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Tongue Tied Timmy at the Bubble Blowing Contest

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Below is the poem entitled Tongue Tied Timmy at the Bubble Blowing Contest which was written by poet Gwendolen Rix. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Tongue Tied Timmy at the Bubble Blowing Contest

He made the finals of the bubble blowing contest
Tongue-tied Timmy wanted to do his best…

Never won a single ribbon throughout his school age days
Timmy felt as though his siblings got all the praise

“Oh, if I could just win this contest for my mom and dad.”
Constantly living in the shadow of his big brother Thad


Reaching   d
                     e
                        e
                            p    into his pocket for a fresh piece of gum

he c-h-e-w-e d
and he c-h-e-w-e-d 
until his jaw grew numb…  

Mary went first and got into BIG trouble
by blowing too hard and BURSTING HER BUBBLE…

Then Joe was up next, he was last year’s champ
Timmy heard him continually bragging at camp…

Joe was overconfident and blew his bubble too small
He got what he deserved once and for all…

It was Timmy’s turn next; you could hear his heart pound
Suddenly he was the most popular kid around…

Nervously he stepped forward filling his cheeks with air
The GIGANTIC BUBBLE he blew was beyond compare…

Tongue-tied Timmy had won and was speechless that day
Proudly handing the blue ribbon to his parents, then went out to play…

A collaboration by Gwendolen R. and Roger R.
7-12-12


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  1. Date: 10/29/2012 7:24:00 AM
    You and I must have great childhood memories of bubble gum! You might like my poem "Bubble Gum" on my poems list! good one! Didn't we all dream of blowing the biggest one! What a thrill!

  1. Date: 10/14/2012 10:12:00 AM
    Loving the lighter side!

  1. Date: 9/28/2012 12:05:00 PM
    very nice collab Gwen....enjoyed...hugs...

  1. Date: 8/11/2012 2:02:00 PM
    lol, love this witty write, Gwendolen - I don't think I know Roger R, but you work well together. No, I don't get round to Soup much lately either. Have a great weekend, my friend - hope Gabby's still doing well

  1. Date: 7/26/2012 12:37:00 PM
    A very charming and enjoyable write. Nice job you two.

  1. Date: 7/21/2012 12:39:00 AM
    Enjoyed the magic of simple kids fun here Gwendolen,, ( well done to you both )

  1. Date: 7/16/2012 9:42:00 PM
    so you are sunny girl now, huh? (hey, don't steal my nicname. heehee)

  1. Date: 7/16/2012 9:41:00 PM
    this is darling!!! a sweet collaboration with you and Roger! Thanks for this enjoyable read,you two.

  1. Date: 7/12/2012 12:05:00 PM
    I have enjoyed reading your excellent poetry today Gwen & Roger. I look forward to reading more of it as time permits. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/12/2012 12:01:00 PM
    WONDERFUL POEM gWENDOLEN AND rOGER...PATRICK

  1. Date: 7/12/2012 10:45:00 AM
    Great collab,and that goes to both of ya`!! Have fun you two,and hopefully you`re melting away due to the heatwave over there.See Ya!!

  1. Date: 7/12/2012 10:00:00 AM
    Hello from my holiday in Tyrkey, Gewn....love your sweet collab. - Hope all is ok. - Take care - (Mange klemmer ifra meg....) A lot of hugs from me. :)A + me have a collab to "Love and care" - oxox :)

  1. Date: 7/12/2012 8:38:00 AM
    very cute write! entertaing and fun :)

  1. Date: 7/12/2012 7:42:00 AM
    this is a charming children's tale. enjoyable for adults, too!

  1. Date: 7/12/2012 5:16:00 AM
    Loved this master piece of collaborated thoughts.. The imagery is wonderful. Cory

  1. Date: 7/12/2012 4:26:00 AM
    I love this! Gwendolen you brought a tear to my eye with this one! It was so tenderly brought forth with much care! So this is what a collaboration with your hubby creates? Wow that's really good! My wife won't write with me, she says she can't write poetry at all...but from what little she does do(very little) she isn't all that bad(a wee bit amateurish though). She would never write with me though, says I'm too difficult to write with, something about being too picky or being a perfectionist.

    Sivey Avatar Russell Sivey
    Date: 7/12/2012 4:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I guess I can be though, a perfectionist at times. It's great you two can write together, I'm envious. I loved you poem Gwen! Tell your hubby he did awesome too! Great Work!!
  1. Date: 7/12/2012 3:18:00 AM
    A very interesting collab . It was fun to read.! Jag

  1. Date: 7/12/2012 3:11:00 AM
    Gwen, ha ha ha, only you! love it, It was 1873 oh hang on it may have been 1973, think I am just feeling old today ha ha ha....David

  1. Date: 7/12/2012 1:31:00 AM
    I just love writing poetry with my husband..this was so much fun! (Thanks honey!)