Wednesday, May 23, 2012


We are asked to use the three words in blue.


Of the thousand natural shocks that flesh is heir to
It seems to me that toothache is the worst.
The pain can sear right through one like a blow-torch
And make one feel that one is truly cursed.
And if misfortune leads one to a dentist
Who is just a callow novice, nothing more,
The agony will no doubt be compounded!
I'm just warning you of what may be in store!


'Tomorrow is another day'; I think that's rather trite.
After all day always follows day, with an intervening night.
Scarlett O'Hara coined the phrase, when surrounded by her trouble;
When everything in life had gone, and all she saw was rubble.
She squared her shoulders, raised her head, and looked up to the skies,
Determined to make a go of things, although she'd been unwise.
There's a tone of optimism in her voice, a hint of future schemes;
We sense she'll go on to succeed and realise all her dreams.
But it can work the other way. After all, if you're the tops,
Tomorrow may disappoint you with a litany of flops!
It's no good flaunting yourself around and thinking you're the best,
When tomorrow may come and shock you because nobody's impressed.
Be prepared for disappointment and then  you can really say
With absolute sincerity
'Tomorrow's another day'.


MaryAnn said...

I just broke a tooth and have to go to the dentist. My dentist of many years has retired. Hmm. Is your poem really a warning for me?

Great use of this weeks words.

Sheilagh Lee said...

Toothaches are indeed miserable.
As for the second one I rather be like Scarlet and say tomorrows another day it will gt better.

Margaret Gosden said...

NEVER go to a dentist you don't know! It is the one 'doctor' you need to know something about and to
go for a cleaning once a year!

Carrie said...

This has reminded me that I need to call my dentist about I crown. Sign...

I love Scarlett Ohara. GWTW is one of my fav books :)

Life without Clots said...

i am humbled, because I will never experience that motivation... approaching 65, I still have no cavities, doncha know.

Di Eats the Elephant said...

I too am a fan of Margaret Mitchell's Scarlett O'Hara. Love how Vivien Leigh portrayed her. There is something of her fierce determination (Irish pride?) that we think will lead to a happy ending, even while the author didn't solve the problems at the end of the novel. Sort of like the Lady and the Tiger. The reader must decide how it ends. I think many of us want to believe that Scarlett can pull it off, and maybe we can, too. Nice rhyming.

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