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Flying Stalker

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You know of the fiend I am taking of here?

The one who is impossible to unhear,

And opens a flood of swear!


Drabble: 25 words

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The Four Elements

I am a child of the earth

I sing with the wind

I dance with the flame

I cry with the rain

The sun guides me by day

and the moon by night

I listen to the universe

and I find my own path in life


Drabble & Poem: 48 words

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Curious Snippets 2.0: English is a crazy language!

This is a follow-up to Curious Snippets: English I Fancy… While cleaning out old keepsakes a found a few paper snippets describing the wonderfully colourful language that is English. Again, I cannot find the original Author and there are several version of this on the internet (some with up to 21 points)… Enjoy!

English is a crazy language
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Why English is so hard to learn?.. it does appear to be very difficult for an awful lot of individuals… even the English… maybe this is why:

  1. The bandage was wound around the wound
  2. The farm was used to produce produce
  3. The dump was to full that it had to refuse more refuse
  4. We must polish the Polish furniture
  5. He could lead if he would get the lead out
  6. The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert
  7. Since there’s no time like the present, he thought is was time to present the present
  8. There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row
  9. I did not object to the object
  10. They were too close to the door to close it
  11. Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear
  12. How can I intimate this to my intimate friend

Let’s face it – English is a crazy language!

My Snippet Source: Unknown

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Curious Snippets: English I Fancy

While cleaning out old keepsakes a found a few paper snippets describing the wonderfully colourful language that is English. Unfortunately, after trying to find the original Author of today’s snippet I ran into several other versions of this poem (mainly with the title “Why English is so Hard to Learn”) contributed to unknown writers from Anonymous to Dr Suess. So I will simply add mine to the confusion! LOL!

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A CONTRARY LANGUAGE

We’ll begin with a box and the plural boxes,

yet the plural of ox is oxen – not oxes.

Then one fowl is a goose but two are called geese,

yet the plural of moose should never be meese.

You may find a lone mouse or a nest of mice,

but the plural of house is houses, not hice.

If the plural of man is always called men,

why shouldn’t the plural of pan be called pen?

If I speak of a foot, and you show me your feet,

and I give you a boot, would a pair be called beet?

If one is a tooth and a whole set are called teeth,

why shouldn’t the plural of booth be called beeth?

Then one may be that, and three would be those,

but the plural of cat is cats and not cose.

We speak of a brother and also of brethren,

but though we say mother, we never say methren.

Masculine pronouns are he, his and him,

but imagine feminine – she shis and shim.

So English I fancy, you all will agree,

is the funniest language you ever did see.

Daft, I call it.

My Snippet Source: Stoep Talk 2004

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The Flow

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I do try to make my writing flow,

when the words fall upon the page just so

each with clear cadence

and brings a certain iridescence

A poem isn’t a necessary feature

although the rhymes to tend do become their own creature

The words spill from my pen

to hopefully instill some zen

Wishing that my muse remains until the end

Because writing has been one of my dearest friends


© Dr Tanzelle Oberholster

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Drabble: 70 words


Poetry ~ Too Much (Friday Funnies) by Sue Viseth

Weirdos Unite!

This is my first attempt at a reblog, so after reading up on some Reblogging Etiquette I am adding a few extra lines in here:

This is wonderful little poem by Sue Viseth over at An Artist’s Path, one I can really relate to and hence decided to share 🙂 Please make sure to pop over to her site too!

I also created a different Author i.e. ‘Reblogged Content’ to distinguish between my content, guest bloggers and the reblogged bloggers content LOL!

An Artist’s Path

They said she was
wacky and a bit
“too much”
too cheerful,
too silly,
too animated,
too wound up.
She was
a dreamer,
an artist,
a writer,
a poet,
a mystic.
But try
as they might
they could not
dim her light.
Now she haunts
the blogosphere
where weirdos unite!

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My Silent Refuge: An Observation during Meditation

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The rain patters against my shell.

A distant roar of thunder reverberates against my shield.

My breath rises and falls to the ebb and flow of my mind.

Another crash of waves on my shore.

The sea of chatter pulls away once more.

Don’t indulge the nagging, let it through – in by the front door, out by the back.

Don’t serve the whispers tea, let them be.

Falling back into the silence, dust settling around my sanctum.

Another breath. Rise. Fall. Ebb and flow.

An inner sanctuary, solely mine, accessible anytime.

Truths only understood during my brief moments in silence.


© Dr Tanzelle Oberholster

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Drabble: 100 words


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Dear Narcissist: I’ll take My Happiness and Go

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In a world of black and white, where anything anyone does is wrong and only you are right.

From your subjective deluded perspective you have but one objective.

Spite, vengeance and scorn swirl within your heart’s storm.

Always having the last word and endlessly casting blame.

All an attempt to gain your rightful empty fame.

An endless spiral of self-destruction until tatters of every soul remains.

I endured.

I reject your words of false accusation and unfounded lies.

I cast you from my life and reclaim happiness as my prize.

For you despise yourself more, than anyone else.


Drabble: 98 words

© Dr Tanzelle Oberholster

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Begryp: ‘n Afrikaanse Gedig / Realise: an Afrikaans Poem

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In die feëwoude

Raak dit al hoe benouder

Want voëlneste word verwyder

En hoeveelheid inwoners al hoe kleiner

Is daar geen verligting?

Aan die oprigting?

Daar is geen meer bome

Vir die beeldskone

Woudgeeste om onder te dans

Deur die dag en saans

Niemand gee om

Want die mensdom is stom

Hul kinders gaan eendag kommer

Oor hoekom hul sit sonder

Enige iets om te bewonder

Alles wat mooi was, is nou weg

En nou is slegs, ‘n dorre land hul geboortereg

Omdat ons nie kan begryp

Hoe ons besig is om onself aan die aarde te vergryp…


Drabble: 98 words

© Dr Tanzelle Oberholster

Written during my highschool years / Geskryf gedurende my hoërskool jare: 2003-2007

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PS: The automatic ‘translated’ version of this poem is majorly messed up – LOL!

Basically it speaks to the idea that our unsustainable ways of living (materialism, consumerism and the ever expanding cities) is destroying the forest in which the sprites and fairies dance. Consequently, our children will have nothing to admire, because all the beauty of the world has been lost. Their only birthright would be a barren wasteland, if we do not realise that we have to cease our needless selfish ways.

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Writing Journal of a Scientist: Run The Ink Dry (Drabble)

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No piece of writing is worthy of destruction – yes, it may be cringe worthy, but half-formed ideas hide between the bad grammar and spelling mistakes. These precious little insights will be nourished when the water of the muses flow. Crumbs of inspiration quickly transform into beautifully composed pieces. Never throw away any article of writing you felt compelled to manifest. Place the offensive piece of ink on paper in a dark drawer if you must. Let it grow there, like a fungus. Soon there will come a time when these little writer’s blights will provide the antidote to writer’s block.


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