Submit Your Poems
Get Your Premium Membership


Patrick Cornwall Avatar Patrick Cornwall - LIFETIME Premium Member Patrick Cornwall - Premium MemberPremium Member Send Soup Mail Go to Poets Blog Block poet from commenting on your poetry

Below is the poem entitled Nose which was written by poet Patrick Cornwall. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

Read Poems by Patrick Cornwall

Best Patrick Cornwall Poems

+ Fav Poet


He was sitting cross legged at 15th and Market

The  people would walk around him during the workweek

He sat chatting with his cat

The cat was named Mr Johnson and they were friends

The man had skin cancer on his nose in the form of a bloody mole

And there were days when he sat talking with the  Mole

The Mole would chastise him saying,"If your mother could only see you now."

"If my mother could see me now it would be a miracle,"said the man

The man's mother had been dead for over 20 years

The Mole loved to get his back rubbed but the man was tired

 So the Mole gave him the silent treatment

And  Mr Johnson reached up and scratched the mole

"You musn't be mean to the man or I will not feed you Mole."

The Mole apologized to the Man

The man decided to tell the Mole a story and cat would add parts

He always added parts


There once was a flower

'It stood near a Disco tower, "added Mr Johnson

Its petals were yellow

"All good moles  shout hello,"sang Mr Johnson


And the policeman was shaking the man and his mole

"Move along buddy."

Attempt at Burlesque

Post Comments

Please Login to post a comment
  1. Date: 3/23/2012 5:41:00 PM
    I got the same feeling as Andrea and enjoyed the humor in this and felt it had a touch of sadness too. Very nice!

  1. Date: 2/29/2012 10:04:00 PM
    When i got to the end of this, I could only assume this guy is a poor homeless person who has gone batty to be talking to a mole on his nose .(not so bad to talk with the cat!!) A weird but fun read, Patrick!!

  1. Date: 2/29/2012 2:32:00 PM
    a great attemp at Burlesque form Patrick.. we did have a contest asking for stircltly this form last year.. always great to practice .. a story of intense emotion as well luv..

  1. Date: 2/29/2012 2:04:00 PM
    Was the policeman surprised that the cat could talk - duh. This is so weird it's delightful. I have no mole, but I have nine surviving cats - after Blacky died - and none of them can talk. LOve, daver