Richard Dawkins, eat your heart out
(Him wot invented memes)!
For now your invention's being used
In all sorts of harebrained schemes!
Take the Blogs for instance; there, every day, appears,
A little meme of some sort to settle between my ears.
I feel a sort of compulsion to do my very best!
I've simply got to write something. It's rather like a test!
But, in the immediate future, I just won't have the time
To fiddle about with silly little nonsenses in rhyme.
Malcolm's coming up for eighty; there are parties to be planned.
Jottings from on-line recipe books lie round on every hand.
Then the melodramas are active, three shows coming up quite soon,
Plus concerts by the choir at which I try to sing in tune.
Furthermore, we're going to Sydney for three days on the town
Expending lots of energy just wandering up and down.
All in all, I'll have a busy time, with activities and schemes.
So, I repeat, I'm weaning myself away from those wretched memes!
I can't quite go cold turkey; the attraction still persists.
The shock of a no-meme fortnight might make me slash my wrists!
So here they are, my entries for next week, abbreviated,
Hoping that, in this way, my frustration's eliminated!
Harry swims very well now, but here he is at the start.
A Blue Boy in blue water warms the cockles of my heart!
MELLOW YELLOW MONDAY
Rather a starling warning to those who might happen to be
A little bit closer than they should be to electricity!
Here's the proverbial 'red rag', coloured red to hide the blood!
And here's the proverbial Matador landing in the mud!
MAXINE ON SATURDAY
I'd love to write in Upper Case, if Net Etiquette allowed!
Because I'm that sort of person, inclined to be QUITE LOUD!
Fifty little cupcakes for the birthday of a friend.
I thought that they were rather cute and sure to start a trend!
Photographed in South Africa, the famous Table Cloth cloud,
Which hovers over the mountain like a white and filmy shroud.
A fund-raising Pink Party in aid of charity.
The reflections in the pink balloons were beautiful to see.
Seen in a display window, always there on view,
Aussie uniforms from past wars, chiefly World War Two.
Blake at an earlier age leaping in and out of the sea.
A picture of tremendous joy, or so it seems to me.
I was visiting The Japanese Gardens when I saw these colourful pike.
Swimming up for titbits was what they seemed to like.
The steps leading down to the Ocean Baths are nearly worn away,
But a shadow seems to soften them on a lovely sunny day.
THAT'S MY WORLD
The Hunter Valley vineyards stretch greenly to the hills.
A visit to those vineyards seems a cure for all life's ills!
So there! I'm done and dusted! The weeks that lies ahead
Can be faced with equanimity, not meme-deprivation dread!
So I'll hie me to the recipe books and packing for my trip,
Knowing that a week of memes hasn't given me the slip!