Sunday, 2 September 2012

Magpie 133
















THE DAMAGING EFFECTS OF MARITAL DISHARMONY
"I like the colours," Enid said,
"The greys, the blues, those bits of red.
"But what's disturbing me the most's
Those figures. They resemble ghosts."

Mike disagreed, put in a bid,
And took it home for fifty quid.
He wanted his own way, and said,
"It should look great above our bed!"

This story's moral's plain to see:
It's wise that couples should agree.
For that decision changed Mike's life.
He gained a picture, but lost a wife.

(With thanks, as always, to Tess at Magpie Tales)

24 comments:

  1. I enjoyed your creative take. It made me smile.

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  2. oh dear....poor Mike!!....made me laugh...xx

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  3. What a decision...thanks for the share ~

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  4. So much truth here! It's the little things that rip couples apart. :)

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  5. Mike ponders cheaply purchased spectres
    His bed is empty
    Enid's gone to Hector's

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  6. if she is leaving over a picture, he is probably better off...

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  7. *snort* (actual comment after last verse)

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  8. What a fun take on the picture!

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  9. Is it true what they say? "A happy wife, a happy life" ? I am happy, always happy when I get to visit here, with Frances on Sundays. Thanks for sharing the funny poem with the oversized title, it's so lighthearted! =D

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  10. Haha! Maybe that was his intention! And for 50 quid he got off cheap!

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  11. well done indeed and thanks for sharing this

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  12. Oh Mike you silly hubby! Throw out the picture and keep the wife!.... although, maybe she's better off gone! :)

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  13. Most's? I know you are a perfectionist when it comes to rhyme, but anyway I loved it.

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  14. Thank you for all thee kind comments. Please forgive me if I don't reply individually, as my much-loved horse died suddenly this morning (see more recent post) and I'm not really at my best. But I do appreciate people who take the trouble to comment.

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  15. Great fun - but what a horror for you! So sorry to hear the sad news of your poor horse.

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  16. Interesting take on the image and an enclosed micro story love it.

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  17. Excellent fun Frances, excellent.

    Anna o]

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