Philadelphia Reflections

The musings of a physician who has served the community for over six decades


Terse Verses: Volume II: Sorted by Topics

Terse Verse: Human Relationships

Terse Verse on the subject of human relationships.

Terse Verse: Human Relationships

Terse Verse: Air Heads

Air Heads

Tech kid
Gets rid
Old gear
Each year
Must flings
Hot things
Gross size
Net buys

Too soon
Next boon
Makes now
No how
Pen pals
Guys gals
Loves hates
Cell mates

Terse Verse: All's Fair

All's Fair

Scribes go
New show
Write raves
Make waves
Must see
Ads plea
Fans flock
Round block

Crowds view
Then stew
Hopes dash
Was trash
They boo
Bo Bo
Twas so
So so

Terse Verse: Fork Lift

Fork Lift

Watch guest
Taste test
Sits up
Right cup
No slurp
Nor burp
Each bite
Chews right

Best poise
Sweet noise
Nice wife
Trim knife
Show class
Not brass
Makes tune
Gold spoon

Terse Verse: House Rules

House Rules

Each plan
Has plan
In brief
One chief
Home base
Best place
Check stir
"Yes Sir"

Folks lead
Kids heed
Young mind
Old kind
Moms guide
Dads chide
Prime phrase
"No ways"

Terse Verse: Male Call

Male Call

Gals meet
Gush greet
Talk flows
Men clothes
Chit chat
This that
Cow tows
Seek vows

Men thrive
High five
Check calves
Both halves
Bull guys
Shun ties
No knots
Wed not

Terse Verse: Push Pull

Push Pull

Job quests
Take tests
Fill forms
Check norms
Good marks
Spur sparks
If doubt
You're out

Hard work
For jerks
Takes more
To score
Boss choice
Heeds voice
Friends kin
You're in

Terse Verse: Reel World

Reel World

Buy tix
See flix
Screens blaze
Minds glaze
Lights dim
Eyes swim
Crowd sighs
Laughs cries

Time shifts
Weights lift
Stars shine
Blind mine
Their game
Win fame
Our roll
Pay toll

Terse Verse: Rode Rage

Road Rage

Horse rides
Test prides
When steed
Loves speed
Their pace
Makes race
Clip clop
Won't stop

No whoa
Halts go
His neigh
Wins day
My reins
Aren't reigns
Who's boss?
Sense hoss

Terse Verse: Short Cuts

Short Cuts

At work
Some shirk
Smart find
Less grind
On roll
Meat goal
Hot dogs
Leap frog

Old guard
Stays hard
With butt
In rut
In brief
Just beef
Same place
Cold case

Terse Verse: Come Backs

Come Backs

Grads meet
Hearts beat
Years pass
Spreads class
Old chums
Now 'lums
But cliques
Still clicks

Past thrill
Stays still
Love hang
Same gang
They find
Bonds bind
Stock prize
School ties

Terse Verse: Miss Fits

Miss Fits

Lose things
Craze brings
Once lost
Rooms tossed
Search trail
Looks fail
Words rage
Blame age

Times weasrs
Dulls cares
Quests cease
Make peace
Once quit
Spy it
Game through
Peek boo

Terse Verse: Fire Flies

Fire Flies

Eyes greet
Hearts heat
Lights ring
"Real Thing"
Sparks fly
Gal guy
First phase
Hopes blaze

When flame
Turns tame
Flips hot
To not
Thrill ends
Just friends
Cools stress
Match less

Terse Verse: I Strain

I Strain

Her tales
Sad wails
When hear
Shed tear
Drones on
Tho yawn
Each stage
Adds page

Try change
Voice range
To where
Can share
Deaf ear
Won't veer
She spurns
You turns


Terse Verse: Imp Pulse

Imp Pulse

Heart beats
Sweet treats
Love charms
Male arms
Prince sat
Stood pat
His rule
Stay cool

Pot lucks
Pick schumcks
Fool's whim
Crowns him
Sword's voice
Dub's choice
Now rise
"Sir" prise

Terse Verse: Nags Head

Nags Head

Don't fight
She's right
If choose
You lose
Why try
Or vie
Each pause
Lost cause

Man's sphere
Steer clear
Must bow
Cow tow
Who reigns
Holds reins
Her course
Tame horse

Terse Verse: Queue Tip

Queue Tip

Check outs
Bring pouts
Lines vast
I'm last
Long wait
Teeth grate
Feet itch
Quick switch

New place
Slow pace
Says voice
Poor choice
"Wear's rule"
Stay cool
Don't Change
Home range

Terse Verse: Wise Cracked

Wise Cracked

Hear quip
Hope hip
Try talk
Lips balk
Mind blanks
Tongue tanks
Pride's plea
Don't flee

So please
Clench jaws
Brain's fate
Too late
Hope next
Not vexed
Now's stress
Wit less

Terse Verse: Cheep Talk

Cheep Talk

Cell phones
Breed clones
Chicks chat
This that
Quick text
What's next
Costs grand
Out hand

Comes bill
Folks chill
Fowl word
Is heard
Scream shout
Shell out
New regs
Goose eggs

Terse Verse: Flash Back

Flash Back

Flames old
Keep Hold
Loves spurn
Still burn
Past fling
Dreams cling
Days daunt
Nights haunt

Friends see
One me
Don't know
Masked woe
That spark
Deep dark
Lurks spy
Mind's I

Terse Verse: Hold Ups

Hold Ups

Folks pledge
Then hedge
Say "but"
Eyes shut
Skip plate
Slow skate
When go
Means no

Time creeps
Then leaps
Debts old
Grow cold
Proud feat
Dead beat
Wills won't
Dos don't

Terse Verse: Last Laughs

Last Laughs

Sit coms
Oft bomb
When jokes
Need pokes
Fans need
Some lead
Let go
Ho ho

To prime
Fun time
Tapes pour
Canned roar
Techs tout
Their clout
Reel voice
Sound choice

Terse Verse: Out Takes

Out Takes

Her wish
Fine dish
Dress up
Out sup
There dine
Fine wine
Top drawer
Gold door

But he
Thought "ME"
His mood
Fast food
Down hill
Went Thrill
End fate
Got gate

Terse Verse: Pen Pals

Pen Pals

Men bless
Cave mess
Dawn 'lvn
Hog 'evn
Sty stays
All days
No fuss
Leave muss

Wives mope
Try cope
But neat
Tough feat
His style
Food pile
Gorge shout
Pig out

Terse Verse: Puff Poof

Puff Poof

Word's out
Brass shout
Hypes high
New guy
Fast track
More jack
Team grim
Doubts him

Big shot
He's not
"Neath hat
Just fat
His blimp
Soon limp
Fair hair
Hot air

Terse Verse: Boo Who

Boo Who

Hide seek
Don't peak
Go slow
Tip toe
Then hear
Laugh near
Friends shout
Jump out

Horse play
Spurs neigh
Clowns gloat
Get goat
Cats scare
Screech stare
Pranks blame
Cry game

Terse Verse: Foot Lights

Foot Light

Hearts dance
Gals prance
Shoe fling
Fall spring
Long aisles
Pump styles
Make feet
Walk beat

Spot picks
Get kicks
Sweet fits
Score hits
Hip hop
Non stop
Find great
Sole mate

Terse Verse: Gag Rule

Gag Rule

Words mean
Cause scene
Those near
Feel fear
Tip toe
Talk show
Bite tongue
None stung

Heads hot
On spot
Wise wait
Teeth grate
Shun fool
Laws cool
Chokes hold
Case cold

Terse Verse: Toil Road

Toil Road

Free ways
Cars blaze
Fast lane
Sparks pain
Wives shout
Watch out
She frets
He sweats

His swerves
Test nerves
Her frown
Slow down
End trip
Lose grip
Car tired
Both wired

Terse Verse: What's Up

What's Up

Mom earth
Gives birth
Ice stops
Bud pops
Bulbs peek
Babes sqeek
World green

Saps surge
Old urge
All men
Feel yen
They do
Rise too
Stay king
Guy thing

Terse Verse: Take Outs

Take Outs

Clocks chime
Meal time
She cooks
He looks
When tires
Same fires
Wants change
Home range

Gets wish
Served dish
Best scene
They clean
At end
Must spend
Done sup
Fork up

Terse Verse: Hit Run

Hit Run

Some fights
Base rights
Old school
Slugs rule
Where teams
Blow steam
Weak wrong
Smart strong

To last
Swat fast
Words spike
Quick strike
One shot
Quick trot
No err
Foul fair

Terse Verse: Split Ends

Split Ends

Friends dine
Food wine
Share meals
Talk deals
Comes bill
Their drill
Smile laugh
Pay half

Turns out
Those stout
Oft choose
Prime booze
Now wise
Check size
Stop touch
Go Dutch

Terse Verse: Quick Steps

Quick Steps

Born Wean
Tot Teen
School Grad
Wed Dad
Work Rounds
Ups Downs
Wife Bails
Hope Flails

Sweet Fate
New Mate
Wounds Mend
Jobs End
Songs Fade
Dues Paid
Last Beat
Six Feet

Terse Verse: Night Lite

Nite Lite

New borns
Wake mourns
Their cries
Light skies
Each peep
Kills sleep
Hearts pound
Screams sounds

Mom dad
Both glad
When shrill
Turns still
Queen's nest
Praise rest
Thank lord
Lost chord

Terse Verse: Check Mate

Check Mate

Who'll be
For me
Best wife
All life
Good friends
Nice blends
Starts fun
Move one

But when
Lags yen
Bored game
Slow same
Must split
That's it
Bad patch
Ends match

Terse Verse: Line Up

Line Up

Round pool
Young drool
Fish eyes
Hunt prize
Girls set
Drop net
Smiles looks
Cast hooks

Who'll tame
Wild game
All wait
As bait
Play loose
She's noose
Clothes taut
He's caught

Terse Verse: Butt Heads

Butt Heads

Who's right?
Starts fight
Jut chin
Butt in
First tells
Then yells
Both shout
Butt out

Fool's prides
Take sides
One cool
Names mule
Who walks
Boasts talks
Loves gloat
Gets goat

Terse Verse: Stale Mates

Stale Mates

One wed
Each dred
Talks drift
Life Shift
Meals bland
Food canned
Time bare
Oft stare

Takes two
Keep new
Old years
Shift gears
Elase sit
Rock knit
Mute friends
Dead ends

Terse Verse: Fee Lines

Fee Lines

That pet
You get
Once waif
Now safe
Swift lure
Sweet purr
Loves awe
Soft paw

Start ditch
Rags rich
They rule
Act cool
Best perk
Don't work
Prize catch
From scratch

Terse Verse: Heir Cut

Heir Cut

Read wills
Tears thrills
Good splits
Score hits
Smiles round
None frown
Those kin
They're in

But some
Feel bums
They boo
May sue
If case
Off base
Laws shout
They're out

Terse Verse: Bar Code

Bar Code

Ends day
Starts play
Friends meet
Drink treat
Old pals
New gals
Rules done
Have fun

Beer busts
Prime lusts
When wed
Have fled
Creeps flit
Hope hit
Pitch falls
Pub crawls


Terse Verse: Bull's Eye

Bull's Eye

Cows wink
Males blink
Same Shtick
Quick trick
His half
For calf
Good Mooed
For dude

Love not
Big shot
Must do
One two
Serve spark
Hits mark
Proves stud
No dud

Terse Verse: Eye Cues

Eye Cues

Guys wise
Watch eyes
From blink
To wink
Each view
Gives clue
Quick glance
Means chance

Good looks
Great hooks
High brows
Win wows
Whip lash
Adds dash
Wed views
Eye dos

Terse Verse: Face off

Face Off

When gone
Swan song
Who writes
Claims rights
Picks facts
Spin acts
Slap dash
Grubs cash

They paint
Truth faint
Tout stains
Sale gains
Their views
Part trues
Friends see
Taint me

Terse Verse: Loan Range

Loan Range

Dear friend
Asks lend
Needs now
Makes vow
Pay back
No flak
Act rash
"Here's cash"

Once grant
Cans can't
Won't pay
Goes way
Past due
Must sue
"Twas steal
Dun deal

Terse Verse: Tag Line

Tag Line

Touch go
Fast slow
Hands flair
Grab air
Each time
That I'm
Near thee
You flee

Love's game
Much same
See blush
Make rush
Ends chase
Wins race
To wit
You're it


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Terse Verse: Air Heads
New blog 2015-02-18 18:53:33 description

Terse Verse: All's Fair
New blog 2015-02-18 19:12:17 description

Terse Verse: Fork Lift
New blog 2015-03-05 16:14:03 description

Terse Verse: House Rules
New blog 2015-03-05 16:21:01 description

Terse Verse: Male Call
New blog 2015-03-05 16:36:48 description

Terse Verse: Push Pull
New blog 2015-03-05 18:51:43 description

Terse Verse: Reel World
New blog 2015-03-05 19:04:35 description

Terse Verse: Rode Rage
New blog 2015-03-05 19:10:34 description

Terse Verse: Short Cuts
New blog 2015-03-05 19:23:57 description

Terse Verse: Come Backs
New blog 2015-03-05 19:39:09 description

Terse Verse: Miss Fits
New blog 2015-03-05 20:01:10 description

Terse Verse: Fire Flies
New blog 2015-03-05 20:20:19 description

Terse Verse: I Strain
New blog 2015-03-05 21:16:36 description

Terse Verse: Imp Pulse
New blog 2015-03-05 21:21:50 description

Terse Verse: Nags Head
New blog 2015-03-05 21:37:58 description

Terse Verse: Queue Tip
New blog 2015-03-05 22:09:40 description

Terse Verse: Wise Cracked
New blog 2015-03-05 22:26:23 description

Terse Verse: Cheep Talk
New blog 2015-03-06 18:22:40 description

Terse Verse: Flash Back
New blog 2015-03-06 19:09:39 description

Terse Verse: Hold Ups
New blog 2015-03-06 20:32:50 description

Terse Verse: Last Laughs
New blog 2015-03-06 20:51:34 description

Terse Verse: Out Takes
New blog 2015-03-06 21:08:29 description

Terse Verse: Pen Pals
New blog 2015-03-06 21:49:01 description

Terse Verse: Puff Poof
New blog 2015-03-06 22:04:10 description

Terse Verse: Boo Who
New blog 2015-03-09 20:56:42 description

Terse Verse: Foot Lights
New blog 2015-03-10 21:10:40 description

Terse Verse: Gag Rule
New blog 2015-03-10 21:15:17 description

Terse Verse: Toil Road
New blog 2015-03-18 17:27:56 description

Terse Verse: What's Up
New blog 2015-03-18 18:00:43 description

Terse Verse: Take Outs
New blog 2015-03-19 15:02:00 description

Terse Verse: Hit Run
New blog 2015-03-19 15:33:44 description

Terse Verse: Split Ends
New blog 2015-03-19 18:34:17 description

Terse Verse: Quick Steps
New blog 2015-03-20 16:30:19 description

Terse Verse: Night Lite
New blog 2015-03-20 18:29:45 description

Terse Verse: Check Mate
New blog 2015-03-25 16:43:48 description

Terse Verse: Line Up
New blog 2015-03-25 17:36:01 description

Terse Verse: Butt Heads
New blog 2015-03-25 19:16:18 description

Terse Verse: Stale Mates
New blog 2015-03-26 16:32:49 description

Terse Verse: Fee Lines
New blog 2015-03-26 18:56:41 description

Terse Verse: Heir Cut
New blog 2015-03-26 20:18:12 description

Terse Verse: Bar Code
New blog 2015-03-27 19:17:43 description

Terse Verse: Bull's Eye
New blog 2015-03-27 19:21:53 description

Terse Verse: Eye Cues
New blog 2015-03-27 20:08:21 description

Terse Verse: Face off
New blog 2015-03-27 20:13:05 description

Terse Verse: Loan Range
New blog 2015-03-27 20:28:30 description

Terse Verse: Tag Line
New blog 2015-03-27 21:12:42 description