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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Ow! (01/07/10)

TITLE: Just say, "OWW!"
By Elizabeth Baize
01/13/10


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Prick your finger with a pin?
“Hello there chair!” yells your shin!
Drop a hammer on your toe?
Want the world to know your woe?

Just say, “OWW!”
The simple word you can allow
And those around will always know
The pain’s beyond the status quo.
Just say, “OWW!”

Take a scalding sip of tea?
Lose a contest with a bee?
Blinded by a photo shoot?
(Few there are that keep it mute.)

Just say, “OWW!”
The simple word you can avow
That always serves you in a pinch
And wraps the pain up like a cinch.
Just say, “OWW!”

Touch a corner of the grill?
Walk across a red anthill?
Suck a gnat into your lung?
Don’t just stand and bite your tongue!

Just say, “OWW!”
The simple word for here and now
That always helps you to endure;
Now pinch yourself just to be sure,
Then say, “OWW!”


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Laury Hubrich 01/15/10
Oww! is certainly a very efficient word. Very cute poem.
Beth LaBuff 01/16/10
Love this! especially the "status quo" line! Fun stuff and great poetic form!
Dee Yoder 01/17/10
"Ow" is a much used word in my house! I have the clumsiest body alive, I think. In fact, look up what I wrote for this Challenge after the all-clear, and you'll see I speak the truth!
stanley Bednarz 01/20/10
Poetry scares me like an evil clown.

But you put a smile on my face and wiped my baby tears.

It felt like you should recite this to the kids in my 1st and and 2nd grade Sunday School class, and then we could easily discuss the spiritual application of pain.