Game of Thrones countdown – 2 of 2

Jon Snow has gone to sleep;
He bled out in the frost.
Betrayed by his own brothers
It seems all hope is lost.

Will this be a long sleep?
Perhaps it’s just a nap?
Maybe Mel can wake him,
With a fiery slap.

Maybe he’ll become
A wild and wacky Walker
(The Night’s King seemed to like him;
He’s not much of a talker)

Maybe he will warg,
Into his direwolf, Ghost.
Chase around a ball,
And head off down the coast.

Maybe he’s just dead,
And that’s the end of that.
We’ll never know his parentage,
Deprived of Ned’s lil’ chat.

Jon Snow has gone to sleep:
Is it really what it seems?
In a show that’s full of shocks
This takes it to extremes!


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Game of Thrones countdown – 1 of 2

Are you excited about the return of Game of Thrones for a new series? I am! Just dusting off a couple of poems that I wrote at the end of the last series for another airing. Enjoy 🙂

Winter is coming
And all that winter brings:
Endless freezing snow falls;
Rising of Night Kings.

Autumn’s winds have cooled;
The last harvest collected.
Candles and kindling cached:
The long night is expected.

Winter is coming
By the old gods and the new.
Spring’s rays will rise
But only on the few.


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Weekly Haiku Challenge – Gain & Hound

For Ronovan’s weekly challenge, the prompt words are: gain and hound. I immediately wanted to do a Game of Thrones haiku for the “Hound” character, and then had an idea for a second one too. Hope you like these!

Hounded by your memory.
Gained only wisdom.

The Hound
The Hound lost a face:
Only dignity to gain
And he took his chance


Out of Office Autoreply Haiku #2 (poems)

Paternity leave messages
Emails. Wait in
Inbox festering while I
Change baby nappies

Out of the office
Changing new baby nappies
Elbow deep in poo

Wife just had baby
Will we ever sleep again?
Please don’t answer that

The dramatic
A forlorn inbox.
A message flashes to life.
Ping! Silence again

The braggart
Picture this and weep:
White sand beach, azure waters,
A palm tree. And me

The pessimist
Insert generic
Out of office message text
For no one to read

The honest
At work, but busy
Using this to filter chaff
Call me if urgent

The geek
Not in the office
Will reply upon return
Valar dohaeris

In my underwear
Watching Game of Thrones boxset.
Winter is coming