatchen  Feb 12

    One more small success:
    The comments I have given
    Outnumber my posts!

  • @marvsmooth  Feb 12

    Should I stop writing
    To get in some commenting
    Need new headphones then.

  • @karan  Feb 12

    @timfatchen, hooray!
    You set an example for
    all other FAWMers! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @karan  Feb 12

    @marvsmooth, just do both!
    Otherwise people won't have
    things to comment on!

  • @chrishope  Feb 12

    i see a bird
    my tummy hurts mummy
    i see two birds

  • @timfatchen  Feb 12

    On page 2 again
    I don't have the energy...
    Oh look! it's bounced back!

  • @metalfoot  Feb 12

    @karan I am glad.
    Helga deserves such treatment.
    Our own rubber duck!

  • @chrishope  Feb 13

    before i bow out
    i want to say bad haiku
    i tried i love you

  • @chrishope  Feb 13

    that was me on me
    why do i try to explain
    5,7,5,dumb fool

  • @adnama17  Feb 13

    I just realized, damn!
    Tomorrow is Monday, damn!
    Damn, damn, damn, damn, fuck!

  • @stephenwordsmith Feb 13

    Earthquake! Earthquake! Wait-
    Large man walking by my desk
    All is well... for now.

  • @darcistrutt  Feb 13

    I still have a cold
    Such things make me curse my fate
    I'll rise from ashes

  • @wolphie Feb 13

    holiday cheese log.
    stuffed into my sinuses,
    rick astley, save me..

  • @brrrse  Feb 13

    for me it is night
    another day of content
    my soul is so sooth'd

  • @timfatchen  Feb 13

    As I go to bed,
    I kick FAWMku upstairs too.
    Top floor! Both of us.

  • @stephenwordsmith Feb 13

    The morning coffee
    Subjugates morning toothpaste
    Nice while it lasted

  • @adnama17  Feb 13

    Kids stepped on some cracks
    Broke my back, but not for long
    Doc says I'm good now!

  • @barbara  Feb 13

    there's no turning back!
    trees are popping out flowers
    convinced that it's spring

  • @adnama17  Feb 13

    No turning back! Ha!
    Barbara made a grand joke!
    I heart @barbara !

  • @barbara  Feb 13

    My mind surprises.
    It throws puns without consent,
    Working from the wings. ๐Ÿ˜˜

  • @stephenwordsmith Feb 13

    Amused or gassy?
    The wings beneath his wind, or
    Rib-tickling feather

  • @lowhum  Feb 13

    haiku at hand
    bird in the sky
    beautiful

  • @karan  Feb 13

    The day's work is done,
    and I am happy with it.
    Off to bed. Good night!

  • @visiblydistorted Feb 13

    Been writing the same
    Meter and foot all the time
    Muse, send something new!

  • @stephenwordsmith Feb 13

    Same foot and metre?
    No place for that in Haiku.
    No siree, Bob. No.

  • @toms  Feb 14

    Hooray for the pink!
    Pink rock will envelop us!
    I pinky swear it!

  • @adnama17  Feb 14

    Pink atrocity!
    Nay! I die inside each time
    (There's a song start, damn...)

  • @brrrse  Feb 14

    how comfortable!
    stability in my life.
    Not disappointed.

    the pink is, you see,
    there as you said it would be.
    it is very real.

  • @adnama17  Feb 14

    Oh my, 444
    Better than cousin 66...
    Post more haiku, NOW!

  • @stephenwordsmith Feb 14

    Pot noodles on sale.
    Usually One-fifty each.
    Today, 445.

  • @brrrse  Feb 14

    i like pot noodles
    spice them up a bit, veggies
    garlic, lots of garlic

  • @adnama17  Feb 14

    Expensive noodles!
    One-fifty per noodle!? Zounds!
    My pockets aren't deep!

  • @timfatchen  Feb 14

    I can make it change
    If I blink my eyes in turn:
    Dull, bright, dull, bright...pink...

  • @chrishope  Feb 14

    oh my darling oh
    will you will you please be mine
    oh no oh no ok

  • @karan  Feb 14

    I stared at the pink
    and then at the white ceiling:
    Oh my, it turned green!

  • @timfatchen  Feb 14

    Fearful of nightmares
    I'm not yet in bed. For... I...
    ...Turned green at the pink

  • @brrrse  Feb 14

    so I'm dating me
    and I think things are going well
    we hang out a bunch.

  • @zecoop  Feb 14

    Typing digital
    But recording onto tape
    I love analog

  • @barbara  Feb 14

    :: trims off the edges
    with trusty de-pinking shears,
    making fancy-ness! ::

  • @timfatchen  Feb 14

    Another morning
    And my screen is still hot pink...
    Curse you, IDL!

  • @stephenwordsmith Feb 14

    Fifty-nine minutes
    Then all returns to normal
    In the pink no more

  • @timfatchen  Feb 15

    Comes the Happy Hour:
    Lily the Pink is interred!
    Back to plain bourbon

  • @brrrse  Feb 15

    another good day
    and now time for a good night,
    better tomorrow

  • @grm Feb 15

    I'm so far behind...
    three songs by tomorrow night
    just to get caught up.

  • @timfatchen  Feb 15

    Just eleven days
    In which to thrash about more.
    All that I have left

  • @timfatchen  Feb 15

    If @pointlessaccount
    Can get his act together,
    It's @frogspawn in March!

  • @chrishope  Feb 15

    i'm too far ahead
    living somewhere i can't see
    come back we love you

  • @timfatchen  Feb 15

    I'm around the bend
    Where nobody sees me but
    My alter ego.

  • @adnama17  Feb 15

    Ice, ice, ice baby
    Is all that's around my bend
    Wanna stay in bed!

  • @barbara  Feb 15

    I am assuming
    you're feeling 'Under Pressure'
    to go in today?
    ๐Ÿ˜

  • @adnama17  Feb 15

    Oh my @barbara
    Such bad jokes, so early now
    Long live Queen! Amen.

  • @barbara  Feb 15

    Bad jokes, but nice riff!
    Forever linked in my mind,
    Perked up by either.

  • @stephenwordsmith Feb 15

    Ah, but you know, Tim
    Where @pointlessaccount steps in
    - that's the final act!

  • @barbara  Feb 15

    Tim's second alter,
    slippery amphibian,
    fashionably late.

  • @smileymn Feb 15

    Wrote under the moon,
    Another sad song 'bout life
    The cat purrs softly

  • @smileymn Feb 15

    Pen tracing shadows
    The sun is going down now
    Thinking of a bridge

  • @stephenwordsmith Feb 15

    Hey diddle diddle,
    The cat puts down its fiddle
    Sings under the cow.

  • @karan  Feb 15

    Cow over the cat
    keeps it dry in the rainstorm
    as long as it stays.

  • @brrrse  Feb 15

    to market we go
    tonight to buy half-priced candy
    the date matters not.

  • @stephenwordsmith Feb 15

    Hallmark holidays
    Vanish swiftly as they come
    Chocolate's eternal

  • @brrrse  Feb 15

    so i went and saw.
    They say "us and them" and point!
    why don't they like us?

    Word economy.
    It requires minds smarter!
    Who needs all those words?

  • @stephenwordsmith Feb 15

    Ah, college essays.
    Most struggled with the word count -
    I struggled to stop.

  • @brrrse  Feb 15

    "put a sock in it"
    the most spoken words to me
    often still today.

  • @stephenwordsmith Feb 15

    Something is afoot.
    A leg-end in its own right
    "Put it in a sock".

  • @metalfoot  Feb 15

    "Sock it to me," said
    The foot to the long shaped hose.
    So these things go, yes?

  • @stephenwordsmith Feb 15

    Man faced soccer ball
    (A man with face sockable)
    Soccer ball-faced man.

  • @timfatchen  Feb 15

    No blue-stocking here!
    We're footloose and fancy free.
    No socks with sandals!

  • @timfatchen  Feb 15

    Men of hist'ry show,
    To our ancestors' sorrow,
    One ball is enough.

  • @timfatchen  Feb 15

    A Freudian slap.
    I now invoke Godwin's Law
    To shift the topic.

  • @stephenwordsmith Feb 15

    Let's speak of Adolf-
    in frolicking in the bay.
    Spouting much hot air.

  • @brrrse  Feb 15

    hot air balloons lift
    mind the skies above you, chap
    gravity... sandbags

  • @metalfoot  Feb 15

    sandbags golf bags full
    of bunkers Archie and not
    stream of consciousness

  • @brrrse  Feb 15

    how many of you
    count on your fingers in here
    I do, all the time.

  • @stephenwordsmith Feb 15

    When forks aren't at hand
    I can count on my fingers
    To see the job through.

  • @timfatchen  Feb 16

    Taptaptaptaptap,
    Taptaptaptaptap. Who, me?
    Taptaptaptaptap.

  • @stephenwordsmith Feb 16

    If {5tap} is n,
    And line 2 is n plus 2,
    It all writes itself.

  • @brrrse  Feb 16

    oh @stephenwordsmith
    that was good. quite good indeed.
    I need to write that down.

  • @timfatchen  Feb 16

    If proof were needed,
    He's proven FAWMku to be
    A function of tap.

    But to draw more out?
    That's a bitter draught indeed,
    Maybe overproof.

  • @brrrse  Feb 16

    each day gets better
    more laughter, more words, more light
    light in every sense

  • @toms  Feb 16

    Today I'm tapped out;
    Tomorrow's another tale.
    Now, refreshing sleep.

  • @timfatchen  Feb 16

    Tap-dancing diet?
    It's tiptoe through the tapas
    A tap to die for.

  • @timfatchen  Feb 16

    Spanner in the works.
    Fitting and turning the words,
    A bit of a wrench.

  • @timfatchen  Feb 16

    Hard-wearing FAWMku...
    It's too late to save the nut,
    For he's shot his bolt

  • @fourzeroes  Feb 16

    What's inspiration?
    Where would I find that then, hey?
    I need a skirmish

  • @adnama17  Feb 16

    @fourzeroes, sometimes
    Inspiration can't be found
    If you look for it

  • @fourzeroes  Feb 16

    Your name is too long
    @adnama17, for
    First lines of haikus

  • @stephenwordsmith Feb 16

    Mine's four syllables -
    Leads one to ecphonesis:
    "Oh, @stephenwordsmith!"

  • @brrrse  Feb 16

    and that's what she said
    I think I've waited too long
    to utter those words.

  • @toms  Feb 16

    Bookstore, tons of words,
    Surely inspiration's here.
    Just have to find it!

  • @adnama17  Feb 16

    Don't force it. No! No!
    No reason for excitement
    Inspiration comes

  • @timfatchen  Feb 16

    My inspiration
    Is being eaten by worms...
    The Dark Worm returns.

  • @toms  Feb 16

    Turn, turn, and re-turn;
    The cycle is a rhythm!
    Worm-beats beat the worms!

  • @brrrse  Feb 16

    worm sign and blue eyes
    the sleeper must awaken
    OH! Hurdy Gurdy!

  • @karan  Feb 16

    Tickle the worm, Tim,
    and it will spit out again
    what it has swallowed!

  • @toms  Feb 16

    Worm spit! Mostly dirt!
    The rest I don't want to know!
    Really! Mostly dirt!

  • @karan  Feb 16

    Tim's inspiration -
    neither dirt, nor belonging
    inside any worm!

  • @karan  Feb 16

    So it must spit out
    what it appropriated
    unwarrantedly.

  • @squeakmouse73 Feb 16

    Friday's almost here.
    Put FAWM forums on refresh.
    I LOVE skirmishes!

  • @squeakmouse73 Feb 16

    The 14-song goal:
    Thought it was impossible,
    But I'm almost there

    Should I just chill now
    And enjoy this crazy ride,
    Or should I double it?!

  • @barbara  Feb 16

    Worms don't ruminate
    They are only one-way streets
    Alan Watts' "food tubes"

  • @timfatchen  Feb 17

    Be very afraid...
    The worm song has captured me!
    The Dark Worm rises.

  • @toms  Feb 17

    The Book was about
    The development of worms?
    Enlightened food tubes?

  • @timfatchen  Feb 17

    It will come, my friends.
    The buskers can't save us now.
    Fear the Dark Worm!

  • @nuerdetjuligen  Feb 17

    Is the worm at the
    Bottom of a taquilla
    Bottle? I hope so

  • @nuerdetjuligen  Feb 17

    Or maybe we need
    A skirmish for worms. A worm
    Skirmish. A Squirmish?

  • @timfatchen  Feb 17

    The worms nearly won
    The FAWM of twenty-fifteen.
    Wurmerdammerung.

  • @chrishope  Feb 17

    worm schadenfreude
    me and my weltschmerz is all
    head out mud skirmish

  • @toms  Feb 17

    FAWMku falls off page
    But FAWMerick, defiant
    Is still hanging on.

  • @timfatchen  Feb 17

    "Skip to the bottom"?
    Not the FAWMku habitat!
    Back to the top, please.

  • @brrrse  Feb 17

    i try hard at this
    but my humor is unique
    i laugh at myself.

  • @adnama17  Feb 17

    I know what you mean
    I'm in my own world mostly
    I like it here lots!

  • @larry Feb 17

    Political 'ku.
    May offend, but then, may not.
    Answer, if not read?

  • @barbara  Feb 17

    Calm before the storm
    Sinews and synapses wait
    to battle the clock

  • @brrrse  Feb 17

    no politics here
    no please no please no please no
    no no no no no

    no no no no no
    no no no no no no no
    no no no no no

    in case I wasn't clear.

  • @brrrse  Feb 17

    my apologies.
    Please don't ruin my safe space
    for the sake of laughs

  • @squeakmouse73 Feb 17

    Man, I so wish FAWM
    had its own LIKE button.
    Good haikus abound.

  • @timfatchen  Feb 17

    Yes, apologise!
    You should know better than that,
    Leaving a floater!

  • @timfatchen  Feb 17

    "Widows and orphans"
    I always felt it was strange,
    Typesetting jargon.

  • @kissinginpublic  Feb 17

    Electronica
    Starts out with good intention
    Ends up acoustic

  • @stephenwordsmith Feb 17

    The road to guitars
    Is paved with synthesisers
    Or something like that

  • @metalfoot  Feb 17

    Synthesize means to
    Put stuff together, of course.
    So synthesize that.

  • @squeakmouse73 Feb 17

    Miss my sweet guitar.
    My husband's guitar is fine,
    But oh, that koa sound...

  • @timfatchen  Feb 18

    A didgeridoo
    Is like a bowed double bass.
    Less is always more.

  • @timfatchen  Feb 18

    I don't hate buskers
    It's that they bring with them their
    Amplified noise

  • @timfatchen  Feb 18

    A didgeridoo
    Can be heard four miles away.
    Why amplify it?

  • @metalfoot  Feb 18

    A didgeridoo
    In a busker's mind is great
    When heard well from eight.

  • @adnama17  Feb 18

    Time for some whiskey
    And more tacos, and whiskey
    And another nap!

  • @nuerdetjuligen  Feb 18

    Sleep, Tacos, Whisky.
    They be Some of FAWMs best Friends.
    For Me, Beer, Pork Rinds

  • @stephenwordsmith Feb 18

    Aussie music shop:
    Trade all your dollarydoos
    For digeridoos

    (My auto-complete already had 'dollarydoos'. It's set to English (AUS).

  • @timfatchen  Feb 18

    A didgeridoo
    Is ideal for one-chorders
    And one-noters too...

  • @adnama17  Feb 18

    None the worse for wear
    What skin to wear that's not worn?
    Where to hide again?

  • @barbara  Feb 18

    It's a constant flow
    Skin pushing up from within
    New cells, same old shape

  • @timfatchen  Feb 18

    Skin is a fluid:
    Same river, diff'rent water
    Ripples and eddies.

  • @timfatchen  Feb 19

    It's time distortion!
    I wrote that last night, I thought!
    Not enough sleep, right?

  • @timfatchen  Feb 19

    Space distortion too!
    Somehow this is on Page 2!
    Arise, rise and shine!

  • @chrishope  Feb 19

    stuff bigger than fawm
    hold me and my son in place
    broken things shine too

  • @karan  Feb 19

    Well, the Japanese
    mended broken things with gold.
    I love this approach!

  • @adnama17  Feb 19

    I love my sister
    But ev'ry Feb she does this
    Steals three days from me!!!

  • @karan  Feb 19

    So many haiku!
    Five hundred fifty-five -
    (Well, and one more now! )

  • @karan  Feb 19

    Forgot to type "and"!
    The above is no haiku,
    but this qualifies.

  • @brrrse  Feb 19

    i got so busy
    I haven't been here that much
    so sorry, so busy

  • @barbara  Feb 19

    Next year's b'day gift
    for @adnama17 :
    a Sisters collab?

  • @adnama17  Feb 20

    Oh no @barbara
    My sis is not so inclined
    She plays radios!

  • @mccannrs Feb 20

    Just like our friend @brrrse
    I've been so busy this month
    At least there's still time!

  • @timfatchen  Feb 20

    Not hunky-dory!
    We're hack haiku hicks in hock.
    To FAWMku. Oh heck...

  • @brrrse  Feb 20

    it could be so worse
    could be hacks in FAWMericks
    FAWMku is much better.

  • @squeakmouse73 Feb 20

    Me in my attic...
    Things that go bump in the night...
    And this FAWMku thread.

  • @chrishope  Feb 20

    10 days to change world
    if you knew time like I, Rabbit
    me in MY attic...

  • @squeakmouse73 Feb 20

    You're not good for me,
    'Cause I eat too much of you
    In an effort to

    find those lovely swirls
    Of peanut butter you hide
    Deep inside of you.

    #BadIceCreamFAWMku

  • @zecoop  Feb 20

    Sixty Six degrees
    Wintertime in Michigan
    I'm not complaining...

  • @squeakmouse73 Feb 20

    Sixties in the Midwest!
    Wish this was more typical.
    My kind of winter

    Hi, from Indiana.

  • @scubed  Feb 20

    Road trip to Tucson:
    February music camp
    Desert songwriting

    Love Arizona!
    But I am running behind
    Back to FAWMing now

  • @karan  Feb 21

    FAWMku on page three?
    @timfatchen will not approve.
    I'll give it a push!

  • @stephenwordsmith Feb 22

    I had a dog once
    Poor thing had to be put down
    He was quite heavy.

  • @squeakmouse73 Feb 22

    Isn't it always
    The biggest dogs who seem to think
    They make good lap dogs?

  • @squeakmouse73 Feb 22

    Every one of you
    Are ridiculously loved!
    Don't you forget it!

  • @adnama17  Feb 22

    Poor, poor Sylvester
    Always chasing that damn bird
    Never getting him

  • @timfatchen  Feb 22

    Birds are very smart.
    Been around more than mammal!
    Bird-brain?Flight-envy!

  • @chrishope  Feb 22

    were promised jet packs
    bird v worm reality
    gutter, look up, Stars!

  • @timfatchen  Feb 22

    Feathered dinosaurs.
    They didn't die out at all!
    Just took to the skies.

  • @metalfoot  Feb 22

    Stupid headache. Ugh.
    I want it to go away.
    Why will it not leave?

  • @timfatchen  Feb 22

    Time slipping away
    And my own time slips faster
    A-slithering out

  • @stephenwordsmith Feb 22

    The great Emu war.
    The casualties: twelve birds, and
    Aussie dignity.

  • @timfatchen  Feb 23

    The Corella War,
    Olympic Dam, 'ninety-eight,
    The corellas won.

  • @timfatchen  Feb 23

    There's a moral here:
    If facing things with feathers,
    Do not go to war...

  • @brrrse  Feb 23

    nose to the grindstone
    the FAWMers produce their songs
    about birds and worms?

  • @timfatchen  Feb 23

    My worms turned away!
    Earlier worms got the birds,
    Them vampire earworms.

  • @scottlake Feb 23

    Smiling and watching.
    This thread perhaps has no end.
    Funny how it goes.

  • @timfatchen  Feb 23

    Funny how it came!
    The creator of FAWMku?
    'Twas the Great @scottlake

  • @adnama17  Feb 23

    Had a cockatiel
    His name? Vlad the Impaler
    You don't want to know

  • @chrishope  Feb 23

    budgerigar Harry
    a childhood, him a caged bird
    bent the bars and flew

  • @timfatchen  Feb 23

    Budgerigars wheel
    A cloud of smoke, yellow-green
    Seeking button-grass!

  • @adnama17  Feb 23

    Early bird gets worm
    Bird gets worm quite stuck in head
    Tis circle of life

  • @brrrse  Feb 23

    birds, worms, cockateil?
    the beginnings of bad jokes?
    next - kits, cats, sacks, wives?

  • @adforperu  Feb 23

    I cannot believe
    This is my first post this year
    In this god damn thread

  • @adnama17  Feb 23

    I read snacks, not sacks
    Now I am hungry, crackers
    Cheese, PB, apples...

  • @brrrse  Feb 23

    just remember that
    one bad apple does not spoil
    the whole bunch girl, wooo

  • @karan  Feb 23

    FAWMku seems to sleep!
    I shall wake it up before
    I go to bed now.

  • @barbara  Feb 24

    bird & worm cocktail?
    i'll just stick to the hors d'oeuvres
    a toothpick defense

  • @adnama17  Feb 24

    How 'bout just cocktails?
    Sours, ciders, Fireball,
    Long islands, marys...

  • @stephenwordsmith Feb 24

    12345
    Alphabetical order:
    54132

  • @squeakmouse73 Feb 24

    Seems like without fail
    I lose my water bottle
    when I FAWM my songs.

  • @squeakmouse73 Feb 24

    Worms are for the birds.
    They must not grow hungry, no.
    Their concerts are my faves.

  • @toms  Feb 24

    A couple of days
    Without reading these FAWMku,
    So much to read now!

  • @metalfoot  Feb 24

    Electric guitar.
    Effects pedal. Watch out folks.
    My palette expands.

  • @adnama17  Feb 24

    What 'bout your platlettes?
    I should wear my glasses more
    All read is all wrong!

  • @squeakmouse73 Feb 24

    I want a looper.
    Just a simple one will do
    For my loopy brain.

  • @timfatchen  Feb 24

    No need for looper.
    I now go round in circles....
    Where are my glasses??

  • @timfatchen  Feb 24

    Redundant button:
    "Add your thoughts" it asks of me?
    No thought, just reflex.

  • @timfatchen  Feb 24

    That @stephenwordsmith!
    He counts on bait to hook me?
    I'll ignore it!....oops...

  • @chrishope  Feb 24

    i want a looper
    i want a looper i want
    a looper i want

  • @timfatchen  Feb 24

    And I rise again
    To your bait, @stephenwordsmith
    _I_ saw what you did.

  • @chrishope  Feb 25

    Haikus on page three
    women across world rejoice
    who says no progress

  • @fawmerdave Feb 25

    this lyric is gold
    like the sunrise, all adore
    what? there are no views!

  • @adnama17  Feb 25

    Steaming, brimming cup
    Liquid gold, fire, life, joy
    Creativity

  • @barbara  Feb 25

    many sparkling waves
    we are a blinding ocean
    too much to absorb

  • @adnama17  Feb 25

    High maintenance cat
    Caterwauls for every need
    Trying to write here!

  • @metalfoot  Feb 25

    Working quickly is
    A useful skill in life and
    In FAWM both, I've found.

  • @timfatchen  Feb 26

    Avoid eye contact
    Walk carefully to the door
    Ignore the FAWMku!

  • @barbara  Feb 26

    I was on my way
    Headed for the door, no joke,
    That pizza can wait!

  • @timfatchen  Feb 26

    My sin forgiven!
    FAWMerick's sunk out of sight.
    No-one need know, now!

  • @toms  Feb 26

    Rough weekend, I'm gone
    But when I return I find
    FAWMku still thriving!

  • @brrrse  Feb 26

    again, funny thing,
    I see the Ricks over there
    cry "we're number one"

    While Faumku sits here
    and I know we all wonder
    Who else is racing?

  • @darcistrutt  Feb 26

    The decision's made
    All that's left is the memo
    Don't tell my boss yet

  • @scubed  Feb 26

    Hooray, @darcistrutt!
    Best wishes on the next
    Phase of your journey

  • @timfatchen  Feb 26

    I've come to the end
    Of FAWM that is! The other
    Just faded away.

  • @smileymn Feb 26

    zabadu zazing
    skimaru boo zeebadu
    hapa hapa da

  • @smileymn Feb 26

    my brain is melting
    early spring sunlight curls in
    morning came too soon

  • @karan  Feb 26

    You will be missed here,
    @timfatchen! I hope you'll have
    time to relax now!

  • @chrishope  Feb 27

    sprung a touch early
    i am the earliest bird
    wonder what i'll catch

  • @cnidaria  Feb 27

    It is almost March
    Exhaustion grips my body
    House needs to be cleaned

  • @toms  Feb 28

    Ah, February,
    Shortest month, and most beloved,
    Please come again, soon!

  • @stephenwordsmith Feb 28

    Gorq Fleth Gnimp Praunge Squoonk
    Quarble Drawble Farbuthnot
    None of these are words

  • @brrrse  Feb 28

    object permanence
    It was never my strong suit.
    I don't do goobyes.

  • @karan  Feb 28

    Three o'clock at night.
    I should have long gone to bed,
    but wrote one more song.

  • @darcistrutt  Feb 28

    Three-thirty at night
    We're in a different time zone
    But still not sleeping

  • @darcistrutt  Feb 28

    After four at night
    And I'm still in the forums
    FAWM, I still blame you

  • @karan  Feb 28

    It's mid-day here now.
    Fawmers never seem to sleep,
    all around the globe!

  • @brrrse  Feb 28

    Almost 5 am
    Second night son sleeps alone
    In his big boy bed.

  • @darcistrutt  Feb 28

    Today will feel long
    Because the night was so short
    Just today remains

  • @scubed  Feb 28

    Sleep deprivation
    Part of FAWM experience
    That creative buzz!

  • @stephenwordsmith Feb 28

    It's March in Un Zud
    I will post no further songs.
    That would be... _pointless_...

  • @woody Feb 28

    If only I had
    an international date
    I'd feed her a line

  • @karan  Feb 28

    One more song is up
    half an hour before midnight.
    What a month it was!

  • @stephenwordsmith Feb 28

    Cage door unbolted,
    @pointlessaccount's out again!
    Daft havoc is wreaked.

  • @woody Mar 1

    The first time I heard
    "Hello Darkness, my old friend"
    the sound was silent

  • @toms  Mar 1

    What's our final count?
    Did we win? Show? Did we place?
    This month is too short!

  • @darcistrutt  Mar 1

    One more song posted
    The last one was important
    Song for my hubby

  • @chrishope  Mar 1

    what then did i learn
    let them in make connections
    listen you listen

  • @barbara  Mar 1

    10, 9, 8, 7...
    No regrets, the FAWM that was
    The well won't run dry!

  • @brrrse  Mar 1

    and the button goes
    it's time for the good cry now
    and now it is march.

  • @tiller2  Mar 1

    the cherry tree blooms
    relish its eternal glory
    the last petal drops

  • @marvsmooth  Mar 1

    Cherry tree, yummy
    Feeling hungry, I am now
    Off to the grocers...

  • @metalfoot  Mar 1

    Seventy two songs?
    No, I fear my count is high.
    Only seventy.

  • @scubed  8 weeks

    Writing frenzy done
    It was such a great party!
    Time to listen now

  • @squeakmouse73 8 weeks

    Last night of FAWM spent
    riding out a tornado.
    What a way to go.

    March is the time to
    relax, listen, say hello,
    miss FAWM's craziness.

  • @timfatchen  8 weeks

    I return from sea
    To find @frogspawn has escaped
    Let's see what happens!

  • @timfatchen  8 weeks

    And that is...Pointless!
    It's your fault, @stephenwordsmith
    You enticed him out.

  • @karan  8 weeks

    FAWMku was asleep
    for half a day. Rise and shine!
    March promises spring!

  • @timfatchen  8 weeks

    Doing FAWM in March!
    @frogspawn has now been restrained
    After one day loose...

  • @timfatchen  8 weeks

    Come back from a cruise.
    Seven hundred zongs greet me.
    Wolf, where are you now???

  • @marvsmooth  8 weeks

    Mr @timfatchen is
    A zong buster extremo
    It is now MALM time

  • @darcistrutt  8 weeks

    I'm still returning
    Comments to my commenters
    Interspersing zongs

  • @darcistrutt  8 weeks

    I have learned edit
    Is not a link on cell phones
    For fixing doubles

  • @timfatchen  8 weeks

    FAWM-weariness strikes.
    Perhaps another week left
    Before I fall down.

  • @karan  8 weeks

    Music will raise you
    again and again, because
    that is what it does!

  • @squeakmouse73 8 weeks

    Yeah, what @karan said.
    Surely no truer words have
    been spoken by man.

  • @timfatchen  8 weeks

    I'm pining for sails
    Open horizon and chop
    And feeding the carp.

  • @barbara  8 weeks

    Boxer's fading words:
    "Perhaps another weak left
    Before I fall down."

  • @karan  8 weeks

    Tim, I wonder what
    the carp will be fed by you?
    My bet is on worms! ๐Ÿ˜

  • @timfatchen  8 weeks

    My best bait for carp:
    A dough of flour, shaved metwurst,
    Cheese, sweet chili sauce

    I have to admit,
    The bait is better eating
    Than the fish it calls.

  • @timfatchen  8 weeks

    Carp to three feet long
    Bask on the surface when hot.
    Hazard to small boats.

  • @timfatchen  8 weeks

    My own private sea
    25 miles across it
    Only ten feet deep.

    Most people stay off
    Only fools and wise men here.
    (Human sacrifice.)

  • @timfatchen  8 weeks

    Once in a bad storm,
    Four waterspouts greeted me
    Boat and I survived.

    Although it's not sea,
    It's not for the fainthearted.
    But I find it fun.

    Will I die this time?
    The boat might try to kill me
    For long-term neglect...

  • @timfatchen  8 weeks

    Re sacrifices:
    I have a crewman this trip
    Just in case of need.

  • @darcistrutt  8 weeks

    Such pictures you paint
    Of sea and floating carp fish
    Stay here, it's more fun

  • @timfatchen  8 weeks

    The wild lake calls me!
    Party like a house on fire!
    Screaming and near-death.

    http://www.ace.net.au/schooner/mlakes...

  • @darcistrutt  8 weeks

    Death, over rated
    Commenting on songs rules
    But do what you will

  • @karan  8 weeks

    The lake looks gorgeous.
    But please refrain from drowning,
    we would miss you so!

  • @karan  8 weeks

    And I love the boats!
    I imagine sailing is
    a bit like flying ...

  • @squeakmouse73 8 weeks

    Maybe I'm part fish:
    I feel at home in water.
    Until it turns cold.

  • @metalfoot  8 weeks

    I listened to FAWM
    Downloads for two hours today
    While driving. Great stuff.

  • @metalfoot  6 weeks

    Where are the FAWMers?
    The FAWMku thread has gone stale.
    Poking at the coals.

  • @scottlake 6 weeks

    Embers gray and white.
    Metalfoot stirs them to life.
    There's an orange glow.

  • @timfatchen  6 weeks

    Ashes white with age.
    That's not red embers, just rust
    Returning to soil...

  • @chrishope  6 weeks

    this worm can't eat rust
    must feed on light and good muck
    dreamt of a phoenix

  • @timfatchen  6 weeks

    It is STILL not safe
    To disturb the Old Shadows...
    Don't mention the worms!

  • @kahlo2013  6 weeks

    embers reignite
    small flames dance with random leaps
    not ready to die

  • @stephenwordsmith 6 weeks

    I've been told there is
    A fire that never goes out -
    Wait, is that a bus?

  • @brrrse  6 weeks

    you can drive my car
    yes im gonna be a star
    beep beep beep beep yeah

  • @kahlo2013  6 weeks

    I'm gonna be a star
    I can show you a better time
    and maybe I'll love you

  • @timfatchen  6 weeks

    Many stars have died
    To provide for our being.
    (It wasn't worth it)

  • @brrrse  6 weeks

    too heavy too deep
    death and dying, fire and worms
    where is the happy?

  • @metalfoot  6 weeks

    Happy? It is here.
    The footlings are quite happy.
    Except when they fight.

  • @kahlo2013  6 weeks

    happy is complex
    often transient, fleeting
    enjoy the moments

  • @brrrse  6 weeks

    that makes 2 people
    completely unrelated
    to say that one phrase

  • @kahlo2013  6 weeks

    love is complex too
    beautiful but so fragile
    if not well tended

  • @brrrse  6 weeks

    the other thread goes
    posting to read themselves post
    and still competing

    I sit here mindful
    tending the fire, stir the soup
    Fawmku, always here

  • @squeakmouse73 6 weeks

    Happiness and love,
    very complex, so they say...
    Every bit worth it.

  • @squeakmouse73 6 weeks

    There's a happiness
    That does not shift with the tides.
    Love keeps joy's flame high.

  • @kahlo2013  6 weeks

    love is bittersweet
    when promises give way to
    a moment's pleasure

  • @timfatchen  6 weeks

    Bittersweet pleasures?
    Catch ye moments whilst ye may!
    No second chances.

  • @kahlo2013  6 weeks

    no second chances
    just lost opportunities
    embrace the moments

  • @darcistrutt  6 weeks

    Love's moments increase
    Soon my corporate days are through
    More time for my love

  • @kahlo2013  6 weeks

    love is never through
    it evolves and it transforms
    becomes something new

  • @metalfoot  6 weeks

    Love for the FAWMku
    On the other hand, does wane.
    But returns next year.

  • @timfatchen  6 weeks

    FAWMku love waning?
    No! it just sleeps underground,
    A hibernation.

  • @metalfoot  6 weeks

    Love for FAWMericks,
    Surely fades as flowers fall
    Ephemerally.

  • @barbara  6 weeks

    Slumbering in caves
    Until we are once again
    A 'Hi, Burr!' Nation

  • @timfatchen  6 weeks

    The sleeping earth groans
    Under the weight of that pun.
    Your music saves you...

  • @barbara  6 weeks

    You lobbed it up there
    The perfect volleyball 'set'
    I am but a pawn!

  • @darcistrutt  5 weeks

    I choked on my beer
    Such a lovely thought for sleep
    A "Hi, Burr!" Nation...

  • @timfatchen  5 weeks

    But my pawn is pinned,
    Locked one square short of power.
    A Queen's punishment.

  • @brrrse  5 weeks

    Many times I've said
    Please sir, do not pawn your pin
    buy another, please?

  • @barbara  5 weeks

    Once a pawn o' time
    While waiting, penned a brief line:
    "Would this line were brief!"

  • @stephenwordsmith 5 weeks

    "A 'Hi Burr' nation"
    Dispute as to greatest pun?
    Well, that Settles it.

  • @timfatchen  5 weeks

    Pun-demoralised,
    Flying Tadpole goes outside,
    Throttles a busker.

  • @barbara  5 weeks

    Oh no, poor busker!
    An innocent victim of
    Ingrown Groan Syndrome.

  • @brrrse  5 weeks

    bucket o bottles
    can affect your throt'ling
    do mind yer digits!

  • @zecoop  5 weeks

    I've written no songs
    Since the end of my FAWMing
    But played my guitar!

  • @kahlo2013  5 weeks

    strummed the guitar, uke
    played the sax, flute and drum kit
    but no lyrics penned

  • @brrrse  5 weeks

    still raw stretch'd so thin
    I left it all at the hearth
    february's fire

    March so much malaise
    stagger through the aftermath
    pick up the pieces.

  • @timfatchen  5 weeks

    Spare your compassion!
    There are no innocents, they're
    Guilty of busking!

  • @kahlo2013  5 weeks

    embers in the hearth
    spark the passion of the muse
    only when ready

  • @timfatchen  5 weeks

    No smoke without fire
    The demise of cigarettes
    Demands smoke machines

  • @kahlo2013  5 weeks

    see the smoke signals
    as they float high overhead
    before they vanish

  • @barbara  5 weeks

    the best things vanish
    but they leave an impression:
    the song I just heard

  • @brrrse  3 weeks

    buried on page two
    slackers, the lot of you all
    if it is to be...............

  • @metalfoot  3 weeks

    Haiku has its day.
    That day was not yesterday.
    But it is today.

  • @brrrse  3 weeks

    More than afterthought
    Haiku is so meaningful
    my contemplations

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