Friday, 9 August 2013

A Poem.

This morning, as usual, a group of us met for coffee in our little market town.   We do this every Friday morning and it is such fun.

This morning friend W suddenly came out with the statement: "Somebody's pinched my kazoo!"   W plays in several ukulele bands and is a good musician.   She sometimes has occasion to play the kazoo and hers has gone missing, much to her frustration.

This made us all laugh as it seemed such a good line for the title of a silly song or poem.   So the group suggested that I write one.   So here it is W - hope you like it (and the rest of the group if they are reading this).

The Missing Kazoo.

Somebody's pinched my kazoo!
I feel it just might have been you.
I'm quite a musician
and it created a frisson -
- a shiver that seemed to run through.

It's easy to spot 'cos it's blue.
In the shop there were only a few.
When you'd all gone for a fag
I searched every bag
and every coat pocket too.

So now my buzzer is gone.
I hope it's gone to a good home.
But when the uke band's about,
they'll miss it no doubt.
Meanwhile I'll play paper and comb.

If anyone finds a blue kazoo - you know who it belongs to.


dixie heath said...

love your kazoo poem...and your blog. Hugs

Pondside said...

Loved it!....especially the verse about going through pockets and bags! That's the sort of line that makes a silly poem a smile-maker!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Hilarious poem, and I do hope her kazoo is found.

ArtPropelled said...

Lol .... Such fun, Weaver. I'm sure your friend will love it.

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

The Blue Kazoo is a good title too....In fact, I'm not mulling over a plot for a young adult novel to be titled The Mystery of the Blue Kazoo. Somehow, I feel it will be set in Egypt in the 1950s among the children who are accompanying their archaeologist parents on a dig. A sort of Kazoos along the Nile, or Pale Hands I loved Beside the Kazoo, to move the location a bit. A Spell of the Blue Kazoo of a book.

I think I'm having a contact high from a "silly poem maker"! Loved that poem!

Hildred said...

Oh Pat, - you and Ogden Nash - love the rhythm. A Blue Kazoo, - sounds like a precious possession.

Heather said...

Hope it turns up soon and I love your poem. If I hadn't known what a kazoo was I might have thought a gentleman had been ungentlemanly!

mrsnesbitt said...

Good one Pat! Brought a smile to my face - and it's Friday! lol!

angryparsnip said...

What fun.
Son is cleaning out the garage... if we find a little blue kazoo I will be sure to mail it back. One never knows what will show up when looking through the boxes !

cheers, parsnip

Gwil W said...

Wallace Stevens has a famous poem about a man with a blue Blue Guitar - but maybe yours is the world's first poem about a blue kazoo!!!

shadypinesqltr said...

I'm sorry I couldn't resist. Hope you don't mind!

There once was a young Yorkshire lass
They called the Weaver of Grass.
When the kazoo strayed from home
She created a poem
And hilarity soon came to pass.

Joan in kazooless Michigan

The Solitary Walker said...

Such a fun poem, Pat! I really liked it.

Tom Stephenson said...

Pam Ayres, reminds me of it does.

MorningAJ said...

Oh that's lovely! I'll keep an eye out for it. :)

The Weaver of Grass said...

Thanks for your comments. There is definitely a title for a novel there as you say - The Mystery of the Blue Kazoo perhaps? My friend has bought a replacement - it is orange and cost £2. I shall not write a poem as not many words rhyme with orange!

jerilanders said...

Bravo! The Mystery of the Missing Kazoo. She needs Sherlock Holmes. At first, when I read "Someone pinched my Kazoo", I thought someone had pinched her in the bum!

Gwil W said...

ah come Pat on with the bardic establishmented ole ches'nut - you well know lotsawords rhyme with orange: cringe fringe binge singe whinge and even lynch and pinch rhyme with your new blue orange so you have no excuse not to write it - not an inch.

The Weaver of Grass said...

My friend has just e mailed me to say it is not orange but fluorescent - so sorry Gwil, can't put my mind to that. Thanks for calling to you all.

Crafty Green Poet said...

this made me laugh, great fun! Hope your friend finds her kazoo!