Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Permanent Squirrel And Magpie

(being a joke within a rhyme)

This is the story of Permanent Squirrel and Magpie--

One can't stop talking,

The other can't die.


It's somewhat like the story of Dream Baby and Coffee Sheep--

One can't wake up,

The other can't sleep.


Magpie said to Dream Baby, "You listen so well! It's quite extraordinary!"

Permanent Squirrel whispered to Coffee Sheep,

"She's not hearing a word. She's simply asleep."


How many lesbians does it take to change a light?

17 would be the answer that is right.

1 to change the bulb,

15 to write about it all,

And 1 to film the documentary.


Permanent Squirrel said, "You're killing me with this stuff."

Magpie decided that she'd rambled quite enough.

Dream Baby woke up

And put Coffee Sheep to bed;

Then all four went back inside

Of Fireblossom's head.
_________

32 comments:

mac said...

I do like your icon pic :-)
Red haired beauties make my heart go tic-tic


I thought the joke may have been,
"How many lesbians does it take to screw in a light bulb?"

The answer, of course, is two.
But they have to be really tiny.

You seem sane to me.

Cloudia said...

"and one to film it." LOL!



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Secretia said...

They went back into Fireblossom's head because that is such a good place!

Secretia

Shadow said...

i just loooooove your mind!

the walking man said...

I'm with Shadow being inside your head is a marvel with so many rooms.

Mama Zen said...

Aren't the lesbians going to protest the patriarchal overtones of the male light bulb being screwed into the female socket?

Mojo said...

What a fascinating place it is inside your head.

I love light bulb jokes.

TALON said...

lol @ Mama Zen's comment!

Your brain is deliciously crowded, Shay. :)

Daryl said...

Its a lovely place to be ...

KrippledWarrior said...

Interesting.

Scarlett said...

Don't wake dream baby!

Waking the baby is always a bad thing.

Steve E said...

Finally We know what (else) is in Fireblossom's head...

Dulce said...

I love that head of yours!

Sara said...

Shay -- You make reading poetry a delight:~) I say no more because no more needs to be said!

Gabriella Moonlight said...

So I come late to the table on this one, but wow!!!! Again this is great, it's funny, it's sweet and some days I'm the magpie and other days I'm the squirrel...man I wish you'd publish all of this so I could run out and buy the works of you...
love
Gabi Marlene Moonlight Garbo

Riot Kitty said...

I like what comes out of your head!

RachelW said...

har har

ellen abbott said...

A sweet chuckle at the end.

hedgewitch said...

Thank you. Earlier I was questioning my own lack of insanity as a sign of aging and mental ossification and stuff, but after hurting myself in the ribcage area after excessive mirth while reading this, my insanity is once more triumphant and whole. Bless you. See what you have wrought.

Mary said...

Thank goodness for any and all characters that live within a poet's head!

Kerry O'Connor said...

Oh, I'm glad to get the opportunity to read this particular Fireblossom incarnation!

Abin Chakraborty said...

ALL HAIL THE QUEEN OF MADCAP MONDAY...somebody should wake Lewis Carroll from the grave and read this to him...he will give Mad Hatter a wife!

hedgewitch said...

Still as good as ya ever wuz, dear Shay. Much the coffee snorting for me throughout this time too.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Oh my God, inside your head just has to be so much fun for you! I totally loved every word. One of my faves!

Hannah said...

Very imaginative, I like your characters! :)

Ed Pilolla said...

this is so creative and whimsical.

Semaphore said...

Whimsical is exactly the word, and we should all make room in our lives for a dollop of it!

Susie Clevenger said...

I love this humorous piece...I have so many voices in my head, but I never thought to let them speak in this form. Kudos to you!!

Margaret said...

Quirky and Fun. :) And I love Mama Zen's comment. ha.

Shawna said...

Oh, to be a character in your head.

It takes 15 women (at least) to tell any story ... and in 15 completely different ways, lesbian or not.

Loved it, girl.

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Mystic_Mom said...

You totally rock, again! :-D

zongrik said...

i'm trying to imagine the film

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