3 Sep 2010

Magpie Tales


Once Bitten

Minnie loved her Doctor,
so when she felt unwell
she trotted off to see him
in the hope that he could tell
which nasty bugs had bitten her
and made her feel like hell.

"Ah, yes, I see the problem"
said Doc, quite unperplexed.
But Minnie did not understand,
so went home feeling vexed.

She bit into an apple,
then remembered with dismay,
that if she ate one daily,
it might keep the Doc away!

What if she should need him
in the middle of the night,
should her symptoms escalate?
Would she be alright?
So she rushed to drop the apple
after taking just one bite!

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34 comments:

  1. Ah, very clever, Jinksy. Charming Magpie!

    (no worries...fixed your URL in Mr. Linky)

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  2. Her doctor more comforting than that sweet apple?

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  3. Paul C -
    There's no accounting for taste! :)

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  4. What a lovely poem. Certainly wouldn't want to keep that doctor away :)

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  5. She could always just eat an apple every other day. Fun 55!

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  6. I'm sure she could find a reason to visit that doctor if she really wanted to.

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  7. Full of whimsy, fresh and fun.

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  8. Jinksy as usual has spotted the "shadow under the candle" Must be in line for the neatest Magpie this week!

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  9. I good take on an apple a day keeps the Dr away. Great fun.

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  10. A fun take on this week's prompt.

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  11. Fun Magpie, Lets hope the doctor was worth it!

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  12. I think I'd put my money on the apple instead of the doctor! Great Magpie!

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  13. Cute take on this...I agree...I think I rather have the apple...but when I am really sick...it is a doctor I want...blessings...bkm

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  14. ha. fun take on the old tale...perhaps keeping the doctor away is not the best thing eh? nice magpie!

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  15. Brian - You nipped in there quickly while I was out shopping! I usually like to reply as soon as the comment notification pops up in my inbox, but wasn't quick enough today.

    And it's interesting to see how many of you people opt for self medication, rather than visiting Doctors! The last one of those that I saw will be my friend for life, as he prescribed The Epley Manoeuvre which instantly cured my BBPV dizziness...
    It also gave us both a jolly good laugh in the process, and laughter was ever the best medicine.

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  16. Erm - I mean BPPV! Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo if you want it written out in full...Absolutely nothing to do with being a dizzy blonde...

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  17. ah - this was lovely - you should see me smile..

    here's my magpie

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  18. PERFECT!!!!!!!! All the wit and whimsy we've come to expect!! I love it!!! Love, Janine XO

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  19. Love it! If it's going to keep Dr. Handsome away, she should drop that thing like it was a grenade! *laffin*

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  20. Ha ha! Pass the apples, please!

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  21. and an apple doesn't keep you waiting!
    Very clever Magpie!

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  22. Willow's comment expresses it: Clever!

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  23. Delightful! Clever work and the title is perfect perfection!

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  24. Light and rhythmic, smiled all the way... I think you have a thang for the doctor!

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  25. Stafford -
    I think Sophia Loren got there first!

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  26. BBC Radio 4 recently ran a programme on balance/giddiness which explained the Epley Manoeuvre and BBPV. It's hardly "benign" for some sufferers . . who can barely move their heads without falling over. Hope yours wasn't that serious, Jinksy. The "manoeuvre" sounds a bit like All-In Head Wrestling. With Fireblossom's Dr.Handsome? . . . ooerrr!

    Probably not as severe in Australia, Rall, where things are upside down to start with just joking

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  27. fun take on the old saying.. enjoyed reading it.. the doctor seems to be delicious enough :)

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  28. very cute magpie! she reminds me of my grandma!

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  29. There is a lot of concrete hugging, falling about and falling over down here especially outside pubs. It never ever occured to me that it was BBPV.Full scale epidemic down here,Footsie.

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  30. Rall-
    The Epley Manoeuvre would probably not help with the concrete hugging, but it could certainly add to the overal merriment, believe me! Been there, done that! See HERE

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