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I've a growing b-tch 
of a persistent itch
plaguing a part down under
in a well-hidden spot
sweaty and hot
tearing my sanity asunder

I long for a table
legs sturdy and stable
for a really quick rub up-and-down
even a toothpick
or any such gimmick
heaven help;  it's now inside my crown

Tightly I'm tethered
I grin but nay bear it 
for relief lift my legs a mere tad
the heat's volcanic
the swelling gigantic
as far as itch goes this is bad

Mouth starting to foam
I hobble on home
I've mere minutes 'fore madness takes hold
my head's on the spin
an orchestra within
one step from insanity's threshold

Once inside my abode
rev to fast turbine mode
my eyes and my fingers a-twitch
on the verge of cuckoo
I kick off my shoe
with relish scratch the dastardly itch

I curse, for this morning
I disregarded Ma's warning:
"Today sultry and hot is our weather
to avoid insanity
wear shoes that are comfy 
not those ones of el cheapo leather."

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  1. Date: 11/13/2013 3:22:00 AM
    It was all in my mind ...honest! glad about the ending though. God Bless.D.

  1. Date: 10/30/2013 12:11:00 AM
    Very witty poem. Love it.

  1. Date: 8/31/2013 9:41:00 AM
    great poem... PD

  1. Date: 5/8/2013 8:42:00 PM
    You kill me! This was so funny.

  1. Date: 4/15/2013 6:23:00 PM
    hey, lady, your poem, Simply Me, Remember that one? I am trying to give a heads up to poets on my faves. that was my fave for you if you care to put it in my contest, but hurry. I don't know how long it will stay open. Luv,Andrea

  1. Date: 4/14/2013 6:56:00 PM
    Ouch! I hate this scourge. Fortunately, I've not had it for some time. You have a lot of interesting subjects to write about. I love it!

  1. Date: 4/12/2013 4:27:00 AM
    lolololol! very cute and sneaky. a good read. thanks, randy

  1. Date: 3/11/2013 6:30:00 PM
    That is very humorous and you most definitely had my mind wandering to the wild side. It was hard to imagine a foot as the object of your distress until nary the end. Very well done. Terry

  1. Date: 8/27/2012 7:13:00 AM
    ROTFLMAO! We are definitely on the same wave length Delysia! Loved it... big huggeroonies, Jack xxxx

  1. Date: 8/22/2012 4:19:00 PM
    know the feeling when i had the bird lice in me house...and they'd swarm on me at 2am ... i still suffer from the phantom itches ...though its 4 years ago now...and i ignore it

  1. Date: 8/19/2012 5:49:00 PM
    Thanx for stopping by which made me look up a couple of poems of yours. Sorry i missed them all this while. Excellent poetry, all of them... Great works...! Jag

  1. Date: 8/16/2012 8:44:00 PM
    I have been plagued with pruritus as well in a very private area. I might be allergic to something because a small rash develops. Good poem. I see you have had little activity here in the past year. Welcome back.

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    Date: 8/22/2012 9:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    too honest
  1. Date: 6/11/2012 8:58:00 PM
    How come you've been dry since last year? Where have you gone!

  1. Date: 6/11/2012 8:57:00 PM
    SomehowI lost you but now found you again. I'd hate to tell you whereI though the itch was and I believe you meant to. Perfection in rhyme and too funny for words.

  1. Date: 8/20/2011 11:49:00 AM
    Ha-ha lovely

  1. Date: 7/23/2011 8:13:00 PM
    Had to come back and read this again, too funny!

  1. Date: 7/14/2011 6:46:00 PM
    delysia, where are ya??

  1. Date: 7/13/2011 11:43:00 PM
    thanks for the HeadZ up YO! LOL

  1. Date: 7/13/2011 1:50:00 PM
    An entertaining poem. Some of those itches really can drive you mad...especially the ones you can hardly get to!

  1. Date: 7/11/2011 12:21:00 PM
    yes remember them from Jr. High in Gym glass, a great piece of work and also hope you find the right shoes.