BrewNSpew Cafe – August 27, 2018


“We would be a lot safer if the Government would take its money out of science and put it into astrology and the reading of palms. Only in superstition is there hope. If you want to become a friend of civilization, then become an enemy of the truth and a fanatic for harmless balderdash.” – Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Word of the weekbalderdash – (noun) – nonsense. Synonyms- boloney, blarney, bilge, blather, folly, hogwash, hooey, poppycock, piffle, silliness, twaddle.

Oh, poppycock I say

sheeple with heads full of hay

they blather and jabber

their drivel full of piffle

 fiddle-faddle such silly twaddle

  their folly makes us jolly?

 such bunkum and balderdash

  nonsensical and foolish talk

but just perhaps

  to ponder before speaking

 or committing that keystroke

will dispel the drama

of this ongoing saga


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Hi! I’m delighted to see you here at the BrewNSpew Café! It’s time to add some pizzazz to the events that take place at the cafe.

On Tuesdays, I publish a post titled BrewNSpew Café and one of the features is a word of the week. I create my own wacky poem with my take on the word. Methinks it will be fun to make my weekly event a weekly challenge. So here’s my plan.

You’re invited to join our talented community and challenge yourselves by writing your own poetry using the weekly featured word.

The guidelines are simple-

Look for my post. BrewNSpew Café, late Mondays or early Tuesdays.

Once you’ve completed your creation- 

LINK YOUR BLOG POST TO MINE WITH A PINGBACK. To do a Pingback: Copy the URL (the HTTPS:// address of my post) for the current week’s Challenge and paste it into your post. You may also place a copy of the URL of your post in the comments of the current week’s Challenge post.

The prompt will close 5 days from the date of my post. I will post a weekly Wrap-up of posts shared by our fellow bloggers.

Let’s be creative and have fun!


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17 replies

  1. Namaste Eugenia 🙂

    Sensing the senseless written with panache I had to pop by for a read and coffee. Your poem has a fun feel – a tongue twister in places. I had no idea sheeple was a word. Great stuff, thank you 🙂

    Have a wonderful week.

    Namaste 🙂


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  2. Vonnegut has wisdom I agree with. Dropping in and saying hi Eugenia, hope you are well

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  3. Let’s have more enlightenment, from the land of All Things Vonnegut.

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  4. I like this weeks word Franci! So much fun to be here at the Cafe!

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  5. Hey Eugenia! I’m not sure how I landed here (hours of aimless browsing would do it), but thank God I did. It’s amazing what you’re doing here.

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