Sunday, March 02, 2014

687 : Doing the Rounds

Sunday Whirl (Wordle #150) presents a list of words
that we must incorporate in a writing piece.  

The words this week are:

cage, fuel, assault, six, where, type
trigger, double, mercy, guess, easy, list

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Doing the Rounds

[A clatter of chains, door creaks open]

Medic: How are we today Mr Newbery?

An old poet who was kept in a cage
To write his views of the age
Where all the insanity 
Of herds of humanity
Only went to fuel his rage.

Medic: I see.  Dark side unchanged.  Any improvement on the lighter side of the list?

My limericks are the purest of tripe
And usually the naughtiest type.
Where I quietly ponder
The double entendre
Of peaches—firm, round and ripe.

Medic: I’ll take that as a no.  Any other examples?

A guy claimed that he was possessed
When he fondled a young lady’s breast.
But her boyfriend spied him,
Bound him and tied him,
And then gave him six of the best.

Medic: I think you are getting worse.  What do you feel is the trigger for all of this?

I see myself a release
In those moments of strife—
A light relief 
In those moments of grief,
A chocolate profiterole 
On the tea-trolley of life.

Medic: Right.  Nurse, he's taken a turn for the verse.  Tighten the straps and double the medication.  

Mercy!

Medic:  He must be French.  He thanked me.  Come nurse, next patient…

[sounds of door shutting and bolting…]
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2014
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41 comments:

  1. Medicos have no sense of humour. Or love of language either...

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    1. Best not take what I write too seriously...

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    2. Sadly this medico sounded more considerate than far too many I have dealt with.

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  2. Maybe you confused him with the poetry. In which case, your treatment was your own fault. My sympathies, nonetheless.

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  3. Hilarious! The Cosmo treatment again at its best! Hospital stay can be daunting but these limericks are a refreshing twist for the sick to ponder!

    Hank

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  4. After reading this delightful piece, I'm ready to take a turn for the verse myself! ;)

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  5. A touch of the Dr Benway's - but far funnier..a chocolate profiterole on the trolley of life..you have such a good turn of phrase..never trust a medic!

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  6. Clever and funny..Mercy...he must be French LOL.

    I also like the chocolate profiterole on the tea trolley of life. Now you have made me hungry. Would sell my soul for a chocolate profiterole right now!

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  7. i like the interesting approach in this! as a poet caught in his world, and the medic - the reality.

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  8. Ha.. I love this.. lots of puns.. and groans.. I might need a medic after this.

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    1. Take two sonnets and a wee lie down...

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  9. Absolutely brilliant! I had a good chuckle as I was reading it. You really brightened up my day.

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  10. Ah, this gave me a needed smile this morning.

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  11. very clever....if we can't laugh at ourselves we are in very big trouble indeed

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  12. Very funny in both content and structure! Creative use of the prompt and very nicely done!

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  13. Absolutely hilarious! Thanks for a day brightener!

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  14. Clever and outside the ordinary. You had a lot of fun with these words and laughter is really good medicine...

    Elizabeth

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  15. This made me smile, well no, it made me laugh. You've definitely taken a turn for the verse.

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  16. This is hilarious....I laughed especially at "A chocolate profiterole
    On the tea-trolley of life." That is not a bad thing to be. You made me laugh this snowy sunday morning, kiddo!

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    1. There's a queue at the trolley...

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  17. This was really highlarious--made me smile big time!

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  18. LOL...what a bright piece...

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  19. Laughed at this, mercy hehe! Great one!

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  20. This is hilarious but oh so poignant as you touched on many truths.

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    1. I'll be more careful next time! ;-)

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  21. Excellent. Very clever indeed.

    I thought that was you I passed along the hallway, Cosmo...I couldn't wave because my white jacket was too tight!

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  22. Seems to me that poets and writers are often viewed this way!

    http://www.kimnelsonwrites.com/2014/02/27/prompts-and-promises/

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  23. was that Nurse Kratchit? ~

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  24. Hahaha. A very entertaining exchange! :D

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  25. :-) ... Thank for the chuckle, Cosmo!

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  26. never mind. i just now noticed you have comment approval. too much junk mail. I thought it was my ancient equipment on this end.

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  27. You're too quiet, Cosmo....I do hope all is well with you and yours.

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  28. Ha ha - just brilliant.

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