Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Magpie Tales #58

This one is just for fun:
The highland men stood
upstaged and up-skirted,
tradition of red rage
mocked and flirted
by a very-cherry lipstick smile
on the face of an outrageous
burlesque stripper
easing down her silvery zipper.
Turns out
that’s not Athena’s shield
But a pastie
for Aphrodite to wield.
These well-worn words
have been said before,
but remember my friends:
Make love, not war


  1. There's a girl after my own heart! LOL

  2. Thanks Jinksy! I've read you enough to take that as quite a complement :o)

  3. Love being the operative word here !!!!!! LOL

  4. Very clever take Mary!


    Anna :o]

  5. Brilliant. Love your clever wit!

  6. Thank you!

    Haze - glad it gave you a chuckle

  7. Last line was really correct
    Although to you want me to go all gutter with erect
    Nah we won't go there because it's late
    So I will close that gate
    But it was very well done
    And a great one you did just for fun
    So good night
    And don't worry I'll continue the rhyming fight

  8. Ah a pastie of all things...but agree..make love not war...may we all heed that call..bkm

  9. Oh wow.. lolss
    pastie..? ;)

    Very well said Mary! Loved it absolutely.. :)
    Indeed make love n not war..

    Hugs xoxox

  10. A lovely one, Mary, believe it or not I was going to go for a fun one this week too, but it turned gothic in the end.
    Thanks for the laugh.

  11. Thanks Pat Hatt for coming back
    and leaving a little rhyming crack
    I'm glad if the poem gave you a smile
    as you were rhyming all the while

    bkm - thanks for reading!

    Olivia - thank you! It was silly, but...

    Brigid - thanks! I do love when you do funny!

    PPPL - thanks :o)

  12. this made me smile...enjoyed the read and loved the...very-cherry lipstick smile..

  13. Naughty Mary! Loved it but... don't you need two!

  14. Missing microfiction?

    I'm hosting a new microfiction meme.
    Succinctly Yours
    begins on Monday, March 28th. Check out the link for the photo and optional word.
    Hope you'll join in.

  15. Claudia - thanks, just a silly one. And very cherry is an actualy lip stick color!

    Stafford - um....good point, lol

    Grandmas - thanks, I'll check it out

  16. That wasn't Juan Sanchez Villa-Lobos Ramirez per chance?

  17. Very cool poem. The playfulness of the tone and the manner of inverting images of war/battle/fighting give a good heft to the poem despite, as you said, the silliness. An aside I'm sure you already know - just because it's silly doesn't mean it isn't sharp. Most excellent in the context of the 95 or so wars currently being fought. Take it easy & good writing,


  18. Thanks...I think you are one of those wise fools ;-)

  19. love this mary! thank you for your visit!

  20. Wonderful work! I love how you contrast war with love. :) Beautiful poem!

  21. Steven - lol, yes :o)

    fiveloaf - thank you!

    argentpoet - thanks for your kind words, and for visiting

  22. I love this. LOVE it!! The best of yours, I think. I love the juxtaposition of the time periods. wow.

  23. Oh, thanks so much Tess! :o)

  24. Howdy!

    Starting a new feature at my blog called The MicroFiction Muse! Please pop in and take a look and hope to see you next week! :O)

  25. I'll check it out Daine. Thanks for stopping by.

  26. Geez your muse must have took a hike
    And forgot her bike
    As you haven't posted in a while
    Are my rhymes cramping your style?..LOL

  27. Yes!!! My muse is MIA
    so for now I've nothing to say :O(