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Weird Carolyn

Weird Carolyn The other cheerleaders didn’t like football Basketball was much easier to follow But I got bored watching them dribble the ball My response was hard for others to swallow Growing up I didn’t have too many toys So I had to find my own entertainment I became a master of animal noise When I “croaked” on the bleachers strange looks were sent My frog impersonations left them aghast When I did my seagull, the team stopped playing They stared at me oddly as though I’d passed gas They couldn’t relate to talents displaying This was the first thing that led to my nickname But once in class I was asked to give a speech The teacher was writing, so bold I became Her attention I was trying to beseech Being a contortionist since childhood days Locked one leg and arm, looked like a flamingo I perched on one foot for each eloquent phrase The teacher looked up and called me a weirdo The class agreed and “weird Carolyn” was born Frequently called upon to put on a show Much laughter I bestowed, accolades adorned Never understood why I didn’t have a beau *Entry for Francine’s “Tell us something we didn’t know” contest. Okay, the secret's out and I'm ready for my punishment. At high school reunions I'm still called upon to perform.

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Date: 3/9/2011 7:25:00 AM
LOL - I love this one. Well done on your win : ) Jack I'm not surprised they ask you to perform at school reunions - great fun. Thanks for all your kind comments. The dog poem was about my mum after Nero died.
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Date: 3/8/2011 3:51:00 PM
hahaha....looked at you like you passed gas haha.. I know that look, Great write Carolyn u'll keep em laughing for the rest of the day with this one and take home the glory too luv ~Virginia
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Date: 3/8/2011 10:51:00 AM
Now we know!!! Congratulations on your fine win in Francine's contest Carolyn. Love, Carol
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Date: 3/8/2011 1:28:00 AM
hilarious...kep t me laughing again and again...wow that's weird stuff....when I was a t school I was an oddball rebel and took every oportunity to irritate the teachers( now as punishment I am a teacher L O L ) but it wasnt weird stuff....i admire people wh o can do oddball stuff and I wish I could do more than I do...congrats ....Syd
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Date: 3/7/2011 7:32:00 PM
This is so cute....I would never imagined you Carolyn making froggie noises....but I love that about you!!! Weird...not....but fun...yes!! Congrats on your great win and talent of animal noises!!
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Date: 3/7/2011 6:42:00 PM
Ribbit - Ribbit - Congrats on a well written, well deserved win, Carolyn. Quite interesting. Excellent piece. Enjoyed. Luv Ralph
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Date: 3/7/2011 5:29:00 PM
contortionist huh? congrats on your 4th place win in my contest Carolyn, this was unexpected info, you do not look like the "animal noise " type
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Date: 3/6/2011 7:51:00 PM
People are so cruel and then all of a sudden a spark of strength emits thru the pain making you into the awesome flexible poet you are today! This is super duper cooool! Gwendolen
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Date: 3/6/2011 12:36:00 PM
LOL - hilarious - wish we could meet! Thanks for all your nice comments - no, Anne isn't a real person. Jack : )
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Date: 3/5/2011 3:26:00 PM
I bet you were a fun person to be around..Reads like you were also very limber or double jointed..Good luck in the contest with this great write....Reads like winning material..Sara
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Date: 3/5/2011 10:28:00 AM
hehe, this is quite a story, I almost said "Weird Carolyn" just kidding my friend, thanks for the smiles with this one, good luck for Francine's contest, love Wilma
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Date: 3/4/2011 11:15:00 AM
I got a good laugh out of this. For the record I think weird is a great compliment. Who wants to be cast from a mold anyways? You are most certainly a one of a kind, and it's a treat to know more about you
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Date: 3/3/2011 11:55:00 PM
excellent write about the absurd moments that stay with us, as well as the momentus ones Carolyn
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Date: 3/3/2011 10:05:00 PM
i would have never guessed,,a great write about your past,,,best of luck,,and Thank You my friend for all your visits and encouraging and beautiful comments,,,Blessings..Cecil
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Date: 3/3/2011 9:20:00 PM
I have a female friend who does Donald Duck impersonations. She received plenty of attention two years ago when we visited Walt Disney World in Florida. As usual, your poem is well-written and a pleasure to read.
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Date: 3/3/2011 7:47:00 PM
hahaha, I think that is NEATO, CArolyn. Good for you. I acted crazy in high school too and was not popular with many people, only with my little group of good friends! Great poem!
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Date: 3/3/2011 5:52:00 PM
The actress escaped when you were small all good fun for one and all One of many fans, know you are great don't put that seagull on me plate ... Don
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Date: 3/3/2011 4:38:00 PM
You go girl! I was a class clown just by being serious. The hardeR I would try to do a thing well ..the more they would laugh..... You and I would have hit it off nicely as buddies, cool , Carolyn
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Date: 3/3/2011 2:49:00 PM
VERY FUNNY TAKES ME BACK TO MY YOUNGER DAYS, I WAS THE CLASS CLOWN SO I WAS A WEIRD KID, AND I CAN RELATE TO THIS POEM VERY WELL DONE.
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Date: 3/3/2011 2:10:00 PM
Mm, a woman of many talents I see before me. Your portfolio never surprises me because you can do anything. Loved it Carolyn, hope you can still do the Flamingo stance. Good luck in Francine's contest....:) smiles
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Date: 3/3/2011 1:34:00 PM
Yeah Carolyn it was diffently something we didn't know but a terrific read.Thanks for the very kind comment.~LOTS OF LUV~Teresa
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Date: 3/3/2011 12:21:00 PM
jeepers, you are a performing artist at heart, carols, hahah... what a stunning work of art with matching delghtful lines that totally charms.. now, i baptize you" funny queen!".. winner for me! :) huggs, nette
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Date: 3/3/2011 12:12:00 PM
OMGoodness Carolyn. Hey I learnt something new today. This is really cute my friend. I wish you the best in Francines contest. You must be feeling better now, I am so glad you are out of your depressed rut. Time to party. Love, Carol
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Date: 3/3/2011 12:10:00 PM
This is just awesome! Contortionist eh? Yeah I know you got hit on a lot...you had to. lol. This was a great read, Carolyn!
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Date: 3/3/2011 11:43:00 AM
I can attest to the veracity of your poem, Carolyn. Some people will think you made this up but I know it's all true! Everyone needs a weirdo in class. It makes learning more fun. Good luck in the contest. Best to you, Diane
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