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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Words count with Mama Zen's headache

Poor MZ, sez me. She has a houseful of fifth grade girls who are there for a sleepover, and had to take a few minutes away from riding herd on them to ask us to write a poem of 43 words or less, based on the words of a song the girls have been blasting throughout the house..."What does the fox say?"
Now she is back to the giggling and shrieking of girls, the poor dear, and although she has provided a video of the song, I prefer not to listen to it, because I have a headache of my own.
The least I can do, however, is come up with fewer than 43 words in support of Mama Zen and her headache. I have used 33 words here.

the fox says run
Keulemans kit fox, 1890
Wikimedia Commons
run away from those girls
they can't be fun
even with all their curls
they’ll hurt your head
and they’ll
pound your brain
and then you’ll have
a migraine
again
Kay Davies, November, 2013     



15 comments:

Susie Clevenger said...

I bet those giggles would be enough to send the fox running without any prodding...lol

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Cackle! BUT Kay, the song is WONDERFUL. I hadnt heard it before and really enjoyed it......I plan to do some head banging to it in my car and scandalize all the drivers of the Monster Trucks in this old town - will serve them right!

Susan said...

Very good! That is the best answer to the question, to the over-played song, and to MZ who could not have taken the advice but will surely recognize fox wisdom in it. Good to see you, Kay, get well soon and come out and play!

TALON said...

This brought back memories of various sleepovers - both my own, and my children's, and the ensuing headaches on both sides. :) Made me grin, Kay!

humbird said...

Love your take on the prompt - with humor...smiling

Sumana Roy said...

nice to see you again with the brilliant lines....

Kerry O'Connor said...

I like how you brought the little girls in to play in your poem. The fox should certainly take fright and run.

Margaret said...

I hear this song often and find myself singing along! I don't do the "animal" sounds justice, but my six year old has them down

diane b said...

So clever, I wish I could work with words like you. I know a Fox who can give you a headache.

Phil Slade said...

Two granddaughters on a sleepover is trouble enough without a houseful of them. A bottle of wine makes a good cure when the kids have gone home.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I love that song! Much fun. Good for you.
You should have watched the video. Fun to be part of the young people's culture!!! :-)

Lily Hydrangea said...

Ha! very good!

Mara said...

I thought I would be safe when reading 'foreign' blogs: no fox! Alas, it was not to be. The fox is everywhere. Those Ylvis brothers have it figured out. Fortunately they are down the charts in their home country now (which obviously is Norway).

Mama Zen said...

Amen, sister!

Mimi Foxmorton said...

Indeed!
;)