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Clever Insanity

It’s another day, yes, another day
Another day to watch my cronies wandering around
meandering around aimlessly, flippantly like
they have no care…no care in the world
and just like that…bludgeoned by a badly worn cowboy boot!
Guts all over!

One time I dated one of those giddy ones
and I tried to warn her!
She thought she was too cute to be bludgeoned
Too cute…can you believe that?
After about 28 minutes of blissful dating
I left her alone for just a second
and just like that…clobbered by a red stiletto!
Guts all over!

I guess to say it tactfully...
Most of them fall short on the intelligence end of things
They tell me I’m lucky to have lived this long
They all bow to me

I am one of the lucky ones 
I am far more clever than most of them
I stay out of sight during the day
and just watch all of the guts
Don’t get me wrong I try to warn them 
but they just don’t listen!
They love to go out in the daylight and
scurry around…scurry around the first floor
over the Persian rugs…across the tile foyer
Right in the daylight, can you believe it?

It’s almost like they are asking to be stomped
Stomped just like that by a Skechers Shape-up
Guts all over!

The darkness has settled in now
and alas, it’s now my time to play
I engage in my recreation at night
At nighttime I can crawl through 
his jungles of chest hair and mangy mustache
and in and out of her furrows and crow’s feet
I only come out to frolic and meander 
when all the badly worn cowboy boots, red stilettos and ugly Shapeups 
are safely tucked away in the closet

I swing on the curtain tiebacks like Tarzan
I skate circles over the newly polished hardwood
I dance an impressive Irish jig atop the granite 
I merrily skip atop of the flat screen tv 
and nestle into the VHS tape opening
I’m so glad they have a VCR
‘Cuz those slots on the DVD players
are tough to get through

I am all alone but it so much fun to play
I bathe in a refreshing pool of milk 
left in a tall tumbler in the sink
It’s good for the skin they say
I feast on tasty crumbs in the bottom of the toaster
I’m so glad they don’t ever check there
I’m having such a blissful time
If only my pals would listen to me 
and come out and play only at night
when it’s safe
Ohhh noooo!!!
Devastated, I eye the newest addition to the family
I notice his long whiskers from a distance
As he stalks me with malicious delight 
I run as fast as I can but ultimately...
It's my guts all over!

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  1. Date: 11/27/2013 1:19:00 AM
    wow! Nat, you have not been here at all... , Thank you for spreading and sharing your kindness. I am very grateful and thankful to all who have been supportive of me one way or another. Your heartfelt words are the main attraction of who you are… Thanks for your inspiring visit. ----- Happy Thanksgiving ~ LINDA

  1. Date: 3/24/2012 12:22:00 AM
    Hi Natalie :) I'm back here, & read your poem again (and enjoyed it even more) -- aha! I knew there was something different with it--you got me curious so I re-read your old entry & I must say that your revisions definitely added more fun to it :D blush! Thanks for your kind words & understanding :),I'm honored that my contest helped inspire it & really happy that you writing group loved it-- as it should be :)! Thank you as well for your inspiring comments in mine-- have a great weekend :D

  1. Date: 3/24/2012 12:07:00 AM
    Shit, I enjoy this poem more everytime I read it, Natalie. This is why I rarely judge soup contests anymore. And I gave myself like 4 days(not the whole day lol - casual, stress-free reading)to peruse the poems. I placed you in 10th, 2 other times!?

  1. Date: 3/23/2012 9:19:00 PM
    Clever, witty...wonderful piece, Nataly! Congratulations on your win in Chris's Contest! Ruben

  1. Date: 3/23/2012 1:06:00 PM
    Congratulations on your placement in Chris' "Let The Masks Fall" contest Natalie. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/23/2012 9:37:00 AM
    were you a tiny mouse? Loved the fantasy here. Congratulations on your win in Chris' contest. hugs, Catie :)

    The Rogue Rhymer Avatar Natalie The Rogue Rhymer
    Date: 3/23/2012 10:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for your comment Catie. And no, some type of bug (no particular one in mind).
  1. Date: 3/23/2012 9:36:00 AM
    congrats on your win from my wife..Ron. thank you for your kind words to her during this time of need.

  1. Date: 3/23/2012 7:40:00 AM
    Now this is FUNNNN! Always the magic pen Natilie!! Will have to come back and read again..

  1. Date: 3/23/2012 5:03:00 AM
    So you were the one who wrote this! Aaack! Guts all over for me!!! I honestly do remember this fun poem, Natalie--oh keeroak, keeroak, I feel so mean now, not placing this before (I remember wanting to place this fun write, but I stuck with my single placements) darnn! Yay & congrats, you got some redemption with Chris :)

  1. Date: 3/23/2012 12:33:00 AM
    LOL!!!Congratulations Natalie!! Well Done and deserved win my "Twisted Sister" ;) I like the way you personafied from the perspective of the 'victim' it!!Big Huggsss,love~Deb

  1. Date: 3/22/2012 11:42:00 PM
    Natalie, you wrote this!? 10th place! Why didn't you just flash me some DEE DEE? I was taking bribes. Omg, I am truly kidding! This is a weird, wacky and creative poem that was extremely entertaining to read. Thank you for supporting my contest!

  1. Date: 3/5/2012 12:55:00 PM
    Congratulations on your super win Natalie. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/4/2012 10:59:00 PM
    This received an honourable mention in my contest because I asked for new poems only; it is an excellent and quirky write that I enjoyed VERY much more than its placement might suggest.  -KMD

  1. Date: 12/19/2011 5:24:00 AM
    Congratulations on your super win in P.D.'s "It's Up To You" contest Natalie. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/18/2011 11:49:00 AM
    Natalie congrats on your win, gutsy and twisted, the poem i meant, not you..ha ha ..been away for a few days lots of catching up to do and contest to think about..David

  1. Date: 12/18/2011 3:01:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win Natalie.Enjoyed your poem.

  1. Date: 12/17/2011 2:44:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win Natalie

  1. Date: 12/17/2011 12:59:00 PM
    Natalie, shame shame.. he he he~ this one was mighty bratty of the way you figured out my thinking..., congratulations on your wonderful win. In my "you pick a poem contest" ;-) Thank you for the support,..p.d.

  1. Date: 11/7/2011 5:50:00 PM
    YUCK! Good one..Enjoyed reading your creative work. very Gutsy!

  1. Date: 9/30/2011 11:03:00 AM
    I liked this twisted poem from a different perspective.