Thursday, 11 March 2010

Feet Won't Go Away

Mine have lead me back to the keyboard, and after reading the list of comments, prompted me immediately to write the following 'nearly 55 for Friday', as it's turned out to be a 54 for Thursday, entirely of its own volition.

Ode To Feet Everywhere

Oh, feet! You start off pink and small.
How you do change; for one and all
must wait until their feet be grown,
before the end result is known.

Some stay so tiny, slim and trim,
while others, maybe on a whim,
decide to elongate and spread.
What puts such ideas in their heads?

32 comments:

  1. Oh if only we knew Jinksy. And mine curl and bump where they shouldn't but I am grateful to them still...

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  2. Of all the things we worry about, feet get a fair share of attention. It turns out that can be quite the work horses!

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  3. They are only trying to keep one foot ahead, I suspect.

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  4. Our feet do take a beating over our life time! I used to be a size 5 1/2...am now a 6 1/2.

    The ancient Chinese tradition of binding the feet has always interested me, but such torture to endure, hard to believe.

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  5. I'm afraid such a task defeets me.

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  6. Our feet can help us in ways we do not imagine. We recently learned of a home remedy for coughing that really works (though you may not believe it). Before going to bed at night, slather the bottoms of your feet with a good coating of Vicks Vapo-Rub and put on a pair of white cotton socks. The next morning your cough will be gone.

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  7. So what's the Vick's Rub have to do with your sweet poem I wonder?!! [above my comment]

    Thing is...I don't have a foot fetish. They're the ugliest of the human body if you want my opinion. Of course you never asked for my opinion so I'll leave now and not to forget to wish you the best of Thursdays to you.

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  8. As a footnote, I only like the little pink ones :-)

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  9. Nevertheless Hootin' Anni -

    I like to know these things. And like any other bit of the body, they can range from pretty to ugly – beauty being in the eye of the beholder...

    and I agree,IBHH little and pink are best!

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  10. I hope my comment about my less than fragrant foot odor did not push you into a post on feet. Just be glad no one has invented a user scent for the Internet yet.

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  11. As I get older, my feet sometimes swell. Better my feet than my head though, right?

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  12. A feat of feet! Well done... I just know it was that sandal picture of yours that sent you right into this one.

    Still chuckling at your niece.

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  13. you really can't sink much lower, can you? Feet indeed!

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  14. Lear, Carroll and Nash better watch out - there's a Jinksy to contend with!

    Her considerable advantage is that she is still alive and capable of penning even more outrageous 'nonsense' than they ever dreamed of ...

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  15. haha...i do believe this weeks theme is feet... :) love the image of small pink feet

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  16. Your obssession with feet goes on. There is an Indian movie where the hero sleeps on the floor and keeps his feet on the bed because, he thinks, the feet work the hardest and therefore need more respect. Nice poem.

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  17. What to say about Jinksy's poems? How about a once-for-all accolade.
    And staying with feet, if we must . . .

    Who was it sang a song with the lines . . .

    "You need feet to walk to Scunthorpe
    And to stop your legs from fraying at the ends."

    Mrs.Trellis tells me it was Bernard Bresslaw parodying Max Bygraves's "You Need Hands" Bresslaw was 6ft 7in. tall. Just imagine the feet at the end of his legs.

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  18. Mrs Trellis knows all the right people, obviously. However, Bernard Bresslaw’s feet are surely beyond her ken? I would rather save my imagination to picture Indrasish’s hero ! Respect the feet! LOL

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  19. Once again, I've answered many of the above comments via email - anyone who feels left out need only mail me direct, to join the quick quip brigade. It's so much faster, and replies don't end up being out of context with their comments.

    Think Fletch is having a quiet dig at my lunacy, but I forgive him, anyway!

    And Friko may have tempted me to concentrate on worms, as being the only things lower than feet...

    Titanium and Technobabe have inside information, and Slamdunk will be reciving a deorised face mask soon by carrier pigeon. I think his need is greater than mine.

    Kay and Imbeingheldhostage are obviouly on the same wavelength, and Rhymeswithplague must fight it out with Hootin'Anni over the Vic jar.

    Lakeviewer and Gerry - stand by your horses heads, ready for another day's toil. Although
    I think Reasons and Wanda have cause for complaint, Anvilcloud, it would seem, has almost lost the will to live.

    Hope this wraps up the feet, even as a Chinese binding may once have done in former times.

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  20. yes, feet, always problematic and unpredictable, mine are a bit weird

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  21. I've written a response to your entertaining blog.

    http://rinklyrimes.blogspot.com/2010/03/ouch.html

    (I wish I knew how to make it just say 'Here'!)

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  22. As a massage therapist, I've found that a lot of people are freaked out about feet. I don't really get it because I think they're cool.

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  23. You are really on the feet theme lately. Any particular reason. Loved the poem. I don't think I have given as much thought to feet as I have these past days, reading your poems. Makes a body think though. Have a wonderful Thursday!

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  24. Oh, there's hijinks afoot! (runs away, laughing)

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  25. lol..thank you. I needed to read this right now. *s*

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  26. Darn those big feet.. they're such heels. Arch enemies, they are. They never know when to toe the line. They have no sole, I tell ya.

    Loved your poem. :)

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  27. this is very whimsical for sure! a pure delight!

    warm smiles,

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  28. Feet do a wonderful job even though most of us don't like them.

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  29. Mine are hurting right now,,, but my piggy nails are painted dark blue and sparkley--and that makes me happy!! Just like your poem did!! I am glad you left me a note on my post!!! adopt me,,, I need the guidance!!

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  30. Brilliant. Liked that very much indeed.

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  31. oh balderdash bob, i say balederdashBOB

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