Wednesday, July 16, 2014

730 - The Snake Lady

Poets United Midweek Motif ~ World Snake Day

The Snake Lady

A woman with her hair full of snakes,
Is a menace, ev’ry step that she takes—
All her social outings
End with screaming and shouting
And she gives her poor hairdresser the shakes.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2014
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20 comments:

  1. Ah, you wrote about me! hee hee....I love this poem, Cosmo!

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  2. I can imagine...best to avoid Medusa hair tsk ;)

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  3. Let's hope there is a Perseus in the ante-room

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  4. thanks for the smile :D

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  5. I would give her a wide berth too - every day a bad hair day. Very bad.

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  6. Shoutings? Not stoney silence?

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  7. good one. I wonder if this was actually inspired by a real-life person or just out of fantasy and myth? :)

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    1. Thanks.
      No. Just a writing exercise.

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    2. Well, there is just a whisper of Miss Caldicott, my kindergarten teacher in it. Mind you, she had plenty of whiskers to spare.

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  8. Enough to drive a normal person a bit snakey!

    Peace and joy, JC!

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  9. Haha... I imagined Medusa.... Really funny... The hairdresser would have a nightmare...

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  10. i am scared for her hairdresser..loved it:)

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  11. the other way of putting things..cool!

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  12. ha. i would not want to be her hairdresser...
    having to keep your eyes closed lest be turned to stone
    and knowing feeling the snakes moving under your fingers...

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  13. Cos, Fangs a lot, ha ha ha. (That's what Lex says when we give the cat her meds and she always bites ME, not him). Love your take on Medusa. I have a friend with short dreds, and she calls them her Medusa Do. Great work, man, and I wouldn't want to chop her hair either! Amy

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  14. Oh, lovely limerick! Gave me a chuckle.

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