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Today I got the hiccups
Smack, clear out of the blue.
Those fiends up and attacked me
Without notice or clue.

I gulped a cup of water
And held in all my breath,
Then asked my friends to scare me
Quite nearly half to death.

My headstand was just awesome,
I pinched my nose and spun,
Dissolved a cube of sugar
Real slow upon my tongue.

I sucked in lots of fresh air
Then burped all of it out.
And even yelled “AHWOOOOOGA!”
As loud as I could shout.

I grabbed the peanut butter
And spooned out a big glob,
Plopped it in my mouth but, drats-
It did not do the job!

The pickle juice was awful.
Brown paper bags don’t work.
And bending over backwards
Made me look like a jerk.

I can’t fhicinish speaking
Or lick my ice cream cone.
These hiccups are relentless-
I feel so all alone!

Oh, if I had a cure for
This pain that’s ailing me,
I’d put it in a bottle
And give it out for free!

By Susan Burd © 2011

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  1. Date: 11/28/2012 9:22:00 AM
    Stopped by for a chuckle, second read on this one. Loved the 'AHWOOOOOGA" - is that really supposed to work? Come to think of it, those Model A's got the hiccups quite regularly. Thanks for the laughs, John

  1. Date: 10/12/2012 4:37:00 PM
    Okay now you got me... what is the name of all things good is "fhicinish"??? Loved it, love 'em all... hugs, smiles and mucho love, Jack AHWOOOOOGA

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    Date: 10/12/2012 4:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Jack, the fonts on the forum don't support the italic face, so it should have read: f hic inish. Hiccuping while speaking!