Sunday, May 14, 2017

a Poem, "Caught between a rock and ...."

Picture is Public Domain from Wikipedia (link)
James Gillray, Britannia between Scylla and Charybdis (1793)

What to do, need I say 

There was a man who had three wives 
Two were a treat to look at, but 
Living with them was different 

Names changed, protect the innocent 
Sylvia was good at loving 
But a nag in the off season 

Charlie Anne could cook up a storm 
Constant chatter shattered ear drums 
Helen loved, cooked and sewed.  A doll 
_ _ _

 - Poem Copyright © 2017 Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved

 - I'm linked with at the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, Mythical Prejudice (Poetry and Flash Fiction with Magaly)

 - 1) Magaly wants us to write a three verse, nine line poem, about a mythical person about whom we have read.  Or 313 words, mine is 63 words.

 - 2) "Scylla and Charybdis were mythical sea monsters noted by Homer; Greek mythology sited them on opposite sides of the Strait of Messina between Sicily and the Italian mainland. Scylla was rationalized as a rock shoal (described as a six-headed sea monster) on the Italian side of the strait and Charybdis was a whirlpool off the coast of Sicily (more, from Wikipedia)..."

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At Sunday, May 14, 2017 5:31:00 PM, Blogger Magaly Guerrero said...

What to do, indeed...

Well, I figure that since this is supposed to be happening in the modern world, the man will soon stop dreaming and realize that he has to cook his own food and that all the wives he thinks he has are probably dolls.

I couldn't help myself *cackle*.

At Sunday, May 14, 2017 9:50:00 PM, Blogger Margaret said...

Sound like he might NEED some nagging :)

At Monday, May 15, 2017 9:27:00 AM, Blogger Sanaa Rizvi said...

Indeed, what to do..


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