During our last third Thursday poets meeting, our state poet laureate facilitated an interesting activity. We went around the room several times, each thinking up funny-sounding words and phrases. We then wrote poems, using all or as many of the words as we wanted. Below is the list we came up with, and I’ll follow that with my poem.
a little spittle
A WIDOW NO LONGER WEEPS
A fliberty gibbet talks gibberish
to her flirty feline.
“You’re my hunky poo.
Am I your punky poo?”
She says the same to her yucca glauca.
Neither the cat nor the plant respond.
She wanders into the kitchen,
cuts herself a slice of Stilton cheese
which she eats along with
a serving of leftover galloping goulash
and cracklin’ crispies for dessert.
She longs for her true hunky poo
who ended up in bubble trouble
after suffering two strokes.
Seven years later, he died.
Now, she must boogie woogie alone.
It’s better to have loved and lost
than to be in love with a knuckle head.
As you may have figured out, the above poem is sort of the story of my life. Now, it’s your turn. Use the list of funny words and phrases above or make your own. Write a poem, story, or essay using any or all of them. If you have a blog, I double dare you to post the finished product. If not, you’re welcome to share below.