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Blue Sky All Over


J. Elk-Baptisté


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Copyright 2019


J. Elk-Baptisté


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Blue Sky All Over




Blue Sky All Over


Here we are, Randal

Out in the country

Picking wild berries

Minding our fingers

Because mercy, oh-my!

Don’t these plants

Bear cruel thorns?


Overhead is sky-blue

True blue all over

Powder-puff clouds

Darling as can be

Morris is sweet there

On the shady shoreline

With ducklings quack-


Quacking for all they are

Worth, all a peck-pecking

At sweet, Morrie’s tyres




Dog Gone


The cat is over the moon’

The dog will not be back

It was on borrowed time

And all along

The cat knew it


No one favours a braggard

And the cat is most discreet

Not one word of spite

Has passed her lips

But as to outcome

She’s predicted true

She now agrees to

Show restraint

By not appearing

Too overtly

Pleased




Sister, Sister!


Told her

Must chill!

Those voices

You hear

Are not real

They are you

You are ill!


Now, I’m not

Mine are true

Spirits departed

Good Aliens

Antediluvian moon expedition colonists

Get used to it

Take a rain-check

Already

Stop playing, “I’m best”, games


Got Holly here

Dropped by

Not fade away




Browbeaten


A borrower came into his room

He was fast asleep and unaware

Of a need to give out things

To all and any just because his

Good name was taken down


Now, a kind of looting is required

And so thieves are not much thieves

Not as such and won’t a robbing go


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