Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Special Feature Collaborative Poem--By Sheri Stanley and Mary Kent--United States

When Hubby Wants To Play Golf
(A True Experience)

By Sheri Stanley and Mary Kent

Hubby awoke in a frivolous mood
Let’s go play golf! as he gulped down his food

I don’t wanna play, I said, is that okay?
But, I’ll ride along with you golfin’ today.

Hackin’ and smackin’ ‘em this way and that
Flopped in the water - went lickity-splat!

There on the T-box he swooshed and he swished
His face was so red as though he had been kissed

He must be close to being out of balls
I searched in the woods - suddenly he calls!!

“FORE!” I straightened up just in time, oh, gee
Wayward ball hits ankle, it swelled up you see

What were you doing out there, anyhow?
Searching to find you more balls, Mr. Wow!


My ankle swelled to gargantuan size
It seems without question I’ve gotten wise

Next time he mentions of golf I’ll say, no!
That’s what I’ll do, but for now I’ll hang low

33 comments:

  1. Cool! Even though I don't play golf, this could apply to skydiving together just as well. Polly and I do a He Said, She Said memoir presentation in which she and I discuss her skydiving efforts with me:-)

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  2. Ha, ha. Yes, I can well imagine, Say, you two should do a collaboration for Whispers! This golfing experience ( as experienced by Mary on a casual day with her husband) so we decided to "go for it" on the collab. When she told me about the, " he yelled fore and the wayward ball hit her ankle" - I just cracked up! Thanks for commenting - hopes this exceeds the average level in comments - I believe the world needs to laugh it off........... Sheri

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  3. Tom, thank you for your comment.
    A lot more comical on paper--Big laugh! Feeling the pain in my ankle
    as I re-live that day--thanks Sheri for your big part with this. Mary

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  4. I typed my comment and lost it again...Just wanted to say it made me chuckle and hope Mary is getting the Princess treatment while laid up. Very seamless collaboration.
    Well done you two,
    SuZ

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  5. Hi, SuZ - thanks for the wonderful spirit and lighthearted comments - love that. I guess the definition of "spraying 'em all ovah da place" is a true one. Who knew it was destined to meet up with an ankle? Ouch! Sheri / www.poetryandbeyond.net

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  6. Hi ladies!! Thank you for putting a nice grin on my face! I have never played golf, but like watching it on telly. You two play the collab game well together, so much so it feels as if it was written by the same person. Well done. // paul

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    1. Aw, thank you, Paul! You say the sweetest things. Thanks for the grand commenting! Sheri www/poetryandbeyond.net

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  7. LOL, love this witty write, ladies

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  8. Hi, Jack, thank you for taking a precious moment and commenting! Much appreciated. Say, that reminds me, did you see your pages at www.poetryandbeond.net? It doesn't seem to me that you did. Thanks again for the great comments! Sheri

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  9. Thank you, David Austin, for the following--

    Is frustration a wife's duty? Very entertaining. Love, Dave Austin

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    1. Ha, ha, so true. first it is, come watch me hack around the course. 2nd is please go stand underneath a tree because that is the 2nd place I will aim because the 1st place is the water. "The devil made me do it!" Sheri

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  10. Sheri and Mary, thank you for a wonderful well written collaboration. Although I know it surely wasn't funny in real life, it sure gave me a smile in the write. I certainly enjoy a light hearted poem now and then.
    Love, Charlene

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  11. Ah, the joys of golfing with a hacker, unfortunately don't end there. "Don't count that", don't count that", don't count that. Hey, I guess one put for 18 holes couldn't be that bad, eh? Smile....... Thanks, Charlene, Sheri / www.poetryandbeyond.net

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  12. Hahaha, Sheri and Mary, well written!!!

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    1. Thank you! It is such a pleasure and treat to hear your laughter!! Sheri

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  13. Thanks to everyone for getting such
    a chuckle out of this write your comments make me want to shake it off and get back in that golf cart! Ha!
    Mary

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  14. SuZ, I made sure that after that incident he would be living in my world
    For a long time getting the princess treatment! LOL! Mary

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  15. Paul, Sheri is a big time golfer she knows this sport inside and out so
    it was easy for her to visualize this whole incident. Thank you for your comment. Mary

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  16. Jack, thank you for visiting and for your sweet comment. Mary

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  17. Charlene, thank you! You always make me feel so blessed with your comments. Mary

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  18. Gert, thank you for enjoying this write
    and taking time to comment. Mary

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  19. David, I think they should add that in
    the wedding vows---Big Laugh!
    Didn't see that in mine when I Married
    Ha! Mary

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  20. Nice job, Sheri and Mary. Nice witty and fun-filled poem that I enjoyed from top to bottom. Thank you both for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (www.tgbtgpublictions.com)

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  21. Hi, Reverend. Good to know this gave you a big laugh! I can visualize all of the drama (especially all the hacking which leads into the end-result) that alone is hilarious. Unless you are behind all of this exhibition, then it isn't funny at all! Sheri / www.poetryandbeyond.net

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  22. Maurice, thank you for your nice words. I always feel honored when you comment. Mary

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  23. Hello all! On behalf of Mary and myself, I would like to give you all a huge "thank you" for all the wonderfully, cool and positive comments. If one thinks about it, this type of interaction between writers helps to weave the strong bond that will carry on for centuries! God bless all! Sheri and Mary

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  24. Oh, and I forgot to give Karen and Whispers a huge thank you as well, for posting this silly, caricature and almost unbalanced image of what one might sometime or another witness on a golf course. Thank you, Karen!

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  25. Sheri and Mary,
    Very funny! I really enjoyed it!
    David

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    1. Good! Glad to give a laugh to someone as caring as you! Thanks for the commenting....... Sheri

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  26. Sheri and Mary, I can just imagine the entire scenario by the vivid imagery you express. This did make me laugh and I very much enjoyed it. You two make a great team! Blessings, Connie

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  27. Connie, I drew great visuals when Mary explained the situation to me. I asked if she would be interested in collaborating on this subject, and being the "good sport" she is, she agreed........... I am just glad she didn't have any broken bones because of all the intricate structure there in the ankle............. thanks for the commenting! Sheri / www.poetryandbeyond.net

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  28. David, thank you for your nice comment I do appreciate it! Mary

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  29. Connie,I'm glad we made you laugh with what is going on in this world today we all need a good laugh! Thank you and God Bless. Mary

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