Thursday, August 12, 2010

Perusing the Palm


'Cross my palm with silver!' so they said in days gone by;
Gypsies in the Fairground, who chance to catch your eye.
'Let me tell your fortune!', 'Your palm holds all the clues!
'Come on, let me read your hand! What have you to lose?'
And we'd cross their palms with silver, and hold our hands out wide,
And let them trace the lines thereon, for what had we to hide?
So they started with the life-line, that long arc to the thumb,
Saying 'Look at this! It clearly shows you've many years to come!'
'Your index finger indicates strong qualities' they said;
'An upright middle finger? Independence lies ahead.'
If you were a female, they'd turn your hand and linger
Over the little lines they saw beneath the little finger;
These clearly indicated the offspring you'd produce!
There were so many things the palmist could deduce!
I once dressed as a palmist; it was at a local fete;
And many were the outstretched palms I had to contemplate! 
I didn't believe a word of it so I merely fabricated,
But my customers believed me and the stories I created!
'There are more things in Heaven and Earth' .....of that there is no doubt,
But palmistry's a 'sleight of hand' that we can do without!


A grandmother's minding her grandson
And he's playing out in the yard.
'Ouch!' he cries as he kicks a stone,
Unintentionally…. hard!
Howls and screaming rend the air
And Grandma rushes out.
He's done himself a damage,
She hasn't any doubt.
'Where have you hurt yourself, my love?
Show me where it's sore!
Grandma will kiss it better
Then it wont hurt any more.'
He holds up a foot,still sobbing,
And quite engulfed by grief.
'It's my toe' he cries, amid hiccups;
'It's the one that eats roast beef!'


Francisca said...

That's sooo funny... great take on TT! I like the your second poem, too. :-)

Me said...

Haha! Very witty, indeed! Both of your poems made me smile as I read them, with the first you hit this week's theme, bang on. The second one was just a lovely bonus. :)

Happy TT!

Austin said...

That was fun, I especially enjoyed the last line - sleight of hand - Nice!

RLM Cooper said...

Very nice - and loads of fun!

swputh said...

Your second poem reminds me of my grand mother...
nice one

The Thirteenth Crossing said...

Great play on words there. Happy TT!

Theme Thursday: Palm

Lynn said...

What a fun read-loved it:@)

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Most excellent play on words...

Lola said...

So witty & full of fun!

XOXO Lola:)

Lisa H. said...

I used to say "This Little Piggy" to my children to wake them up in the morning. In our family, the toe in question was "this one had grits for breakfast" and the pinky toe was "Mom, I don't wanna go to school today. I've got a sore throat."

Teresa said...

Both poems are wonderful, but I especially like the story told in your first one.

Terra said...

I enjoyed your poems! Made me smile.

Judie said...

Great poems!! My SIL used to read palms. I am still waiting for all my riches to come in.

Ames said...

Awesome! You are so good!~Ames

mub said...

The piggie that eats roast beef! Brilliant =D

People Who Know Me Would Say: said...

Creative and clever take on P! Your poem at the bottom was just Perfect!

Anonymous said...

I love the little piggie poem. JDaniel has many bumps I have to kiss each day.

Unknown said...

Awesome poems! I love that second one :) That piggie poem is just too cute :)

Jenny said...

I love your word crafting here. You are so skilled at just cast a spell with each word.

I had my palm read was freaky. And right. So I've never done it again!

What a perfect stop on our little journey through Alphabe-Thursday!

You made me think, you made me laugh and you made me remember.

Positively Perfect!


Susan Anderson said...

Your rinkly rhymes are always fun!


Gabe said...

love the piggie one. . .totally what a kid would come up with!