I know, four years later, this picture was of Mr. Sherman’s collection of curiosities. It’s a head-turner, every time I pass by.
It takes a
Sense of humor
More, than a
I missed the era when euphemisms, metaphors, and, even, mixed metaphors proliferated. It took creativity to come up with some of them–blind hogs, acorns; horses led to water; the art of catching flies with honey, instead of vinegar. People talked around things instead of going straight for the jugular.
It was a dreamlike state–watching silent movies with captions. For some odd reason–I knew when it would rain. What to do when people ran out of crutches to lean on? What would bowling on the moon be like?
You would be surprised to learn–as I was. Prognosis, everyone was waiting for payday–it was only Wednesday. The diagnosis was hypnosis. What was that out the window? It was a fog bow. And, you didn’t know? Open another box of “try not to act surprised.”
To be seen
In the skies
His reign was over
Everybody else knew
Poor whippoorwill would do
What nobody else would do
What others thought
Whippoorwill said out loud
Whippoorwill was a good boy
Made his mama real proud
Whippoorwill fell, got back up
Scoffed–it was just bad luck
If there wasn’t a God
Why was whippoorwill still here?
It was fun, hanging out with sleazy puns
Until the euphemisms and acronyms arrived
Got into scuffles with exclamation points
All the other punctuation marks joined in
Disgusted by the pugilistic spectacle
Nouns booked passages out of town
Conjunctions became dysfunctional
Abbreviations lost all their brevity
Puns, absolved of responsibilities
Went on gargantuan spending sprees
Prepositions copped nasty dispositions
Adjectives objected to all suggestions
Articles scattered like dust particles
Participles dangled–tripped in the aisles
To the accompaniment of awkward smiles
While verbs hung out with Pokémon nerds
Adverbs sucked up all remaining words
All hope for today, faded away
In these nightmares
Where was Wadlow?
Who was Wadlow?
Horizon’s clouds distracted
From overhead cloudbursts
Hurry up–make choices
Spam, Vienna sausages?
Nice website–easy to follow
China import sourcing
Animal porn?–surely you jest
Good article–very useful
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