Tuesday, February 11, 2020


Weekly Scribblings #6, and Magaly
asks us to write cliché in poem
or prose.  What fun for my birthday
Submitted to Poets & Storytellers United
February 12, 2020

hey diddle diddle, I’m fit as a fiddle
I seem to be thinking in rhyme
it must be my day to think in cliché
and just in the nick of time

when I was young, the cat got my tongue
I couldn’t rhyme to save my soul
once the dam burst and I’d written my first
sure as I stand here I’m on a roll

good things come to those who wait
fool me twice, shame on me
can’t say that I’ve been left at the gate
while on my rhyming spree

love is blind and ignorance is bliss
what doesn’t kill will make you stronger
if more clichés had come to my mind,
this poem would surely be longer. 


  1. Lol! Fabulous. I'm a fan of sassy lassies!! I love your play on words. Happy early birthday!! :)

  2. This is such a delightful read!💝💝

  3. Oh, such fun with cliches...:) I hope your special day will bring you all things good. Enjoy!

  4. Bwahahaha! Bev, you've just made me roar. The closing is a gem.

  5. LOL, I think you win the prize for using the most cliches. That was hysterical.

  6. This was great, Bev. I could run with any of these.
    ♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Birthday Dear BEVERLY,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Birthday to you.♪♪ 

  7. Now i know its your birthday HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEV, mine was yesterday Feb11th

    Luv luv your rhyming cliche poem


  8. Ha ha ha, thanks for the good laugh and nifty rhymes. And a very Happy Birthday to you!

  9. Happy Birthday Bev.

    seems to be on your mind
    all time

    i am thinking
    this must be your preferred
    mode of verbal expression

    customer service
    must love you:)

  10. Well done! and thanks for sharing the link to your Rooster poem!

  11. It is always good to have a laugh after reading a writers poem the first time and appreciate the humour.

  12. That needed to be read aloud!! :)

  13. Happy birthday, dear Bev!
    Your poem is packed with clichés, has a very catchy rhythm, and made me smile!

  14. Ah, much needed humor. Thank you, Beverly, and touché ;)

  15. Delightful! And now that you've had a respite, surely you can add a stanza or six to your poem!

  16. This was entertaining. :) Happy belated birthday, Bev!

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