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February 21, 2016 Leave a comment



Of all the frights I’ve had in life

There’s none unnerved me worse

Than that dreadful night of terror

That I heard the mummy’s curse


While in the Pharaoh’s pyramid

With only candlelight

I happened on an ancient scroll

Wrapped in a bundle tight


Then I read with trepidation

Its hieroglyphic verse:

“Beware, O foul defiler, now

You’ll hear the mummy’s curse!”


Then from a stone sarcophagus

Against a darkened wall

Emerged a fearsome mummy

Who stood immensely tall


Wrapped head to toe in linen

Hate blazing from its eyes

It stalked me like a tiger

As I whimpered wretched cries


It backed me to a corner

Then things went from bad to worse

As to my utter horror

I heard the mummy curse


“You mother-bleeping robber

You thieving sack of bleep

How dare disturb my Pharaoh

In his everlasting sleep”


“Be gone you bleeping infidel

And mark my words with dread

If you show your worthless bleep again

And I’ll crush you bleeping head!”


Then to its stone sarcophagus

It shuffled in reverse

No, I’ll not soon forget the night

I heard the mummy curse!

I Think She May Have Had Enough

April 25, 2012 5 comments

….What do you think?

Absence makes the heart grow fonder

Time I got real fond of you

Pack a bag and call a lawyer

Mister, you and I are through


Spent my last night doing dishes

Picking up your dirty clothes

While you sprawl upon the sofa

Watching TV ‘tween your toes


No more scrubbing ‘round the toilet

Courtesy your dreadful aim

No more listening to your snoring

Isn’t that a crying shame


I won’t miss your meddling momma

Uninvited, butting in

I won’t miss your awful poppa

Or his nasty, leering grin


Think I’ll miss your sweet romancing?

Sugar, no I won’t a lick

Thirty seconds worth of effort

Very rarely does the trick


As I tally vice and virtue

Darlin’ it has come to this

When it gets right down to basics

There ain’t much I’m gonna miss!

Linked to dVerse ~ Poets Pub


April 9, 2012 13 comments

This post is linked to The Mag prompt 112 which is the image above.



Existential image

Floating eggshell girl

Drifting ‘cross the desert

Clouds a gothic whirl


Meaning is elusive

Imagery’s obscure

Artist has a message

What, I can’t be sure

A Brief History of Science

March 11, 2011 22 comments

This is in response to Big Tent Poetry’s prompt “Science



An apple fell on Newton’s dome

And sent Sir Isaac crawling home

Where inside his cranial cavity

He conceived the Law of Gravity



Said Marie to husband Louie

“You may think this theory screwy

Don’t drink that milk before your eyes

At least until you pasteurize”



Scientists annoy me

They think they’re so profound

They insist that πR²

But I know pie are round.


Romeo Rebuffed

March 4, 2011 15 comments









So, the challenge this week from Big Tent Poetry was to write a poem incorporating the 12 words in the Wordle above.  You also had to include one of 3 phrases: “Say more,” “There is also the matter of ____” and “He started by _____.”   Well, I got ’em all, but at quite a price  in style…yikes!


He started by placing his hand on her thigh

The question was if she’d accept or defy

So, he flashed her his typical, boyish smile

In hopes he could wake a sweet flame with his guile


She let slip a gasp at his brutish advance

Then served up a kick to the seat of his pants

He went down in a tangle of legs, feet and arms

Amazed she rebuffed the parade of his charms