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Cliche, You Say?
by Katy L Walsvik

Monday, March 07, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
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I have a knack for spewing cliches now and then.. handy little truisms that express what I am sometimes too lazy to find better words for. (grin) It drives my darlin' son, Adam, wild. Ever the gentle, tactful soul, he points these out when they seem to come in large quantities. This poem is for him, the poor thing! (giggle)

If I lay Fido across my lap
Am I not 'putting on the dog?'

If I lose my balance stumping for a "pol"
Would you not say I'm 'falling off a log?'

If kissing Aunt Minnie makes me nervous
You'd have to call that 'giving lip service!'

When I rap on your door (as any guest should)
You can hardly deny that I'm 'knocking on wood.'

Last week the lottery brought me some luck!
I turned in my card. The guy 'passed me the buck.'

When the lights go out and it's dark on the porch
It makes perfect sense to 'carry a torch.'

If we go for a stroll in the country together
When it rains are we two not 'under the weather?'

Dear readers, I wait.. Oh, what will he say?
If he's lacking in words.. I'll suggest a cliche! (grin)

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Reviewed by Ronald Hull 3/12/2005
Really select like this, Katy. You caught those clichés napping and nail them to the wall. I was recently honored to receive the review that my poem was full of truisms. I say, the more truisms the merrier.

Reviewed by Londis Carpenter 3/12/2005
If the poem you gave birth to
makes me vomit and heave
Does it mean that its words
were perhaps ill conceived? (gag)
Reviewed by Jane Rodway 3/9/2005
:) this was fun! I think a cliche is just what is appropriate sometimes, and I use them often as well. Thanks for sharing this and making us smile:)
Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa 3/9/2005 never miss..god i love your stuff...YAY!!!
Still wished ya lived nextdoor..damn..LOL

Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 3/9/2005
wow...such a soothing write....lovely my friend!!!!!
Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson 3/9/2005

what like the cats got his
lip service
tied in a knot???

bad attemp i know
enjoyed ya :)
Reviewed by William Bonilla 3/8/2005
if she's lacking in wood
she's being misunderstood.

Great Piece Katy
most enjoyable
thaks for sharing

William .....Peace & Love
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 3/8/2005

You betcha. But nobody does 'em better than you--thought provoking and entertaining, you never cease to amaze me with your sharp wit. :) Good show!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :)
Reviewed by George Carroll 3/8/2005
Splendid and well done . A cliche Ha
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 3/8/2005
Your poems alway provide a light at the end of the tunnel, Katydid, and God Willing, and the Creek Don't Rise, we'll be reading more of these gems!
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 3/8/2005
chuckle, enjoyed the read
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 3/7/2005
Happy christmas to all my readers. lol

We are all guilty.

This is great, and never heard of any of these.

Have a nice day. Be sure yer come back now yer hear..
Would you Adam and Eve it?
Reviewed by Cynthia Borris 3/7/2005

That definitely left me with a grin! Very creative.

Reviewed by Sandy Knauer 3/7/2005
Cute! ;-)
Reviewed by Nordette Adams 3/7/2005
Well, you couldn't be cliche richer.
Your poem, Katy, is "pretty as a picture."
LOL ~~~Nordette
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 3/7/2005
"When I rap on your door (as any guest should)
You can hardly deny that I'm 'knocking on wood."

In point of fact, I can, deny that my door is made of steel or fiberglass, but certainly not wood, it would seem an apology is due me or don't you think it should...? Ed & Rufuz
Reviewed by Daniel McTaggart 3/7/2005
Y'know, Katydid, this is what I like to read at the end of the day. I'm sipping a cuppa hot tea right now and toasting you with every line.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 3/7/2005
Katy your ingenuity is a joy for your readers;-)!Whenever I'm watching kids I drive them crazy with exchanging yes and no sentences, so I say something like "no it is" or "yes, you can't" etc I do it nonchlamtly in coversation til they are ready to scream,
correcting me;-)love this poem!


Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 3/7/2005
Hee, hee, you could be knocking on vinal siding these days?
Enjoyed muchly....
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 3/7/2005
Now, I'm not a cliche expert but I know what I like.
Reviewed by L. Figgins 3/7/2005
Good Ones, Katy!
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 3/7/2005
This is more than good, Katy, it is exceptional writing. I just loved it!
Take care,
Reviewed by A PAX 3/7/2005
this is adorable
I am sitting here smoking my brain trying to think of cliches at the moment and the only one that come to mind is a Puerto Rican one thats about food....
in english it goes

if it dosen't kill will make you fat!

(maybe we should whisper that to the cat)

lol pax A

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