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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.

    loving iii Avatar john loving iii 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.

  1. Date: 7/10/2011 9:04:00 AM

    LOL I was thinking Hemorrhoids, Delysia, but athlete's foot can be very annoying. Good advice on finding the right shoes. Got a kick out of your poem! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 7/8/2011 9:07:00 PM

    I'm glad to see you posted this one, you funny silly girl on the verge of cuckoo!! you are my last "hit" of the night. I need to get going on the boring therapy exercises for my arm and have been putting it off long enough now. haha. I told you they would like this fun poem. Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 7/8/2011 1:14:00 AM

    always listen to to ma, ha ha, very good, David

  1. Date: 7/7/2011 6:02:00 PM

    I agree my friend. When it's hot and the humidity is high you get prickly heat in the darndest places. Even in your shoes. This had me giggling from beginning to surprise ending. Loved it. God Bless, JB

  1. Date: 7/7/2011 5:58:00 PM

    Shoes can be very uncomfortable in the summer for sure..Sometimes we have to go with less style or beauty and go with comfort..This is especially true in the south. Very creative thoughts to turn into a poem..Thanks for the kind comments on my work "Aries Woman"..I have finished it and the finished work is posted..Sara

  1. Date: 7/7/2011 5:38:00 PM

    You put my mind where it shouldn't be too! Too funny and very descriptive. An amazing verse - well done.

  1. Date: 7/7/2011 6:30:00 AM

    hehe, I had to laugh at Carol's comment and you had me laughing with your end line Licia, thoroughly enjoyed this one lol :) hope you are enjoying the little sunshine today.. *hugs* xoxox

  1. Date: 7/7/2011 6:23:00 AM

    Oh my goodness I seen this going another way Delysia. My mind in the gutter this early in the morning. Outstanding my friend. Love, Carol