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The Ballad of Connie Marcum Wong

An idiom by which she's always stuck
is 'having one's head buried in a book'
The truth behind it, she was unprepared
that morning as she went to climb the stairs.
Stopping to lift a bottle, bad mistake
especially when one isn't quite awake
her balance gone, could not control herself
now plunging headlong into the book shelf.
Bruised head, bruised knees,bruised pride was quite enough,
thankfully, make-up would disguise the scuffs.
But then she only went and made it worse
by saying that it would make a good verse.

Hopefully next time she will be wiser
and not tell me, but tell 'Trip Advisor'

29th August 2016
With love, Connie, from Viv x

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016




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Date: 9/24/2016 2:59:00 PM
A most enjoyable light sonnet, Viv! Humour is always appreciated:) Glad Connie did not get hurt in the process. Soon 'smashed sandwiches will become the craze! ~ Regards // paul
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Viv Wigley
Date: 9/25/2016 12:00:00 AM
Thanks, Paul, forgive my absence over the past few days, I seem to get busier as the nights draw in. Will pop by soon. Regards, Viv
Date: 9/24/2016 1:33:00 PM
Brilliantly great...
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Date: 9/25/2016 12:00:00 AM
Thanks, Carol, will poop by soon. Viv x
Date: 9/3/2016 3:25:00 PM
Hi Viv, Lol! I don't know how I missed this. This is soooo funny. I see below that it made Connie's Day. Great job. I really enjoyed this humorous write:-) Alexis
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Date: 9/3/2016 11:46:00 PM
Thanks, Alexis, good job Connie saw the funny side at the time :)
Date: 8/29/2016 3:41:00 PM
I can't believe you were able to make a poem out of my clumsy mishap Viv. I had a sandwich in one hand and smashed it during the fall. I was so mad at myself I just sat there on the top step and ate my smashed sandwich, laughing at how ridiculous I was. I love the humor in this poem as it was pretty funny. Now everyone will think of me as clumsy Connie! Thanks for making me laugh and making my day! This has to be in my fave's! Cheers, Connie ; )
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Date: 8/29/2016 7:34:00 PM
Ah, we all have those clumsy episodes, Connie- I regularly forget when cleaning that I'm under the staircase- the top of my head is now so flat that you can balance a glass of wine on it :( Viv x
Date: 8/29/2016 3:29:00 PM
SO CUTE> I just love the fun way you relate to all us poets. You are a wonderful guy, Viv, and thanks for the book and all you do here.
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Date: 8/29/2016 7:35:00 PM
Thanks, Andrea, you're a lovely bunch. Viv x
Date: 8/29/2016 12:36:00 PM
I enjoyed this in its entirety - didn't know my friend had been hurt - don't like that - but I absolutely love the pun 'trip advisor'. You are one clever and entertaining puppy. Maybe I missed a Connie poem about tripping? CayCay
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Date: 8/29/2016 2:12:00 PM
Connie let me know about her mishap, and suggested that there may be a poem in it. So there is. She's fine, a little tumble. Thanks for dropping by, CayCay. Viv x
Date: 8/29/2016 7:41:00 AM
Nice little number. Worth the visit for something lighthearted. Mafia may have gone too far even for Italians. Lot of anger over shoddy building upgrades. Christchurch got well and truly shafted. 160 Building related firms went bust since 2013. 60 this year. Sure at least a few organised criminals down there too. My wife from Philippines so following drug wars there. Even drugs in moon cakes. Drug lords in rest of world really worried about Philippine successes. Anyway have good night. Regards David
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Date: 8/29/2016 9:06:00 AM
Thanks, David, we can only pray for an end to this madness. Take care. regards, Viv
Date: 8/29/2016 6:08:00 AM
ha ha ha this is so funny Mr Viv I am sure Connie will be delighted... but I would advise her not to drink the contents of the bottle before entering the room lol:-) hugs jan xx 7
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Date: 8/29/2016 6:13:00 AM
Thanks, Jan, she did in fact mention it to me in recent correspondence, suggesting her episode would make good copy, so I was only too happy to oblige. Viv x