August 04, 2013

Not So Namby - Amby



You never told me you could write
with both your left hand and your right,
are there any other talents you can do?

Can you juggle more than three, 
bounce a baby on each knee
while reading them a fairy tale or two?

Can you play the bongo drums
while singing in strange tongues,
making sense to no-one but your tapping feet?

Can you pat your shiny hair,
rub your tummy and declare:
that I'm the nicest girl your ever gonna meet! 

Can you whistle while you stand,
a frying pan in either hand
and flip the food from one side to the other?

Can you pop two corks of wine
and with a smile dark and benign,
keep topping up that tall glass of my mother's?

Can you throw two darts at once
and make my brother look a dunce,
as your bullseye finishes what he ain't started?

Can you hoover as you groove
and congenially remove
all those webs from which the spiders have departed?

What the hang do you mean 'no'...?
But you're a clever so and so!!
Surely YOU can manage that bit extra fuss.....?

Well, alright, 'suppose it's better,
to get TWO scented love letters
'ain't there more to being so ambidextrous........?!

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17 comments:

Helen said...

YOU, my dear, are one hysterical lady!!!

Tess Kincaid said...

Very clever...bongo drums and all...

Laurie Kolp said...

Very entertaining!

Berowne said...

Sly and witty; very well done.

Jon said...

Your poetry never fails to delight me!

Geo. said...

Poetry and humor are favorite delights here. Your facility in both at once qualifies as ambidexterity.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I love this Helena - wnoderful! And I must confess, I cannot do any of those things LOL.

Lyn said...

Wonderful imagination..seems you can just go on and on! Bravo!

Jinksy said...

There's always a smart-arse who can do everything! :)

gautami tripathy said...

I had rollicking fun reading this!!

existentialism

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

My wife insists that cannot even breath and think at the same time. Sigh.

Sharon Bradshaw said...

I absolutely love this poem! It made me smile.

Trellissimo said...

This is hilarious . . and pointed

Helena said...

Helen - and you're young-at-heart approach to life inspires me a long way along that road.....

Tess - I'll beat to that ~! LoL

Laurie - thank you. I aim to please. If I can!

Berowne - ahhh, thanks.....now how about a clue....!!!???

Jon - you're too kind!

Geo - LoL.....it's a pleasure twofold...!

Keith - oh, I dunno...I reckon you could give those bongos a right good thrashing...!!

Lyn - ah, thanks. I had to stop though - for sanity's sake!

Jinksy.....I know, I know. But it's innate, you see......*cough*

GT - thanks. Glad you had fun with it!

Jerry - it's a struggle-some world for blokes indeed......LoL

Sharon - thank you so much.

Trellis - maybe not as much fun as Ada and Cad's adventures, but I enjoyed the prompt nonetheless!

Kathe W. said...

so very fun and ever so clever!
Cheers!

Little Nell said...

Very funny and a great rhythm.

Margaret said...

a woman does always expect too much :)