Monday, June 04, 2012

CCCIX - The Mask

Magpie Tales has the above picture by Klaus Enrique Gerdes as a prompt.

I had a vision of one of those cucumber eye-masks, gone wrong.

 The Mask

A woman who longed for affection
Used vegetables, for her complexion.
The resultant tossed salad
Left her quite pallid
And added to her sense of rejection.

The men all thought her abhor-able
And, with manners truly deplorable,
They wouldn’t answer the phone
And she was left quite alone
But, for a rabbit, who thought her adorable.

© 2012   J Cosmo Newbery
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  1. She should have known better-boys never like their veggies! She should have used beer!

  2. got to watch those rabbits too they will wreck a garden pretty quick...ha...these were fun...

  3. lol - that rabbit line totally cracked me up. Classic J Cosmo! :)

  4. I award this more than a few snorts! Wonderful .... :)

  5. AnonymousJune 05, 2012

    So cute, that she was left with a rabbit that found her adorable. that would actual make a cute story.

  6. Please, please -- you must dream in rhyme.

  7. Very well written dear J Cosmo.
    xoxoxo ♡

  8. The addition of the rabbit was a stroke of genius...

  9. the girl's mask
    you may ask
    was quite a task
    to wear while she basked
    in the sun along the beach
    only much much later
    I found a hungry gator
    munching on a `tater
    after having ate her,
    and asking for help back into the water because he was so big his legs wouldn't reach...

    the ground.
    (an original from "boneman ain't no poet")

  10. AnonymousJune 06, 2012

    So funny.

  11. Too funny! Love your take on this prompt.

  12. Both you and the boneman are cracking me up here.

  13. funny, but hey it may just work! it might not be the best of scents...but....if it's good for the complexion! I'm game!

  14. What a great poem! Love what you did with this. Thanks for my first laugh of the day.

  15. What girl has not given her partner a heart attack when she is masked in avocado? Only me? Love the rabbit, rather be nibbled by an expert though.

  16. I could put on some fake ears....


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