(And even ‘Zeugmata’!)
Zeugmas are fun, so don’t be averse,
Use them to colour your prose and your verse.
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Burnt out your car and your life,
Leave a fierce scar and your beautiful wife.
Start a new page and a movement;
Room for one more and for improvement.
Hold your breath and the front door;
Cry for lost love and for more.
Lend me a fiver and your ears;
Dry your washing and your tears.
Break your wrist watch and your heart;
Blow a kiss and blow apart.
Take your time and my advice,
Think positive, but do it twice.
Cover with dirt as well as glory;
Read a mind and a bedtime story.
His licence expired, then he did;
Give him a kiss and fifty quid.
Make breakfast and the bed,
And leave a tip or the room instead.
Sold a basket and a pup;
Grow angry then and do grow up.
Catch a cold and a thief,
Hold a baby and a belief.
Fish for compliments and for shark;
Play in the band and in the park.
Take your leave and take your hat;
Kick the bucket and the cat.
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How rewarding that such malfunctions
Create in language such fun conjunctions.