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    Gnarled toes and sweaty soles
    Flakey heels, funghi between toes
    Corns and bunions ingwoing nails
    These are the horrors of my tale

    I am a podiatrist
    Troubles afoot on my list

    Grime under the nails
    Hygiene has failed
    If only you knew
    What feet puts me through

    I am a podiatrist
    Troubled sole I can't dismiss

    Callus and chilblain
    So much footpain
    Veruca's and blisters
    Must help administer

    I am a podiatrist
    Somethings a foot I wouldn't kiss

    Faling Arches or gout
    I would be without
    Not another year
    Can't take leg ends career

    I am a podiatrist
    Job worse than a dentist
    Handling smelly feet
    I sense defeat

  • #2
    Oh, God, Pp, I am glad I am not a podiatrist!

    But...

    Goddess foot
    Graceful turns
    Ankles, tiny points
    On alabaster skin
    Toes, slender
    Orderly, perfect
    Peas in a pod
    Manicured nails
    Cherry red polish

    The scent of jasmine
    Just a few golden hairs
    Nearly invisible
    Veins, the barest hint
    Of blue
    The arch, a triumph
    Nary a blister
    Nary a spot
    Goddess foot

    Follow up appointment
    Next week?

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    • Parkinsonspoet
      Parkinsonspoet commented
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      MHenry Lovely poem and you made me laugh but one question why would someone witth perfect feet need a podiatrist?

  • #3
    Actually, I was thinking she was in the shoe store, but this is your post and your space, so I gave your podiatrist a break.
    Maybe she was there because she was getting an insurance physical for a foot commercial?

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    • Parkinsonspoet
      Parkinsonspoet commented
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      MHenry I salute you -Please do not mentor my daughters they already think hey have all the answers.

    • Muttado1sb
      Muttado1sb commented
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      I thought MH was talking about a pedicure appointment, the opposite of a podiatrist appt.
      Last edited by Muttado1sb; 01-28-2018, 10:33 PM.

  • #4
    hahaha! love it

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    • #5
      Hilarious!

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      • #6
        Hello Parkinsonspoet,

        I read and like your poem about podiatrist.I love toe socks because toe socks preventing friction between socks and shoes during our activity.

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        • Parkinsonspoet
          Parkinsonspoet commented
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          thank you steve am glad you like it

      • #7
        Ugh Jon. Made me laugh. Lol lol 😂

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        • Parkinsonspoet
          Parkinsonspoet commented
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          I had forgotten I had written this

        • Muttado1sb
          Muttado1sb commented
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          I don’t remember seeing this. Quite funny, Parkinsonspoet!

      • #8
        I enjoyed revisiting this poem, Jon, and sharing a laugh again. I wrote a cherita on a similar theme, which was recently published in Atlas Poetica.

        Here it is . . .
        a
        Richard

        despite his Morton's toe
        his corns and his bunions

        convinces himself
        he looks fabulous
        in his new high heels

        a cherita is a six-line poem that tells a story in the form of one line, two lines, and three lines.

        Muttado1sb, I think a pedicure appointment is correct for my little ditty above. Wish I'd thought of that!

        Incidentally, I submitted some of my old ha'sonnets to a new journal, along with some other poems, but I think they have not accepted them for publication, as I haven't heard back. Some journals send rejections, others let you languish in self-doubt for months. Sadists, really.

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        • Parkinsonspoet
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          I like that it is great to see you here, I have been less active with writing than I want to be but life has so many demands

      • #9
        I must have missed this on the first go-round too! Brings smiles to see!

        An unrelated quote in the same vein:

        "I have to take care of my feet. They so often end up in my mouth." Anonymous

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        • Parkinsonspoet
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          not the best way of cleaning accept for cats

        • RhymeLovingWriter
          RhymeLovingWriter commented
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          LOL - too true. I was referring to the uncanny ability to loose words verbally before they'd been properly considered. Since I so often process my thoughts 'out loud', I've fallen into this spot more often than I'd care to remember. I'm improving - I just have to be aware daily.
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