It’s often said the market learns,
And then, once schooled, it teaches.
And sometimes Mr Market burns
You straight between the breaches.

A goring by a running bull
Can’t be retirement’s goal.
Some hibernate through winter lull,
I think I’ll tuck-n-roll.

WordPress daily writing prompt (linked above).




Overheard at the Meat Market

“It makes my chitlins stir, we’re such an eyeful,
Like pigs packed tight in methane-clouded sty full.”

“Don’t give me all that tripe; No need to wallow.
Our flesh will soon give pleasure with a swallow.”

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I Met Your Mother at the Zoo

I met your mother at the zoo,
And I must say, she sure was nice:

I gave to her bananas two,
And like a champ, she swallowed twice.

The only thing that puzzles me,
Which I just haven’t figured out–

Is how she’s able to be free:
Why do the zoo guards let her out?

WordPress daily writing prompt (highlighted above).

Crutch and My Clutch, and Off to the Mall

I gobbled overmuch;
Now like a turkey I am stuffed.

Cram-fed with yams and such,
And pumpkin pie with cream home-fluffed,

To walk I need a crutch.
At least my healthy waistline’s buffed.

Well, it’s time to grab my clutch
Black Friday calls, and she is rough.

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Believe in the Cycle of Life

First you’re born in great de-queefing.
Doctor’s slap begins your breathing.
Then you learn to talk while teething.
Soon you date–and use some sheathings?
Celebrate with gifts and wreathings.
Suffer passings with bereaving.
Then when done, you’ll too be leaving.

WordPress daily writing prompt (believe).

Genie Us

This messy kitchen’s looking awfully heinous.
It’s so depressing, it’s begun to drain us.
But washing dishes, that is sure to pain us.

Your papal “we” makes you sound like a weenie, Gus.
By use of magic bottle this demise we’ll suss.
A gentle rub and out comes jinn to genie us!

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