Monday, January 31, 2011

Personal Hygiene!

A story in very few words


The girls will like you a great deal more
Without that damned B.O.!
Come on, Matie, dive in and wash!
 Froth-up in the undertow!


I was strolling along in town one day when this Junk Shop caught my eye.
Now I was only idling, dreaming as I passed by.
I was thinking of writing a poem about Red, White and Blue;
( When a Meme suggests it, that is what must I do.)
'I must avoid the Union Jack!' was going through my mind
Followed by 'What alternative am I possibly going to find?'
Being a Brit, 'Red, White and Blue' had me standing to attention,
But then it seemed too obvious to even rate a mention.
When suddenly a window seemed to flash across my gaze!
And it filled the said criteria in really perfect ways!
Now, when the owner made a plan to change her window theme,
What made her think of this decor, this blended colour-scheme?
And what made me walk down that street? It's not my usual route!
And what made me glance at her window, so crammed with pre-loved loot?
I'm really not superstitious! I prefer reality.
But this was a great example of SERENDIPITY!


Dianne said...

froth up in the undertow!! - I love that

Peggy said...

Come on Matey, dive in!
Brrrrr makes me cold just thinking about it!
Nice one!

Jim said...

I like your µ-fiction, RR! The poem is good too!
My µ-fiction is on the bathing theme also!
What do they say about great minds?

Sylvia K said...

You'll definitely do better, Matey, after a good bath!! Love it, Brenda!


Kay L. Davies said...

Good one, Brenda.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Pooch said...

Funny idea -- froth up the undertow! Well phrased and clever!


Pat said...

I loved both poems, especially the red, white and blue one--very clever and witty, as your poems always are!

Susan Fobes said...

Brenda I love your poems! The first had me rolling!

Diane said...

Great MM and we sure do like em smelling clean! :O)

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Love your microfiction! I hope he listens to his friend. A good washing is always sound advice!

moondustwriter said...

You and I were both thinking along the same lines

Ha - those sea dogs were ripe

moonie chuckle

Doctor FTSE said...

Chilly Bubble-Bath! Nice one!

izzy said...

Oooh and it rhymes! Great, thanks-

septembermom said...

That's some good advice from one mate to another! Well done :)

Michael G-G said...

Marvellous voice to this. Your poems are always spot-on.

Have a great week.

Grandma's Goulash said...

This really could be an ad jingle. Inspire the guys to get squeaky clean. Fun and creative.

Hope you'll stop by: Bad Fit

Anonymous said...

Haha--we both noticed that these fishermen could use baths...wonderful!

Elizabeth Mueller said...

Lol! Ain't that the truth, baby!

Have a lovely weekend.


ruthi said...

LOL. That speaks volume... direct to the point... do dive in. wink*