Today was National Poetry Day in the UK and, for the fourth year running, I tweeted that I'd write anyone a short poem on a given subject or a given theme. This year I had three requests, so here are three brand new poems.
My good buddy Ross Milne requested "Mr Bean vs 50 Cent's 'In Da Club'", which sounds like a hark back to my bootlegging days, so this is called:
Aberdeen history tour operator Fiona Jane Brown then asked for, appropriately, one about "Rainy Days". This tied in nicely with the day's weather and the overarching theme of National Poetry Day of water.
I sometimes wait for weeks and weeks for rain and when it comes
I get dressed up in rainproof breeks, cagoule and Wellingtons
When it dries I get undressed and run round in the nip
Avoiding rain-drenched Sou'westers, wet Macs, umbrella tips
Finally, our new friend from Demented Eloquence North 5, poet Elaine Feeney, asked for 'an epic please...ah, a Haiku will do' - and so I tried to cover both as best I could.
Retold an epic
In seventeen syllables
So, somewhat abridged.
See you on Twitter again next October!