Thursday, January 19, 2017

Silly Woman--By Patricia Ann Farnsworth-Simpson--Canary Islands

Silly Woman

Shirebrook woman we all thought a fool
Idiotic and not very cool
Living to play bingo
Luck left her this we know
You’d think her very rich with deep pool

When all her money was spent and gone
Openly broke she still carried on
Making every end meet
Approaching folk on street
Now begging just to finance her fun

Patricia Ann Farnsworth-Simpson is a coal miners daughter, the only girl among 6 lads. A young mother to a son, she became a widow before she turned 18. Patricia, then, married her childhood sweetheart who fathered her lovely son and two wonderful daughters. Her children encouraged her to pursue her own talents. After 51 years of marriage, she became a widow again recently. She fills her time with poetry, helping others whenever she can.


  1. Dear Patricia,
    What an interesting bio. You've written a thoughtful poem with an enjoyable rhyme-scheme. I sense that this poem emanates from real-life experience.

    1. thank you and yes not me but iseen it happen ... pat xxx

  2. A good poem in your style Pat with a message for us all !

    Well enjoyed

    Write On


  3. 'fun' and 'gone' should rhyme, to get the Limerick part of the cross- hybrid? (acronistic). Enjoyed the fun idea, of mixing these disciplines and styles! Ralph

    1. Oh Ralph you so wrong it does rhyme ...

      Words and phrases that rhyme with fun: (173 results)

      1 syllable:
      bruhn, brun, brunn, bun, bunn, byun, chun, chunn, cm in, done, donne, dun, dunn, dunne, ft in, gnp in, gruhn, grun, gun, gunn, huhn, hun, hunn, hyun, jun, kg in, km in, kuhne, kun, le in, luhn, lun, lunn, mg in, mun, munn, nm in, none, np in, nuhn, nun, nunn, one, pun, rs. in, run, run-in, shun, son, spun, sq. in., sq in., stun, sun, than, the in, thrun, thun, ton, tonne, un, unhcr, won, youn, yun

    2. I suppose it is in the way you speak ... Pat xxx

  4. Nicely done, Patricia. I enjoyed your poem. Thank you for sharing. Continued blessings!

    -MJ (

    1. I thank you too ... Many Blessings your way ... Pat xxx

  5. Dear Patricia "Silly Woman" is a very good poem. I know what
    takes to make a living when your poor. Almost any thing one
    can think of, even begging for a little money making fun.
    Silly woman is not so silly.