Six Months!!!

Posted 2006.12.20 1.00 in Pointless Blather by Stephanie

Holy cow! I just realized that today marks six months since I made my First Post!

Now as of this moment there’s 136 published posts and the counter has logged 2665 visitors. All that from a couple test-posts made while building my Phlogger software (photo / blog management software).

So now, in deference to my Second Post, I’m going to publish the forgotten long-lost(*) first poem of Hamster Q. Pustule. This was one of the thousands of poems Dave Barry inspired, in an ‘attack’ on Poetry.com. In the first wave, we were encouraged to include the line “the dog ate mother’s toes” in the body of the poem. So, without further ado:

Oh No by Hamster Q. Pustule
puntable yapping loudly so
annoying guppies high and low
parakeet has seeds to sow
dang hound is in the way, oh no

cats meow, pace to and fro
your blog big brother knows
gerbils beckon, python goes
the dog ate mother’s toes, oh no

ten toe value meal to go
laugh and tease, cruel gecko
echidnas hatching, gotta go
can’t kick the puppy now, oh no

Can’t you just picture that on a T-shirt, mousepad, or inside a handsome leather-bound coffee-table book? Yeah, so could the discerning editors at Poetry.com

* My premier Pustule poem was perceived to have been lost in the pernicious Poetry.com purge, but portentiously, a paper copy was procured during a present desk drawer cleansing and thus this poetic masterwork is hereby preserved for posterity. Pppppppp.

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