Michael Edwards




Accidents happen near to home – or so the people say

I think we'd best leave home – let’s do it straight away.


  • Author: Michael Edwards (Offline Offline)
  • Published: July 4th, 2018 00:48
  • Comment from author about the poem: I've just been asked to do a series of the penguins - I did this one some time ago but more to follow - today is the start of a few short bits of nonsense to give you a smile.
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  • User favorite of this poem: Poetic Dan.


  • Goldfinch60

    I did as you said and left home,
    In case I had an accident.
    Now I am completely lost,
    Lost in a strange world.

    Like the penguins.

    • Michael Edwards

      Is it warm where you are Andy? - if so the penguins are even more lost than you are - poor things

      • Goldfinch60

        Yes it is ########## hot (fill in your own word), I am much happier in the cooler weather.

      • 2 more comments

      • orchidee

        Oh lol, good write and pic Michael. Did you say 'I'll get my coat' and go?!

        • Michael Edwards

          Ah now - mention of coat - I'm just writing a couple of verses about sartorial inelegancies - coming to a screen near you soon.

        • orchidee

          Miss Berles about?!

          • Michael Edwards

            She's just gone out to buy some courgettes,

          • Heartwriter

            Very cute, short and sweet! Enjoyed.

          • FineB

            Thanks Michael.

            I enjoyed that!

            Accidents certainly do happen near home!

            aaarghh! No where is safe nowadays.

            Keep writing

            • Michael Edwards

              Dead right - well not dead - or even injured - well not yet - think I'm getting a touch of the Orchidees

            • orchidee

              Erm, it could be **** hot here - that's not such a long word as ##########. Well, it's not brass monkeys anyway!

              • Michael Edwards

                Err - very? Do brass monkeys have feelings?

              • Laura🌻

                Adorable penguins!
                When I taught seven year olds, my favorite science unit was on penguins! They loved it!
                Their favorite book was “Mr. Popper’s Penguins”! There’s also a movie about the story with Jim Carrey!

                Love the painting with the short verse!


                • Michael Edwards

                  Don't you just love them. This little family is proving to be very popular and might be producing them as cards - looking into costings etc. Thanks Laura

                  • Laura🌻

                    Great idea! Put me on the list for a few orders!🐧

                  • orchidee

                    Woof! I'm a watchdog. I tell people off for not marking poems 18+ when they include the word f-f-f-f- freeze!
                    Well, not exactly, but another F word. Woof!

                    • Michael Edwards

                      Do my penguins come under the 18+ category - getting worried - do penguins go woof ???

                      • orchidee

                        Nope, penguins are OK. I mean I say 'woof' at F and B. And I don't mean Free bed and Board sort of F&B!

                      • 1 more comment

                      • Andrew Charles Forrest

                        Thanks Michael... Now a polar bear on sand, that's global warming.

                        Love a naughty shorty. Hope the series goes well.

                        • Michael Edwards

                          Yes this was an early one - the current paintings all reflect ice by the use of a little purple - thanks Andrew.

                        • w c

                          enjoyed it

                        • Poetic Dan

                          Dam brain still made it out to be sad.
                          Brilliantly done though

                        • Fay Slimm.

                          So glad I caught up with your penguin paintings Michael - have always loved their adorable struggles to meet harsh conditions - - - will look forward to more of your wisely constructed nodules too.

                        • Suresh

                          OOPPSS!! I misread your intent. I asked trouble (children) to leave.

                          Entertaining as always,

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