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Cliche, You Say?
by Katy L Walsvik

Wednesday, August 20, 2003

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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 Londis Carpenter 8/20/2003
I like cliches. And I like this poem. I don't have to hurt myself thinking too hard to get it. Get it? You got me giggling again, Katy.
Reviewed by Daniel McTaggart 8/20/2003
If I put a cracker on my head
Am I not 'puttin on the ritz?'
If my naked toe says 'wear it'
Does that mean the shoe fits?

Ooops! Looks like I got a poem of my own started here. Katydid, sometimes you make me glad I woke up. A fun little ditty like this is all the reason I need to feel great for the rest of the day. So thanks a bunch, Katymunch!
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 8/20/2003
(((katy)))

hee hee--you said it

so well...i'm still ROTFLM*O :) *ow* hurt meself LOL

(((HUGS))) and love,

karla. :)
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 8/20/2003
Unique, well-written, and thought out. Funny in its surprises. I like cliches. They are short cuts to meaning that have 'stood the test of time.' See what I say, we can't get away, from the good ole cliche.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 8/20/2003
Fun rea Katy!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 8/20/2003
Cute write!
Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight*® 8/20/2003
Katy,

This is such an enjoyable read ... thanks for the smile!

~Joseph
Reviewed by Christine Morell 8/20/2003
I love this Katy. A very clever piece, lots of fun and I'm smiling :)
~Chrissie
Reviewed by john zimmerman 8/20/2003
clever, and lighthearted

i like

john+
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 8/20/2003
This was cute and fun to read Katy, I loved it,

Reindeer
Reviewed by Tony Nerone 8/20/2003
Wonderful fun read. Very well written.
Kudos!


tony:)
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader) 8/20/2003
This is so clever, Katy. I enjoy your work, always.
Reviewed by na na (Reader) 8/20/2003
Katy life is the biggest cliche of all and certainly these are so cute. How can one not use them. You really said 'a mouth full.' Bill Murray
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 8/20/2003
Takes one to know one.
Reviewed by Paul Berube 8/20/2003
katy, excellent. Many wonderful old clichés.

Your words make me light as a feather
You might say, " I'm walking on air."
Reviewed by Ted Sheridan (Reader) 8/20/2003
You took the words right out of my mouth.
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