Playing Poker

Playing Poker

A Chapter by Dave Brown



When I tried getting up this morn

I seemed to be stuck which had me feeling forlorn

A feeling that went from my feet down to my head

Which had me recall I’d been hung up instead

Thinking I’d like a different view of life

Which didn’t include what seemed like endless trouble and strife

And to facilitate, I’d been hung from a tree just outside

Where I’d had night company from our horse named Clyde

But, with me now awake, Clyde thought my face looked awfully red

Which he commented pon while getting fed

Then he paused and with a deep frown

Asked me if I’d like to get down

I assured him I’d seen enough of a different view

And would appreciate his aid in making upside down go adieu

He, being as cooperative as any person, I would say

Did not respond with a negative ‘neigh’

And unhitched me as he would from a post

With my next thought, being uppermost

Was to go and cook-up some yummy raisin-bread toast

Giving Clyde a slice and eating the rest

With us both concluding upside-down viewing had failed the test

So, I jumped on his back and we went for a ride

And as we went along stride after stride

We soaked up the sun and smelled the fresh air

Until down by the creek we met a black bear

Who remarked that we made a good looking pair

And that Bear, who we discovered was a bit of a joker

Had us finish our morn playing three handed poker



© 2021 Dave Brown

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This poem surely gets NO negative neighs! In fact, "negative neigh" is such a nifty phrase, I kinda want to write a poem with that as a title. Or maybe you could! This upside-down storyline could be further evidence of your orbital imagination, but I tend to see this poem as being symbolic. Me, being holed up in the boonies, ignoring all the crap that goes on in crowded society --> for me, it would be like hanging upside down (beaming red face under pressure) for me to re-join society now that I've become accustomed to the view from my peaceful perch! *wink! wink!* Fondly, Margie

Posted 2 Months Ago

Dave Brown

2 Months Ago

will be waiting for your 'neigh say' BG
this poem has reaffirmed my suspicion that you are stranger than me... you win! hands down! Dave is crazier than the bunny:) by the way, bears are extremely sore losers

Posted 3 Months Ago

Dave Brown

3 Months Ago

both Clyde and I were aware of bear aggravation and carefully managed that difficult situation, even.. read more
Wilbert. Mr. Ed. This reminded me of that TV show but also stood out in different ways, like ending with the talking bear and the poker. Nice show in my mind. Tyfs

Posted 3 Months Ago

Dave Brown

3 Months Ago

glad U enjoyed, never know if people will appreciate but I always have fun doing these ridiculous th.. read more
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3 Reviews
Added on April 14, 2021
Last Updated on April 17, 2021

Mostly light Hearted


Dave Brown
Dave Brown

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