Friday, January 21, 2011

Live Dangerously

by Harry B. Sanderford

Holding a popsicle to the testicle I injured on my bicycle,
Nurse Brandi says it's possible I also broke my clavicle.
I boast I nearly made it, but I think she's unimpressed.
Dare-devil and imbecile's the same to her I guess.
I launched even higher than I really thought I would
and once I cleared the fence things were lookin' mighty good.
I sailed across the drainage ditch
and touched down awful pretty,
but when my back wheel got the wobbles,
I chaired the tumbleweed committee.
My thumb got pretty twisted,
I skinned my knees and tore my pants.
Nurse Brandi's got me on the mend,
but I fear I'll soon have ants.


John Wiswell said...

The "tumbleweed committee?" Never heard of that one before. Sounds painfully funny.

Laurita said...

Harry, this was awesome. I love a good rollicking rhyme. This one did hurt a little, but that's ok. It was worth it for the popsicle (hope it's not the one from the poem).

Steve Green said...

Harry I was wetting myself reading this, thanks for the laughs. Love the line "Dare-devil and imbecile's the same to her I guess."

Scratch that, I love ALL the lines. :D

Cathy Webster (Olliffe) said...

This was really, really funny! How quick you are with a rhyme! Enjoyed this immensely!

~Tim said...

This is really cute and reminds me of hours spent on my Stingray with the banana seat.

Madam Z said...

You've gotta have "testicles" to try a stunt like that. Boys have all the fun, darn it!

Oh well. Girls can have fun reading the poems the boys write while they're on the mend.

Stephen said...

Daredevils always have a bad case of the ants. It's what makes them daredevils. Great fun.

Eric J. Krause said...

I heard Nurse Brandi also works over in the Three Stooges ward, so it takes more than daredevils to impress her. Good story!

L'Aussie said...

Ouch. And ha ha funny. Did you do an exercise changing your prose to poem or does it come naturally? Clever Harry.

G.P. Ching said...

This was so funny! Nice work!

Harry said...

Thanks alot everyone! A round of popsicles on me! ;)

Jodi MacArthur said...

I got a vision of an elvisy tom sawyer doing the ants in the pants boogey dance-- only yuo could inspire this vision Har Bro!

Stephen said...

lol - after the line 'Holding a popsicle to the testicle I injured on my bicycle,' I don't think you can really go wrong. St.