Wednesday, July 05, 2006

No String's

“Itsy-bitsy” turned 60 today,
bombs are littered like candy wrappers,
the weatherman promises
rain after six o’clock, and
super mosquitoes
prowl Greek tenements,
blood-junky gangs looting a fix.
Headlines are diet food
for those watching
their propaganda levels.
A new world champion
ate 53 3/4 hot dogs in twelve minutes,
sixth straight title,
bare buns, no strings.


Sue hardy-Dawson said...

Excelent poem, all of the pollution in our heads-a mad world out there

jel said...

cool poems you have here!

take care!

Nea said...

Heeeeeeees BACK......

53 hotdogs more than I eat in a year....

Who is itsy bitsy? Well I guess I could Google couldn't I.....

Rain, yeh Rain, I was downtown at the local Jittery Joe's and it came down in home and everything was dry. I guess it just rained over downtown.

Glad you are back

I just realized I have used up another keyboard. Every so often I have to buy a new one, I burn out the keys, just like a tailpipe on a car I guess.....varoooooooooooom

Jon Cox said...

Hahaha! AWESOME & well done!!!!!
I'm so glad you like the requests, thank you! :o)

samuru999 said...

That is a neat poem Pat.
You are quite the writer!
Thanks for visiting my blog again.
Hope you had a great trip.

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

I hears that the guy that ate the hot-dogs weighs 160! I'm much bigger than that, but I could only eat 3 last night... I need practise, I guess. :)

floots said...

love this one
especially like the end
(no ambiguity intended) :)

polona said...

ha! i love this one!!

J Cosmo Newbery said...

You kept you pen sharp. Good man!

Plus Ultra said...

Now I remember!Yes, I was viewing your blog just a few days ago.I enjoyed them!Keep in touch!

Poetry by Kai said...

very good....thank u

where's AA?

Don Iannone said...

Love the ending...bare buns, no strings. That's like champ. That's life. Liked it a lot.

Masago said...

...but lotsa poka-dots. Good to have you back. :-)

Medusa aka expiringpoet said...

I watched the news on the Japanese guy who won the hotdog title. Mere watching of eating competitions gives me mental indigestion. Imagine how strained and bursting-at-the-seams this chap's stomach will be.


Lee said...

There was a bit of everything in that one!

Wink said...


I liked your imagery and how the whole poem

told the story of our nation!!!

VERY COOL!!!!!!!!

Pat Paulk said...

Yes it is Sue! Thank you!!

Thanks Jel!

Nea, has to be some serious indigestion. 60th birthday of the bikini. Still need the rain here.

Thank you Jon!

Samuru, I did! Thank you!!

I read that too, Andrew. Of course he only eats once every three months.

Thanks Floots!! Anymore, the ambiguity is left on the cutting table.

Thank you Polona!!

J Cosmo, I did. Thank you!!

Plus Ultra, glad I found your blog. Thanks for returning the visit!!

Thank you Kai!!

That is life! Thanks Don!

Thanks Vaughn!! Lots of polka dots, well, not as many as there used to be.

Medusa, you are right!! Thank you!!

Lee, I'm a headline junky. Always checking to make sure it's safe to walk out and get the mail.

Thanks Wink!!

Cathy said...

Thanks for stopping by today.
A poet!
I also write poetry, but only when I'm angry, unfortunately. Otherwise I am quite uninspired. I am linking to you for a weekly poetry dose :)

Queen Neetee said...

This is great!

The mixture of the kinds of news that we receive at one sitting is a good reason to become 'sick' of it.

I try to watch my intake.

Medusa aka expiringpoet said...

Dear Pat, I'm linking you from my blog. Hope you're cool with that. Makes it much easier for me to refer my buddies to your writings :)

Meow said...

Thank you for dropping by my blog. It is a pleasure to meet you. I will be sure to bookmark your blog, and be back to visit. I love you poetry. I write a bit, but my poetry is the immature rhyming jingly type ... a lot of fun, but that's about it. There are a few littered throughout my main blog Varieties Of Life. Hope you are having a great day. Take care, Meow

Pris said...

A top one, Pat!

Nea said...

dah, haha the light bulb came on finally.......I thought maybe it was a very tiny dog