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Termites are flying (for Balladeer)

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Martie
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0 posted 11-20-1999 07:02 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Termites are flying


Termites are flying
all through the air
they crawl up the walls
then they land in my hair

I can here them chewing
when I知 trying to sleep
then when I get up
they make not a peep

They climb from the corners
they leave quite a mess
the plaster is crumbling
so am I from the stress

I called on dear Ortho
to come take a look
he shook his head sadly
and wrote in his book

He brought out his poison
and he hooked up his drill
and he filled up all chambers
with stuff that could kill

and now that I thought
I was done with this louse
I found out the hard way
they held up the house.

Balladeer help me
my story痴 so grim
what are my chances
are they really slim?

for a peaceful nights sleep
in a chew free abode
you are the expert
or so I am told.
© Copyright 1999 Martie Odell-Ingebretsen - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 11-20-1999 07:49 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

OH, Martie, I'm so sad to hear
This happening to you.
Those termites are an evil lot.
They only live to chew.

They love to eat all kinds of wood.
It's what they're born to do.
You should have seen Pinocchio by
The time that they were through!

In Africa it's different.
On termites, natives munch
So maybe you could grab a plate
And have a few for lunch.

There is no answer, I'm afraid.
They ARE creatures of God,
Though, why he made such ugly ones,
I do find rather odd.

There's only one thing to be done,
To just turn on the gas
And, as the house fills up with smoke,
Scream, "Shove THAT up your a--!"
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2 posted 11-20-1999 07:59 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

laughing at your poem and Balladeers response, good echos you two
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3 posted 11-20-1999 08:33 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Okay I tried the one plan
I知 good at what I do
I prepared a special sauce
to make that termite stew

I simmered it and stirred all day
and added fresh picked herbs
then garlic and an onion
and the carrots from the yard.

I thickened it with corn starch
and flavored with a cube
of bullion beef or chicken
I added both for you

What kind of wine
I知 not quite sure
if red meat or the white
a dry white one or robust red?
maybe both will be the brew

Now, dinners almost ready
and honey's almost home
As I set the table
I知 grateful I知 alone

For underneath the table
I have this feeling still
abides a hungry termite
and to eat wood is his thrill.

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4 posted 11-20-1999 08:57 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

That termite stew sounds pretty good
And, if you got some more,
May I suggest a termite roast
Or termite thermidor?

Termite burgers are quite good
With termite onion rings
Termites steamed are great but it's
SO hard to peel those things!

Wash it down with termite tea
Or maybe termite wine
And termite baked Alaskan for dessert
Makes it devine.

Just follow these great recipes
My grandma passed to me
And you'll run out of termites
In no time. Just try and see!
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5 posted 11-20-1999 09:34 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Okay, now what should I do
I'm afraid I've ruined
my termite stew,
while I was waiting
for the wine to chill
while all was quiet
and all was still
the table lurched
and the floor caved in
and my termite stew...

well you can just imagine the mess
it got all over my best dress
and to top it off
my husband called
and said eat without me
I've a late night call.
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ROFL...Martie and Balladeer....This has been a delight to read!! You both are wonderful together here.....! As you can see, I've really enjoyed the read......'S'....
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lmao...you two are making my tummy hurt!
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Well gees....I don't know what brought this on, but am so tickled I stumbled onto it !! hehehe Um...sounds like a personal problem to me.

I use Raid on critters - kills everything, even the grass ! Might want to invest in a few cans! LMAO

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9 posted 11-20-1999 11:46 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Well, Martie, not much more to say
I really am perplexed
Your woes can only be undone
By God or Terminex.

Head north, my girl, Alaska way,
And pack long underwear.
Build a nice, cold igloo, 'cause
They don't have termites there!
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10 posted 11-20-1999 11:55 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Martie - Great humor all the way through.
Balladeer - Great recipe for termite stew.
You two both have me laughing at the very idea of it.


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What a team the two of you make! Great and entertaining! Too good, keep em coming....
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12 posted 11-21-1999 07:43 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Geez, first toilet paper, now termite stew!!
What are we going to do with the two of you!

ROTFLMRO
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another post (and replies) that has me ROTFLMAOPRDML
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You two are both a little "buggy!"  I did have to read this before going to bed didn't I? LOL, you are both wonderful!
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15 posted 01-25-2006 12:38 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Wow! I had forgotten about this one! That WAS fun. Thanks for bringing it back, Sharon


What a difference a few years makes. Today it wouldn't be allowed because i ended the first response with a--.

Progress? Guess so...
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Thanks for the giggles.

You guys have amazing gifts, I love reading your work and learning from you.

Big Hugs, Fee

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are the most important aspects, they create impressions

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17 posted 08-19-2006 11:37 AM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Recalling how fun this one...seems such a long time ago.  Happy Birthday, Deer!!
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18 posted 08-19-2006 07:52 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Seems like decades ago, Martie! That was a lot of fun, wasn't it?
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So duet again, you two!

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Enjoyed this poem, i say what suinshine says lol

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