Happy New Year everyone! I say “happy”, but it’s January…
…it’s dark most of the time
…we’ve all put on weight over Christmas and are feeling it
…not to mention feeling super-broke…
Time to #banishtheblues !
Don’t torture yourself with resolutions. You’re not going to keep them anyway!
So join me this month with anything light, or funny, or happy, or joyous… anything to #banishtheblues !
To get this started, this bit of fun was written as part of an (unsuccessful) application to join the funeverse, a children’s poetry collective. Inspired by Kate Pankhurst’s wonderful picture:
The Monster of the Swamp
Was preparing for her date
She’d spent hours in the mud-bath
And now was running late!
She combed her thick hair gently
So as not to wake her nits
Shaking off the clumps of mud
Which fell away in bits
She put on her monster make-up,
Made from bugs and flies,
Crushing up a beetle
As mascara for her eyes
She picked her favourite perfume
It had a pungent scent.
No matter where she wandered,
You knew just where she went
A heady mix of armpits,
Mixed with cheesy feet
It smelt of rotten swamp slime
And twelve-day rancid meat
To finalise her outfit
She picked a pretty bow
Tied it neatly to her fur
Now it’s time to go!
Picture credit: flickr.com/photos/16643636 (this isn’t the one that inspired this piece, but it’s in similar vein 🙂 )