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I can't take it no more! ( poem )

Updated on April 11, 2013
It will be a nail free summer for me!
It will be a nail free summer for me! | Source

Why did you cause me so much pain,


with your disgusted looks I hid in shame.



Your true colors came shinning through,


Purple and red to name a few.



You’re twisted, distorted yet brittle inside,


nothing can change you, God knows I’ve tried.



I have no choice now, but to cut you out,


Please pull out quickly, before I shout.



A new one will replace you and we’ll start a new tale,


hopefully this new one won’t be another ingrown toenail!


I found my inspiration for this twisted tale while recuperating after having my big toenail removed yesterday due to a 'Pincer' nail. I know it's silly but that's what decent pain medicine can do to a person.


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    • PHILLYDREAMER profile image

      Jose Velasquez 

      6 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      That sounds painful. They must have been really good pain meds.

    • wildove5 profile imageAUTHOR

      wildove5 

      6 years ago from Cumberland, R.I.

      Colin, as I sat before my key board to type this little poem I thought of you. I like how some of your poems have the reader thinking they are heading in one direction and then in the end they are completely surprised by where they end up. You are my inspiration, I only wish I had an ounce of your imagination and talent! Please, tell me you have published your works. If not, I urge you to! Thank you again for your kind words and stopping by to read my meager hubs! LOL

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      epigramman 

      6 years ago

      Wow my beautiful and delightful poetic Dove you really captured my fancy with this fabulous piece and you 'got me' with the last couple of lines too - definitely epi-man territory here, lol, and I am so impressed by your wit, your good humor and your awesome status as a poetic chameleon - hubbravo from Colin - this one was so good and yes I too just woke up from night shift sleep and I am sending you sincere good wishes from Colin and his cats who lay out on our deck in this early summer in Canada for us at lake erie time 1:10pm with first cup of coffee and some nice classical piano music and everything is growing now and it's so green and lovely ...... well, lovely like you!

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      gaplumber 

      6 years ago

      Trying to keep up, posted a few today.

    • wildove5 profile imageAUTHOR

      wildove5 

      6 years ago from Cumberland, R.I.

      Plumber, I giggled through the pain the whole time I worked on this. One of my favorite poets on Hub pages inspired me to put the twist on this piece. You should check him out.

      Epigramman, He has been Hub pages poet of the year for two years in a row, once you read his work, you'll know why!

      Thanks for the read!

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      gaplumber 

      6 years ago

      I love it when people write about ordinary experiences or observations!

    • wildove5 profile imageAUTHOR

      wildove5 

      6 years ago from Cumberland, R.I.

      Faith, Thank you and yes, the pain is finally receding to the point that I can get a shoe on with minimal difficulty! Thanks for sharing and the vote!

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      Faith Reaper 

      6 years ago from southern USA

      Ouch!!! I know that hurt! it is good you have written about it, and in a very clever manner I must say. You had me going there! LOL

      Voted up +++ +and sharing

      God bless you and I pray your pain is gone! In His Love, Faith Reaper

    • wildove5 profile imageAUTHOR

      wildove5 

      6 years ago from Cumberland, R.I.

      OMG Kj a roid poem?! That would be hilarious! Oh the pain you caused, it will alway's last, droplets of blood flow from my a_ _! LOL heheheheh

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      kjforce 

      6 years ago from Florida

      wildove5....that was about an ingrown nail ? and you were on pain meds ? OMG...you did a fantastic job...loved it... hope you never get

      " aahhem-roid " hehehe....excuse the humour I know it hurt with a

      " pincher"....

    • wildove5 profile imageAUTHOR

      wildove5 

      6 years ago from Cumberland, R.I.

      Thank you ImKarn, I just wish I could take the "good stuff" while running around the restaurant waiting tables! lol

    • wildove5 profile imageAUTHOR

      wildove5 

      6 years ago from Cumberland, R.I.

      Thank you gypsy, glad you enjoyed it. I will say I am quite comfortable in my socks. Shoes on the other hand are extremely difficult, particularly my work shoes!

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      Karen Silverman 

      6 years ago

      Ahhhh, pain meds! Poetry in a bottle....LOL!

      Very funny, but - i'm sorry about your pain...

      Hey - this isn't poetry - it's - PAIN-etry!

      love it!

      up and sharing forward..

      Hope this one 'works' better for ya!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      6 years ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      Amusing indeed. Hope everything is OK now.

    • wildove5 profile imageAUTHOR

      wildove5 

      6 years ago from Cumberland, R.I.

      Thost, I just worked my first night back at the restaurant and I think it will be a few day's more before I attempt that again! Ouch is right!!

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      thost 

      6 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Ouch, was it sore?

    • wildove5 profile imageAUTHOR

      wildove5 

      6 years ago from Cumberland, R.I.

      Cat, I was actually thinking of him as I wrote this, I like how he twists his poems, it reminded me of his rock and dew poem! I'm glad you enjoyed it and it made you laugh!

    • Cantuhearmescream profile image

      Cat 

      6 years ago from New York

      wildove5,

      Gee I felt like I was with Colin! I was actually fully enthralled in your hub, feeling your pain! I didn't know it was a toenail! Ha ha he he, I have to laugh. I love it! Perhaps the only writings I've read on the subject; you're a one of a kind my girlfriend.

      Voted up, awesome and funny!

    • wildove5 profile imageAUTHOR

      wildove5 

      6 years ago from Cumberland, R.I.

      Whatever works Billy! lol Thanks for stopping by!

    • wildove5 profile imageAUTHOR

      wildove5 

      6 years ago from Cumberland, R.I.

      Thanks Dj,I'm glad I made you laugh! I had to wear slippers to my barber shop today, but unfortunately I can't wear them to the restaurant I work at. So I hope to be able to put on a regular shoe by Saturday!

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      Bill Holland 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Nice twist...I hated to laugh but I did. You know, of course, that you are suggesting we all turn to prescription drugs for our inspiration. LOL

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      DJ Anderson 

      6 years ago

      Hey, wildove!

      I had to laugh. Been there, done that. Mine was in the late fall. Could not wear shoes through the winter. And, this took place before we started spending winters in FL. So, I ran around most of the winter in flip flops.

      Glad that you got some good pain meds.

      Now, go out and find some lovely flip flops for spring and summer.

      Great Poem!! And, good luck!!

      DJ.

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