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Dog Playing Sick Who Says Nuts

awwegies!
quoth Tim Terrier
by head hurth!
now Tim’s up – and quite merry
from his 80 proof snake oil –
still sick – but quite numb!

soon you’ll need more hair of the dog!
a curse on these quacks!

Linked to B&P’s Shadorma and Beyond at MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie, where our task was to write either a cinquenta (a poem of *exactly* fifty characters) or a shadorma (a non-rhyming 6-line poem in 3/5/3/7/7/5 syllables).  This is a shadorma followed by a cinquenta.

Lest anyone think I’m toying with too painful a subject – here’s a great article about old Patent Medicines.  [It opens in PDF format and has images of old trade cards too.]  Some patent medicines really DID have 40% alcohol – making the cure as bad as the ailment in many cases. 

And this is an interesting article comparing “hair of the dog” in different languages.

 

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22 thoughts on “awwegies (shadorma / cinquenta)

  1. Boy, you do like setting challenges for yourself – a shadorma followed by a cinquenta, that’s humorous, historical, starring dogs… got that, muses?! 🙂

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  2. I am a dog lover, so of course I love this. Also realised when reading this that I’d read the prompt wrong!!! *sigh* Still love this, but now very annoyed with myself! *grrrrrrr*

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