A Spoonful of Medicine

A Spoonful of Medicine

A Poem by Christine Anne Shaw
"

(family meal, my muse should be ashamed of herself)

"
While seated at our table
a random remark was heard,
resulted from another's bark.
Sparked a loud laugh,
disabled  the eating.  
My humour
both sticky and tacky,
weird and wacky,
untimely in its nature
reacted with vigour.
Peculiar when provoked,
I nearly choked.
Broke into a fit of giggles,
turned into jelly
unable to put the brakes on. 

Noisy laughter erupted,
after which it escalated.
Spread like a wild fire
so rapidly,
everyone joined in.

What fun in the room,
no gloom here.
On and on it went
until eventually
we lost scent of how it started.

Then someone farted
and off we all went again

© 2019 Christine Anne Shaw


Author's Note

Christine Anne Shaw
there should have been spaces after each five line stanza, why it didn't work I haven't a clue, you now have a long scarf
can't edit it either, something wrong with the programme

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It felt like you were describing human consciousness and memory. How things just kinda fade into and out of the present moment in varying degrees of vividness ... no one really remembers being born, no one really knows exactly when they're gonna die... which then made me think of time travel and that it isn't really impossible at all, it just isn't like Michael J Fox made it look like. I just watched a youtube video on strange physics though so I might be way off your actual meaning.

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Christine Anne Shaw

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Happy that you could find something to say about my writing. Gaseous emissions I guess could come un.. read more



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Tis the windy way of the world for shaw... A moment or two captured & captured well.

Neville

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Christine Anne Shaw

4 Days Ago

Thank you Neville. Not typical of meal times in the Shaw household, I ashaw you.

Chri.. read more
LOL. this is delightful. well, laughter is the best medicine after all. surprise ending lingering long after i finished reading. a lighthearted, clever and amusing anecdote. now where did i put that can of spray ... :)

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Christine Anne Shaw

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Thank you Pete. We all need to laugh more. There isn't much laughter around these days. Thanks for v.. read more
It felt like you were describing human consciousness and memory. How things just kinda fade into and out of the present moment in varying degrees of vividness ... no one really remembers being born, no one really knows exactly when they're gonna die... which then made me think of time travel and that it isn't really impossible at all, it just isn't like Michael J Fox made it look like. I just watched a youtube video on strange physics though so I might be way off your actual meaning.

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Christine Anne Shaw

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Happy that you could find something to say about my writing. Gaseous emissions I guess could come un.. read more
When I first saw this, I thought of A spoonful of sugar but you certainly surprised me at the end. I think we have all been in similar circumstances.

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Lea Sheryn

1 Week Ago

Your muse was having a little playful fun with it. It was delightful!
Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

Thank you.
Lea Sheryn

1 Week Ago

You're welcome
Well thanks Mary Poppins, for the earworm from that bloody movie, which I was tortured with as a child. 😀
These things are just fates way of making us all chill the hell out and not take ourselves so seriously Chris, hence why we all lose it and giggle like six year old. I mean, when was the last time you saw a stressed out kid? Now go help clear the table or no jelly for you 😀

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

Bet you are spoilt rotten are you the youngest?
Lorry

1 Week Ago

Nope and nope. I was fourth of five. Believe it or not, I was the quietest. How times change 😀
Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

Ha ha. :))
oh this is too funny....saw a scene in a tv show recently...similar to those situations we used to have at the dinner table, when the laughter was so contagious...that almost everything that came out of anyone's mouth had everyone in stitches.
j.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

Thanks Jacob. Contagious laughter doesn't happen often, but when it does we should drink it up. Than.. read more
Ha-ha! Is flatulence ever not funny? Not in my world! When I saw the title, I immediately thought "Spoonful of sugar", but the subject here is rather far from being sweet. You and your family sure sound good natured.
Now please forgive me for telling a personal tale. Once while standing in ranks, awaiting muster, I cleared the whole formation out with one of those little silent-but-deadly gas leaks. One of the sailors yelped, "Whoever did that oughta be proud of it!" Another one growled, "Yeah, he oughta give it a name!"
The fact that I was the only one still in formation was a bit incriminating.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

Sam, thank you for sharing. I found your personal tale very amusing. So pleased you shared it. All g.. read more
These are some if the best memories. I can see this scene as is if it was my own memory. Right down to the farting aunt who either peed or farted when she laughed real hard. This was so great to read.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

Hello Edie, pleased you enjoyed this one. So glad you could relate. We all need humour.

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It's good when family times create merriment - even if disorderly. As for the fart - well, families know about that all too well... and sometimes the uncontrollable laughter leads to uncontrollable wind!

Somehow it's good to capture those moments in words...

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Christine Anne Shaw

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It was certainly merry. It is good to capture these moments and be able to reflect on them. I don't .. read more
Jibey

1 Week Ago

I find they are not so amusing in bed 😷
Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

Nah, not the best moment :))

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Christine Anne Shaw

Berkshire, United Kingdom



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