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Ink Spots and Cherubs

They took him to the doctor to fix him up to be good
“Now young man” the old man in the white coat said
“Please tell what do you see when you look at these?”
The young boy not really a man had a splotchy ink spot
thrust right at his budding pubescent hormone head
“I see lots of cherubs dancing naked under an umbrella”

The doc was flabbergasted at what he had just heard
He replied" Now get serious this minute and stop being absurd"
Out came another ink spot of different angles and persuasions
The young boy sat and looked and looked and said not a word
“Come on now out with your thoughts haven’t got all day long”
Still silence and his parents were shouting loud with their eyes
“Answer him you young mite or you’ll be put with the dog outside
He looked at his mother and father fuming hot under the collar
Without much to lose he replied “portable loos and umbrellas”

The old man in the white coat shook his head with regret
“I’m sorry I cannot help him but can name what ills him so”
The mother and father leaned in closer to hear the child’s woes
“He has imaginitis of a very severe degree” said the doc gravely
They left, the boy, the mother, the father and said not word
Not even a whisper, a snigger or a giggle or sigh was heard
Then the boy stood up and said he had a major announcement
“I’m so happy to have this wonderful disease can I keep it please?”

© K S Hardy 2011

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Just as you see it with a few edits a free flow of nonsense from out of the blue.
The muse is really pushing the limits
me thinks ;O)

Feelings and words fall on to the page
Sometimes they bite back
Sometimes they tug on our sleeve
Sometimes they have a cheeky grin
They stay once a page has found them
Words are faithful to us even in the dark

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  • JLSeagull
    JLSeagullalmost 4 years ago

    LOVE this!

  • Hehehe…. Me too! xxx

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • Robin Monroe
    Robin Monroealmost 4 years ago

    Oh this is delightful…Love it:)

  • Thank you! xxx
    It was fun to see their faces at the end of the announcement ;O)

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • Avalone
    Avalonealmost 4 years ago

    As I remember I was taken to a doctor at about twelve who gave the exact same diagnosis….so, wonderful and a fave. ;-) xx

  • Wow…. clever doc huh ;)
    More clever you in the end though me thinks Jane..xxxx

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • YouBet
    YouBetalmost 4 years ago

    Oh please do keep it & continue to use it often!!! Same for all of us even if some of us do not use it as often!!

  • Hi ya
    Yep we all should keep this ’ disease’ for as long as we can me thinks. xoxoxo

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • Gregory John O'Flaherty
    Gregory John O...almost 4 years ago


  • Grin backs….she does…x

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • lawrie .
    lawrie .almost 4 years ago

    nee na nee na nee na…paging Dr Beat muse on choccy O/D..So enjoyed the smile this brought. I did the inkspot thing in school…my answer got me a hundred lines…no I can’t say, not here, not now,thanks ks, i needed that xoxo

  • I have locked up the pantry
    I have hidden the car
    and not just the car keys
    I have begged and chastised
    but to no avail
    that muse of mine
    has a mind that I cannot curtail!

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • SimplyRed
    SimplyRedalmost 4 years ago

    Brilliant …LOVE IT xxx

  • Hi Ya

    Imagine getting imaginitis …imagine not getting it!! xx

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • Gamache
    Gamachealmost 4 years ago

    then (i.e.,some time back) they asked all the 6-year-old students what they wanted to be when they grew up. of course I answered “tall, handsome, and rich.” yep, batting a thousand. it’s odd we claim a society of rugged individualism, yet cookie cutter or lives via “role models.” wtf

  • Well that’s kind ok too me thinks….there are differences when you look even if the same clothing seems to be worn.
    Some are just more comfortable perhaps being part of a cookie cutter parade..xx

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • Lisa  Jewell
    Lisa Jewellalmost 4 years ago

    awwwwwwwwww I’ve the same disease :)) wonderful piece darling, it left a huge smile on my face xoxox

  • Let’s celebrate our disease
    A drop of ink Madam with your poetry? xxx

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • autumnwind
    autumnwindalmost 4 years ago

    This is such a happy write I am going to start singing now as I (try to) prepare dinner! I LOVE YOUR MUSE!
    Thank you so! ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

  • Hi there beautiful you..xx
    I do so much metaphorical riding the darker horses I do enjoy when my muse backs a donkey dressed up like Groucho Marx! :O))

    – Arcadia Tempest

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