This Pillow I Need to Punch!

This pillow I need to punch!
It’s puffed itself up in a bunch.
It’s no longer a rectangle
and I feel I could strangle
this pillow that’s gone out of shape.
A cushion that needs adhesive tape,
isn’t something your head upon can rest
with one side being far too compressed.
So I shake it and prod it, mold it and beg it,
please conform to my head and befit it!
But a lump now has appeared in the middle
and I fear I can no longer fiddle
with this pillow that’s become so un-fine,
and refuses to support my recline.
So in my angry reproach, my temper now reaches a boil,
I drop-kick it down the hall, screaming “You’re no longer my foil!”
And the cat thinking that it’s some prey,
pounces quickly and bats it away.
But I remove the dead thing,
and with a great swing
I toss it out with the trash,
and my calm I regain in a flash.

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  1. Love the humor of the poor punched pillow ~ Your rhyming verses are wonderful to read too ~ Time to buy a new pillow !!!

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  2. Ha.. nothing can be worse than a fight with the pillow.. (actually lots of nice anapests and rhymes here too)… I saw the cat wanting to take part in the fight… finally a new pillow.

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  3. If those were my dogs instead of a cat, the pillow would have been eviscerated in no time at all. It’s so hard to find cooperative pillows, isn’t it? Mine is on its way out…flat.

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    • I’m sure you’re right, Victoria! It is hard to find a “cooperative” pillow. They really have to be just right or they can be torturous. I think I may need a replacement too.

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  4. This did make me smile! Reminds me of those pillows one sometimes keeps a bit TOO long. No matter what you do you just can’t get it to shape up! Ha, I think the cat had the right idea.

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  5. A fight with a pillow instead of a fight using a pillow. Excellent rhymes that added to the fun of this. My cat would have had that thing in shreds the minute I started with it. he hates to have his sleep disturbed.

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  6. This made me giggle. One of my kids always told me he could not control his temper, and I always told him to take it out on his pillow

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  7. Couch pillows sing a song
    refrains upon strains
    of human neck..
    oh.. discomfort..
    oh.. a Life..
    just get
    away
    from
    pillow
    and move song
    and dance of Life..:)

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  8. Haha poor pillow! I ll bet a lot of us can relate to this 😀

    this pillow that’s gone out of shape.
    A cushion that needs adhesive tape

    Brilliant write 😀

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  9. I love it. It’s also the story of my nights (except that I no longer have a cat).

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  10. Delightful ditty, Gayle…loved the drop-kicking and cat-pouncing down the hall!

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  11. Ha! YES! I have me one o’ those! 😉 Love this.

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  12. Anonymous

     /  October 23, 2015

    Love this, have felt this way a few times. If you ever feel the need to let off some steam, I have a few pillows you can work over!

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  13. Talk about a stress reliever. I may have to drop kick some things down my hall. hehe.

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  14. Kitty may find it tough
    But nice call, nice laugh
    My eye waters, what a ‘wail’
    Brilliantly Gayle

    Hank

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  15. Something we all have experienced, for sure. Great response to the prompt.

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