Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Diamond Tipped



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Diamond Tipped

“I’m a Hip Nip--it just sounds groovy. A drummer
laid it in me,”--Pat Morita.

Hell--you don’t hear the word/term groovy that
much anymore; more of a 60’s kind of thing.

I remember the giggles I received from the young
nursing staff, just before I succumbed to the boss
anesthetic for my recent colonoscopy, when the 
last thing I said was “far out”.

Maybe I’ll utter that at the very moment of my 
death transition as I tune in to what’s shaking
beyond the veil--it will definitely be big time
groovy, and I’ll probably dig it. 

Being in the groove is 
not the same as being in a

rut--so just groove on.


Glenn Buttkus

Posted over at dVerse Poets Pub

19 comments:

lillianthehomepoet.wordpress.com said...

Oh Glenn.....soooo glad to see you here for this prompt! Somehow I've missed you....??? Have you been away? I know I haven't posted to some prompts lately....tied up with grandkids, then under-the-weather so to speak. LOVE your post here -- the Morita quotation is great! And oh yeah....I can see you muttering (or shouting) "far out" as you go under :) I do think it a grand idea that we determine, in advance, when our time comes for that transition from here to there, that we'll groove our way through it with dancing shoes (virtual or real) and a zing in our heart! LOVE you post. Soooo glad you participated in the prompt! :)

brudberg said...

I know those words that aren't hip anymore... (I guess hip is unhip too). I think we need to preserve those words making sure people know who we are.

Glenn Buttkus said...

Lillian--I too have been busy with medical issues and the family soap opera and the holiday buzz. Oddly, when I miss a prompt, I feel like I let people down. We all met at the pub like regulars at Cheers, and we miss each other when someone is absent--so groovy,

Jane Dougherty said...

All those words either make you cringe or make you smile. Let's smile :)

Frank Hubeny said...

Those good grooves are not ruts although sometimes ruts are groovy, too.

De said...

I love the wisdom in those last lines...in a rut and in a groove are very different, indeed. Opposites, really. ;)

Grace said...

These words pin a generation of long ago, smiles ~ I dig it too, ha!

indybev said...


I insist --- ruts are just retired grooves with the edges worn smooth, like sliding into a comfortable pair of house slippers!

Nosaint said...

Well played- Who doesn't love a funny colonoscopy tale?

Dwight L. Roth said...

What a groovy situation to be in!! Loved your story. Groovy is cool!!
Dwight

Vivian Zems said...

Love your take on this. The first thing I realised was that this word (groove-as in groovy) -was more a reflection of our ages. And you're right- a groove is definitely not a rut. Great post!

Maria said...

Yes, groove on! :D

Kim Russell said...

Wasn't it on Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In that 'groovy baby' first appeared? We used to say 'far out' as teenagers and I remember my first husband's Irish version. I enjoyed your tongue in cheek poem, especially:
#Being in the groove is
not the same as being in a
rut--so just groove on'
which reminds me of the poem 'Motor Cycle Slut' by the British punk poet John Cooper Clarke.

X said...

Ha. Austin Powers def put it to a stereotype. I hope i feel groovy at my colonoscopy. Just saying.

Its interesting the language that comes in fashion for a time then fades. It changes so fast at school these days

annell said...

It seems we don't always notice, when something said is, "out of fashion." The 60's did have a lot of corny sayings....no wonder our parents raised an eyebrow.

Mark Butkus said...

Good vibes emanate from this piece my friend. Be well this holiday season.

Cheers,

Mark

(the other Butkus)

jazzy tower said...

Your post made me smile and laugh out loud, sorry LoL. Far out! Surfacing at a most interesting time. Ah, those were the days. A nice one Glenn😎

Sara McNulty said...

If you lived during that time as I did, a nostalgic feeling overcomes you, even as you cringe. Love this one.

MNL (Cactus Haiku) said...

Fun! love the "far out". funny how a two-word phrase evokes the 60's decade.