Sunday, April 22, 2012

Bath For A Laugh

When taking a leisurely bath,
do not be tempted to laugh,
for a wide open maw
could mean trouble's in store.


With waves up to your chin
you might risk a big grin.

But...
if they're over your jaw,
the water could pour
into your gullet;
you'd drown like a mullet,
and then you'd be heard of no more.


Tess gave us a watery Mag prompt by Alex Stoddard today, which I have Jinksied, as above.

24 comments:

  1. I like your "stretch" limerick very much. And the swirling waters too.

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    1. Thanks. But I'd probably call it an 'Elastic Ode'!

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  2. You're poems are so fun. I can almost never write a fun poem.

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  3. I've neve been successful with a limerick.... this has nice ... flow. :)

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  4. it would be awfully quiet in that aquarium!!


    altered states

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  5. Good, I am glad you took the mick out of the picture so . . .eloquently.

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  6. I wouldn't want to swallow the soap! Thank you for sharing this bubbly tale, Jinksy. =D

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  7. Thank goodness youve learned to breathe through your ears, Jinksy ! , like many of the fine poets on this blog

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  8. So ...he died laughing then? Nice wordplay and image as usual.

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  9. Mullet, the fish, NOT the hair extension, correct? Ha ha!

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  10. grin and bear it- this was a hoot! Most of us have been dark and grim with this image!

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  11. So much fun, and "elastic ode" made me smile.

    =)

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  12. I love your playful take on the prompt!

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  13. I am so pleased you handled the picture with the seriousness it deserves.

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  14. And what a lonely way to die, without even a yellow rubber ducky!

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  15. When you've got to go, you've got to go! Like your cautionary note.

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  16. Glug glug glug,
    Love the water Art.

    I photographed dried bubbles on a cup, its amazing.lol

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  17. drowning and laughing to death all in one ... nice write ...

    http://nsaynne.wordpress.com/2012/04/27/living-with-a-wolf/

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