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A Broth of Beauties

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A Broth of Beauties

We were off to book our holiday, already we’d had words,
‘Don’t think you’re spending all the week admiring dolly-birds!’

My fella laughed out loud and said ‘Just stop your flamin' hopping,
there’s absolutely no harm in a bit of window shopping’

Sitting at the agents, we studied every last location,
we wanted something perfect for our annual vacation.

Somewhere nice and lively? Or a place of tranquil quiet?
‘The second one I think, I’ll never sleep if there’s a riot.’

We chose our destination after much deep thought and care
My fella teased ‘Can’t wait to see the bathing beauties there’

We got there and the sun was hot, time to hit the pool,
he was changed already, he began, in fact, to drool.

We weren’t  prepared, however, for the sight that met our eyes,
and I couldn’t help but chuckle as I heard my fella’s cries…

‘Who chose this place? It’s never right for thirty-something men!’
...the average age of bathers there was four score years and ten.

Well, I have to say my man was not exactly cock-a-hoop
He said ‘Who wants to take a dip in flamin' turtle soup!’



**for p.d's Turtle Soup contest

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  1. Date: 8/16/2010 8:52:00 PM
    Congrats on the win, Sjharon

  1. Date: 8/10/2010 9:31:00 PM
    congratulations, Sharon. I found yours very clever. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 8/9/2010 9:25:00 AM
    Congratulations Sharon on your win in (Destroyer((Poet's contest "Turtle Soup". Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/8/2010 9:50:00 AM
    adorable, congrats on your win

  1. Date: 8/8/2010 7:17:00 AM
    Coming back for seconds for your flamin' turtle soup, Sharon :)-- souper fun take on the contest & super congrats on your win as well :) hugs-- nikko :)

  1. Date: 8/8/2010 7:05:00 AM
    Congrats Sharon on your winning poem in P.D.'s turtle contest with this amazing and entertaining write .. enjoy your super win this happy Sunday..with luv..

  1. Date: 8/8/2010 6:01:00 AM
    Dolly birds and Turtle Soup would leave any man feeling cock-a-hoop, McYummy poetry Sharon. Many congratulations on your win in PD's fine contest. Have a wonderful Sunday >> James

  1. Date: 8/7/2010 11:46:00 PM
    Congratulations! in my contest Sharon,..p.d.

  1. Date: 8/2/2010 9:21:00 PM
    hahaha. I think there is some British slang in here that I don't quite know but I can guess! Good take on the contest, my dear! LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 8/2/2010 9:34:00 AM
    Absolutely love the direction you've taken for 'turtle soup' Just charming! Kris

  1. Date: 8/2/2010 8:32:00 AM
    Very funny write, Sharon, brilliant and will surely makes you a winner in the contest! Thank you for yor comments and have a great week!..Gert:)

  1. Date: 8/2/2010 7:59:00 AM
    Hi again Sharon :) just read your comments-- heehee been stuck here at the Soup eep-- but you are a genius!! You always give brilliant ideas--Thank you so much for your suggestion-- I am definitely following it-- super thanks & hugs to you :) -- nikko :)

  1. Date: 8/2/2010 7:55:00 AM
    haha very very witty Sharon :) enjoyed this one, flamin' turtle soup indeed --heehee could just imagine the shock of that fella seeing those bathers ;) wish you the best in the contest -- nikko :)

  1. Date: 8/2/2010 7:11:00 AM
    Well done SHaron,..p.d. soup mail,***

  1. Date: 8/2/2010 6:20:00 AM
    This had me chuckling all the way through Sharon. Your man is in big trouble for window shopping, he just may end up in the Soup. Good luck in the contest, it's a winner in my eyes >> James