Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Phone--Homo


image borrowed from cianellistudios.com


Phone--Homo

“We must polish the Polish furniture.”
--Eddie Snipes

As the ferry flounders, it wishes
for fairy wings.

Red rain is never as bloody
as a red reign.

The princess rose to pee,
and that’s when she found the pea.

The collar was white hare, but
the caller labeled it just hair.

Vikings loved their battle axes, and
conquered others on every axis.

When struck in the face with a hard ball,
there’s nothing to do but just bawl.

Too many folks have lost their senses as
they join Trump’s burgeoning census.

When the temps top a 100, one doesn’t need
to coax others to consume cokes.

A muddy pond of ravenous koi
can never be considered coy.

Suddenly I hear the sound of murderous caws
for no apparent cause.

A young maiden who is chaste
is simply waiting to be chased.

Crushed blackberries must certainly die
to render some Native American dye.

I feel obligated to have to add, one
never finds a job from an ad.

Though haggard and leaden-eyed,
the resistance waits for the next Ide.

Yes, there’s a manager who oversees
all produced goods that are sent overseas.

No matter how hard
the wind blew, its lips never
turned shades of blue.


Glenn Buttkus

Posted over at dVerse Poets Pub

13 comments:

brudberg said...

Ha.. I can see you had fun with these, certainly a lot of fun to find the best ones that make sense.. each couplet is a little laugh.

lillianthehomepoet.wordpress.com said...

Chuckling I am😊😊😊. Lovin' especially the quotation, the princess and the pea one and the maiden one. Especially the maiden one! 😊 A bit of trivia to share, when I was a high school English teacher, many many moons ago, I directed individual speech events and plays, Last play I directed (when I was pregnant with our first) was the musical The Princess And the Pea. The shop teacher had his class build a VERY VERY tall bed that was like a high platform with a front to it that the guys painted to look like layers of mattresses. I climbed the ladder to show my student how I wanted her to flop around on the bed. And, even as I type this, there is a piece of original artwork hanging on the wall in front of me, The Princess and the Pea, and the princess is lying on her back, huge belly sticking up, very very pregnant! 😊 So I do relate to that one! Very fun takes on the prompt!

De said...

So much here to love, Glenn! You had fun with this, which means your reader does, too. :) Thank you!

Brian said...

I must say I laughed at every verse. Consider your job done. :)

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Oh you definitely rocked the prompt!❤️ Such an enjoyable read!

Lots of love,
Sanaa

Victoria said...

These are so fun, Glenn. You took the prompt to a new dimension. Makes me want to write more.

ghostmmnc said...

These were so fun to read! I especially liked the 'coax/cokes' one! Very well done! :)

Kim Russell said...

This is a fun poem, Glenn. Great choice of titlE(T) and quotation! My favourite homophone moments:

Red rain is never as bloody
as a red reign.

The princess rose to pee,
and that’s when she found the pea.

Vikings loved their battle axes, and
conquered others on every axis.

A young maiden who is chaste
is simply waiting to be chased.

Truedessa said...

I came over to read and I'm glad I did, as these are quite clever. The Princess and the Pea reminded me of a storybook as a kid. Oh, how that Princess couldn't sleep tossing and turning, the test of sensitivity brought her a Prince.

vijita pillai said...

I thoroughly enjoyed reading it!Each of it so well framed :)

kaykuala said...

Perfect when it is tinged with lots of humor, Glenn! Great lines!

Hank

sreeja harikrishnan said...

enjoyed every line....great and thanks for the all smiling and laughing moments I got!

Marilyn B said...

Just perfect!