dVerse — Poetics — This is Nuts

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Falling off the wagon sometime in mid-late June
While the house watchdogs slept, I struck out for
Forbidden late night snack under sugar plum moon

I skulked noir urban jumble, fumbling for my cash
Thirsty ear piqued for tunes at speak easy dance,
By moon’s shine, I sought cursed, dastardly mash

Alas, that whisky barrel creaked no more; but still
Murmured was an aged cedar dripping urban bourbon
Conveyed by Cool Britannia (they call him Will.)

I skedaddled down wet, cat-screeching alleys,
Sloshed through pant’s-bespeckling wavy gravy
To Will’s place on London Valley Lane. Lightgleam

Knocked me silly with glee.

Me missus found me in morning’s manger, nibbled
Upon by the nannies; learned only in retrospect
After pitchfork’s waking prod. Nodding, I hit the road.

I had a blast writing this silly thing. Thanks again for the flavors to work with, Lillian.

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Lillian is today’s host of dVerse’ Poetics.  Lillian says:
The challenge for today is to pick at least one of the ice cream flavors listed … and use the words of the flavor in your poem. To be clear, the poem should NOT be about ice cream! You should use the words exactly as they’re written in the flavor: no words in between the words of the flavor; no changing the tense of the words, making them plural or possessive, and no changing the order of the words as they appear in the flavor. You may however, eliminate the capitalizations and punctuate as needed. Of course, I love double-dipper ice cream cones; and triple-dippers are even better! So if you’d like to use more than one flavor, be my guest!
Change is Brewing  – current
Half-Baked  – created in 2000 -still going strong
Urban Bourbon  – 2017 -still going strong
Coffee Coffee Buzzbuzzbuzz  – current
Wavy Gravy  – 1993 – 2001
Urban Jumble  – 2000 -2001
Dastardly Mash  – 1979 – 1991
Miz Jelena’s Sweet Potato Pie  – 1992 – 1993
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road  – limited edition available July 18 to 25, 2008
Late Night Snack  – 2010 – 2014
Imagine Whirled Peace  – 2007 – 2013
Sugar Plum  – 1989 – 1990
Cool Britannia  – 1995 – 1998
Economic Crunch  – only in 1987 during the stock market crash
This is Nuts  2001  – 2002

28 Comments Add yours

  1. lillian says:

    Oh you did indeed have fun with it!!! You had me with the photo….and then the words continued to regale. LOVE it!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thanks, Lillian.

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  2. Dale says:

    This is so much fun, Lisa.
    It gives me the boost to finish mine!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Dale, and goody!

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      1. Dale says:

        Yeah. I’m almost done but have to go home from work 😉 Will finish it there!

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  3. sanaarizvi says:

    Ohh this is absolutely stellar, Lisa! I can tell you enjoyed writing this one 😀

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I did, Sanaa. Thank you 🙂

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  4. lynn__ says:

    Ha, ha, the nannies…enjoyed your story, Lisa!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Glad you enjoyed it, Lynn, thanks 🙂

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  5. Nitin Lalit says:

    I enjoyed this story. It reads like a song. A blues or jazz song.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Oh I would like to see it set to music, good idea 🙂 Thank you, Nitin.

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  6. Mish says:

    Wow, no brain freeze here! Those flavours sent your imagination into overdrive. Loved it,

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Hella Yes! I coulda used more but that would have just been showing off 😉

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  7. Gillena Cox says:

    Nice one.
    Happy you dropped by to read mine

    much💚love

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Gillena.

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  8. Sadje says:

    Hilarious poem Li

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Glad it amused you, Sadje.

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      1. Sadje says:

        👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

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  9. What a crazy ride! Enjoyed! 😆❣️

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Haha! Happy to hear it, Tricia.

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  10. Helen says:

    Hilarity from the mouth of a nanny goat! Lots of giggles here in Bend.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      So happy you enjoyed it, Helen 🙂

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  11. This was fun to read. The last stanza was the best.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      haha! 🙂 Glad you liked it, Mary.

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  12. This is rollicking fun, Li! I can imagine you giggling as you wrote this! ❤️

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Punam, I was 🙂

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      1. You are welcome. 🙂

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