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    Comic relief intended



    If I claimed to have fallen asleep alive and then awakened dead

    Would you think me a fool with little brains in my head?

    Or would you pass it off with a long raucous laugh

    Leaving me to figure it out on my own behalf?


    If the sun arose in the West instead of the East

    Would clocks run backwards or would time just cease?

    These are important questions that require astute comprehension

    So please apply your utmost personal attention


    If the male of the species ends up pregnant

    Might his spouse accuse him of being adulterant?

    Or is he simply the victim of his own self love?

    Having forgotten to wear the appropriate protective glove


    If you start up your car and throw it in gear

    and find to your dismay that it will only move to the rear

    Would you turn about and drive with your arms to the back?

    Or would you hop out and give the damn thing a hell of a whack?


     If for some reason you think I’m not being serious

    and begin to suspect that I am somewhat delirious

    I would hope that you might consider the source

    And remember I’m trying my best to get back on course


    If you noticed the rain falling up rather than down

    Would you worry that the birds in the sky might very well drown?

       And if you stood in the rain holding your favorite cup

    Do you wonder how in the world you could ever get it to fill up?


    What if the chickens were in charge and the dominant species?

    Would they pen us all up to walk about in our own feces?

    What other revenge might they seek if they were the commanders?

    I’m sure they would be hunting down the infamous Colonel Sanders


    Now this nonsense has gone on just about as long as it should

      I know this kind of silliness is not easily understood

    But if you find all of this strange and choose to give me the prod

    Take a good look in the mirror…I may not be the only one that is odd


    ©Charlie Gragg January 25, 2011         





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    rsalassi commented on Nonsense


    Cleverly conceived and brilliantly executed material.

    sevyn7 commented on Nonsense


    This had me laughing, and also gave me thoughts about how some days things do seem backwards. I Like this allot. Dave



    Sometimes we just need to let go and role with the flow. Thanks.

    earthly commented on Nonsense


    Fun to read and ponder--Namaste...................................Earthly




    Madelynn commented on Nonsense


    Hampton- this all backwards mind melters- I love it.. your work always makes me feel so- good. I love this part especially friend-If the sun arose in the West instead of the East Would clocks run backwards or would time just cease? These are important questions that require astute comprehension So please apply your utmost personal attention love, Maddi



    Thanks. Nonsense is sometimes necessary to keep us from getting too buried in the problems of life.

    tenderpoison commented on Nonsense


    I love how the silliness winds down to masterfully wielded point..a valid one and all too true. We are all our own kind of weird :) great write :)



    Thank you my dear neighbor.

    If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry.

    Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) American poet.

    Hampton’s Poems (111)

    Title Comments
    Title Comments
    Searching 5
    The Poetess 14
    Nonsense 12
    Solitude 18
    Lame Limericks 14
    Message to Papa 15
    Young Jimmy O’Fallon 11
    The Computer From Hell 18
    Life Ain’t for Sissies 16
    The Mind In Motion 13
    The Game of Poetry 9
    Silence 55
    WordSlinger 19
    Holiday Thoughts 12
    Sweet Mary 18
    From White to Grey to Black 19
    The Reckoning 12
    And All of That Jazz 16
    Today 25
    No Offense, Just My Opinion 16
    Lucky 10
    You’re Only as Old as You Feel 13
    Saturday Night 13
    Political Change? 14
    The Female Gender 17
    I’m In Charge Here, Aren’t I? ( With Epilogue) 10
    I’m In Charge Here, Aren’t I? 7
    Remembering 11
    This Web We Weave 13
    The End 16
    The Day the Clouds Cried 16
    The Path of Life 12
    My Mother Ruth 12
    Humanities Challenge 14
    A Cowboy's Perspective 12
    July in Buda Texas 14
    The OP Poets Parade 20
    The Chatelaine 12
    Shot Through the Heart 17
    Poetry and Fine Wine 18
    The Man What Am 10
    The Final Beat of My Heart 16
    The Rainbow of Poets 19
    A Cowboy's Lament 13
    Of This World I am Not 17
    The Wee People 19
    An Evening at an Irish Pub 15
    The Scent of Love 14
    Fresh News from Buda Texas 16
    Memories of Times Past 13
    The Dance of the Poets 20
    The Confession 14
    Road to Obscurity 18
    Barbara 14
    Shadows 15
    Prescience 17
    Words That Bind 54
    Wondering 26
    New Year News from Buda Texas 13
    We Are All Witnesses 16
    Christmas 25
    A Cowboy’s Prayer 29
    The 9 ers 24
    Love Defined 27
    Tis a Time to Give Thanks 21
    More News From Buda Texas 26
    Choices 26
    News from Buda, Texas 21
    In Search of God 21
    Writers of Poems (WOPs) 26
    Out of the Darkness 15
    Visions from Within the Mist 18
    Baseball 12
    The Night Stalker 16
    The Man I Presume to be Buck 16
    The Sounds of Time 17
    The Little Man in the Green Hat 18
    Blah Blah Blah 14
    One Two Three 13
    Carpe Viam 11
    Love in the Afternoon 13
    The Moth 14
    Lost & Dungeons of the Mind 11
    The Creative Process 19
    The Truth and the Tribe 19
    The Long Wait. 19
    Feathers 26
    The Arrow 14
    Take Two Cialis and Call Me in the Morning 26
    Ghostly Images 16
    Friends 11
    Angels Without Wings 20
    The Rider 16
    Pride and Shame 18
    The Winning Poet is.... 21
    Memories 13
    Politicians 67
    Your Mailbox Is Empty 18
    God's Visit 17
    Poets and Poems 20
    Love Thy Neighbor 13
    Renewal 8
    The Roar of Silence 17
    Blessed Are These Days 4
    Time and Space 5
    Life's Journey 8
    Gift To The Fallen 16
    Hunger 21
    The Antique Shop 30