Swirling Mad

Upon once a time,
There lived a young girl
Who loved above all
To swirl and to twirl.
It seemed a bit strange,
She’d swirl when she woke,
While brushing her teeth,
And twirl when she spoke.
In class at her school,
She’d swirl in her chair
While twirling her pencil
In swirls in her hair.
Her parents at home
Said, “Stop this at once.
Our heads won’t stop swirling
From all of your stunts.”
But she didn’t hear
A word that they said,
Too busy twirling
Her thoughts in her head.
They sighed with a shrug,
What else could they do?
This was the first case
Of such that they knew.
The one silver lining
For which they were glad –
She, unlike their son,
Didn’t hop away mad.

21 thoughts on “Swirling Mad

  1. I adore the way you weave stories through each of your poems. I really enjoyed the repetition and the rhyme and how it was all put together.

    1. I’m glad you didn’t think it was too silly and childish. Sometimes I just feel like having a little fun, and I am overjoyed when I know my readers have some too. šŸ™‚

  2. Brilliant! Loved the funny ending! It is great to have a little fun šŸ™‚

    1. Glad you liked it! šŸ™‚

      1. Yes I definitely loved it! I loved it because it was so quirky šŸ˜‰

    1. That makes me very happy! šŸ˜€

  3. matrixilluminos July 7, 2013 — 2:16 pm

    smiling at first, grinning from ear-to-ear by the finish, loved it!

    1. I love that you can smile like the Cheshire cat. It hurts my cheeks when I try, and I don’t have enough teeth. šŸ˜›

  4. matrixilluminos July 7, 2013 — 2:17 pm

    and still laughing out loud;P

    1. Sounds like someone’s been sniffing nitrous oxide. šŸ˜‰

  5. great work. Poetry is there for a bit of fun. Love the story…Worked all day yesterday trying to catch up today

    1. It sounds like you have long days. I hope you are not being worked too hard.

  6. Hello, Dr. Seuss of the 21st century… with a little more detail and some awesome illustrations, this would make an addictive picture book for children.

    1. Hehe many thanks, you are overly generous in your comments. I could draw the swirls, but that’s about it. You could use it to hypnotize your children into going to sleep. šŸ™‚

  7. adorable and fun… to be young and twirly

    1. Hehe glad you had fun with it! šŸ™‚

  8. Thanks for stopping by my post – http://wordsandswords.wordpress.com/2013/07/10/nataraj/
    Teehee… šŸ˜€ this one made me giggle. nicely done

    1. It was my pleasure visiting your lovely blog. I’m glad you could find something you liked here as well. šŸ™‚

  9. A twirler and a hopper? Sounds a bit like my gang. Funny lady with a lovely twist to words.x

    1. Now if one your kids could do both at the same time, that would be impressive. A twirl-hopper. I would put him/her into figure skating asap.

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