My Bid To Become Poet Laureate

@WorDazza (15833)
Manchester, England
November 10, 2020 6:07am CST
Some of you may remember, that driven by the sheer boredom of lockdown, I started to write some poetry. I posted one or two here but did actually write a few more which never got to see the light of day. I happened across them just this morning so thought I'd share this one with you. It's called 'Early Night Fright' and is about the perils of being boring and going to bed early on your birthday. Voices in the night Wake me from my bed Did I really hear them Or are they in my head Maybe they are remnants Of my fevered dreaming Or maybe burglars broke in And are downstairs scheming Reaching for the golf club I keep beneath my bed Remembering I don't play golf Find my cricket bat instead Sneaking down the stairs Trying not to make a sound Peeping round the corner Voices getting very loud Realising I'm in the nude Doesn't help my plight Naked man with cricket bat Must make a sorry sight Plucking up my courage And jumping out quite smartly Everybody yells "Surprise! Welcome to your party" Apparently the poet laureate gets partially paid in sherry. When the job offer comes my way, which it undoubtedly must, I think I'll ask if they can swap it for Newcastle Brown Ale.
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@garymarsh6 (23393)
• United Kingdom
10 Nov 20
You are up there with Wordsworth!
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@garymarsh6 (23393)
• United Kingdom
11 Nov 20
@WorDazza hmm something that can not be applied to you!
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
11 Nov 20
@garymarsh6 Thank you. I'll give you that tenner later.
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
10 Nov 20
If you mean his illiterate brother Walter then you're probably right.
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@xFiacre (12617)
• Ireland
10 Nov 20
@WorDazza I take my hat off to you, but everything else is staying on.
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
10 Nov 20
So it's kind of a reverse Full Monty!
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@kaylachan (57431)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
10 Nov 20
That's a good one. If that happened to me in real life, I think someone would get injured.
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@kaylachan (57431)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
10 Nov 20
@WorDazza And, we can't have that. LOL!
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
10 Nov 20
@kaylachan I think that would be what's referred to as shutting the stable door after the horse has bolted!!
@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
10 Nov 20
Well my pride would be injured that's for sure
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@jaboUK (64362)
• United Kingdom
15 Nov 20
Lol - Brilliant. Well written and fun!
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@jaboUK (64362)
• United Kingdom
16 Nov 20
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
15 Nov 20
Thanks Janet. I take that as a huge compliment from someone who is above me in the pecking order for the poet laureate position.
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@DianneN (246334)
• United States
12 Nov 20
Voices in your head, too? I hope the dash cam was off, Robert Frost!
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
15 Nov 20
At least my voices aren't telling me I can't sing. Wish they'd told me to put some clothes on!!
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@DianneN (246334)
• United States
16 Nov 20
@WorDazza . If you’re in the shower, nothing to worry about. If not........
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
16 Nov 20
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• India
10 Nov 20
Well written
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
10 Nov 20
Thank you.
• India
11 Nov 20
@WorDazza welcome
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@RebeccasFarm (86564)
• United States
3 Dec 20
You are brilliant my friend keep at it
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• United States
3 Dec 20
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
3 Dec 20
Thank you. Although I think you may need to check your dictionary for the meaning of the word brilliant
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@Hate2Iron (15730)
• Canada
4 Dec 20
LOL... loved it. You have a knack for sure!
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
5 Dec 20
Thank you. Not sure if I make this stuff up or it's suppressed memories coming to the surface!!
• United States
10 Nov 20
brilliant'n hysterically funny! well done 'ndeed, thanks much fer sharin' :)
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@TheHorse (205375)
• Walnut Creek, California
18 Nov 20
Sounds like a great beginning to your party! Did others follow (birthday) suit?
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
18 Nov 20
Keys in the bowl too. Well where else could we keep them? Don't answer that!!
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@TheHorse (205375)
• Walnut Creek, California
18 Nov 20
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@lovebuglena (43059)
• Staten Island, New York
30 Jan 21
This poem has a song-like quality to it. I was actually singing the words rather than reading them. I really enjoyed this poem.
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
30 Jan 21
Thank you. I'm learning to play guitar. Maybe once I'm proficient enough I could set it to music.
@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
31 Jan 21
@lovebuglena Based on my progress so far I wouldn't hold my breath if I were you
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@lovebuglena (43059)
• Staten Island, New York
30 Jan 21
@WorDazza That would be awesome.
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@Namelesss (3368)
• United States
19 Nov 20
Hahaha, this is why one should wear clothes. But where's the fun in that?
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
20 Nov 20
Indeed! Clothes are for fun sponges
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@FayeHazel (40248)
• United States
4 Dec 20
Ha ha. Oh dear. SOmetimes it is a big treat to sleep in though
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
5 Dec 20
I seem to do a lot of sleeping in since giving up work. Although that's coming to an end on Monday as I'm returning to the world of work.
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
7 Dec 20
@FayeHazel I'll be doing what I was doing before retiring. Developing applications for vehicle diagnostics tools. Working for a different company than I used to but for the same customer as I used to.
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@FayeHazel (40248)
• United States
7 Dec 20
@WorDazza Nothing wrong with sleeping in. Congratulations on returning to work... I think! What will you do?
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@bbghitte (3294)
• Philippines
10 Nov 20
Love how you weave those words! Nice one!
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
10 Nov 20
Thank you. Glad you liked it.
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@jstory07 (134337)
• Roseburg, Oregon
20 Nov 20
I do really like the ending of your poem. Nice job.
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
20 Nov 20
Thanks. I must point out it is entirely fictional. Honest!!!
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@Fleura (29097)
• United Kingdom
10 Nov 20
Obviously your next career beckons : )
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
10 Nov 20
Bin man???
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@JudyEv (325478)
• Rockingham, Australia
11 Nov 20
Reminds me of John Cleese in some film or other. I do hope this was all in your imagination. lol I remember the film now 'A Fish Called Wanda'.
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
11 Nov 20
That's the one. Mrs WorDazza's favourite film that is. I hope it was in my imagination too. Seems awfully vivid. Maybe it was captured on dashcam!!