Thursday, 19 August 2010

Voyeur










Relaxed at last
In steaming bath,
A pampered sudsy picture.

But ‘Eek!’ I cry,
‘What’s this I spy?’
A sightless, ugly creature!

Between my toes,
A runny nose;
Its most endearing feature!

Prompted by Magpie Tales.

40 comments:

  1. This is wonderful, simply and truly wonderful! Your magpies are always so ingenious, and very charming :)

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  2. As we sould say in Ireland, 'you are a gas ticket' - its a compliment, funny and brought a smile to my face.

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  3. Ha! Ha! Ha! So you see things that others don't see too!

    Dear Stafford, I enjoyed this immensely!

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  4. Hah! Now I'm stuck with the image of bathing in snot!

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  5. This one cracks me up! I can imagine that tap scaring anyone half asleep.

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  6. You are always so full of fun! You even make me laugh in the sudsy bath! :-)

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  7. To the point, and full of fun!

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  8. I liked that! Thanks for the smile.

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  9. Well Stafford, you've made me smile and laugh out loud this morning; no mean feat I might add. Thank you.

    Lovely piece of writing. :-)

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  10. Heehee! I LOVE this!! That gloriously ugly "nose" is a piece of hardware original to WM, built in 1927.

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  11. between my toes,
    a running nose....


    wow,
    love your humor and wit in it...

    elegant tale!

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  12. Saving this to read to a great-grandchild one day!

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  13. Ah yes. Another version of every woman's life: NO WHERE TO HIDE. very cute!

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  14. You obviously had lots of fun with this one. Then passed the laughter and smiles onto the rest of us. I get the feeling you very much enjoy your own company. That's something we should all aim for.

    Elizabeth

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  15. Perspective.

    A prayer by 'a piece of hardware' for plumbing:

    LORD help me, I am not new.
    Help me to be worthy, of my mate.
    LORD help me, to be honest.

    Ford -- Your writing here took me from flinch to laugh, in very few words. Your playful personal perspective is unique and good. But now we must acknowledge the star. Willow has conjured up an image that inspires such a rich multi-dimensional series of alternating thoughts, that both female and male observers can muse on playful personal perspectives.

    Thank you for your writing and to Willow for her imagery here

    ..

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  16. I saw that silly nosy creature and ignored it- while you played on it and wrote such a dear poem! Lovely and it made me laugh out loud!

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  17. Lots of fun. Whimsical like a bubble bath.

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  18. This is such a fun take on Willow's photo.

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  19. Loved this, so witty and light hearted!

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  20. There is a great feel about this writing. It make me wonder, why there is so much romance about voyeurism. And you have colored it with humor!

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  21. Brilliant!! I had to refer back to the picture half way through though just to make sure it 'was' the tap you were writing about ... LOL ... thoroughly enjoyed it, look forward to reading more :o)

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  22. charming and funny like always

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  23. Oh God Stafford I wrote mine then read yours. Another like-minded response. Yours is far better of course - it has rhyme and rhythm. Mine just dribbles on.
    Are you going to Loani's election party?

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  24. oh this was precious
    and such a good laugh
    and you are right
    I see the runny nose know

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  25. Wonderful and sassy read...love it Stafford...bkm

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  26. a faucet is a runny nose? :D wowie.. what an imagination.. amazing that!

    Leo

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  27. Stafford,
    And I'll bet you'll wipe that nose with painted toes.
    Well done my friend!
    rel

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  28. smiles...a runny nose…like how light and playful your mag feels

    my magpie is here

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  29. haha. wonderful fun word play stafford...smiles. a bit of a elephant man with that nose...smiles.

    my magpie

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  30. ** TOE TAPPING **
    The ' Ultimate in Soapies '
    AND
    ** The Quintessential Wet Dream **

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  31. i feel the same way about nozzles in tubs...they're just too snotty for my taste! you're my fave funny poet.

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  32. your probably the only person that can make me laugh while reading about a bath!

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  33. hehee...this was awesome!!! Runny nose.. that's how I feel about that faucet too... keeps dropping all the time! And when in a hot bath, those coooolllddd drips are really annoying!

    Loved this take on the Magpie!! :D
    Bravo..

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