The after-party belly over belt syndrome

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The Saga of Froganstinople Part 3…

It's a common misconception,
Those froggies they eat flies.
I noticed at the party,
It’s caviar and fries!

The only issue with this dish,
Is it makes you fat and round.
With all its glorious ingredients,
It can make you feel egg bound.

The Princess she did suffer this fate,
And had never felt so fat.
It was time to go to fat fighters,
And dust off the yoga mat.

So now the parties over,
Some rules she had to obey.
She wasn’t allowed to see her prince,
Until her wedding day.

With a photoshoot now looming,
She can’t get in her dress.
So days and days of exercise,
Cos she really looks a mess! …

A party to end all parties

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Image by Alexas_Fotos from Pixabay

The saga of Froganstinople continues…

The king, he threw a party,
The likes you've never seen.
He invited every single frog,
Including his wife the Queen.

Bands on stage and jesters too,
There were frogs just everywhere.
To any human passing by,
would make them stop and stare.

Free food for every single frog,
Enough drink to sink a ship.
The only rule that was applied,
Was every frog must dress hip.

Across the land they celebrate,
The up and comping marriage.
And in the courtyard for all to see,
The gold and silver carriage.

I witnessed this with my own eyes,
The drunken mess and stench.
Inebriated little green frogs,
slouching on every bench. …

The king’s search for his daughter's husband

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The saga of Froganstinople

Now his daughter has come of age,
He searches all his land.
To find a suitable froggy prince,
To take his daughter's hand.

The wicked witch was nasty,
She left an awful curse.
Until a suitable prince was found,
The froggy curse would not reverse.

Originally all humans,
They went and upset the witch.
So she dropped this rather evil curse,
And to froggies they did switch.

The frogs they came from far and wide,
The kings daughter they want to marry.
And finally came the perfect one,
You guessed it! His name was Larry.

Now Larry was the ultimate frog,
With eyes so bright and bold.
The whispers from the courtyard,
Was his heroics being told. …

Saturday 5 September 2020

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Image by NASA-Imagery from Pixabay

“One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”

Ok, we are not landing on the moon, but this is a big step for us. The relaunch of the newsletter. 14 weeks of producing my own Share The Love news has now developed into this.

Our editors have been swamped, but not all by pieces from you guys. Some have had lots to do with full-time jobs, others have been dealing with the pressures of home and some are doing fantastic work with organisations such as FEMA. Even so, we are still going.

Don’t forget to visit our publication and check out the new pieces coming out.

The Impromptu Prompt

We have had a huge amount of responses to this challenge and are still getting them in. So, to make it fair as we haven’t finished reading them yet, we will extend the challenge for another week. …

A creative sharing poem challenge

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Image by Felix Wolf from Pixabay

Whilst out on my travels,
Just wandering around.
I stumbled on a poetic form,
Seems fun and is quite sound.

It’s called the Golden Shovel,
Created by Terrance Hayes.
It may unlock your creative side,
with a poem that will amaze.

The Rules…
First, find your favourite poet,
Who’s poem you’d like to share.
And take one of your favourite lines,
or take more if you dare!

Now here is the tricky part,
So some time you’ll have to spend.
Make sure that as you write,
each word is at the end.

So once you got your masterpiece,
and you're ready to tag and publish.
Add a link to the original,
So their poem continues to flourish. …

The challenge with a prize

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Image by Muhammad Ridha from Pixabay

Write and publish on Share The Love to stand a chance to win your own feature page. This is a once a month special.

Something strange happened. While I was going through images for ideas, I found loads of frog images. They seemed to be taking over the internet. At the same time, I was looking at strange news and found this.

So frogs are taking over the world by starting with memes. So why don’t we help with this influx of frog humour and flood medium with frog poetry and fiction.

Share this on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. Let’s see how many people we can get involved. …

The end of the line

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Image by Joey Velasquez from Pixabay

With a swift but decisive stroke of the pen, he seals the fate of the infamous newsletter.

Yes, folks that is correct. After 14 weeks of my newsletter, it is time for it to come to a halt. I originally created this after writing Shart, which became a hit. It generated lots of talk and gave me the title of ‘The Rude Poet’. From this weekly post the publication you know and love was born, along with the Facebook group and page. But it wouldn’t have happened if it wasn’t for you guys.

Lots of changes have been going on recently with Medium and a fair few publications going along with writers. I myself am staying firm and will continue to maintain the Share The Love Publication with my amazing and talented editors.

A weekly look at different poetry forms from the unusual to more common

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Image by aL3x92 from Pixabay

Ok I admit the Clogymach form was a little difficult as a starter for 10. The search for the next didn’t have to go very far when I shouted out loud “One Hundred and Eighty!!!!!”

In our quest, we have uncovered forms that demand a keen eye, ones that need an IQ of 5000, some that are child play! But this! This one is just mathematically sound.

Are you ready? No calculator is needed!

Tricube Poems

This one is fairly new and is also fairly unknown. …

Not all washed up! Still plenty of life in us yet :)

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Image by Youssef Jheir from Pixabay

Starting a publication is easy! Pick the area you want to cover, add a logo and an image, set your navigation and off you go. If only! Finding editors, finding readers and writers too is no easy task. Especially when you are unknown.

I’d love to stand here and take all the credit, but I can’t. Because I have the most amazing team. They keep the editing and publishing going, while I work on more prompts and more things to keep the publication going.

We are not washed up :) there is plenty of life in STL yet. More prompts new (old) forms of poetry explored and plenty of other things. …


Martin Rushton

The Rude Poet. A father, stepfather. I'm like a jelly bean, firm hard exterior but soft on the inside. Published on Amazon

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