Not So Secret

This page is supposed to be
for telling you interesting stuff about me

a bunch of facts I could make up
and you could never call my bluff

but I was raised to tell the truth
so take my words as written proof

I’ve had “Liebster” six whole times
So now that I’m immune it’s fine.

 I’m from the land down under,
the apple island state
I’m made of random memories,
I struggle with my weight
I’m past the mid-way of my life,
I was my husbands β€œthird-time-lucky” wife,
I have a bunch of secrets,
they’re on the other page
I’m not what you call placid,
I have computer rage,
I didn’t want to do this,
to write it all in verse

but this is how my brain thinks,
I’m full of funny quirks

So now I’ve shared this moment,
you’ve read right to the end

If you’d care to, leave a comment,
we might end up as friends.

72 thoughts on “Not So Secret

      • jillscene 23/04/2014 / 5:53 pm

        Phew! I clicked post, then thought, oops, that might’ve been a bit on the ill-mannered side of polite


        • Claudette 23/04/2014 / 5:55 pm

          Never πŸ™‚ Consider yourself friended, after all, we are nearly neighbours across the water.


    • Claudette 23/04/2014 / 7:39 pm

      Yay, I’m an inspiration, I’m an inspiration.


  1. Lyrallya 23/04/2014 / 7:54 pm

    I love this! πŸ˜€ It really made me laugh πŸ™‚


    • Claudette 23/04/2014 / 7:55 pm

      Thank you. Just about to comment on yor “What time is it where you are post”. πŸ™‚


  2. mikiren 23/04/2014 / 8:07 pm

    i didn’t realise it was a poem until you said so! it’s a really original idea, i love it! :3


  3. wantaps 23/04/2014 / 8:08 pm

    Nice poem. πŸ™‚ Rhyme + humor = totally rocks it! Maybe we can be friends?

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Christin 24/04/2014 / 12:54 am

    Seriously adorable. I love it. So clever.


  5. skybright1 24/04/2014 / 4:01 pm

    Have to say it was good! But I think w are a bit closer than friends because I was right there when you were born!
    {No! I definitely was not the midwife!keep “versing!


    • Claudette 24/04/2014 / 4:08 pm

      And I am so glad that you were you! Love U


  6. jesskawrites 24/04/2014 / 6:51 pm

    You think in rhyme?? Wow. That’s pretty crazy. Not bad-crazy, just uncommon-crazy. Must be a bummer when you need to write a shopping list! πŸ˜‰

    Liked by 1 person

    • Claudette 24/04/2014 / 6:53 pm

      πŸ˜‰ thankfully I don’t do it all the time, but once you start it is hard to stop.


  7. Thewitch 28/04/2014 / 9:41 pm

    I have, in a childishly pathetic attempt to cheer you up, made you my first, and as of yet, only name on my blogroll!! Nearly as good as chocolate!! πŸ˜€


  8. Jen K|Send the Bus 01/05/2014 / 10:05 am

    I also nominated you for the Leibster award. I’m on my phone now so having trouble posting the link to my post/ will do on laptop soon. πŸ™‚


  9. EmmaK 11/05/2014 / 2:26 am

    Hi there – I know you have been nominated for a Liebster before but I have recently and just done my post – I wanted to let you know I have listed you as a blog I enjoy. Thanks



  10. Marigold 31/10/2014 / 6:42 pm

    I love how your poetry is clever & funny. I think we could be friends πŸ™‚ Are you still in Tassie? I love visiting but I couldn’t live there, as I’m completely acclimatised to Brisbane. Love your food & Salamanca Markets.


    • Claudette 31/10/2014 / 6:45 pm

      I live in the best place in Tassie, the Huon Valley. We do have good food (even if I just eat garbage most of the time!).
      Thanks for the compliment on the verse, it jsut happens mostly and I have to let it escape. Today has been especially “versifying” – have several witing for the paper writing moment.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Marigold 31/10/2014 / 6:54 pm

        I haven’t been to the Huon Valley! But I have some Huon Pine chopsticks πŸ™‚ yes, I fully understanding about needing to get the words out. It’s cool you manage to do that in poetry really well so you’re putting the words to good use!


        • Claudette 31/10/2014 / 7:10 pm

          Thanks. treasure your Huon Pine, it was probably very, very, very, extremely old πŸ™‚ (just like me) πŸ™‚


  11. Elizabeth 13/02/2015 / 2:25 pm

    Hi Claudette, nice to meet you! I’m here because your blog is in Hugh’s blog Anniversary list, your blog is great, so I’m following you, he has great taste, I’m sure I’ll have a great time here.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Claudette 13/02/2015 / 4:27 pm

      Thanks Elizabeth. I haven’t got to any of his list yet, but I’m going to check you out right away (that isn’t as creepy as it sounds) πŸ™‚


  12. alfredsalmanac 14/02/2015 / 2:58 am

    So pleased Hugh led me here πŸ˜€

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Muzzy 11/03/2015 / 5:35 pm

    G’day Claudette,
    Just dropping in to thank you for your visit and follow, both very much appreciated πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

    • Claudette 26/04/2015 / 9:25 am

      Thanks – I try to be a bit different, sometimes it works, sometimes not. Good to know that you think it did. πŸ™‚

      Liked by 1 person

  14. baiqrosmala 22/05/2015 / 6:01 pm

    I really need to say that this is awesome! You describe your About page in a really cool way that I never red in any other blogs before. Keep up the good work

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Al The Author 28/05/2015 / 12:59 am

    Everyone has funny quirks
    They make us what we are.
    Quirks help to bring us closer
    Even when we are afar

    Liked by 1 person

    • Claudette 22/01/2016 / 5:00 pm

      Thanks Phoebe, I’ll check it out, sounds interesting.


  16. PrairieChat 25/01/2016 / 2:50 am

    Claudette, thanks so much for giving me an excuse to post some quotes. There is so much great wisdom out there! Please forgive me for not challenging others though, just not comfortable with that

    Liked by 1 person

    • Claudette 25/01/2016 / 8:31 am

      I understand that totally, I also am a bit leery of that word. I’m all for breaking the rules with these kinds of things πŸ™‚

      Liked by 1 person

  17. Pan 25/02/2016 / 9:27 pm

    πŸ˜‚ You never disappoint.. Fun read πŸ‘

    Liked by 1 person

    • Claudette 26/02/2016 / 5:51 pm

      Thanks, I try to make it fun. Glad you thought so.


  18. wdfyfe 28/02/2016 / 5:03 am

    Thanks so much for dropping by Following me and taking the time to comment. You have such a wealth of stuff here I’m just getting started. I guess you won’t mind if I poke around for a while. Oh, and totally cool jewelry too — my cup runneth over. Cheers

    Liked by 1 person

    • Claudette 28/02/2016 / 8:49 am

      Poke around all you like πŸ™‚ Thanks for your compliment about the jewellery.


  19. Roos Ruse 24/01/2018 / 3:05 am

    You commented on Christi’s “Feeding on Folly” blog that your’s may simply be too boring. Not so! Signed, your new fan/follower, Roo

    Liked by 1 person

    • Claudette 24/01/2018 / 6:01 pm

      Oh, what a nice thing to say. Welcome Roo, I hope you enjoy my brand of blogginess. Just had a quick peek at yours, and will be back for more soon.


  20. Ali 18/02/2018 / 7:03 pm

    Brilliant. The best ‘About me’ page I have seen.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Claudette 19/02/2018 / 6:03 pm

      Ali, that is a lovely thing to say, thank you.


  21. The Whippoorwills 20/10/2018 / 8:14 pm

    Wonderful! I like you, Claudette. πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

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