A Nut in a Rut


A Nut in a Rut

Dale was an intense young fellow
angry right down to his core...
Yes, he was a pressure cooker
who boiled and then boiled some more.

What set him apart from the masses
and made this observer aware
was his inordinate silence...
and his consistently inhospitable glare.

He would come and go quite stealthily
appeared and vanished unheard...
made this observer quite wary
much like some raptorial bird.

Now, Dale was a smouldering fire
a volatile, unstable bloke
with a warped sense of entitlement
who could and would not take a joke.

It was always a practice in wisdom
to tread lightly around this young man
for he was a gun-toting redneck,
a short-fused, gun-toting pecan!

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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California

Love the words chosen No_clue.....

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attemptedhumour 5 years ago from Australia

I love the way you come up with these quirky ideas. That's one thing of course, but then it has to followed through in verse and this works wonderfully. Now give that bloke a cuddle and a good scrubbing.

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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

bella, thank you...this is written about a real person who crossed my path... name changed to protect this innocent! lol

attemptedhumour, thank you....not so sure about the hug and scrub, tho...

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Bumpsysmum 5 years ago from Cambridgeshire

Ha, loved it No_Clue, so clever :-)

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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

Thank you, mum! I so appreciate it!

Lorna McNerthney 5 years ago

lol. I love the word choice and how the pictures go so well with it.

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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

Thank you, Lorna! Words were chosen carefully for this write...to give the correct inflections and insight without writing a volume! The poem and the person make me wary! These are the individuals that go postal!

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Fossillady 5 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

Whew...miserable fellow that Dale...I've met people like this, but thankfully not in a long time

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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

Fossillady, very true...miserable, indeed...makes me grateful to be me! Thanks Fossillady! Hugs!

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dallaswriter 5 years ago from North Carolina

You are sooo very talented! I am enjoying your wonderful, witty poetry:)

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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

thank you, dallaswriter! I appreciate you!

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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana

remind me to steer clear this raging bull, but i do have a temper of my own..

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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

Nikki, we all need to steer clear of him! I have a temper too but,...I am not a pressure cooker like this dude...he is scary to me! Thanks!

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BeyondMax 4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

How well observed, like they say "look out for the quiet ones..." We never know! Love the play of words!

No_Clue 4 years ago

Thanks, Max! This is about a real guy, the names were changed to protect this innocent! He sceered me!

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