Ouch!

Ouch! - By Pat Gillem

Sitting under a beautiful coconut tree,

just as happy, as a man can be.

Sea breezes blowing, fondling my face,

thinking to myself, what a beautiful place.

Suddenly I am up, and staggering around,

trying hard not to fall, onto the ground.

My legs are wobbly, and feel like lead,

because that dang coconut, just hit me on the head!

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PADDYBOY60 3 years ago from Centreville Michigan Author

Howdy KoffeeKlatch Thanks again for your kind comments. I really don't know where I get this stuff! :)


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 3 years ago from Sunny Florida

Funny. Life can geet you in all kinds of ways. Up and funny.


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PADDYBOY60 3 years ago from Centreville Michigan Author

Hi Nighthag Thanks so much for your nice comment! I haven't done a lot on my poetry lately because I have been concentrating on my cartoons that I do. But I need to get back to it soon I reckon.


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nighthag 3 years ago from Australia

totally enjoyable in everyway :)


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PADDYBOY60 4 years ago from Centreville Michigan Author

Hi Tammyswallow

I have never really been hit by a coconut. But I imagine it would knock me more silly than I all ready am. Thanks for stopping by.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

You got me.. LOL! Funny!


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PADDYBOY60 4 years ago from Centreville Michigan Author

Hi Nell

Thank you for your nice comment. I love to make people laugh.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

Hi paddy, really funny stuff! lol!


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PADDYBOY60 4 years ago from Centreville Michigan Author

Hi Sneha - Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.


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Sneha Sunny 4 years ago from India

lol....funny.... Left sitting under coconut tree more memorable. Isn't it??


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PADDYBOY60 4 years ago from Centreville Michigan Author

Howdy D. - Thanks so much. I am glad you liked it. Humor keeps me alive. :)


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d.william 4 years ago from Somewhere in the south

Nice poem clever and witty. Good job.


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PADDYBOY60 4 years ago from Centreville Michigan Author

Hi WD - I have been caught in a hail storm before, when I was a die hard golfer, but we found shelter pretty quick.


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WD Curry 111 4 years ago from Space Coast

That's wild PADDYBOY60. I have been bombarded by Hickory nuts, and caught in a hailstorm out in an open boat. The coconut did not fall out of the tree, I did trying to go up for one.


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PADDYBOY60 4 years ago from Centreville Michigan Author

Hi WD - Its good to hear from you again. How's it been going? Actually I have been around a coconut tree but never had been hit. I was laying in bed Saturday morning, thinking about getting up, when this poem just popped into the old noggin. Up here in the Michigan state we have a lot of Black Walnut trees, that get loaded with the nuts. If you happen to be under one during a high wind you might get bombed. We had a few of these trees on a farm that we lived on. We had a big female dog that stayed outside during warmer weather. Without thinking we put her dog house under one of these trees for shade.I came home from work and my wife said that the dog hasn't came out of her house all day. I went out to check on her,and of course she came out to see me just as a walnut fell and hit the roof of her dog house. It scared her so bad that she knocked me over to get back into her house.


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WD Curry 111 4 years ago from Space Coast

Been there, done that. I checked useful. It is a useful reminder not to go there and do that, again.


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PADDYBOY60 4 years ago from Centreville Michigan Author

Hi Rosemay50- Thanks, I am glad yo9u enjoyed it. Have a great evening.


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PADDYBOY60 4 years ago from Centreville Michigan Author

Howdy Rain Defence - Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Have a great evening.


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PADDYBOY60 4 years ago from Centreville Michigan Author

Hi Mljdgully - This poem just popped into my head as I was waking up Sat. morning. I have never been hit by a coconut, but I have been bombarded with walnuts.


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PADDYBOY60 4 years ago from Centreville Michigan Author

Hi MM - Good to hear from you again. I am always glad to see you. Thanks for stopping by and your nice comment.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

Hi Pat, I love this one, it made me laugh out loud!

I hope all is well with you, have a great day, best wishes Lesley

Voting up/funny


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mljdgulley354 4 years ago

I bet that did hurt Paddy. I can just see that coconut falling out of that tree. lol


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Rain Defence 4 years ago from UK

Nice!

Apparently they can kill you if they drop on your head. It would be a quick and pleasant death though as you'd usually be on a nice beach or something and wouldn't know what hit you!


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Rosemay50 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

Haha this was a very funny one


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PADDYBOY60 4 years ago from Centreville Michigan Author

Hi Cyndi10 - You are making me blush ma'am. I hope you don't stop.


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PADDYBOY60 4 years ago from Centreville Michigan Author

Hi Resumewizard- Thank you ma'am.


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resumewizard 4 years ago

Funny :)


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Cyndi10 4 years ago from Georgia

This is cute and funny!!!

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