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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Feel (emotions) (08/26/10)

TITLE: Conchita the Contortionist
By Verna Cole Mitchell
08/29/10


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Conchita the Contortionist
Wears feelings on her shoulder.
When she is up in arms, it is
Amazing to behold her.

The times she has a bad-hair day,
Her nose gets out of joint,
And she will be beside herself
Until she makes her point.

Because her skin’s so very thin,
Her flesh can sometimes crawl,
And often when her blood’s on boil,
She’ll drive you up the wall.

Occasions when she lets off steam—
That’s how she blows a fuse—
She gives a piece of mind away
Then suffers with the blues.

When she’s not going through the roof
And not at her wit’s end,
She does not go bananas then
With manners on the mend.

And if she has a change of heart,
Returned to its right place,
You’ll know because her feelings will
Be written on her face.

She takes her foot out of her mouth
And tries to get a grip.
Her seams won’t come apart if she
Just buttons up her lip.

She wants to keep a level head,
But it’s not screwed on straight.
The mind she’d wrap around a thing
Is sadly a clean slate.

For every time she falls in love,
Her feelings are euphoric.
Her stomach fills with butterflies;
It’s good they’re not caloric.

She walks on clouds; she’s tickled pink,
On air and starry eyed.
She’s thrilled to bits to the degree
Her tongue is tightly tied.

And as her feelings fluctuate,
Each mood as she goes through it,
Conchita the Contortionist
Pours all her heart into it.


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Beth LaBuff 09/02/10
Wonderful wit and creativity make this a masterpiece! Love it, especially your summary stanza!
Charla Diehl 09/02/10
This poem is clever, fun, entertaining and spot on topic. Two thumbs up from me.
Emily Gibson09/04/10
What fun this was, and great meter and rhyme!
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 09/06/10
Just delightful.
Cheryl Harrison 09/07/10
Hey, I know this girl! This was a fun read. Thanks.
Carole Robishaw 09/07/10
Loved this fun use of cliches, but it also has a great truth to tell.
Barbara Lynn Culler09/07/10
Amazing-you broke the rule of no cliches but it is ok.

This was fun to read!
Kate Oliver Webb09/07/10
Charming, well-written, great description of people we all know (male and female, of course). And yes, amongst all the fun, a great message. Thanks for sharing your gift with us.
Caitlyn Meissner09/07/10
What fun! And I loved the title. :)
Sarah Elisabeth 09/07/10
Love, love, loved this! LOL, so good as a master should be :-)
Mona Purvis09/07/10
So much fun! Out-of-the-box, for sure. So much so, I found it fresh, witty, entertaining and very well done.
Bravo!


Mona
Jody Day 09/08/10
Hey, you been spying on me? Just kidding. Seriously witty, great meter and rhyme.
Rachel Phelps09/08/10
This is so cute! Loved all the crazy cliches. Well done!
Beth LaBuff 09/09/10
Yay, Verna! Congrats to you and Conchita! I will remember this poem for a LONG time. :)