a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Sunday, April 28, 2013

The Mag 166

A nonsensical ditty for The Mag
ILLUSTRATION BY HELEN WARD

THE MENU HAD BEEN DISCUSSED
WEEKS AND WEEKS BEFORE
THE TOAD WANTED RESTRAINT
THE BADGER WANTED MORE

THE MEAL WAS CHOSEN
THE SILVER AND THE DATE
ALL LEFT TO DECIDE
WAS WHO SAT FACE TO FACE

THE PLANNERS AND THE GUESTS
WERE DIVIDED BY THE TABLE
NO ONE HAD FAITH
THAT TEMPERS WOULD BE STABLE

THE WEASELS ARRIVED 
CHECKED ATTITUDE AT THE DOOR
THE HOSTS EXPECTED LESS
AND HID WEAPONS IN THE FLOOR

THINGS BEGAN CIVIL
UNTIL MUSHROOMS HIT THE PLATE
THE INTOXICATION
FIRED THE GREAT DEBATE

HEALTH CARE AND GUN CONTROL
WERE SUBJECTS FORBIDDEN
WHEN TWO GROUPS ARE MEETING
FROM BOTH SIDES OF THAT RIBBON

SO CLUBS WERE PULLED
AND TEETH WERE BARED
WAS ANYBODY'S GUESS
HOW EACH SIDE FARED

THE RUMOR IS THE FIGHT GOES ON
TO THIS VERY DAY
EACH SIDE KNOWS BEST
THERE'S NO MEETING HALF WAY
                      

22 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

you must be talking about asses and elephants... :)

Sandra said...

my new favorite... i love it love it love it... you are sooooo talented. when i saw that photo i got nothing, this is PERFECT! and they do resemble congress a LOT...

izzy said...

Wow I really enjoyed this- good
perspective and creative!

Eleonora Usher-Rigby said...

An excellent poem which made me smile.

Mama Zen said...

Oh, well done!

Kathe W. said...

oh ho! What a buncha wise asses and stubborn elephants at this party....good one!
Have a great week!

anthonynorth said...

Excellent fun with a great message we should listen to.

Brian Miller said...

haha yes, the fight goes on for sure...donkeys and elephants trying to tramp on each others...smiles...nice tag....ha

Tess Kincaid said...

Your ditty made a lot of sense...

Berowne said...

Shap, inventive and quite sensible.

Country Gal said...

Well done ! I liked it ! Have a good day !

Susan Lindquist said...

Haha! Pretty funny! Those asses and elephants could take note ...

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

Brilliant, love it!
Lynne x

Charleen said...

Hmmm... sounds all too real to me. Nice write. :-)

LindaG said...

Haha. Great writing, Gail!

A Quiet Corner said...

IF only they really could check their attitudes at the door!!!...:)JP

SaucyKod said...

I think this should be recited at every meeting - never seems to work though. Excellent - well done Gail - a keeper for sure - very clever.

Dreaming said...

Oh, my gosh, this is wonderful! - health care and gun control (or should that be gun care and health control?!) - two apropos topics!

Jinksy said...

And never the twain shall meet...

DesertHen said...

I'm giving you a standing ovation! You hit the nail on the head with this one!

Kutamun said...

Ah Democracy , Such a state of grace, hard to obtain and even harder to maintain, i think it was Harold Pinter said that .

Sue said...

haha

One of your best responses to any prompt, which is saying quite a lot.

=)

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