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Lock Of Hair

I have been writing poetry, fiction and short stories for many years and have completed a book of poems. I also enjoy comedy writing.

Lock Of Hair

Lock Of Hair

I choked on a lock of hair

Which made me gasped because of lack of air

I fell to the ground like a thrown spear

Flat like a broken car that needed a spare

The paramedics came and restored my soul

I felt like an old shoe that received a new sole.

The sound of people talking around me was music to my ear

Because i could have died choking on that lock of hair

I finally stood up and the crowd began to cheer

Then they told me to rest my legs so I sat on a mahogany chair

For a minute there I felt sunken like a pirate’s chest

As though a ship had landed on my chest.

Life scored a point today, death had none.

Ironic I was revived by a paramedic whose mother is a nun

Today was good for me, even though the Grim Reaper preyed

So I sent up one of my own, as I closed my eyes and Prayed.

© 2020 Clive Williams


Clive Williams (author) from Jamaica on March 19, 2020:

Sorry Brenda...cant reveal whose lock of hair was it

Else I would surely get a hit.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on March 18, 2020:


You are funny. My question is...Whose lock of hair was it??

So glad God was obviously looking over you with the paramedic.

I shared this one. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=127102...

Anya Ali from Rabwah, Pakistan on March 18, 2020:

Good poem, Clive!

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on March 18, 2020:

It's a good thing the paramedic was there and the mother was a nun. A hair ball is a danger to society. lol

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on March 18, 2020:

Hair in your mouth is an interesting problem and I wonder how that could happen. Your poem was definitelly entertaining, Clive.

Clive Williams (author) from Jamaica on March 18, 2020:

Thank You

Umesh Chandra Bhatt from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on March 18, 2020:

A bit of mysticism - 'I choked on a lock of hair'. I enjoyed the flow Clive!

FlourishAnyway from USA on March 17, 2020:

And how I wonder did that hair get in your mouth? My longhaired cats have hairballs sometimes and it made me think of that.

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