Good Advice

You may take a deep breath

But don’t hold it in.

Your ears might explode

and slip to your chin.

Raise your eyebrows real quick

and don’t make a sound.

Your face may peel off

and land on the ground.

If your face starts to slip

you must try your best,

To stop it from sliding

down off of your chest.

The right thing to do

Is lie down with great haste.

By this time, I dread,

It will be at your waist.

ย You chose not to heed me.

I hope you don’t sneeze!

Your face has no business

Attached to your knees.

There’s hope for you still

If you raise your feet high.

Now grab for your chin

and the edge of one eye.

Ease your whole face on up

back to your head.

Now lower those legs

and relax on your bed.

Next time, you will listen!

And I DARE to repeat,

Who wants their nose

That close to their feet?

26 thoughts on “Good Advice

  1. lifengaged 08/16/2011 / 6:30 am

    You remind me of Shel Silverstein and that’s a compliment!

  2. Just Sayin' 08/28/2011 / 11:12 pm

    I have never held my breath quite that long before. After reading this, I now know why!

  3. deeju 08/29/2011 / 9:35 am

    I remember with love–my granny used to write such kind of poems and gift them to me. This one totally made me see her writing for me. Tq.

  4. debi 08/29/2011 / 1:20 pm

    Delightful! A fun read.

  5. ashbeezone 08/30/2011 / 1:20 pm

    Very Nice Poetry with an amazing Imagination
    Great Work of Creativity !! Highly Expressive !!

    It was indeed enjoyable after reading this one !!

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    some of my Haiku Collections

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    Cheers !!

    • sillyfrogsusan 08/31/2011 / 6:23 am

      Love your enthusiasm! Thanks and I will check yours out!

    • sillyfrogsusan 08/31/2011 / 6:21 am

      I’m so pleased that you had fun…that is my goal!

  6. elainedanforth 08/30/2011 / 10:32 pm

    Could you be the mother of a gymnast? ๐Ÿ™‚ Reminds me of all the mom things I heard from my own Mom and other kids’ moms, like don’t cross your eyes, they’ll get stuck like that. Nice poem with a playful feel.

    • sillyfrogsusan 08/31/2011 / 6:21 am

      Thank you! I feel like the gymnast surrounded with kids daily ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. dsnake1 08/31/2011 / 10:32 am

    great advice! such a fun read.

    i came home after a day’s work and your poem puts a wide smile on my face. thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Ector Ward 08/31/2011 / 1:17 pm

    I read this to an eleven year old. We both will definitely follow your advice.

  9. Caledoniapoems 09/01/2011 / 6:13 pm

    Excellent poem ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • sillyfrogsusan 09/01/2011 / 6:23 pm

      Thanks very much! I see it made you smile ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. veronica dimarco 09/02/2011 / 11:24 am

    Hahaha! I like this so much!
    You made my day..thank you very much!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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