8.15.2006

#51 A-Z-Bella Stander Humerus Poetry Contest

humerus bone break

Bella falling arm to plate

laughter and food wait



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They ask, "was it left, was it right?"

she says, "I don't know - it was night."

they inquire this way

and still to this day

poor Bella can't turn out the light



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Whilst Bella was reading the news

of editors espousing their views

it gave her a laugh,

which threw her head back,

thus earning a humerus fuse



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The call came for all to take arms

but Bella had displaced her charms

she busted her bone

and, thus, could not phone

and cancel her trip to Pitcairn's



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They have books on tape for the blind

or Braille, for the indented mind

but Bella's new problem

when reading her Ludlum

is Bourne on the page-turning kind



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See Bella alone in a boat

with only one sleeve on her coat

she rowed in a circle

they say, "t'was a mir'cle!"

As funnybone casts seldom float



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If you must know, it's Stander not Abzug

whose humerus resides on the unplug

by design, or by fate

which led to this state

of disrupting her day-to-day beer chug



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If Bella's Italian for Pretty

then humerus must mean something gritty

a whack to the elbow

can make you go solo

when dining on ribs in the City



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They say that dear Bella's not tall

especially before her grand fall

she now can shake hands

wherever she stands

while playing guitar like Les Paul



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"Is trying to type with one hand

much harder than taking a Stand?"

Dear Bella grew weary

of answering that query

so now says the injury was planned.



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They say she was surfing online

to the beats of her old Patsy Cline

when the whack that undone her

came straight from Peoria

intent on displacing her spine



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And so, let these rhymes peter out

"Mend, please!" to dear Bella, all shout

for a crooked right arm

would raise such alarm

except on a Lobbyist lout

1 comment:

nice anonymous said...

A tough choice between this one and #10, but finally this one prevailed. My vote goes here.