Sunday, November 2, 2008



When Margie Higgins came to tea
This is what she said to me....
No, no, no! I mustn't say.
Awful rumours start that way!
She knew I wouldn't  pass it on!
I thought about it when she'd gone.
Very little holds a candle
To a juicy bit of scandal.
To think that snooty Poppy Slatt
Would lose her self-control like that!
Little-girlish and demure!
Just a cover that's for sure.
Saw her only yesterday!
Never thought she'd be that way!
It seems he was covered with tattoos!
What a piece of scrumptious news!
Half her age, or even less!
Any port in a storm, I guess.
Under the boardwalk, too, I hear!
Would I consider that? No fear!
Of course, my dear, my lips are sealed,
But, one day, all will be revealed!
Please keep mum! You must! You must!
How lucky you're someone I can trust!


Anonymous said...

What a great romp! Loved it, and so perfect for the prompt. I must just say how much I like your playlist. It's so diverse.

Winifred said...

Naughty but nice!

Linda Jacobs said...

Fun! Great couplets!

Stan Ski said...

What everyone else does is ok - until you try it for the first time.

anthonynorth said...

Loved the humour of this.

Darlene said...

I love this post. I have a water bottle cover that says, "I never repeat gossip so listen carefully." A secret told is no longer a secret.

Jennifer Hicks said...

you made me smile with your words and images of pure scandal! well done!

paisley said...

so just where did she find this tattooed boy half her age??? i am in the market for one of those myself...LOL!!!!

what fun!!!!!

Tammy Brierly said...

Delightful scandalous poetry!

Kat said...

You have this great knack of matching the poem and picture. Was grinning reading this poem.

Grandma said...

What a laugh. I really enjoyed this one. But don't pass it on.

I also did a short rhyme on rumor for my HoT: Rumor Has It

Karen said...

Ha! This is a great example!

i beati said...

funny !1 mum hahah

Unknown said...

Beautiful, loved the humor of the poem and the flow, great for this week's HoT theme too.

Anonymous said...

loved the humor and the flow ... nice recapturing for the theme!! ;-)

trisha said...

this is how they all start. i am anti gossiping. completely.


Steve Isaak said...

Solid, effective work.