Thursday, January 15, 2009

Writer's Workshop Wednesday

Mama Kat's challenge this week was a bit of a conundrum for me. The prompts are as follows:

1. Describe your significant other's most attractive quality (on the inside).
2. Tell about something you stole.
3. Choose a poem you like. Take the last line and use it as the first line of your own poem. (
4. Write a bout a scary encounter with an old professor.

I think the first prompt might be a tad boring, so I skipped that one. The second prompt wouldn't evoke a fun and exciting story since all I ever stole was gum from a small market and accidentally walked out of Walgreens with some Ibuprofen with out paying. The fourth prompt just didn't happen unless it was sooooo scary that I have repressed it. So that leaves me with the third one. As a kid I loved the poem Ickle Me, Pickle Me, Tickle Me Too by Shel Silverstein, so here it goes......

Dear Ickle Me, Pickle Me, Tickle Me too.
I can't believe you fly in a shoe.
It sounds like fun,
I wish I knew.

Oh, Ickle Me, Pickle Me, Tickle Me too,
If I could go for a fly with you,
We'd fly from Kingdom Come to Timbuktu.
Can I come with all of you?

I could clean the shoe
And serve the crew
As farther, and farther, and farther we flew
We could see worlds of new.

Just think of all that we could do
Beyond the moon and through the flue
To a place of true
Oh, please Ickle Me, Pickle Me, Tickle Me too.

Ickle Me, Pickle Me, Tickle Me too
Let's leave with the morning dew
As the sun comes up and the sky is blue
Are you ready Ickle Me, Pickle Me, Tickle Me too?

I remember dreaming of the places they went to and how fun it would be to go with them. After all who goes around flying in a shoe? It was a little challenging, but fun. I just hope it makes sense to the rest of you. Until next Wednesday.......


Julia said...
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tara @ kidz said...

I've never heard that poem before. I love it!!!

Dawn@Embracing the Ordinary Life said...

That's great...I so wish I had talent like that!!

Thanks for visiting me too...

Melissa said...

Oh, I just love that poem...actually, I love all of Shel Silverstein's stuff...

Kelley said...

I have never heard that one before... very good. Thank you for sharing.

KatieZ said...

Great job! I loooooove, love love, Shel Silverstein! Isn't he the greatest. My favorite is the BabySitter! Too Funny! Thanks for taking me back to my adolescent years!

Anonymous said...

That's a new poem to me but I adore Shel Silverstein's work!

CJ said...

I enjoyed yoour poem.

I'm a big Shel Silverstein fan, too. The poem I remember as the first one of his I heard was about a girl (what was her name?) who wouldn't take the garbage out.

Thanks for the comment on my response to Mama Kat's writing prompts.

Jen said...

great job!!

April said...

Great job on the poem. Thanks for visiting yesterday. I am playing catch up today.

Star Forbis said...

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Kitty said...

What a great little poem! I also LOVE Ickle Me Pickle Me Tickle Me Too!!

Grand Pooba said...

I totally forgot all about silverstein! He was my favorite as a kid!

Ann said...

Hello Suzi,
I'm visiting you from a comment you left for Blue Violet at "A Nut In A Nutshell".
I'm Ann Again...and again and I hold a Virtual Girls Night Out on Friday nights. You are MORE than welcome to join us!
Hope to see you.

Anonymous said...

That was my FAVORITE poem as a kid! I had it memorized!

Love your version too!