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Random Words: November, draught, zoo, baboon, TV, grill, cheese, wafer It was a cold November night. Liz was trying to avoid the draught from the ill-filling front door in her new flat. “Hm, just look at the window frames in this place!” her mother had commented when they first looked round, with a view to renting. “They’re wafer-thin, not substantial like in our old house. Skimp on materials they do these days!” Despite her mother’s disapproval, Liz had gone ahead and signed the lease. Now she was curled up on the sofa with her TV dinner, a cheese toastie made in that new grill mum gave her for her birthday. A cosy throw might have been more useful. She wanted to watch the documentary about a zoo which rescued baboons. Her mother had been right of course. Mothers always are. Observation: Sunbathing naked in one’s own garden caused great offence to a neighbour, who called the police! What I want to know is, why on earth didn’t the nudists turn the tables on the neighbour for being a peeping Tom? A man from the motor manufacturing trade was heard to say on the Radio that modern cars used a lot of plastic. He said that if you lift the bonnet, you will see plenty of plastic components, which ‘light weight the car’. Ugh!

Assignment: cucumber I’m as cool as a cucumber And never get flustered. On the other hand, I can be As hot as mustard! I don’t suffer from pressure Or feel under stress And I never become An emotional mess. I can keep a cool head When others lose theirs. I sail through life Without any cares. Yes, I’m cool as a cucumberA good thing today When everyone’s sweating And melting away!

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RBW Online Issue 544  

Poetry, blogs, Dickensian Project and much more

RBW Online Issue 544  

Poetry, blogs, Dickensian Project and much more

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