How to Join Member's Area Private Library Search Today's Topics p Login
Main Forums Discussion Tech Talk Mature Content Archives
   Nav Win
 Archives
 Open Poetry #21 Archive
 the cast, laughing
 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Follow us on Facebook

 This is an Archive. You may post a reply, but new topics are not allowed.

 
User Options
Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Create a Greeting Card with this Poem
Admin Print Send ECard
Passions in Poetry

the cast, laughing (ROTFL Challenge)

 Post A Reply   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
Sven
Deputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 Tour
Member Laureate
since 11-23-1999
Posts 15611
Lansing, MI USA


0 posted 07-29-2002 04:27 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Sven

rolling on the floor laughing
I discover that this berber has way more give
than the shag ever had (even when I raked it)
the only other thing I really have to do
is to make sure I don't run into the table legs
like I did last time
(the doctor said that my arm healed well, thank you)
I had the cast done in a nice pastel white
that really brought out my eyes
a few people signed it, none of them famous
                     I've always wondered why we sign casts
                     is it because we'd sign people's bones if we could?
                     or, is it just a bizarre way of leaving our
                     mark on other people's bodies?
                                          I mean, sometimes, we leave marks on the body
                                          marks on the soul, marks on the face
                                          "skid marks on my heart" the song says
                                           (I wonder if you can make those with your hand?)
so, let me tell you more about this cast
they put it right where the arm bone's connected to the collar bone
(dem dry bones indeed!  they snapped like a bad calcium supplement commercial)
and I couldn't write for a month, well, with my left hand I could
but, you ever try writing with your opposite hand?
it's like trying to read Serbo-Croatian on a sunny day
you just can't really do it without a  lot of practice
(and a translator named Vaclav)
so, I bought some of that voice-recognition software, trouble was
I didn't recognize the sound of my own voice
so, I had to get right it after a while
(besides, I would up sounding like HAL)
"open the car bay doors Dad"
                     "my mind is going"
anyway, my left hand never really got any stronger
just became as useful to me as my appendix
(do you think they call it an appendix because it was in
                       the back of the manual when they created the
                                             first man and woman?)
was it left over in the box when they were done?
so, yeah, my left hand, couldn't really use it
tried to write, just couldn't do it
so, I hired somebody to come in once a week and write down my thoughts
they must have felt my thoughts meant something
they charged me $10.50 an hour to do it!
my left hand got weak, I couldn't write
then, finally, the case came off (they were great!)
and I could write again, just like I am now
writing up a storm, flying across the page
telling you just exactly why I shouldn't be down here
rolling on the floor laughing

------------------------------------------------------------------


To the world, you may only be one person. But to one person, you may be the world.

© Copyright 2002 John Garcia - All Rights Reserved
devina
Member Elite
since 10-28-1999
Posts 3189
Northern Cali


1 posted 07-29-2002 04:33 PM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

Awww sweetie...you need me to come take care of you?? After all- I did away with Martha Stewart and took over her identity so's I can cook for you...smiles...

this is too cute..I can only PICTURE you down there...and? tell me more about my eyes?? that's the line that came to mind...

really enjoyed this John..and OH the mental pictures you render!!!

take care sweetie!!!

Open arms can be the most fragile in the world...


Mistletoe Angel
Deputy Moderator 10 ToursDeputy Moderator 10 ToursDeputy Moderator 5 Tours
Member Empyrean
since 12-17-2000
Posts 34089
City of Roses


2 posted 07-29-2002 04:33 PM       View Profile for Mistletoe Angel   Email Mistletoe Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Mistletoe Angel's Home Page   View IP for Mistletoe Angel



(giggles in delight) ROTFL! No, you don't want to be doing that just quite yet, wait till that wrist heals first young man! LOL! This is wonderful, sweet friend, yay, write on, we all love you so much! You have such a beautiful heart, sweet Sven, thank you for sharing!



May love and light always shine upon you!

Love,
Noah Eaton

"Underneath your clothes there's an endless story..."

Shakira

Enchantress
Member Empyrean
since 08-14-2001
Posts 37801
Somewhere in time~


3 posted 07-29-2002 04:47 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

Yanno Sven...you could work nights
as a stand up comic..
I happen to know this place..
Anyway, they have the crowd ROTFL...
AND so would YOU!
Funny stuff....very funny!
~Hugs~

~Somewhere in my heart I'm always
dancing with you in the summer rain~

Bill Charles
Member Patricius
since 07-11-2000
Posts 11011
highways, & byways, for now


4 posted 07-29-2002 04:48 PM       View Profile for Bill Charles   Email Bill Charles   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bill Charles

Sven - my friend you are something else. I didn't know about the cast on the left arm, or the non-writing abilities taken away for a while. Always enjoy what you write. Keep them coming now that the arm is healed, or healing.

BC
suthern
Deputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 Tour
Member Seraphic
since 07-29-99
Posts 20770
on the threshold of a dream


5 posted 07-29-2002 04:52 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Note to Sven: Don't drop and roll just anywhere... find an area free of obstructions (with extra thick carpet padding! LOL)

Ya think people will realize I'm talking about your poetry if I sign your cast "OUTSTANDING!"? LOL
bsquirrel
Deputy Moderator 5 Tours
Member Rara Avis
since 01-03-2000
Posts 8382


6 posted 07-29-2002 04:53 PM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

Ha ha ha ha ha! This was great. Superb direction, top-notch cast.

Bad Pun Man, suppine in th' aisles

She said burn ... together.
-TON

paladin
Deputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 Tour
Senior Member
since 08-05-2001
Posts 1294
Pensacola,Fl.


7 posted 07-29-2002 04:56 PM       View Profile for paladin   Email paladin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for paladin

If I ROTFLMAO will they put it in a sling?

paladin

vandana
Deputy Moderator 5 Tours
Member Patricius
since 10-22-1999
Posts 10748
USA


8 posted 07-29-2002 07:09 PM       View Profile for vandana   Email vandana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for vandana

enjoyed
Temptress
Moderator
Member Rara Avis
since 06-15-99
Posts 7276
Mobile, AL


9 posted 07-29-2002 11:08 PM       View Profile for Temptress   Email Temptress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Temptress

This would sound good out loud, Sven Pen.

umm..
Your arm isn't REALLY in a cast is it?

anyways, Sweets
love ya poetry

I will not bend to the cowardice of a silent judgement.

Sven
Deputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 Tour
Member Laureate
since 11-23-1999
Posts 15611
Lansing, MI USA


10 posted 07-30-2002 04:47 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

ok. . .now, it's my turn to ROFL. . . I really didn't break my arm gang. . . it still works see??  

but, it's nice to be thought of, so thanks for the words. . .

devina, there are just too many things that come to my mind seeing you as Martha Stewart. . . we'll talk about it over dinner ok??  should I bring the wine??  thanks hon. . .

Noah, thanks for the thoughts my friend. . . but, like I said, my arm is good. . . always look forward to your replies. . .

Enchantress, I've been told that I have a face that people could laugh at. . . (rofl). . . as long as I can charge them a 2-drink minimum. . .

BC, it looks like I put one over on a lot of you. . . thanks my friend. . .

suthern, I'm sure that they would. . . especially if I tell them that you signed it!!  thanks. . .

bsquirrel, thanks. . . glad that you liked it. . . we were all worried back here in the green room. . . LOL. . .

paladin. . . yes. . . LOL. . . so, just make sure that you don't sit down too quickly. . . thanks. . .

vandana, thank you my friend. . . always good to see you. . .

Temptress, I think so too. . . I might read it at the next Open Mic night. . . it should make them even wonder more about the voices in my head. . . LOL. . . thanks. . .

------------------------------------------------------------

To the world, you may only be one person. But to one person, you may be the world.

Temptress
Moderator
Member Rara Avis
since 06-15-99
Posts 7276
Mobile, AL


11 posted 06-16-2004 11:50 PM       View Profile for Temptress   Email Temptress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Temptress

h'lo, Love.
I'm just back here reading some of your old stuff because you haven't posted anything new in ages. You're quite adorable when you're bein' a nut!

Love this and you again.

All of my impurities are right here on my sleeve. This is Me"---Faith Hill

Sven will be notified of replies
 Post A Reply   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
All times are ET (US) Top
  User Options
>> Archives >> Open Poetry #21 >> the cast, laughing Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Create a Greeting Card with this Poem
Print Send ECard

 

pipTalk Home Page | Main Poetry Forums

How to Join | Member's Area / Help | Private Library | Search | Contact Us | Today's Topics | Login
Discussion | Tech Talk | Archives | Sanctuary



© Passions in Poetry and netpoets.com 1998-2013
All Poetry and Prose is copyrighted by the individual authors