Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Abstinence



'abstain, prayer, halo'.

ABSTINENCE!

I'll abstain from prayer for a while.
This halo is not my style!
I prayed for one
(Something rarely done
By the human rank and file)!
*
It arrived at once in the post
But, before I could even boast,
I found my prize
Wasn't quite my size
So I wrote to the Holy Ghost.....
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And I said 'The halo you sent
Has filled me with discontent;
It slips over my ears!
How odd it appears!
It's not quite the type I meant!'
*
I knew that I couldn't win,
So I chucked the whole thing in.
I stopped being good
(Well, you knew that I would)
And went back to a life of sin!
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PICKING LEMONS

I saw her coming up the hill,
Mature but still attractive.
Not young, not old, just in between,
Healthy, strong and active.
I guessed she wanted work round here
And I'd plenty on the farm.
Taking on another hand
Wouldn't do me any harm.
But first I asked some questions.
Had she picked lemons before?
I knew that it was hard work
And her hands might get quite sore.
She answered 'I'm not very good
With oranges or limes,
But I'm great at picking lemons!
I've been divorced three times!
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12 comments:

geraldgee said...

On form today BB.

Deborah said...

Wonderfully written!!!

Jay Thurston said...

Limericks are so fun... your playful take on the prompt made this very entertaining. Brought a smile on a rainy day. Nice one!

Christine said...

I adored this poem! Sweet, funny and not too irreverent!

Coraline J. Thompson said...

Very nicely done, your poetry was great.

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Megan G.O. said...

Love the 3WW limericks! Very funny use of the words.

Jennifer said...

I laughed through the whole thing. Very cute and not without valid points!

Angel said...

I just love your work. It's so lively!

Bobbie said...

I knew that I couldn't win,
So I chucked the whole thing in.
I stopped being good
(Well, you knew that I would)
And went back to a life of sin!

BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Love the flow and how it just trips over the tongue when you read it. NICELY done!

Ramesh Sood said...

To stop being Good..wow! Isn't that more interesting..Enjoy!

ladynimue said...

loved the abstinence post !! a welcome change to sin ;)

gautami tripathy said...

I liked both.

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