She sells

She do?


She sells
by the she sore
cold wet
wave roar

Fishies swim
up 'n back
fly fast
(shark attack)

She sells
she deep
Cool – wet
nice sleep

Wave out – wave in
hide clams no doubt
grit grime
'round about

She sells
watches me
much good sleep
hot I be

Drink cup
nice cold drink
head all fire
what I think

She sells
by the she sore
hot hot sun
not less more

Time for wake
sun go 'way
She sells
be done for day


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shiningirisheyes 3 years ago from Upstate, New York

Superb twist on the word and meaning "Seashells".

Another fine poem with a bit of humor sprinkled into a rhyme I learned from my childhood.

Voting up and happy to be following you.


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GusTheRedneck 3 years ago from USA Author

"SIE" (shiningirisheyes) - That hot old sun will flat do it to a person. :-)

Gus :-)))


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wetnosedogs 3 years ago from Alabama

Clever play with words.


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GusTheRedneck 3 years ago from USA Author

"WND" (wetnosedogs) -

Howdy to you "WND" - Play is the operative word. Why work when you don't have to work?

Gus :-)))


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Rosemay50 3 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

Love this twist on that old rhyme... the sun surely got to you. Lol


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GusTheRedneck 3 years ago from USA Author

Hi rosemay50 -

Ol Sol does more than just light up each day, right? I am not sure if the sun got to me or if it could have been that chocolate pudding cake that did its own form of persuasion. Sometimes it is the mystery of things causatious that makes for the most fun.

With that - have lots of fun today...

Gus :-)))


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BlossomSB 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

What fun! Loved it.


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GusTheRedneck 3 years ago from USA Author

Good day, Bronwen (BlossomSB) - I would likely expect no less than a "what fun" from a good writer who resides in a huge place surrounded by the waters. You have the additional pleasure of living in a place named after a most renowned lady, a whole age of our world being named after her at that.

One of these days I intend to try following after your successful footsteps into the world of children's books. I shall await my entry into a second (or later) childhood such that the attempt might possibly succeed. :-)

Hey - I am pleased that you enjoyed this wacky (pidgin-tongued) tale. It was fun to put together even though it made little sense.

Gus :-)))


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 3 years ago from Sunny Florida

I love the play on words. What a creative mind.


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GusTheRedneck 3 years ago from USA Author

"KKG" (KoffeeKlatchGals) - A creative mind? You should watch me as I roll out those long, skinny play-dough worms. Made one in technicolor last week that folks are still marveling over. :-)

"Play" is the operative word, KKG. Without "play" the rest is not worth talking about, right?

Gus :-)))


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Minnetonka Twin 3 years ago from Minnesota

This fun poem has a great rhythm to it. Very clever and catchy.


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Pamela Kinnaird W 3 years ago from Maui and Arizona

This really was fun and a tongue-twister, too. Voting up and sharing.


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GusTheRedneck 3 years ago from USA Author

Linda (Minnetonka Twin) - Thank you. That's me - all rythm and no rhyme. :-)

Gus :-)))


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GusTheRedneck 3 years ago from USA Author

Howdy Pamela (Pamela Kinnaird W) - The inspiration came from two sources - one of those licorice candy twisties and several hours in the hot sun. (You just never know when and from where it'll hit you.)

Gus :-)))


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia

I really enjoy this poem and it gave me a big smile. It really fun. Thanks for share with us. Voted up. Cheers, Prasetio


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GusTheRedneck 3 years ago from USA Author

Hi prasetio - good it is to see how active and happy you stay. Glad you liked this fun piece. Take care of yourself.

Gus :-)))


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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York

I can only agree with everyone else...but would like to add your originality shines through with every word.

Voted up and funny.


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GusTheRedneck 3 years ago from USA Author

Hi Mary (tillsontitan) -

As to that originality stuff, I can only say that I tried to find some crazy person whose work I could copy, but the search was without success - so I keyboarded all of this nonsense on my own.

Even so, I am pleased that you enjoyed the thing. If I were you, though, I might try to be really careful about admitting it. :-)

Gus :-)))


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida

This reads like native island lingo, Gus, but don't ask me which tribe.

Fun to read, I kid you not,

Water's cool and sun is hot.

Caught a fish, prepare the pot.

End of poem, that's all I got.


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teaches12345 3 years ago

You have made a new adventure from the old version on this. Love the words and photo match. I can just picture this in my mind too.


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GusTheRedneck 3 years ago from USA Author

Good Doctor bj - I enjoyed your comment here immensely. Why? Because it was in the way of making an excuse for me that I had not yet thought of myself. :-)

Gus :-)))


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GusTheRedneck 3 years ago from USA Author

teaches12345 - Yes indeed. That hot old sun is blasting the poor lady as she sits there thinking those wierd thoughts. Too much heat will do it to a person, won't it? :-)

Gus :-)))


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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York

I'd admit it anywhere Gus! Your creativity explodes!


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GusTheRedneck 3 years ago from USA Author

Mary (tillsontitan) - My God ! There went the toes. The left knee just blew off. It is pure hell to explode like this. It must be all that doggone writing stuff. Call the fire department - no - the army - no - the Girl Scouts - anybody. Ouch, ouch, ouch.

Gus :-)))


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PDXKaraokeGuy 3 years ago from Portland, Oregon

Excellent work, Gus. I enjoyed this a lot... fun to say outloud, too.


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dghbrh 3 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

Brilliant game of words here.....I enjoyed reading it. Votes up and sharing too.


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kingkos 3 years ago

Nice 1, Im happy I read your poem. HAha! Gustheredneck Thanks!


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jhamann 3 years ago from Reno NV

Love the "dumb poems" they are awesome. Keep them a comin...Jamie


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GusTheRedneck 3 years ago from USA Author

Hello Justin (PDXKaraokeGuy ) -

Good of you to tell me that you got some enjoyment out of "Cat." Got another one over here named "Dog" for short. The whole name is "War Dog." Cat only comes over when Dog is not in the yard. Fun to watch - sort of like your hubs. :-)

Gus :-)))


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GusTheRedneck 3 years ago from USA Author

Howdy deergha (dgbh) -

Thanks for the votes and for the sharing. Your nice hubs gave me quite a workout, too. No oceans up where you live, but the sun gets hot where you live, too, right?

Gus :-)))


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GusTheRedneck 3 years ago from USA Author

Hi Jeffy (kingkos) -

I am happy that you are happy. That's two of us. No, wait one minute. There must be more than just the two of us being happy. Oh well, maybe tomorrow...

Have fun today, Jeffy.

Gus :-)))


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GusTheRedneck 3 years ago from USA Author

Howdy Jamie (jhamann) -

The dumber the poem, the wider the smile. I overheard a hippo tell that to a gnu one time. Both of them were fresh out of the animal psycho ward, but neither of them was carrying an assault gun at the moment, so I got close enough to hear the both of 'em. Crazy place, that Antarctica...

AND - just for you I will do a "share" on one of those old dumb poem collections. They are like me, meaning that they may be old but they are available.

Gus :-)))

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