Socks in box !
Socks in a box!
Last Christmas, this Christmas,
and every Christmas;
Socks in a box!
Jane had knickers,
black lace and frilly.
I suppose they imagine
I'm too old for silly.
But socks in box ?
Not even coloured
or patterned or jazzy.
Do they really assume
that I wouldn't like snazzy?
Socks in box!
How boring is that?
There's more interest and style
in what they bought for the cat!
Even Janice had perfume,
musky and somewhat erotic;
but sock in a box?
Not my idea of exotic.
Well this year, I tell you,
they're all in for a shock.
For in each gift wrapped parcel
will be ... just one sock!
One sock for Anna.
One sock for John.
One sock for each of them
until, at last, they're all gone!
Socks in a box! Bah!
July 2012. Nimuae
That reads like it was written from the heart, Nim - or, maybe, it was from the sole? ;-)
LOL! It was in response to a challenge on an authors forum. We were just given the word 'socks' and I remembered how my mother used to complain that, once she hit 70, people seemed to buy her nothing else but socks !
He always took his socks off last and, although initially endearingly amusing to her, over the months and years and decades it began to slowly drive
She wore her metaphorical "I'm with stupid" t-shirt whenever he wore his socks and sandals. She rolled her eyes whenever he asked "Have you seen my <insert appropriate colour here> socks?"
She'd loved the bones of him at first and now he bored her to tears.
She noticed the other men at work with their finely turned flash of ankle under tailored suits. Not for them the ten for a fiver mass produced sock. Oh no! Mirror polished shoes and pin stripes!
He, and his socks, would have to go...
Is that the prologue to "50 shades of socks", MM? You could perhaps use a plot where she ties all his socks together, submits to being tied up with
them, and saves her marriage.
Just a "tingly" thought ........ ;-)
I just thought socks and sex sounded quite similar - but maybe it is the recent trashy novel experience showing...
You, Nim, are Dr Seuss, and I claim my reward!
Who he/she Leigh ?
The Cat in the Hat author.
You'll Luuuurve Dr Seuss, Nim, it is aimed at small children but is brilliant in execution.
“Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope.” ― Dr. Seuss (One of his quotes). The Cat in The Hat promoted both his name (Seuss) and the cause of elementary literacy in the United States of America.
It's even better with the associated pictures!