"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw
"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Monday, March 21, 2011

Magpie Tales #58

Photo by Tess Kincaid for Magpie Tales

Listen you battleaxe and listen well

There's not enough mace - this tastes like hell

I wanted a horseman's pick not this pike

You're a hellburner- you did this for spite!

A man catcher you're not- nor a mercygiver

I'd rather eat my cuir bouilli than your chopped liver


32 comments:

anthonynorth said...

Powerful but fun words. Enjoyed that.

Helen said...

Chopped liver ~ this isn't!!

Isabel Doyle said...

great knight work!

honeyhaiku said...

Ah, so pithy. A joy.

Old Ollie said...

This is a fun one!

Nanka said...

"cuir bouilli" ~ you have cooked up this stew very well and delightful too!! Enjoyed it immensely!!

Brigid said...

Fun take on the prompt, enjoyable.

thingy said...

Is this about your mother in law?

Rob Kistner said...

fine turn of verse...

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Martin H. said...

Ouch, stabbing words, indeed. I like it.

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Marilyn said...

I really enjoyed this.

Lena said...

A powerful fun-punched piece!

Reflections said...

Fun take... llove how you stewed on this one.

Tumblewords: said...

Awesome!

Mama Zen said...

This is so fun! I love it!

Rinkly Rimes said...

I bet he said those words in a gruff voice!

DebbyMc said...

"Listen you battleaxe and listen well" wow! I may use that in a situation someday! ha! This is a fun one.

Tess Kincaid said...

Not enough mace, indeed. Love it!

Shari Sunday said...

"Listen you battleaxe" caught my attention as well. Fun post.

Lyn said...

Smart and funny..love the way your mind works!!

Christine said...

Meaty words, I like this.

Brian Miller said...

haha...how fun...i rather like liver when not cooked to shoe leather...fun word play too...

120 Socks said...

LOL - Well done!

Jinksy said...

Oh, joy! I've just bought some lamb's liver today... great with bacom, buttery mashed potatoes and petit pois! Enjoyed your fun telling -off! :)

Carrie Burtt said...

Love it Kathe.....awesome fun!! :-)

Donna B said...

THIS IS ABSOLUTELY GREAT! Very creative. Love the mood.

jabblog said...

I like the direction you took with this one - most original!

signed...bkm said...

What a fun twist...you are always so clever...bkm

Lucy Westenra said...

What a way to speak to a battleaxe!

chiccoreal said...

Dear Snappy: Love how you blending cooking and chopping! Fun take! Never heard of "cuir bouilli" but it does sound dangerously delicious!

kavisionz said...

Woww!! So powerful in a very anti-battleaxe sorta way!! Superbly written, Kathe!!

Bee's Blog said...

Fighting words indeed. Love it!