Sunday, August 5, 2012

Big Tent


photo by Teresa

No blacks.
No gays.
No women.
No brown of any shade.

No Occupiers
or leftists.
Socialists,
keep away!

No liberal
tax and spenders.
No atheists
or sluts.

No pansy, pussy
war-enders.
But, we proudly welcome 
NUTS!

Oh, relax!  I'm just having a little fun with the Sunday Challenge at Real Toads.  Also submitted to Poetry Pantry.

31 comments:

Fireblossom said...

No sluts? NOW what am I going to do with my Sunday afternoon???

Kiana said...

Amusing. Nice write

Far Beyond The Ridge said...

Sign, sign, everywhere a sign...
This may just have been for fun,mz, but there's a dangerous social truth here, and i concur.
Beware the nutz
Another damn fine write
Rick

Sioux said...

And there is no shortage of nuts, that's for sure.

Mimi Foxmorton said...

lol at Fireblossom!

Well, clearly they have never been on a PIRATE SHIP! ;)

Lolamouse said...

Clearly, you've been hanging out at the pier in Southern Maryland!

Brian Miller said...

just watch out for the snipers at our borders....

Sylvia K said...

Yep, I'm with Fireblossom!!! What am I supposed to do with my Sunday afternoon now???? Bet you didn't know there were any 79 year old sluts, huh???

Margaret said...

Ha. I look at it as the bars are keeping them out of MY world :)

Kerry O'Connor said...

I think this image begs a bold response and I'm so glad you took up the challenge, MZ.

Teresa said...

What a great response to the picture! A very fun read but with a real message.

Jira said...

This was funny... made me giggle. :)

Mary said...

This made me chuckle.

Mary said...

This made me chuckle.

Serena said...

I was going to say I can't join but then I wondered if perhaps I'm a little nuts? :) I enjoyed this. Very clever, even if truly it isn't funny...

Mary Mansfield said...

Now I'm just conflicted...they won't let me in for being a slutty woman, but they'll let me in for being a nut...maybe I should just sit in the corner and ponder this dilemma for a while. Nice write, Mama Z!

manicddaily said...

Ha! (Again.) You know, I say this - not meaning to brag--I'm sorry as I don't know how it comes across-- but I was lucky enough to go to Yale undergrad and Yale law school, and the other day was taken to dinner by someone to the Yale Club where a guy at the next table was going on and on about how women had ruined Yale. I felt quite proud of myself for leaning over and telling him that, and why, I definitely didn't think that was the case. At least it shut him up for the rest of the dinner.

k.

hedgewitch said...

When boats are outlawed, only NUTS will have boats! But sluts will sail closer to the wind. Perfect sum-up of the reptilian mindset. RE: karin's comment--maybe Yale NEEDED to be ruined?

Kay L. Davies said...

I love this. A wonderful bright spot of truth disguised as humor. It reminds me of when I was young and used to have trysts with a rich man's son on his father's yacht at the Royal ---- Yacht Club. Such a feeling of daring, wondering if I'd be tossed out, for many of the reasons you listed.
K

Heaven said...

he..he...you got it right MZ~

Lessandra said...

CUTE! That means just about anyone can join :D

Susan said...

You got a huge laugh from me that started at the end of the first 4 lines and grew to the unexpected non-moralistic end. I hope it is all a very out-dated stereotype with no truth to it at all--but how is it that we all know who should/would be on that list?

Susie Clevenger said...

You slapped those who feel entitled write across their attitude! Great job!

Kim Nelson said...

Freakin' hilarious!

ninotaziz said...

Sylvia K - you give me HOPE!

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Reminds me of the line from the book Puckoon: She always thought of him when she saw the sign 'Members Only'.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

A place like that would have no Me, either.....though - "sometimes I feel like a nut, sometimes I dont". Hee hee. Gave me a good cackle, MZ!

Derek Lee said...

Lovely rhythm, it fairly dances along - light, yet with an important message.

Ash Sharma said...

Simply hilarious..

Hannah said...

Just slightly exclusive!! Nicely done Mama!!

Sara McNulty said...

Funny, but sadly so. However, what kind of nuts would be permitted?