Sunday, August 9, 2009

Life is Funny - Ode to Bellybutton Lint


It's time for another round of the Life is Funny blog carnival! Have you got your blog post ready? Then go ahead and sign up below on Mr. Linky. He likes that.

I'm sorry. Yes, I'm getting that out in advance. Today's post is a clear example of why I should never be left alone for very long. It's also an example of why no one is beating down my door to try to get me to write a book of poems. I wrote the following poem 12 years ago. I was warped even back then. So without further ado...

Ode to Bellybutton Lint

I think that I shall never catch a glimpse
Of anything as lovely as belly-button lint

Be it sweaty and smelly due to hot weather
Or warm and fuzzy like my new red sweater

Be it hot and scratchy like my wool jacket
Or overflowing so much that I have to bag it

Be it slight and sparse, not much to it
Or so very much, I'm forced to bale it

I think that I shall never catch a glimpse
Of anything as lovely as belly-button lint

This is why I should not be left to my own devices. Let's not let this happen again people. Feel free to start slapping your forehead in an attempt to find your happy place now. I've noticed that people tend to do that a lot when they've read my poetry...

Now it's your turn. Ready to play? Here's what you do.

1. Anytime this week, blog about what in life you find funny. It could be something that happened during the week, your general impression about why life is funny, or even just your favorite joke. Be creative!

2. Please put a link to my blog in your post. And I'd appreciate it if you'd add my carnival button (made for me by Andie - thanks so much Andie!) to your post. To make this easy, I've put the code to do so under my blog button on my sidebar to the right.

3. After you've posted, come back here and sign up on Mr. Linky below. For the first box, put your name and your blog (example: Wendy @ Weight...What?), then your URL in the second box. Make sure you link directly to your "Life is Funny" post (not to your main page) so we can all read what you have to say.

4. Visit all the other participants and see what they have to say, even if you don't have a blog of your own. And very important: Comment, comment, comment! Oh, how we love getting comments...

5. If you Twitter, please tweet about this - the more participants, the merrier! So go out and spread the laughter! I can't wait to see what everyone has to say!


sherri said...

Wendy- don't quit your day job. K?

Beth said...

Haha. Pure poetry, darling....I think we all should do a combined book of poetry, even if the world isn't ready to read it yet.

Free At Last said...

Okay that poem was slightly out there - I like how your mind works :)

Heart2Heart said...

Interesting and not something I would have thought about belly button lint. I shiver when I think about it and I am just glad when I see it all go.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

katdish said...

what Sherri said...

Steph @Red Clay Diaries said...

An ode, huh? I'm feeling some inspiration...

What nasty thing can I write an ode to?

Must think this over.

Jo@Mylestones said...

Steph, how bout an ode to ear wax?
Or maybe Wendy will snatch that brilliant idea up for next week. I know she's dying to write another poem, right Wendy??

Julie From Inmates said...

How funny!!! I love it!