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 Category:  General Poetry
  Posted: June 18, 2019      Views: 79

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Marine engineer and drifter now retired to my home in NE Thailand with my wife, family and a mongrel dog.

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The ups and downs of false teeth
"Toothless Blues" by PeterRHW

Yep! I've got the blues, sure I know I look dumb,
I'm fed up, can't wait my new teeth to come.
I shouldn't say "Fed up," my life's not a whoop
Surviving on sponge cake and custard and soup.

Bad ventures with dentures all ended in grief,
My pearlies surrendered to untender beef.
Now, face sad and crumpled, I'm begging you that.
You don't make me to smile, it would frighten the cat.

I called up the dentist, he promised them soon.
I said, "Make it snappy!" he laughed like a loon.
"Cheer up," said my wife, "Let's go out for a bite."
With teeth, I'd have clenched them, I just said, "Alwight."

There's no use in sulking, between you and me,
The answer's quite simple, I'm sure you'll agree.
Until they arrive, like a lord I will dine;
Just uncork that bottle and pass me the wine.

false teeth contest entry

Author Notes
"Pearlies" is the shortened form of Pearly Whites, a slang name for teeth (origin unknown but possibly Cockney). This poem almost descends into doggerel and writing in couplets is not something I particularly like, so please accept it as merely a piece of fun.
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