Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Tapped Out

I looked at my hands to see
if any words were loitering about.
None lounging in the wrinkles
pitching pennies to scars and scratches,
bungee jumping from bent knuckles, nor
poised off the nails of fingers ready to type.
I took a toothpick and ran through the life lines,
nothing but remnants of some melted M & M’s.
This poem was written courtesy of the keyboard,
I was able to tap-tap-tap it for a generous loan.


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21 comments:

Janice Thomson said...

Great sense of humor Pat!...and oh I so know that feeling...

MB said...

That ending made me chuckle.

floots said...

a fine smile to start my evening
thanks pat

jel said...

:0> thanks for the smile

polona said...

at least M & M's are letters if not words :)
amusing stuff!

Margie said...

Love your funny ones, Pat!
This one is good!
Thanks for the laugh!
Great reading too!

steve said...

tapping the keyboard for a loan - I like this one :)

gracie said...

You do have a generous keyboard!
I used to look at my pen before writing essays at uni and think how all the words were just hiding in there...

Cathy said...

Even writers block is poetry to you...amazing!

Kai C. said...

nice

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

I've been having many of these nights! :)

trinitystar said...

:o) as long as you keep tapping you will keep me smiling.
M&Ms ... are sweet talking.

Russell Ragsdale said...

What a fun pun! You laugh out a poem just as I lament one out. Thanks for the chuckle.

gautami tripathy said...

I identify with this feeling. Happens very often.

Only you can write about it like this...

Pat Paulk said...

Thanks Janice!! I guess we all do from time to time.

MB, always glad to provide you with a laugh!!

Floots, my absolute pleasure!!

Janice you are welcome!!

Polona, I didn't even think of that. I was closer than I knew, thanks!!

Margie you are most welcome. Thank you!!

My brain is empty, had to come from the keyboard. Thanks Steve!!

Gracie when I look at my keyboard I KNOW they are hiding in there. Just not smart enough to lure them out sometimes. Thank you!!

Cathy, just good therapy.

Thank you Kai!!

Andrew, by your writing we wouldn't know it.

Trinitystar, I will keep tapping, hope you keep smiling!!

Russell, you have a point. Thanks!!

Thanks Gautami!!

Don Iannone said...

Nice one, Pat. Life the new hairtcut on your blog and the new name.

Nea said...

Wow Pat, you have the most creative mind. I have often thought, when you were growing up, did this degree of creativeness present itsself, say, while you were in sixth grade. (I have a sixth grader, who can't come up with a word for the letter T.) You must have gotten it all!!

I know creative when I see it....... :):)

firebird said...

This really makes me smile!
(the keyboard did good! wonder how many M&M crumbs are hiding inside it?

EATING POETRY said...

Isn't it great how when when feeling you have nothing to write can actually produce such a wonderful poem?

Sue hardy-Dawson said...

You made me laugh, wonder if I could get one for my next essay what's the APR on that by the way

bre31 said...

funny