5 Nov 2010

Magpie Tales # 39

Headless chickens we may be,
but never without laughter.
Like the chicken and the egg
one has to follows after...

A chicken rushing round and round 
in circulatory motion,
is just like us in certain states
when, minus head or notion,
we chase our tails to no effect.
For we are doomed to meet ourselves
back where we had started-
once the circle is complete...

But, do not be downhearted!
Shrug your shoulders, give a laugh,
(He who laughs last, laughs longest!)
and  remember this old saw -
The devil take the hindmost!
Now, kindly close the door...

N.B. A 'saw' in this context is a saying! 

For more fowl feathers see Willow's  Magpie Tales this week.


  1. Hahaha - Nice! You know, my dad always said, 'He who laughs last doesn't catch on so fast' ;-)

  2. When I saw 'old saw' I knew immediately what it meant. Never occurred to me younger people might wonder about it, but you're probably right.
    I love "minus head or notion" -- story of my life.
    -- Kay

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  3. I'm with you with laughing last..the only winner in life..
    a very good and original take!!

  4. Great piece, Jinksy. Giggling over Mary's comment.

  5. oh the laughter of a headless chicken...can you hear it? what a joyous noise

  6. You have given new energy to 'like a chicken with his head cut off' .... I loved you Magpie!

  7. 'your' ... slippery fingers today!

  8. This is a really great take on this image.

  9. ha. love it jinksy...

    (closing the door)

  10. *Smiles* love the play on 'saws'

  11. "Chase our tails to no effect" OH do I know this feeling. Love it!

  12. Jinksy, this is great! So many wonderful sentences. But I agree the most with this: He who laughs last laughs longest.

  13. the analogy of chasing our tails..certainly have done that....nice take on this feathered friend....bkm