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National Poetry Day (2) Oct 06

Once again, it’s National Poetry Day. Seems only a year since the last one. Back then, I wrote a poem about a finger infection. This year, the illness theme continues.

Burns Nights

On Sunday, was lazy
What seemed to appeal
Was making for dinner
A microwave meal

My stomach was rumbling
My taste buds were frisky
I bought parsnips and chicken
In honey and whiskey

As I shovelled it in
Down my throat, heading south
I realised I’d scalded
The roof of my mouth

I blame the carton
My fault it was not
The box should have said
That the sauce might be hot.

On Tuesday I cooked
Something filling and nice
Chili con carne with
Masses of rice

Calamity struck
While draining the pan
A grain of rice flew off
And fell on my hand

I was using hot water
So it took but one crumb
To leave quite a painful
Burn on my thumb

Despite my applying
Cold water and ice
I’ve an ironic blister
That resembles some rice.

6 Responses

  1. 1
    Sarah Thomas 

    Heh heh, I like that a lot 🙂

  2. 2
    D Maclean 

    Will Mcgonagall I presume??

  3. 3

    Excellent 😀

  4. 4

    As this site refers to William McGonagall as

    widely hailed as the writer of the worst poetry in the English language

    I shan’t take that as a compliment…

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