Pincushion Potty

Pincushion Potty

A Poem by barleygirl
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dueling poems . . . "Karma is a Prick" by The Rock And Roll Cowboy

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A duo of decades
facing fibromyalgia
with pain-pill plug-ups
prickly prolonged poo-poo
and bristly-barbed bowels . . .
what time was it when
I popped my last handful?
which week was it when
I finally rumbled a dump?

Ah yeah! those
tiresome toilet times
before I quit the meds
the visceral vice-grip of
jackhammer log-jam
blizzard-blown gizzard
sit . . . stand up . . . sit
hard-s**t hardships
side effects decidedly
more deeply-knotted than
the pain that any drug
can ever stave off.

Full-body pain flares
tweak my cheeks often
moaning for opioids
for hours or days
that’s when I gaze out
at my living monument
to thunder-t**d torment and
my backyard shrine warns
(on behalf of backdoors that
open freely as the breeze):
step away from the pain pills!

© 2019 barleygirl


Author's Note

barleygirl
Last week when I was fixated on dick pics, Dale (R'n'R Cowboy) sent me his "dick pic" for fun (this pic is his pic). Then he wrote a poem & asked me to, as well . . .

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as Carlin said "you don't take a s**t, you leave it" and then he said..."don't take one of mine, i only have three left and the weekend's coming up"
and the pic? now that is the very definition of "porta-potty"

this poem is full of....oops...but with a fun poke at that suffer-age of IBS...
j.

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

4 Months Ago

Time to leave halloween spookies, flies, dick pics, & constipation behind. I'm entering my "gratitud.. read more



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you have such a wicked sense of humour that flows into your writing, who'd have thought you could write about such a topic.
i laughed my head off, i don't think i could write such witty poems. 😀 😆 🤣
i loved the alliteration & particulaly these lines ___
"prickly prolonged poo-poo
and bristly-barbed bowels . . .
what time was it when
I popped my last handful?
which week was it when
I finally rumbled a dump?"

& "to thunder-t**d torment and"

thankfully i don't suffer from constipation.
cheerio carola

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

4 Months Ago

I will never go back to those days! I value a healthy morning constitutional these days. Someday I'v.. read more
I don't know which I laughed harder at, the poem or the reviews! I just know that all of it was GREAT and I needed it. I laughed myself to tears. But in all seriousness, I feel the pain too.
This was a hysterical read, Dear. Only a brilliant mind can make something like this work and you certainly made it work.

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

4 Months Ago

This was definitely a "reach" for me! I mean, I never quite felt that this poem was working, but whe.. read more
This is the first poem I have read on the subject and you did much justice to it, with great wit, all in such a fun-filled, amusing and humorous way. Quite informative too, if you ask me as I had not yet made the connect between the pain killers and sluggish bowels. Also, this is not a malady restricted to age but is just a natural outcome of one's lifestyle. Just loved it and I leave your page with a smile and a laugh. Kudos Margie.

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

4 Months Ago

I think you might be the first person to review this poem seriously! I thank you for that! Most just.. read more
DIVYA

4 Months Ago

😹 yes seriously! ....
ugh, title says it all. who'd have thought that moving one's bowels could bring about such an intriguing, emotion-filled write. no job is finished 'til the paperwork is done & you've put the finishing touches on it here. not pleasant, i sympathize with your condition - being able to poke fun at it takes strength of character. struggle and strain isn't in vain. no one said that growing old is easy. look at the bright side - at least you don't have a colostomy bag ... :)

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

4 Months Ago

Your high-minded commentary gives off great waves of fuming creativity, far exceeding my own potty-t.. read more
ouch... poor cowboy I will never complain again LOL! As a result of my cracked brain issues often times my head forgets to tell me I have to go and I will be caught up doing stuff whatever writing working what have you and I have to tell myself hey dumbass when the last time you went? Thankfully I Never had to take pain pills and the one or two times I was given them hated how they made me feel so never had to deal with that issue having lost a few friends to opiod addiction kinda takes the shine off of those things for me too. you really can make a poem out of anything cant you dear Margie:) what a zen creature you are

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

4 Months Ago

For a fleeting moment I considered starting a business where I write a poem about whatever photo/art.. read more
I love your sense of humor Margie! And of course I’m a sucker for a rhyme. Thanks for making me giggle, more than once actually because I had to go read the dick pic poem too. Love your work, s**t gets too serious sometimes! xx

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

4 Months Ago

Thank you for the appreciation, but I've been going off on too many irreverent tangents lately, so I.. read more
One thing this poem is not is crappy.
You put your usual wit and charm into this painful poem, LOL
BRAVO!!!

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

4 Months Ago

Thank you for a great job of inspiring me! Now I'm going to go for a more gentle direction for a whi.. read more
as Carlin said "you don't take a s**t, you leave it" and then he said..."don't take one of mine, i only have three left and the weekend's coming up"
and the pic? now that is the very definition of "porta-potty"

this poem is full of....oops...but with a fun poke at that suffer-age of IBS...
j.

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

4 Months Ago

Time to leave halloween spookies, flies, dick pics, & constipation behind. I'm entering my "gratitud.. read more
These distingushed, exquisite poop jokes are several steps above the highest levels of societal humour. It's the good s**t, as they say.

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

4 Months Ago

We all succumb to toilet humor sooner or later! Dale wanted me to show him what I meant when I said:.. read more

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