Monday, January 3, 2011

Oils Aint Oils


MICROFICTION
http://www.stonyriver.ie/
gave us the prompt

OILS AIN'T OILS

Ha ha! Gotcha! You see, last time
I just sold you oily slime!
You paid through the nose, you stupid hick!
I may be greasy but I'm pretty slick!

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                           Escher

DEFT!

I have a problem with these hands; 
They're drawn with the deftest touch.
But the manner of the artistry
Worries me very much!
Did the artist have a model?
I think he did without;
The nearness and the intimacy
Put someone else in doubt.
No, the hands belong to Escher,
I'm absolutely sure.
The proximity is definite.
See each wrinkle, vein and pore!
So, if these hands are Escher's
We then need to decide
Which was the artist's leading hand?
 On the left or the other side?
The drawing of the right hand
Is clear and firm and bold, 
But that's not the hand holding the pencil!
The left is the one to hold.
The left hand looks quite awkward!
The pencil-grip is strange!
He wanted to draw with his left hand
But he had to make a change.
So, although the right hand looks so firm,
And the left almost distorted,
I think Escher was a South Paw!
There! I'm glad I've got that sorted!
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19 comments:

Susan Fobes said...

I thought the guy looked shifty too!

Sylvia K said...

Yep, definitely a shifty dude! What a fun one for the day, Brenda! Hope you've had a great holiday and that your new year is filled with lots of love and laughter and fun!! Like this!!!

Sylvia

Jim said...

Second time to see you today (my time zone day)!
HAPPY NEW YEAR AGAIN TOO !!! :)

Your story may not be fiction. Aren't all in the oil selling busines rather slimey? Re the price of oil is always just a penny less than what will break us.
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MartyrMom said...

and tricky too :)

Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

yeah, he looked a little tricky to me too, with that fake smile.

quilly said...

The sign gave plenty of warning about the salesman's character!

Love your look at Escher's hands!

the replicant said...

He's a brazen one, ain't he?

Grandma said...

Greasy for sure. Fun one.

SparkleFarkle said...

Er...um... Oils well that ends well(?)

That was pretty bad, wasn't it? Be my guest: groan! LOL!

anthonynorth said...

Ah, the way of modern capitalism.

ruthlivingstone said...

Great little poem and very funny!

5thsister said...

Does he live near the gulf?

People are gullible and will buy anything if sold with the right touch.

Diane said...

Clever rhymes this morning. Have a great week! :O)

SouthLakesMom said...

So far, no one seems to trust this guy...

Madeleine said...

Excellent, love them both :O)

Dianne said...

never trust your grease, always have it checked :)

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Not very trustworthy. Not too humble, either! LOL

Granny Sue said...

A Rhyming ringer! "He's no good, he's no good, he's no good, baby he's no good."

EG Wow said...

Love your take on the Real Grease man. :)