“Sometimes, writing poetry is a matter of getting outside of your own head, and learning to see the world in a new way. To an extent, you have to “derange” yourself – make the world strange, and see it as a stranger might. To help you do that, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem inspired by this animated version of “Seductive Fantasy” by Sun Ra and his Arkestra.”

The poem I’ve written is inspired by Ogden Nash’s poem –The-sniffle , based on the prompt provided by another group called TSL.

She has a crooked nose

That’s like a leaky hose

and gets as red as a beet or a rose

on any given day

that it’d make you say

‘Darling, are you sure you’re okay?’

It makes her look like a clown

and is the talk of the town;

It’ll make you frown

but she doesn’t care

for they don’t dare

say it to her face ‘coz they’re scared of her stare

So, if you ever see a girl with a crooked nose

that leaks as a hose and is as red as red nail-paint on toes

Don’t ask her if she has any woes

Just say,

“Darling, are you’re sure you’re okay?”

And be on your way.

P.S. This poem is a tribute to my crooked nose.

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Posted by:Smitha V

A banker by profession, a blogger by choice, a poet by accident, and an artist at heart. Imperfectly perfect - that's me. Welcome to my world!

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