FAWMerick 2020

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  • @scubed  1 week

    FAWMku’s an elegant treasure
    Its form is precise and well-measured
    But if your secret thrill
    Is light doggerel
    Let FAWMerick be your guilty pleasure

  • @postcardhelicopters  1 week

    I don't have many verses that rhyme
    it's distressing most every time
    and yet I persist
    to add to my list
    "make something to tickle the Florsheims."

  • @postcardhelicopters  1 week

    it's time for the annual scrubbin'
    of things that, my sleeve, are a-tuggin'
    whilst I sit and ponder
    things happening yonder
    the distraction is: thoughts of hot-tubbin'

  • @postcardhelicopters  1 week

    Limericks have not been my forte
    I doubt they're even my five-tay
    this year I shall try
    and be ever so sly
    despite being tardy to the arty-pay

  • @metalfoot  1 week

    I am gladdened to see this thread started
    And that the old thread has departed
    Time to start up anew
    And see which dreams come true
    And which ways my brain's song will have darted

  • @scubed  1 week

    This silly old form is enduring
    And silly new rhymes keep bestirring
    My to-dos make me dizzy
    I should go get busy
    But FAWMerick is much more alluring

  • @timfatchen  1 week

    It's true that you'll have to be brave
    If to FAWMerick you're a slave,
    For FAWMku will scrub you
    And beat you, and drub you,
    And send you back cold to your grave.

  • @scubed  1 week

    Though FAWMku may grow to be muckle
    My knees will not wobble or buckle
    Let those who feel Zen
    'Ku again and again
    I'll FAWMerick when I need a chuckle

  • @paulhenry  1 week

    Wow, @scubed: "muckle" ? You're my hero.

    "Well, 28 days," I think. "Fine."
    By the end I'm all "Panic!" and (whine).
    This year: 2020
    The time will be plenty
    Because there will be twenty-nine!

  • @postcardhelicopters  1 week

    Adding one day to the calendar
    makes songwriting, this year, more granular
    my synths may be virtual
    and disdain for them cultural
    while, not real, they still are spectacular

  • @lowhum 1 week

    February's but a fart away
    So whoever gets ready to play
    Up with the curtains
    Down with the pants
    Make some sound for the new decade!

  • @scubed  1 week

    @paulhenry, you are too kind!
    In scribbling a FAWMerick I find
    Words odd or archaic
    Or maybe in Gaelic
    Are sure to tickle the mind

  • @scubed  1 week

    What @timfatchen tells us is true:
    There's a whole lotta love for FAWMku
    But I've too much free time
    And too many bad rhymes
    To let FAWMerick fall back to Page two

  • @stephenwordsmith 1 week

    In a fortnight, this thing will be starting
    And our oeuvres will soon be departing
    But two weeks? Surely some
    Length of time, dear @lowhum
    For the gasiest soul to be farting.

  • @marvsmooth 1 week

    Now the wordsmith is speaking of farting
    But I'll say that when this is all starting
    Too busy we'll be
    To hear or to see
    The effects of the food when departing

  • @paiyatamu  1 week

    The quartet was unusually rare
    After dining on less than fine fare
    They went for baroque
    But on fumes they did choke
    And left without clearing the Air

  • @paiyatamu  1 week

    This style is the basest of verse
    No other format is worse
    It's purpose, tis plain
    Is to lighten the brain
    And knock loose a writing block curse

  • @stephenwordsmith 1 week

    A slice of bread leavened cut thickly
    Light mayonnaise pallid and trickly
    Eight shreds of cooked chicken
    Crisp salad to thicken
    A slice of bread leavened cut thickly

  • @scubed  1 week

    @stephenwordsmith , that sounds yummy
    I hope it felt good in your tummy
    And as for me, I
    Made faux Tom Kha Gai
    Then I kicked back and sat on my bummy

  • @ayehahmur  1 week

    Ach @scubed, it jildies my heart
    To see my ain country’s leid in your art
    But it sair maks me manic
    It’s Scots, man, no Gaelic!
    Scrieve it muckle and sma. Noo, let’s start!

  • @scubed  1 week

    @ayehahmur, I meant no offense for
    The cousins of my Highland ancestors
    I couldn't resist
    How those syllables kissed
    'Cause rhyming is what I have zest for

  • @ayehahmur  1 week

    @scubed Perfect response.

  • @scubed  1 week

    Outside the snowflakes still drop
    I'm wondering when they will stop
    So I sit by the fire
    Taking time to conspire
    To push FAWMerick back to the top

  • @timfatchen  1 week

    The fire? It's 10 k's away,
    But it's slow, so there's time to play
    With FAWMerick bashers
    Until it's all ashes
    At which stage I'll just run away.

  • @stephenwordsmith 1 week

    I don't speak of fire willy-nilly
    But hearing of this stunned me silly:
    The smoke's so terrific
    It's crossed the Pacific
    And sexed up the sunsets in Chile

  • @timfatchen  1 week

    With nearby bushfire smoke looming
    At mismanagement I'm really fguming
    I'll write my submission
    To the Royal Commission
    My relations with government dooming

  • @stephenwordsmith 1 week

    You write like a veteran journo
    Renowned from the Chathams to Brno
    How keep you your soul
    Under such great control
    In the path of a raging inferno?

  • @timfatchen  1 week

    There's a raging inferno inside me
    And I'm fed up with fools who deride me
    And my twisted soul? Well,
    If I'm headed for Hell
    I'll make sure that my foes are beside me!

  • @lowhum 1 week

    I cannot but add to the doomba
    That wakes every prophet in the Dune Bar
    Drinks find their way
    In parallel lays
    And it's fresh to be hard as a cucumber

  • @zecoop  1 week

    Oh my god two weeks!!
    This just can't be happening
    I am not ready!!!!

  • @scubed  6 days

    Gave into the urge to FAWMku
    It felt like the right thing to do
    But now, to bring balance,
    I'll use my small talents
    To show FAWMerick a little love too

  • @pcob1993  6 days

    I wrestled to finagle acute angles
    until in the face I was blue
    but her mat where I sat
    was just tit for tat
    and she bent me backwards in two.

  • @stephenwordsmith 6 days

    Whenever I'm here, without fail
    I slip on that great sliding scale
    Twixt striving for clever
    And posting whatever
    For FAWMku's post count to assail

  • @timfatchen  6 days

    Just do it and post and move on
    Perfection's a song for a swan
    Try hard to be smart
    And your words will lose heart
    And you'll never quite get them on song.

  • @barbara  6 days

    A FAWMerick? Don’t mind if I do!
    There’ll be plenty of time for FAWMku,
    But these verses take time,
    On the hunt for a rhyme,
    Keeping meter, a verbal Kung Fu.

  • @lowhum 6 days

    You're way too long, said a fawmku
    To a fawmerick in katmandu
    And you are so zen
    It's hard to understand
    Wait for the punchline: coo-coo!

  • @stephenwordsmith 6 days

    That reminds me: I once met a Sherpa
    Who claimed to be Shah Dev's usurper
    I asked: "You for real?"
    He turned on his heel
    And walked away laughing "loof lirpA!"

  • @postcardhelicopters  6 days

    I once had a real messed up clock
    that, while it could tick, would not tock
    no matter how agile
    the clocksmith or cudgel
    its measure was never ad hoc

  • @stephenwordsmith 5 days

    There once was a man with no head
    Who was widely presumed to be dead
    Due to absence profound
    Of a chin or a crown
    If he disagreed, he never said!

  • @postcardhelicopters  5 days

    I chanced upon that headless man
    last year, it was, dining in Cannes
    the stench was horrific
    from man and from biopic
    that riots were sparked in Bhutan

  • @scubed  5 days

    As bedtime approaches I choose
    To stop reading the god-awful news
    I'm too tense by half
    I need a good laugh
    And FAWMerick will always amuse

  • @stephenwordsmith 5 days

    There once was a soldier from Gath
    Who found a small boy in his path
    The wee boy slung a sling
    And the very next thing
    The great soldier was out on hith ath.

  • @crisp1  4 days

    So @scubed gave everyone a chuckle
    By finding a way to use “muckle”
    It’s a talent sublime
    To use fun words in rhymes
    To her I admit I must truckle

  • @carleybaer  4 days

    I've never done FAWMerick before
    So I've set out to settle the score
    I looked and, oh lordy!
    We have three and forty
    So this one will make forty-four

  • @stephenwordsmith 4 days

    It's lovely to see this thread thrive
    Here's one more to keep it alive
    Although I'm well aware
    That some out there don't care
    A great deal for our friend 45...

  • @aflinner 3 days

    Too early to share songs as yet,
    But FAWMerick gets our feet wet.
    A stretch before racing
    To help with pacing,
    Before we start breaking a sweat!

  • @bradbrubaker  3 days

    There once was a FAWMku that sucked.
    It started with "Bootie bootie butts."
    It only made me laugh.
    A baby cow is a calf.
    The FAWMku ended "Bootie bootie butts."

  • @carleybaer  3 days

    @bradbrubaker that was beautiful 😁

  • @stephenwordsmith 3 days

    There once was a man who mapped to
    Be the first time to mice and men
    And then left a message
    For the silver screen as his name
    Is there a way to get the latest flash player?

    An autocomplete FAWMerick by @stephenwordsmith . Thank you.

  • @crisp1  3 days

    Everyone needs rest and quiet
    You tyros out there ought to try it
    But if done too much
    The effect is such
    That you might have to go on a diet

  • @postcardhelicopters  3 days

    As a first year FAWMerickian
    I find I am strick-ian
    by how seductive
    and also instructive
    this humble form is-ian

  • @ayehahmur  3 days

    One thing that gives me the fear
    Indulging in FAWM'ricks this year
    Is when the time comes
    For the FAWM starting gun
    I'll be stuck with this rhythm and meter!

  • @scubed  3 days

    An old woman who lived way out West
    Stepped right in a big hornet's nest
    She said, "Oh, drat
    Wish I hadn't done that!
    Now I need a stiff drink and some rest"

  • @metalfoot  3 days

    A fellow was driving back home
    Across his lane another car'd roam
    With a smash and a crash
    The twain they did mash
    And that's why I'm writing this poam 😉

  • @lowhum 3 days

    As I was reading Finnegan's Wake
    A baiter crotch mee a stake
    Treppendously scornt
    Obsidiantly warnt
    Brew born broome shoubel and sheikh

  • @zecoop  3 days

    The airbags were fully deployed
    And @metalfoot was quite annoyed
    The rental had come
    A new life begun
    And FAWMing left him overjoyed.

  • @stephenwordsmith 3 days

    I am glad you're all right, for your sake
    A poor bedfellow water can make:
    Though it may end in woe
    When your car's in the snow
    It's much better than cars in a lake

  • @crisp1  3 days

    My drinking buds vowed to outwit me
    Just before we went climbing Mt. Whitney
    I binged ’cause I’m reckless
    Now guess what’s for breakfast?
    A hair of the dog that done bit me

  • @stephenwordsmith 3 days

    The liquor, it pours like a fountain
    Tequila, 3, 4, but who's countin'?
    With only one flagon
    One falls off the wagon,
    Take care not to fall off that mountain.

  • @lowhum 3 days

    a vagabond might drink a full wagon
    of beatniks, hippies and more ons
    we could follow his course
    or change the discourse
    there's more than two roads to a tavern

  • @stephenwordsmith 3 days

    Deep I slept, full of brandy and trifle
    I woke up to a man with a rifle
    And to compound this feud
    I was sleeping quite nude
    To the gunfight, I thus brought an eyeful

  • @scubed  3 days

    Made a change in my morning routine:
    Trying to drink less caffeine
    It’s not working well
    How can I tell?
    My naps are now deep and serene

  • @stephenwordsmith 3 days

    Caffeine gives me joy with sobriety
    (That's, in the end, best for society)
    It's strong as a girder
    But absolute murder
    On my gene-ral-ised anxiety

  • @metalfoot  2 days

    I met head-to-head my anxiety
    And also exercised my piety
    Went back to the place
    My car was erased
    And returned safely back to society

  • @stephenwordsmith 2 days

    All's well, as they say, as ends well
    Like the sea, you've come out of it swell
    Not your time to decease,
    You've escaped in one piece
    With one more new story to tell

  • @lowhum 2 days

    on arrival a rival
    was met with a rifle
    a bible was red
    and merrily wed
    they were cleared of creedence revivals

  • @stephenwordsmith 2 days

    Take me down to the Paradise city
    Where the grass is green and the girls pretty
    Oh won't you oh oh
    Please take me home
    Hey, I've run out of lyrics. That's shitty.

  • @stephenwordsmith 2 days

    A wizard, in fact a fox cunning
    Performed tricks prestigious and stunning
    But with quite different habits
    Re: usage of rabbits
    So my advice, hares, is 'start running'.

  • @scubed  2 days

    I’ve long been an avid news junkie
    Chased headlines like a high-on-speed monkey
    But right now keeping track
    Puts a kink in my back
    And make me feel queasy and funky

  • @scubed  2 days

    Look closely as light lines float by
    There’s much more there than meets the eye
    Too often we mortals
    Let Truth ride on chortles
    Keep smilin’, lie lie lie lie

  • @stephenwordsmith 2 days

    There once was a young girl named Hayley
    Who trained for the spelling bee daily
    She was best in her field
    But her quest for the shield
    Was cut short by a wicked shillelagh

  • @aflinner 2 days

    Writing FAWMku is relaxing
    While FAWMerick’s just a bit taxing
    They’re both lots of fun!
    Since FAWM’s not begun,
    I’m thinking their pace is still waxing

  • @scubed  2 days

    It’s always a good use of time
    To practice our meter and rhyme
    So our brand-new lyrics
    Might earn panegyrics
    Ah, FAWMing is oh so sublime!

  • @stephenwordsmith 2 days

    There once was a young man named Boyd
    Who stared in the infinite void
    Alas and alack,
    The void just stared back
    And thus the man walked off, annoyed

  • @aflinner 2 days

    I just returned home from the store
    Called Walmart (you know it, I’m sure)
    And now there’s no time
    To think of more rhymes
    But later I’ll up the word score

  • @stephenwordsmith 2 days

    There once was a farmer named Dan
    A do-it-yourself kind of man
    Put two doors in one swoop
    In his old chicken coop
    And now it's a chicken sedan

  • @scubed  1 day

    I've scribbled my five-seven-five
    'Bout the pleasure of being alive
    But despite FAWMku's grace
    It takes second place
    'Cause FAWMerick don't take no jive

  • @scubed  1 day

    I'm a FAWMerick fan though and through
    Won't let it slide back towards Page Two
    Her friends think it's madness
    And ask with some sadness,
    "Can't she find something better to do?"

  • @crisp1  1 day

    A rich gal was totally frosted
    By how much her highlights had costed
    She told her hairdresser
    Please make the price lesser
    Or else you’ll see my business losted

  • @stephenwordsmith 1 day

    There was a boyracer from Russia
    Who took his old car to the crusher
    Though he loved to hoon it,
    The stereo unit
    Was stuck on 'Confessions' by Usher

  • @crisp1  1 day

    My dog is a chaser of birds
    Especially when they are in herds
    The danger for me
    Is when they start to flee
    They just might bombard me with turds

  • @lowhum 1 day

    In Russia they have a saying
    A hungry bear does not sway
    but some polite moose
    chose to boogie their hooves
    while their wives swallowed pomegranates

  • @stephenwordsmith 1 day

    The Fake A for ABBA thing's fun
    But remedial plays must be done
    Of the alphabet song
    Cause we've got the thing wrong
    For the last 5 consecutive runs.

  • @lowhum 1 day

    Once an elegant lady woke up
    she dreamed she was a crab
    she could not comprehend
    and astray she went
    while the universe was taking a nap

  • @lowhum 1 day

    Epaulette Letuce

  • @scubed  19 hours

    I may go clean out of my head
    They keep saying what's already said
    My clueless suggestion
    Still causing contention
    Tho' the horse is dead dead dead dead dead

  • @crisp1  16 hours

    Sewing reveals I’m a fool
    I cannot tell bobbin from spool
    But I seem inbred
    When I’m spinning the thread
    I get so excited I drool

  • @stephenwordsmith 11 hours

    Take two As, follow them with two Bs
    Then one final A, slick as you please
    Pick a name or a place
    For protagonists ace
    And you've FAWM'ricked with effortless ease

  • @timfatchen  11 hours

    Wow! Look at the messes I've missed!
    The muse by a FAWMerick kissed!
    Whole days I've to read
    Yet I'm forced to plead....
    What is this @stephenwordsmith?

  • @scubed  9 hours

    As dawn glowed a sweet rosy read
    She checked out the headlines and said,
    "Dissonance reigns
    And sanity wanes
    I think I'll just go back to bed."

  • @stephenwordsmith 2 hours

    "I've heard it said Joy is contagious"
    Said father as Joy's fever rages
    "If it spreads to my cheeks,
    I'll be knocked out for weeks"
    To recover would take that contagious...

  • @lowhum 35 mins

    Yeah, count ages!

  • @aflinner 19 mins

    I can’t wait for FAWM, it’s a blast!
    I’m hoping my energy lasts...
    I don’t feel so hot
    This cold that I caught
    Is knocking me back on my a . . . er, butt.

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