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No Johny, no,no,no

I wish I had the guts to tell the neighbours how I feel When little Johny's violin begins to scratch and squeal. I know it's only early days but really even so You'd think he would have learnt the skill of tightening the bow. One day I thought I heard mosquitoes buzzing near my ear But it was only little Johny getting into gear. And first thing in the morning when he practises his scales The will to live deserts me and my 'bon esprit' soon fails. But as I am a coward I just put up with the din And greet the neighbours sweetly when I'm putting out the bin! Rhyme battle contest : Sponsored by: Juli- Michelle 08/11/18 It really gets me going poetry contest : sponsored by Kevin Shaw

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Date: 6/2/2019 9:48:00 PM
Bravo, Wendy. A FAVE for me. Love your humor. Congrats on your well deserved podium finish.
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Date: 6/2/2019 3:19:00 PM
dropping back again with my congrats Wendy:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 12/8/2018 4:28:00 PM
I feel for your dilemma with your neighbors - I've been there - congratulations on your placement!
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Date: 12/5/2018 6:20:00 PM
Congratulations on your placement in my Rhyme Battle contest!
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Date: 9/6/2018 7:50:00 AM
Love it. Life gives us that which we must just put up with. And my friend quite oft it severely tests our patience and humanity to do so... A fav..
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Date: 8/18/2018 7:08:00 PM
So cute and humorous Wendy! I can relate as I attempted to play violin in my youth, but it was too challenging! Congratulations on your wonderful first place win! : )
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Date: 8/16/2018 6:01:00 AM
Very creative and funny. Congrats on your top finish.
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Date: 8/16/2018 12:02:00 AM
Congratulations on your #1 win! Well done.
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Wendy Watson
Date: 6/2/2019 3:44:00 PM
Thank you,Susan. I guess the bagpipes would be worse!
Date: 8/15/2018 7:07:00 PM
Yes, that would take a lot of 'guts' Wendy to really do it. But you did it so well through this great poem! Congratulations on your podium win! Hugs, Sandra
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Wendy Watson
Date: 6/2/2019 3:38:00 PM
Thanks, Sandra. A violin can be utterly beautiful to listen to of course!
Date: 8/14/2018 4:25:00 PM
Ah but no one likes to fall out with the neighbours... can be so awkward... tricky though as a child playing violin - well there’s no ear plugs that can block that! Well crafted raise-a-smile verse Wendy!
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Wendy Watson
Date: 8/15/2018 4:21:00 AM
Thank you for taking the time to read and comment, Nina. Purely fictitious and when played in the way intended, a violin can really pull at the heartstrings.
Date: 8/14/2018 9:51:00 AM
Congrats on your win, Wendy (maybe you could play a kettle drum whenever the kid mauls his violin-- bet the neighbors will soon sue for peace!)
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Wendy Watson
Date: 8/15/2018 4:23:00 AM
Thank you so much for reading and giving feedback, L.J. My neighbours are actually as good as gold but I have known a few scratchy violin players in my time!
Date: 8/14/2018 9:38:00 AM
Ah, an ode to a soon to be concert star, Johny on the washboard, or maybe the comb, or the kazoo. Sounds like he won't make it on the violin. Such an enjoyable write. Congrats on your trophy win, Wendy!! ~ gw
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Wendy Watson
Date: 8/15/2018 4:25:00 AM
I have received so much sympathy that I feel like a bit of a fraudstress!! This was a purely fictitious write and played beautifully, I am transported by the sound of this instrument, Gershon. It's amazing where the imagination can take you though!
Date: 8/14/2018 7:56:00 AM
This is great. I hope his skills are improving.
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Wendy Watson
Date: 8/15/2018 4:27:00 AM
Thank you for your fun comment, Richard. There probably is a toneless Johny somewhere but thankfully not next door to me! Just my imagination leading the way again!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 8/14/2018 7:56:00 AM
Congrats on top honours.
Date: 8/14/2018 6:56:00 AM
Giggles! Awesome poem :)) Congratulations on your top win Wendy! xomo
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Wendy Watson
Date: 8/15/2018 4:34:00 AM
That's very kind of you Maureen. Neighbours can provoke tension but thankfully Johny only lives in my imagination!
Date: 8/14/2018 3:00:00 AM
Well done Wendy on your win. I fully get these type of neighbours lol. :)
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Wendy Watson
Date: 8/15/2018 4:33:00 AM
Just my imagination thankfully, Francesca. Thank you so much for taking the time to comment!
Date: 8/14/2018 2:21:00 AM
dropping back with my congrats
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Date: 8/13/2018 9:54:00 PM
Thank you so much, Wendy, for submitting this humorous lovely little number... a big gold medal winner.
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Wendy Watson
Date: 8/15/2018 4:32:00 AM
I'm honoured to be counted amongst such great entries. All a figment of my imagination I'm glad to say!!
Date: 8/11/2018 1:48:00 PM
lol Wendy I had a violin when I was small I know it sounded like a cat being strangled... thank goodness I soon gave up:-) hugs Jan xx
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Wendy Watson
Date: 8/15/2018 4:29:00 AM
This was just a product of my imagination, and when played correctly, it is one of the most beautiful sounds of all instruments. Thank you for taking the time to read and comment.
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Wendy Watson
Date: 8/11/2018 2:15:00 PM
All ficticious I'm glad to say! But I DO live next to an DIY enthusiast! Thanks for taking the time to read it, Jan.
Date: 8/11/2018 1:25:00 PM
Oh my u are a lenient neighbour and yes I'm like that too, I put up with a lot of neborly thoughtlessness even though they are quick to pick a fight if there's Sth in my house that troubles them. Ah nebors can be thoughtless. Your poem is crafted in awesome rhyming, creatively presented. I totally luv it. Kudos. Pleez do write your thoughts/comment under my newest poem too.
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Wendy Watson
Date: 8/11/2018 2:17:00 PM
Made up for the contest but there is a little friction due to prolonged extension work! Thank you so much for your positive comments.