Saturday, October 26, 2013

Pirate Hat

I wear a pirate hat
to hide my fear of water.
I keep a dozen dogs
to protect me from their fleas.

When I want you to stay,
I suggest that you be leaving.
Then to keep myself from begging
I cut my legs off at the knees.

A rather quirky take on Michael's prompt at Real Toads.

20 comments:

Fireblossom said...

That's going to make it difficult to do a pirate jig.

Heaven said...

How deceiving we can be wearing a pirate hat ~ Enjoyed your tale MZ ~

Have a good weekend ~

hedgewitch said...

All things are possible to the piratical--to arhhhh is human, to forgive, not so much. A contrarian approach to the Jolly Roger here but all the more valid for that.

Kathryn said...

Very cool.

Gail said...

I loved this. Keeping dogs to protect yourself from fleas...I laughed. But heard sadness too.

Very well done and a pleasure to read.

Cutella said...

Cool poem of yours!

Siggi in Downeast Maine said...

Ah, a pirate with two peg legs...
to store the rum in perhaps?

Enjoyed your quirky post
Peace
Siggi

grapeling said...

Ah, MZ, a mask koan to self-inflicted p-ahrrr-ate damage.

Thank you for the hilarious yet thought-provoking reply to the challenge ~

Sioux said...

My quirky stuff is just inane. You even do quirky well...

Björn said...

This was just very well penned.. it seems like it's futile and you do the wrong things...

Lorraine said...

I'm in awe always by this constant contrast that you are....amazing

Grandmother (Mary) said...

But so recognizable in that I've been there, too.

Kerry O'Connor said...

All very contrary-wise!

Marian said...

nice! hah.

Sam Edge said...

Hedgewitch wins with "to ahrr is human" hahahaha there's nothing left to say.

Sumana Roy said...

love the contrast.....

Margaret said...

...a woman and a pirate - yes the epitome of "contrary"! Hysterical.

Susan said...

Ah! Lovely parody of irony. Funny until there is no where left to go!

Sharp Little Pencil said...

Hey, there were woman pirates! Anyway, this was truly unique in my reading thus far, Mama. It is irony to the nth degree, and that final line about cutting herself off at the knees to keep from begging, oh my god, that was so clever!! Amy

Kay L. Davies said...

Very quirky, and, as such, still very you. Well done.
K