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Psycho Jo

Green the eyes that saw her lover
accidentally eye another,
Full her notebook, green the cover,
every look and twitch recorded.

Green the car she drove to tail him
(just in case his vows should fail him),
Green the phone on which she’d mail him
honey traps, bizarrely sordid.

Green the tracker on his jockeys,
green the sound-bugs in his sockies,
listening out for tonsil-hockey,
Green the camera-drone she ordered...

Now green the tent where he lies low...
Far away from Psycho Jo.


17 Mar 19
For Green Humour Contest sponsored by Carolyn Devonshire


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Date: 3/25/2019 5:08:00 AM
So creative with dark humor Nina. "listening out for tonsil-hockey," loved it! Congratulations on your second placement! : )
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 3/25/2019 1:32:00 PM
Long held ambition of mine to use the expression “tonsil hockey” in a poem!! Thanks Connie!
Date: 3/24/2019 7:32:00 PM
I just loved this one first time I read it Nina, Many congrats on your win:-) hugs Jan xx
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 3/25/2019 1:33:00 PM
Thank you jan!
Date: 3/24/2019 7:35:00 AM
- Congratulations on your fun win in the "Green" Humor Contest, Nina :) - greeting from // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 3/24/2019 1:36:00 AM
Hi Nina, Very well penned and funny, a little sad that a suspicion leads to almost incessant feelings of insecurity - But love your last two lines - in a green tent.... far away from Psycho Jo. Congratulations on your very deserved win. Poetry hugs, Jenny.
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Date: 3/23/2019 8:08:00 PM
Good grief! Psycho Jo would have ended up in a U.S. jail for stalking. Very funny poem, Nina. Congratulations on your second placement in the Green Contest and your tie for first in the Easter Series. I hope to get prizes in the mail this coming week. Best wishes and thanks for your participating, Carolyn
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Carolyn Devonshire
Date: 3/24/2019 11:28:00 AM
The prizes are packed and ready to go. I'll let you know after I mail them.
Date: 3/22/2019 10:56:00 PM
Hahahaha! Another fab FAV!! This is hilarious, my friend! ;)
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 3/23/2019 1:20:00 AM
Thank you very much! We’ve all met her (or him!)
Date: 3/22/2019 11:43:00 AM
A fave! Running for cover (from your frightening pen...lol)
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 3/22/2019 1:07:00 PM
Thank you Kim but you can’t run and you can’t hide... bwahaha!
Date: 3/20/2019 9:41:00 AM
Nina, this is so creative! Funny yes! But women like this do exist. I agree with a commenter below. It's not a joke. Jealousy is motivated by many things. Love, Panagiota
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 3/22/2019 1:07:00 PM
Thank you Panagiota! Yes sadly, some people just don’t know a good thing when they see it (that’s the back story I had in my head for “Psycho Jo”) but sadly others are driven to jealousy by past treatment or deep insecurity. Which is when it’s not so funny x
Date: 3/19/2019 7:49:00 PM
ohhh, all that green eyed monster envy. LOVE This. If it were my contest, it would be in top three.
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 3/20/2019 1:40:00 AM
Thank you Andrea! Not sure what others have done with the prompt though... maybe jealousy is a bit obvious!
Date: 3/19/2019 9:04:00 AM
Love what you did with the 'green', Nina, and the humor is psycho-amazingly funny, with the ending being...a 'wow'! Best wishes for the contest. Hugs, Sandra
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 3/20/2019 1:41:00 AM
Thank you very much Sandra! I had to go back and make it sillier because after the first draft she wasn’t funny at all - just a bit sad. Fine line...
Date: 3/17/2019 5:01:00 PM
That's another fun one, Nina.
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 3/18/2019 3:30:00 AM
Thank Agnes :-)
Date: 3/17/2019 1:26:00 PM
She’s a crazy, jealous psycho alright! Great poem, Nina! :)
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 3/18/2019 3:20:00 AM
Thanks Laura - she’s not the woman I dream of being I must admit!!
Date: 3/17/2019 12:02:00 PM
Wow, Nina! You sure dodged the "pinch" with this one. Now, all of a sudden, I'm thinking about green beer and Irish coffee.
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 3/17/2019 5:38:00 PM
Haha, that sounds like a revolting combination! Thanks Jim!
Date: 3/17/2019 12:01:00 PM
lol Nina this is so witty and I love the twist in the final couplet:-) hugs Jan xx
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 3/17/2019 3:45:00 PM
Thank you Jan!
Date: 3/17/2019 11:36:00 AM
Happy St. Patrick's Day!!! LOLOLOL!
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 3/17/2019 3:36:00 PM
Thank you Sunlite!