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