FAWMku 2020

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  • @scottlake Jan 12

    Fourteen years ago.
    First FAWMku was set in play.
    Hope ‘twas fun for you.

  • @postcardhelicopters  Jan 13

    Fourteen yesteryears
    wings of time light, insistent
    saying yes, again

  • @scubed  Jan 13

    Veteran FAWMers
    Rejoice as FAWMku awakes
    FAWMlings, please join in!

  • @timfatchen  Jan 13

    @scottlake takes his place
    first and most honourable
    father of FAWMku

  • @timfatchen  Jan 13

    FAWMerick rising?
    We certainly can't have that.
    Back you go! Down, down!

  • @toms Jan 13

    Oh, January,
    You sluggish, lazy beast!
    Get yer butt moving!!!

  • @lvgd09  Jan 14

    FAWMerick calling
    Patience appreciated
    Now make the damn song!

  • @aesthetic72  Jan 14

    OS updates done
    Plug-ins still sputter, so I
    Reinstall Logic

  • @paulhenry  Jan 14

    The room is quiet.
    Pencils. Paper. Solitude.
    Fill up the blank page.

  • @fuzzy  Jan 14

    Maybe I should start
    Practicing my instruments.
    Haven't played in weeks...

  • @scottlake Jan 14

    @fuzzy shares a truth.
    It applies to me as well.
    Callouses awake!

  • @postcardhelicopters  Jan 14

    strong calloused fingers
    shield and shelter tender heart
    ask what crocus knows

  • @toms Jan 14

    Soft, pudgy fingers
    Trip across the guitar's neck
    Making calloused songs. 😀

  • @siebass  Jan 14

    Calloused songs and hearts
    They all beat, but not the same
    Blood rushes my ears

  • @oddbod  Jan 14

    A slice of rye bread
    Cheese ham tomato lettuce
    A slice of rye bread

  • @aflinner  Jan 15

    Only two more weeks
    Until it’s February
    Album Writing Month!

  • @aflinner  Jan 15

    Inspiration calls
    From FAWM’s lips - a watershed
    Marking time to make

  • @toms Jan 15

    FAWMku has fallen
    Let it rise, O, let it rise
    Bread smells good baking.

  • @scubed  Jan 16

    Ah, lovely FAWMku!
    My evil twin is scheming
    Here comes FAWMerick

  • @stephenwordsmith Jan 16

    Why use many words
    When so few words do the trick?
    - the FAWMku ethos

  • @oddbod  Jan 16

    The calculator
    Enter 58008
    upside down it’s BOOBS

  • @toms Jan 16

    77151345 3722145
    1 !50714938 707
    1 71077345 07734

    (My dad sold the Bowmar Brain when it first came out & I carried one everywhere. 😀 )

  • @fuzzy  Jan 16

    Hey, "The Bowmar Brain"
    Sounds like a short story by
    Robert A. Heinlein.

  • @stephenwordsmith Jan 16

    Polysyllables,
    Uncharacteristically,
    Can abbreviate.

  • @scottlake Jan 17

    Bounce castle parties.
    Never had one I’m too old.
    Maybe it’s this year?

  • @timfatchen  Jan 17

    The SHannonvale fire
    Burning all but Shannonvale .
    Contradiculous.

  • @timfatchen  Jan 17

    I can make up words,
    Contradict and ridicule!
    People do to me!

  • @stephenwordsmith Jan 17

    New words on the fly -
    Spontaneologisms!
    Sounds combustive, though

  • @timfatchen  Jan 17

    It's Mothra I need.
    The fly was hit with flyspray.
    Death to all isms!

  • @stephenwordsmith Jan 17

    With moths come moth balls
    - never seen a female one...
    Are they merely myths?

  • @timfatchen  Jan 17

    Cardboard Tokyo?
    'Twas a myth-taken Mothra
    Who had a ball there.

  • @toms Jan 18

    I love the smell of
    Fresh mothballs in the morning.
    Prob'ly poisonous.

  • @cts  Jan 18

    Super hyped 4 FAWM
    Anticipation is rising
    Time 4 Blueberry Cheerios.

  • @scubed  Jan 18

    Missed FAWM last year
    Now I'm like a little kid
    Waiting for Christmas

  • @timfatchen  Jan 18

    I scraped in last year.
    At a later time of life,
    Can't afford to miss.

  • @barbara  Jan 18

    Evaporation.
    From a solid, to a gas.
    That’s mothballs for ya.

  • @siebass  Jan 18

    Mothballs napthalene
    In close to closet clothing
    Cloak cloaks in safety

  • @fuzzy  Jan 18

    Chemical warfare.
    Why do humans hate those moths?
    Moths just want some food.

  • @stephenwordsmith Jan 18

    Moths just want some food
    I just want uneaten shirts
    Moths now have some feud

  • @toms Jan 18

    Like Archy cockroach,
    Oh, moths just wanna have fun.
    Toujours gai, my friends! 😀

  • @fuzzy  Jan 18

    You have feud with moths.
    They're just doing what they do.
    They do not hate you.

  • @postcardhelicopters  Jan 18

    Snow and freezing rain
    so alike, so different
    bless one, curse other

  • @stephenwordsmith Jan 19

    Mothballs keep moths out
    Snowballs do not stave off snow
    Blue balls _bring_ the blues.

  • @toms Jan 19

    I have seen the sun
    Between long stretches of sleet;
    Great ball of fire!

  • @timfatchen  Jan 19

    Great balls of fire
    One inch from a thunderstorm
    Armageddon held.

  • @adnama17  Jan 20

    Sun came out today
    Melted all the snow away
    Melted my heart too

  • @crisp1  Jan 20

    Bluest sky ever
    After endless days of rain
    Time to plan a good lyric

  • @toms Jan 21

    Seventeen hours
    Since FAWMku was updated.
    Time is flying by!

  • @aflinner  Jan 21

    A line with five words
    Another line of seven
    Ending with five more

  • @aflinner  Jan 21

    How to call the muse?
    I could dedicate a song....
    But it’s not time yet.

  • @bradbrubaker  Jan 21

    Bootie bootie butts.
    Bootie bootie bootie butts.
    Bootie bootie butts.

  • @stephenwordsmith Jan 21

    I fear that last post
    Reached in the FAWMku barrel
    And scraped the bottom

  • @stephenwordsmith Jan 21

    (it's also quite apt
    I found that one by clicking
    'skip to the bottom')

  • @barbara  Jan 21

    But it did it’s job
    Pointing out a rhythm which
    Could be used for good 😉

  • @oddbod  Jan 21

    Dear @bradbrubaker
    Treasure and cigarette ends?
    What nonsense is this

  • @fuzzy  Jan 21

    Everyone needs more
    Nonsense; the best kind of sense.
    Weirdness for the win!

  • @postcardhelicopters  Jan 21

    "to appreciate
    nonsense requires a ser-
    'ous interest in life"

    -- Gelett Burgess

  • @ayehahmur  Jan 21

    Thought I'd drop in here
    For some high brown culture
    Sweet Jesus, my eyes!!!

  • @oddbod  Jan 21

    I believe he meant
    "high BROW" - slip of the keyboard
    or predictive text?

  • @ayehahmur  Jan 21

    Well, it's set in stone
    But you know what they say...In
    typo veritas.

  • @fuzzy  Jan 21

    "Honour your mistakes
    As hidden intention"; that's
    What Eno has said.

  • @toms Jan 21

    When I make mistakes
    They are usually math ones
    Always had a problem with that.

  • @aflinner  Jan 22

    I can’t believe it -
    FAWMku on the second page?
    Push back to the top!

  • @ayehahmur  Jan 22

    Thank goodness for that!
    With my humungous error
    I thought I'd killed it!

  • @toms Jan 23

    What was that quote again?
    No such thing as errors, they're
    Inspiration's smiles?

  • @scubed  Jan 23

    Friends, dinner, laughter
    Then quiet fireside evening
    Simple joys are best

  • @aflinner  Jan 23

    Are you cold tonight?
    Chilly in Pennsylvania...
    20-some degrees!

  • @lowhum Jan 23

    no moon tonight
    only Jupiter blinks away
    for those who can balcony

  • @scottlake Jan 24

    Front of house mixing.
    But February thinking.
    My plans for tonight.

  • @timfatchen  Jan 24

    Back at the home base
    Maybe FAWM is possible
    In disjointed bursts?

  • @ayehahmur  Jan 24

    A surprising yen
    For Granddaddy makes for a
    "Now It's On" Friday!

  • @stephenwordsmith Jan 24

    The kingdom of FAWM:
    Realm of possibilities,
    With you the ruler.

  • @timfatchen  Jan 24

    A ruler? What kind?
    Steel for decapitation?
    Wooden is heart-felt....

  • @timfatchen  Jan 24

    I am not undead.
    Don't let appearances fool:
    It's my morning face.

  • @aflinner  Jan 24

    Seventy-four posts
    The FAWMku tally rises...
    Now seventy-five!

  • @stephenwordsmith Jan 24

    FAWMku? I care not.
    It's FAWMerick or nothing.
    Hang on a minute -

  • @fuzzy  Jan 24

    Oh, @stephenwordsmith,
    All that matters is FAWMku.
    FAWMerick is trash!

  • @toms Jan 24

    He who writes my trash
    Writes my FAWMericks, I think
    Did I get that right?

  • @aflinner  Jan 25

    My tea is steeping
    Really need to kick this cold
    I need strength for FAWM

  • @scubed  Jan 25

    Seventy-nine posts, yes
    And now it will be eighty
    FAWMerick has more

  • @scottlake Jan 25

    It's Princess Yum Yum
    My beer for this evening
    You can look it up

  • @scottlake Jan 25

    Down your nose to me.
    You might be tempted to look.
    It tastes just dee-lish.

  • @johncrossman  Jan 25

    Fake names and false bands
    Amusement ride with long lines
    What's the attraction

  • @scottlake Jan 25

    "Clean the music room now!"'
    "No I am writing FAWMkus!"
    Clean it tomorrow.

  • @scottlake Jan 25

    "Learn your new software!"
    "No I am writing FAWMkus"
    Learn it tomorrow.

  • @ayehahmur  Jan 25

    Why can't I start now?
    I'm burstin' with ideas.
    Shush. Have patience. Soon!

  • @adnama17  Jan 26

    I must remember
    Change the strings, alas! alack...!
    Three forgotten years

  • @aflinner  Jan 26

    My cold still lingers
    Sounds like gravel in my lungs
    Throat is getting sore

  • @aflinner  Jan 26

    FAWMerick rises
    Tallied over one hundred
    FAWMku must catch up

  • @adnama17  Jan 26

    Really? That is odd...
    Oh where oh where has FAWMku...?
    It has been misplaced!

  • @timfatchen  Jan 26

    Saccharine sweetness
    Traps one in FAWMerick goo.
    A cloying delight.

  • @timfatchen  Jan 26

    Problem: I'm bitter
    Over land mismanagement...
    Need to sweeten up

  • @timfatchen  Jan 26

    Swords are not enough.
    I came late to Game of Thrones....
    Pass me a dragon.

  • @timfatchen  Jan 26

    When striving for wit,
    I console myself that I'm
    At least halfway there.

  • @timfatchen  Jan 26

    FAWMerick ahead???
    Quality not quantity.
    Do try to catch up.

  • @timfatchen  Jan 26

    Often stand accused:
    Obsessive compulsive, me?
    Surely they're joking...

    (1,2,3,4,5,
    1,2,3,4,5,6 plus
    1,2,3,4,5)

  • @timfatchen  Jan 26

    @stephenwordsmith says
    He's on the FAWMonnet case...
    But he's sodding off!

  • @timfatchen  Jan 26

    Desperate catch up.
    FAWMku must rise to the top!
    Hey, are we there yet?

  • @jibbidy34  Jan 26

    Scotch bonnets are best
    Cooking hot pots from the west
    Next day loo drama

  • @jibbidy34  Jan 26

    @timfatchen be zen
    It will soon be that time when
    Words and music blend

  • @timfatchen  Jan 26

    If there's too much spice,
    It's a FAWM of loo humour.
    Curry me home, please.

  • @scubed  Jan 26

    Oh, my, @timfatchen
    Your zen is in hyperdrive
    Time to FAWMerick

  • @fuzzy  Jan 26

    Here is a FAWMku
    I am writing just to make
    Another FAWMku.

  • @aflinner  Jan 26

    Busy @timfatchen
    Spinning FAWMku down under
    Itching to compose 🙂

  • @toms Jan 26

    Hard freeze, then big melt
    100 year old house hates it
    Basement is a pool...

  • @scottlake Jan 26

    It’s not quantity.
    It’s quality my FAWM friends
    Irrelevant race.

  • @toms Jan 26

    Basement is spick, span,
    Or nearly so; practice makes
    For efficiency. 😀

  • @stephenwordsmith Jan 26

    Two threads neck-and-neck
    A third one has just started
    Doubt it will catch up

  • @metalfoot  Jan 26

    Awaiting the call
    From the insurance co. This
    Is annoying. Yes.

  • @lowhum Jan 26

    crickets are calling
    a frozen fiddle
    an ant or 2

  • @timfatchen  Jan 26

    FAWMku clears the mind.
    Sonnets are for relaxing.
    FAWMericks? Mundane...

  • @timfatchen  Jan 26

    A sonnet was writ
    To distract from FAWMericks.
    Now the Hand moves on.

  • @timfatchen  Jan 27

    "Madness takes it's toll"
    Nothing will change, no, nothing.
    That's my prediction.

  • @timfatchen  Jan 27

    Slipsliding away?
    The destination is UP!
    So push FAWMku there!

  • @carleybaer  Jan 27

    FAWMku 114
    FAWMerick at 118
    One more for FAWMku!

  • @timfatchen  Jan 27

    An uphill struggle?
    Let's hear it for Sisyphus!
    Just a few more lines...

  • @timfatchen  Jan 27

    Sleepwalking @scubed *
    Scores an own-goal FAWMerick.
    Please! Learn to balance!!

    *pronounce the @ or ess.

  • @ayehahmur  Jan 27

    Wonder if Bernie
    Ever sent haikus to Reg?
    Short songs say so much

  • @timfatchen  Jan 27

    Running up that hill--
    Breathless for the wrong reasons.
    Kate Bush had it right

  • @timfatchen  Jan 27

    Those who seek the top
    Cause the wheel to turn again
    And so we rise up.

  • @timfatchen  Jan 27

    I'm scrambling fast now,
    Making up for that lost time
    In the burning hills.

  • @timfatchen  Jan 27

    Forty years have passed
    Since fighting my last big fire
    No wish to return.

    But old skills stay in place
    There have since been little ones
    The joys of off-road

    (See what I did there?
    "Don't over-inflate the count."
    FAWMku wins hands down!)

  • @timfatchen  Jan 27

    It's just like a drug!
    Yes, I should do other things...
    Let me sip once more!

  • @timfatchen  Jan 27

    Insomnia syrikes/
    No rest for the wicked, right?
    So, here's my revenge!

  • @mishykatz  Jan 27

    Finally Im here
    Almost late to the party
    Pre Game Time for Fun

  • @scottlake Jan 27

    FAWMku qualities:
    Economics of lyrics.
    Top intelligence.

  • @scottlake Jan 27

    Software now copied.
    Newish computer readied.
    Microphone awaits.

  • @roxya  Jan 27

    Already started,
    Lyrics flowing from my mind
    February dy

  • @roxya  Jan 27

    *February dry

  • @timfatchen  Jan 27

    I play monotone
    on keyboards. I believe in
    Scale economies

  • @majormajormajormajor  Jan 27

    The kids are on board,
    So this time round we move on
    beyond singing snakes.

  • @timfatchen  Jan 27

    Cages unboarded,
    Now the kids are growing up.
    No more hissy fits?

  • @timfatchen  Jan 28

    Back writing reports?
    Time spent here a give-away.
    Procrastination!

  • @timfatchen  Jan 28

    Could there be also
    Amateurcrastination?
    If not, there should be.

  • @scottlake Jan 28

    Tim writes down under.
    I'm up over 6 K feet.
    Northern Hemisphere.

  • @timfatchen  Jan 28

    Competitors hide
    Claiming that it's late at night
    But we do not sleep

  • @timfatchen  Jan 28

    Until last Friday
    I too was at 6 K feet
    Now I'm back to 1.

  • @timfatchen  Jan 28

    I smoked a lot once.
    But then I was firefighting
    All firemen chainsmoked

  • @timfatchen  Jan 28

    I stopped firefighting.
    But it took fifteen years more
    To stop me smoking.

  • @timfatchen  Jan 28

    Three's a company,
    And two can be a crowd when
    One is FAWMerick

  • @timfatchen  Jan 28

    Voila! I have done
    This wretched bushfire report.
    Politicians, go!

  • @timfatchen  Jan 28

    Now I can relax
    And poke around more in FAWM
    And muddle forums!

  • @timfatchen  Jan 28

    It seemed only fair
    To balance a heavy wit
    With some clear, pure Zen.

  • @timfatchen  Jan 28

    Zen again, perhaps
    Into my den I withdraw
    As a den-i-zen

  • @mishykatz  Jan 29

    Two new songs today
    My song well runneth over
    More where that came from

  • @mishykatz  Jan 29

    2020 Zen
    In a better place for FAWM
    than 2019

  • @mishykatz  Jan 29

    this year I have my
    pro tools certification
    to help me write songs

  • @ayehahmur  Jan 29

    There is a hunger
    That cannot yet be sated
    Not even with pie.

  • @timfatchen  Jan 29

    Raging by email....
    Kick a politician now.!
    Not good karma, though.

  • @timfatchen  Jan 29

    Damages my boots,
    Does kicking politicians.
    Need cleaning after.

  • @timfatchen  Jan 29

    Practise FAWMericks?
    Helps write lyrics, I am told.
    Hire a lyricist!

  • @timfatchen  Jan 29

    Lots of stress round here.
    Primal screams will help a lot.
    (Please excuse my rants.)

  • @oddbod  Jan 29

    The spammers are here
    Overloading the forum
    With their inane posts

  • @lissielou79 Jan 29

    2 years achieved
    2 years missed
    Now I am back!

  • @oddbod  Jan 29

    @lissielou79

    Just two years away
    Yet enough time to forget
    The syllable count

  • @timfatchen  Jan 29

    Don't be so unkind!
    @lissielou79
    will learn fast enough!

  • @oddbod  Jan 29

    Is it unkindness
    To point out someone’s errors
    Or enlightenment?

  • @timfatchen  Jan 29

    An enlightenment?
    Not welcomed, often as not...
    You can count on it!

  • @oddbod  Jan 29

    As Nick Lowe once sang
    “...Gotta be cruel to be kind
    In the right measure”

  • @fuzzy  Jan 29

    Ah, Enlightenment;
    Such a hard path to travel.
    It's off-road most times.

  • @timfatchen  Jan 29

    The path less travelled...
    Always wondered, forks in roads,
    Why so few punctures?

  • @timfatchen  Jan 29

    Road forks? Why not spoons?
    Anyway, should be tagged as
    Not Safe For Work, right?

  • @oddbod  Jan 29

    Spare me the foul spork!
    Evil bastardisation
    Cutlery from Hell

  • @fuzzy  Jan 29

    Plastic cutlery;
    What is the point of that stuff?
    It just bends. Useless.

  • @mishykatz  Jan 29

    Materials count
    What makes up the things we use
    Design is crucial

  • @timfatchen  Jan 29

    Why I steel myself:
    Better creativity.
    (More cutting remarks)

  • @mishykatz  Jan 29

    I like flexible
    Molding clay is visceral
    Then submit to fire

  • @timfatchen  Jan 29

    Fires are on my mind
    But the politics? Nightmare!
    Reality chucks*

    *not a typo

  • @mishykatz  Jan 29

    cant mold politics
    or kiln-fire politicians
    guess I'll write a song

  • @timfatchen  Jan 30

    I tried to do that.
    "The little A-frame cottage"
    Nobody listened

    https://youtu.be/oMU25YmkjO0

  • @scottlake Jan 30

    Bring on witnesses.
    Let the government stagnate.
    We all need the break!

  • @mishykatz  Jan 30

    delightful thinking
    maybe a different letter
    worth another try?

  • @timfatchen  Jan 30

    Brevity the soul!
    Second page is not the place.
    Wit should be up front.

  • @scottlake Jan 30

    The road less traveled,
    The words not so often used,
    Reap best benefits.

  • @aflinner  Jan 30

    Want to start FAWM strong
    I’m jumping in with both feet
    Use vacation week

  • @ayehahmur  Jan 30

    Counting in the hours
    Soon it'll be time to strike
    up the band. At last.

  • @oddbod  Jan 30

    Not long to go now
    But as the hour comes closer
    Time starts to slow down

    Hmmmm hour - 1 or 2 syllables? *scratches head*

  • @timfatchen  Jan 30

    "Are" and "ah" and "hour".
    Ambiguities of stress..
    "Power", not so much.

  • @ayehahmur  Jan 30

    Hmm. To the Scots' ears
    Those are three different sounds
    They don't even rhyme

  • @mishykatz  Jan 30

    Overrated rhyme
    I think scansion is the key
    How you spread it out

  • @fuzzy  Jan 30

    I have Scots' ears, too,
    Kept in a jar on the shelf.
    There are three so far.

  • @mishykatz  Jan 30

    Is your name Van Gogh
    Extra ears would help for FAWM
    I could use a few

  • @oddbod  Jan 30

    Starry starry night
    Paint your palette blue and grey
    But also yellow

  • @timfatchen  Jan 30

    "Ear, ear", @fuzzy cries
    In jarring sassenach tones,
    An eerie habit

  • @ayehahmur  Jan 30

    Hardly Sassenach
    If Canadian, eh? Eh?!
    All ears welcome here.

  • @crisp1  Jan 30

    Hope this thing starts off
    With an explosion of joy
    FAWM is merriment

  • @mishykatz  Jan 30

    Grin from ear to ear
    Racket for 2020
    Blast from ear to there

  • @mishykatz  Jan 30

    two more days to go
    Listing titles, ideas
    Gotta love my lists

  • @bradbrubaker  Jan 30

    Kelson is the worst.
    Four weeks and no dishes done.
    Seeking new roommate.

  • @rainchaser  Jan 30

    Rainchaser is hungry
    He needs to eat food
    Being late is fine

  • @timfatchen  Jan 30

    Fled to Canada?
    Shows what these earwigs will do
    To escape Scots' rage.

  • @bradbrubaker  Jan 30

    Rejected today.
    Preferred some other person.
    Second place again.

  • @timfatchen  Jan 31

    Newspaper letters--
    Rejection is an art form!
    "Suffer for your art!"

  • @timfatchen  Jan 31

    Generosity,
    Giving a rival a hand.
    (Then they'll fall further!)

  • @mishykatz  Jan 31

    Generous falling
    Thank you for the helping hand
    could have been an ear

  • @scottlake Jan 31

    I didn't know this band.
    Big Head Todd and the Monsters
    From Colorado.

  • @scottlake Jan 31

    i WILL push forward
    Numbers over quality
    Just to see zeros

  • @scottlake Jan 31

    Two soon is in front
    The count goes ever higher
    Toward comment goal

  • @timfatchen  Jan 31

    More generous still,
    It could have been a leg-up!
    (Could they have stood it?)

  • @scottlake Jan 31

    Zeros on the end.
    Just one more FAWMku away
    After this of course.

  • @mishykatz  Jan 31

    How many per day
    Ku Ku Ka choo I would say
    How many per hour

  • @nicolascage Jan 31

    Here is my question
    What in the hell is fawmku
    That is my question

  • @mishykatz  Jan 31

    Might be Mistaken
    oh Mister @Nicolascage
    I think you got it

  • @ayehahmur  Jan 31

    How many gold stars
    In circular unity?
    And how many now?

  • @timfatchen  Jan 31

    Oh poo, heavy storm.
    The common drain gets upset:
    Septic tank backflush

  • @timfatchen  Jan 31

    FAWMerick's vengeance?
    Some ten thousand tumbling turds
    Aimed at my FAWMku?

  • @stephenwordsmith Jan 31

    You suspect foul play
    But such schemes would be a waste -
    Number two concern

  • @mishykatz  Jan 31

    Number one concern
    Turning the turd tide around
    Fie on FAWM foul fiends

  • @timfatchen  Jan 31

    More horror dawning!
    My paddles are in the shed...
    Proverbial Creek!

  • @mishykatz  Jan 31

    I just remembered
    Leap year has twenty nine days
    Twenty four more hours

  • @fuzzy  Jan 31

    @timfatchen is lost
    On a rolling lake of poop.
    Break out the rowboat.

  • @bradbrubaker  Jan 31

    @fuzzy's rowboat leaks,
    Which given the lake's make up
    Could be quite stinky.

  • @barbara  Jan 31

    Sailing these waters
    Best left to Ty-D-Bol Man
    (White slacks a poor choice)

    https://youtu.be/3DC_M2VgfVA

  • @toms Jan 31

    Must be going 'round;
    My basement was recently
    Inundated...

  • @fuzzy  Jan 31

    Hundred year old house?
    I used to live in one, too.
    Annual flooding.

  • @mishykatz  Jan 31

    I like my desert
    February is the best
    Birthday this month too

  • @mishykatz  Feb 1

    down to the wire now
    Five hours to February
    at least in my world

  • @timfatchen  Feb 1

    "Coronavirus?
    All this protective clothing?"
    ....Septic tank backflush

  • @mishykatz  Feb 1

    Get out your wallet
    Surgical mask stock rises
    its time to invest

  • @timfatchen  Feb 1

    FAWMku needs balance.
    So I add this weighty note
    To keep it on top

  • @timfatchen  Feb 1

    WHile no-ones watching,
    Before I go up to bed,
    Here's one more FAWMku!!

  • @mishykatz  Feb 1

    Yes please go to bed
    While you sleep I will FAWMku
    Keep us here up front

  • @temily Feb 1

    Hello hello all,
    I have missed FAWM and FAWMku,
    Maybe I’ll write soon

  • @mishykatz  Feb 1

    I have one new song
    FAWM2020 begins
    Twenty nine song days

  • @timfatchen  Feb 1

    New songs in the world!
    Wherever do they come from?
    Special creation.

  • @timfatchen  Feb 1

    "Eschew cruelty"?
    Yes, but I can't help myself
    Kicking FAWmerick

  • @timfatchen  Feb 1

    I don't hock my goats
    Man can't live by wine alone
    Milk is needed too.

    (For US Cousins,
    The pun is English, abbrev.
    From "Hochheimer wein")

  • @timfatchen  Feb 1

    Oh it's true bad form
    To send out a brilliant pun
    In wrong dialects....

  • @mishykatz  Feb 1

    What name for a pun
    twisted out of its home land
    Lost, Misunderstood

  • @timfatchen  Feb 2

    Punishment at hand
    Foreign words lose their context
    If you transplant them.

  • @timfatchen  Feb 2

    It's like "us and them"
    Sundered by the possession
    Of "common" language.

  • @mishykatz  Feb 2

    I see a song here
    Contextual Confusion
    Songs are everywhere

  • @timfatchen  Feb 3

    Context: latex ex-
    panded gloves left- handed and
    neck's reflex checked!

  • @kable  Feb 3

    Ah, I get it now
    The play on words confused me
    Baby’s first FAWMku

  • @mishykatz  Feb 3

    Gives as good as gets
    Writing more FAWMku than songs
    I think I am hooked

  • @megsongs Feb 3

    Tupperware haiku
    Lids never fit the boxes
    Kitchen mystery

  • @megsongs Feb 3

    I’m back once again
    There are lots of songs brewing
    Put the kettle on

  • @timfatchen  Feb 3

    Now the fuse is lit
    Stanzas skyrocketing up
    Think I'll get lit too

  • @kissinginpublic  Feb 3

    February comes
    Real life scuppers FAWM antics
    But no flu for once!

  • @oddbod  Feb 3

    An apple a day
    May keep the hunger away
    But not the doctor

  • @mishykatz  Feb 3

    I prefer berries
    Over apples everyday
    More than one, like songs

  • @karan  Feb 3

    Late to the party,
    glad to be finally here -
    it's good to be back!

  • @scottlake Feb 4

    Sich möglich auf Deutsch,
    Ein FAWMku um zu schreiben?
    Immer Silbenfest!

  • @kable  Feb 4

    Watch out for weekdays
    Watch the time get sucked away
    Weekends are your friend

  • @timfatchen  Feb 4

    No time is my friend
    For time runs away from me
    Future horror lurks?

  • @oddbod  Feb 4

    Time waits for no man
    Not even for Donald Trump
    ….but maybe in jail?

  • @karan  Feb 4

    @scottlake, das geht gut!
    Die Frage ist nur: wer wird
    es hier verstehen? 😀

  • @scottlake Feb 4

    @karan my answer,
    It needs many syllables.
    Too many in fact.

  • @mishykatz  Feb 4

    I had some time once
    Gave it away to music
    I have no regrets

  • @fuzzy  Feb 4

    I lost yesterday;
    Was too busy with music.
    "It's night already?"

  • @karan  Feb 5

    @scottlake, German is
    very rich in syllables.
    Haiku may explode!

  • @timfatchen  Feb 6

    Ikea kitchens
    Lots of monosyllables
    All of them obscene

  • @timfatchen  Feb 6

    When this one is done
    Two doors down, another waits.
    [Monosyllable]

  • @timfatchen  Feb 6

    I'll start my revenge
    Tomorrow! Fiddle practice!
    Take THAT, Ikea!

  • @timfatchen  Feb 6

    (Fiddle resonates
    Through all unfinished kitchens!
    Sweden overwhelmed...)

  • @karan  Feb 6

    They say that Stonehenge
    was constructed by music.
    Perhaps kitchens, too?

  • @scottlake Feb 7

    Svensk är en bra sprak.
    Tysk med lite Ebonics.
    Enklare an Tysk.

  • @nateger  Feb 7

    It is hard to write
    A haiku on the spot so
    I wrote this instead

  • @mishykatz  Feb 7

    I have been busy
    Songwriting interfering
    Not just with FAWMku

  • @scottlake Feb 7

    Flakes falling downward.
    Pikes peak is invisible
    Beauty Tomorrow

  • @toms Feb 7

    Flakes fall here also
    Can't see.the flat Earth right now.
    Soon, flatness returns.

  • @mishykatz  Feb 8

    No snow around here
    The desert does have some flakes
    Not little white ones

  • @mishykatz  Feb 8

    haiku hijacking
    check all songs for syllables
    they will be found there

  • @timfatchen  Feb 8

    Bushfire sunset now
    Far away the Alps they burn
    Port Augusta smokes.

  • @mishykatz  Feb 8

    Smoke em while you can
    where there is smoke there is fire
    Don't breathe too deep now

  • @karan  Feb 8

    May you be safe, Tim!
    Wish I could send heavy rain.
    Alas, I'm no cloud!

  • @karan  Feb 9

    FAWMku on page three?
    This can't be tolerated!
    Upwards and onwards!

  • @barbara  Feb 9

    *Also not a cloud*
    I can be a wet blanket:
    Rain on your parade.

  • @toms Feb 9

    Celebratory
    Modes of existence prevail:
    It's raining parades! 😀

  • @barbara  Feb 9

    Torrential marching
    High gusts of baton twirling
    And flash float warnings

  • @timfatchen  Feb 10

    No Feb. cruise this year?
    :Perhaps it's all for the best.
    Coronavirus!

  • @timfatchen  Feb 10

    Raining in the Alps!
    Family and things now safe.
    For this relief, thanks.

  • @barbara  Feb 10

    Sweet sacred downpour
    One thing that we can’t control
    But has come in time!

  • @karan  Feb 10

    Hooray for the rain,
    @timfatchen! May it be strong
    and sustainable!

  • @karan  Feb 10

    Such a storm last night!
    Now suffering from headache
    and very strange mood.

  • @mishykatz  Feb 10

    May Rain Continue
    Long enough to quench all fires
    Except ones we need

  • @mishykatz  Feb 10

    Storm in @karan 's head
    Waiting for the quiet eye
    Then raging again

  • @ayehahmur  Feb 10

    Ten days in, only
    Three songs in the FAWM bucket
    Time flies so quickly!

  • @aflinner  Feb 10

    Got a good strong start
    Vacation is over now
    Less time for writing

  • @aflinner  Feb 10

    Not to worry, though
    Ideas on the back burner
    Will still develop 😀

  • @karan  Feb 10

    Storm is subsiding,
    headache as well, thank goodness!
    Clear head tomorrow?

  • @mishykatz  Feb 10

    I am on FAWM fire
    8 songs on my list right now
    Really its 7

    one just harmonies
    can't claim collabarative
    Even though numbered

    but wait there is more
    At least three songs in progress
    my FAWM's going well

  • @mishykatz  Feb 10

    @karan good news yay
    Glad the head's doing better
    My day off today

  • @toms Feb 10

    Guitars, drums, singing;
    FAWM makes the house come alive
    Even when it rains.

  • @mishykatz  Feb 11

    FAWMku on page 2?
    Oh no we cannot have this
    Back to page 1 now

  • @mishykatz  Feb 11

    Desert Rain tonight
    We welcome the wet blessing
    May it saturate

  • @oddbod  Feb 11

    Rain rain go away
    Come again another day
    …Though not my day off

  • @mishykatz  Feb 11

    water is flowing
    desert does not absorb it
    caliche surface

  • @mishykatz  Feb 11

    Flow off the surface
    Like negativity should
    Slippery goodbye

  • @toms Feb 12

    Work sucks. Working sucks.
    I have songs to write, record!
    Working sucks bigly! 😀

  • @mishykatz  Feb 12

    Hello Tomorrow
    Let's write a song together
    Today said no thanks

  • @mishykatz  Feb 12

    Okay said Today
    Maybe just one little song
    I will play along

  • @karan  Feb 12

    Where is @timfatchen?
    FAWMku misses him dearly,
    and I miss him, too!

  • @timfatchen  Feb 12

    In Far North exile.
    This FAWM is a disaster
    I miss you all too!

  • @timfatchen  Feb 12

    Renovating flats
    In very hot midsummer...
    Top of Spencer Gulf

    Keeps income flowing
    But the timing has been bad
    Delayed by bushfires.

  • @timfatchen  Feb 12

    In the coming week
    I get five days of freedom
    Though only partial

  • @karan  Feb 12

    Oh my goodness, Tim,
    this is a difficult time!
    May you be free soon!

  • @mishykatz  Feb 12

    May your five free days
    Be productive though partial
    And may we see you

  • @mishykatz  Feb 12

    Wednesday starts my week
    I am off Monday Tuesday
    Off work I should say

  • @karan  Feb 12

    Work, songwriting, food.
    Full days of FAWM, busy mind.
    Restful sleep? Not much.

  • @zecoop  Feb 12

    So very tired
    Was going to bed... but then
    Finish up the song!!

  • @karan  Feb 12

    Songs have a loud voice.
    They call us out of our beds,
    wanting completion.

  • @zecoop  Feb 12

    Roadblock! Off to bed...
    Wait - Google to the rescue
    Recorder was fixed...

  • @toms Feb 12

    Soon comes the weekend!
    Piles of sandwiches and beer
    Much music to make!

  • @mishykatz  Feb 13

    Google amazes
    So many problems resolved
    On to the next one

  • @mishykatz  Feb 13

    The next problem solved
    The next song will be written
    Problem in a song

  • @mishykatz  Feb 13

    Personal FAWM goal
    Is to write a song a day
    This year twenty nine

  • @mishykatz  Feb 13

    Twelve for twelve so far
    Hoping to keep up the pace
    Wish me luck and sleep

  • @timfatchen  Feb 13

    Orthogonal, I,
    At right angles to normal.
    Thus I must be right.

  • @mishykatz  Feb 13

    I got me some sleep
    Now going to get me some songs
    Sleep and music, yay

  • @mishykatz  Feb 13

    @timfatchen is here!
    All is Right with FAWMku now
    Light your music fire

  • @timfatchen  Feb 13

    FAWM, like Truth, will out.
    One good lyric coming on,
    One more song to set!

  • @karan  Feb 13

    I see @timfatchen
    riding into the songset.
    FAWM motion picture!

  • @zecoop  Feb 13

    Bad FAWM-exhaustion
    Dragging at work but last night
    A three hour nap!!!

  • @mishykatz  Feb 13

    The FAWMku posse
    Saddle em up and ride em out
    Hi ho here we go

  • @zecoop  Feb 13

    Perhaps the wrong time...
    Caffeine has left the building
    Decided to quit.

  • @bradbrubaker  Feb 13

    Why is my dessert
    (which I recently consumed)
    not ever-lasting?

  • @mishykatz  Feb 13

    Dessert in Desert
    Sweetness in an arid place
    Give me chocolate

  • @toms Feb 14

    It's a pink parade
    Slathers and lashings of pink
    Pink pink pink pink pink.

  • @timfatchen  Feb 14

    Passionate purple?
    Somehow it's been watered down
    To teenager pink.

  • @karan  Feb 14

    Pink clashes badly
    with my hair, which is henna-ed
    red, of course. Oh woe!

  • @timfatchen  Feb 14

    Not to worry so
    It is on;y for one day
    Then we all turn grey

  • @karan  Feb 14

    Sensitive issue!
    Grey makes me look very pale:
    red camouflage helps.

  • @timfatchen  Feb 14

    A grey day today
    But mizzle is a blessing
    Rain is welcome here.

  • @tippergore Feb 14

    I heart censorship.
    And those NSFW tags?
    I'm coming for you!

  • @timfatchen  Feb 15

    At the Pearly Gates
    Thomas Crapper was given
    A pure white haloo.

  • @karan  Feb 15

    FAWMku is asleep.
    I shall gently wake it up
    ere I go to bed.

  • @mishykatz  Feb 16

    Long day for Mishy
    FIred a woodkiln long ordeal
    Fun but exhausted

  • @mishykatz  Feb 16

    No time to write songs
    Tossing wood in constantly
    Temperature Rising

  • @mishykatz  Feb 16

    Back to the music
    Tomorrow when I wake up
    Brain taking time off

  • @mishykatz  Feb 16

    Tomorrow is here
    It is now known as Today
    Back into first Gear

  • @mishykatz  Feb 16

    Revvin' it on up
    Going to a concert yay
    Walk off the Earth RULES

  • @mishykatz  Feb 17

    Spectacular Show
    I expected nothing Less
    Wow Wow Wow Wow Wow

  • @timfatchen  Feb 17

    Walk Off The Earth show?
    Envy is a mortal sin.
    Sinning mortal, me.

  • @mishykatz  Feb 17

    Second time for me
    Ohmygodthey'rejustsogood
    I am superfan

  • @timfatchen  Feb 17

    Spinning Superfan?
    A blast of delight and joy?
    Never would have guessed!

  • @mishykatz  Feb 18

    This time I got swag
    Tie dye Walk off the Earth shirt
    I will proudly wear

  • @timfatchen  Feb 18

    Envy, more envy...
    Did I mention the envy?
    Purgat'ry for me...

  • @scottlake Feb 18

    Filed some lyrics.
    I hear the song in my head.
    No time for demo.

  • @timfatchen  Feb 18

    For those out of time:
    File to size and bash to fit
    Then paint to cover

  • @mishykatz  Feb 19

    Songs flowing freely
    Not so much with the demos
    Do demos later

  • @mishykatz  Feb 19

    I got a mirror
    From Goodwill and painted it
    It is so darn cute

  • @mishykatz  Feb 19

    I like it so much
    I went back and bought its twin
    Paint more tomorrow

  • @mishykatz  Feb 19

    Now I have a song
    Close to the Mirror by name
    Of course no demo

  • @mishykatz  Feb 20

    One demo today
    One's better than no demos
    Catch up time later

  • @toms Feb 20

    My soul's a mirror
    But I let no dust alight
    FAWMku's reflection. 😀

  • @timfatchen  Feb 20

    Mirror, mirror, wall.
    Which of you should I stare at?
    The wall. It's honest.

  • @mishykatz  Feb 20

    Come to me and see
    Things you may not want to see
    Mirror will not lie

  • @toms Feb 20

    If the mirror can't
    Make me twenty six again
    I will paint it black. 😀

  • @timfatchen  Feb 20

    FAWM Deprivation
    "Tis a cruel and callous thing,
    Withdrawal's mirror

  • @timfatchen  Feb 20

    Mirrors always lie
    For you cannot see the Way
    Through a glass darkly

  • @frogspawn Feb 20

    Through a glass darkly
    The somnolent comes March-ing!
    @frogspawn will return!

  • @mishykatz  Feb 21

    I am not Marching
    That will be here soon enough
    Live for the moment

    I am sixty two
    Happy Birthday today Yay
    Retirement in sight

  • @timfatchen  Feb 21

    Don't listen to them.
    Retirement is a furphy.
    Ever busier.

  • @scottlake Feb 21

    Come by drop a line.
    Or maybe I'll drop in three.
    FAWMKu will decide.

  • @karan  Feb 23

    Very belated
    good wishes to @mishykatz!
    Hope you had much fun!

  • @toms Feb 23

    My new fav'rit word:
    Furphy! Australian slang is
    Simply the coolest. 😀

  • @karan  Feb 24

    Had to google it.
    It's a really useful word
    in our age and time. 😉

  • @karan  Feb 27

    FAWMku, oh FAWMku,
    you have been so neglected!
    Too busy we are!

  • @timfatchen  Feb 29

    That sinking feeling
    Sinkless in Port Augusta
    Kitchen schedule sunk.

  • @karan  Feb 29

    Could some good music
    get at least your mood to rise
    while the sink stays sunk?

  • @lowhum Feb 29

    samurais are weary now
    where is the next battle
    coming from

  • @toms Mar 1

    Fifteen minutes left
    Until this day another
    Becomes: tomorrow.

  • @scubed  Mar 1

    As it’s the last night
    I’ll give in to FAWMku urge
    FAWMerick’s jealous

  • @karan  Mar 1

    March has marched in here.
    February still lingers
    in America.

  • @timfatchen  Mar 10

    Still not back home yet
    Shattering catastrophe
    Smashed the washbasin

  • @timfatchen  Mar 10

    Flat renovations
    Full of excitement and blood
    (Don't tell the tenants)

  • @timfatchen  Mar 10

    It's insomnia
    3 A.M. and drinking wine
    As anaesthetic

  • @timfatchen  Mar 10

    bottle of wine,fruit
    of the vine, when you gonna
    let me get sober

    ?How 'bout that! Did they write it as haiku first??

  • @siebass  Mar 12

    sober and somber
    we march to work, then back home
    slower to slumber

  • @scottlake Mar 26

    Pikes Peak seen daily.
    Positively a good scene
    Dining room office

  • @aflinner  Mar 31

    FAWM is one month gone
    And yet with all that’s happened
    It feels much longer

  • @timfatchen  Mar 31

    Lockdown could be worse:
    Now a thousand k's from home
    One day we'll return!

  • @spacehoers420  Apr 10

    Got the album done
    Listening to it right now
    Seems so long ago....

  • @dzd  Apr 21

    left this alone why
    because some talk differntly
    I can make fiveish

  • @dzd  Apr 21

    some say not haiku
    I say its all up to you
    words spoke or words wrote

  • @dzd  Apr 21

    makes no sense to me
    why put rules on cretivty
    oh I spelled it wrong

  • @dzd  Apr 21

    I like rules ya see
    keep us all in line no one
    different from me

  • @dzd  Apr 21

    scary scahairy
    woe is woe is me me me
    stay in line ya see

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