Wednesday, May 6, 2009

An Original Poem

BOOGER SURPRISE

By Paul Michael Murphy


When I get bored my fingers,
wander here and there.
Sometimes they scratch behind my ears,
sometimes they twirl my hair.
Today one went a'searching
in a place it often goes.
It passed my mouth and headed north,
it darted up my nose.
It was gone for quite a while,
but eventually withdrew.
And then I saw that it had found
some unappetizing goo.
I thought that I might wipe it
on the bottom of my chair,
but when I went to do so,
there was some already there.


15 comments:

Myra said...

It's because of the snot and booger references in the contest isn't it? It is. Tell the truth.

Paul Michael Murphy said...

Erm...sure.

Actually, the poem was written a year ago and I'm not feeling creative enough to come up with new material tonight.

DebraLSchubert said...

Paul, If I didn't know better, I'd think you wrote this beautiful prose just for me since you know how I feel about this "stuff." I'm touched, really.

Paul Michael Murphy said...

You should see the one I didn't post.

Anita said...

My daughter recently wrote a beautiful poem which I framed and am hanging in an entryway to our home. May I suggest your wife do something similar with your masterpiece?

Paul Michael Murphy said...

She already has. It hangs in the foyer where it catches the light of the chandelier.

It's about runny poo.

Tracy Edward Wymer said...

I'm going to blow my nose (just for the fun of it)

Myra said...

I found the runny poo comment to be pretty creative. I'd like to read that poem, too.

Anita said...

:) You people are funny!

Big Plain V said...

Freaking awesome, Murph. I love this poem, and I'm gonna share it with my critters.

I'm nominating you for peot laureate.

The Wife said...

Wow. That pretty much sums up my feelings on this. Wow.

Sarah J Clark said...

Sorry. That was mine there under the chair.

Paul Michael Murphy said...

Nice, Sarah.

Kelly said...

Good lord! Somebody wipe up that chair!

Weston Elliott said...

You know, Shel Silverstien got famous writing stuff like this!