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Wine & Crab

by Venky

It curiously began at the pool into which she plunged headlong

As creeping stealthily behind her, he suddenly & playfully sounded the gong

Coming out of the water but with fire in her blazing eyes

When her palm firmly made contact with his cheek, it was not all kisses & apple pies


Then the bloody crab at the beach scurried out of the sand and pinched her big toe

Making her rant, rave and curse, hop, skip holler and bellow

Sensing a chance for redemption he whipped out the magic tube of gel

It was too late before he realised that instead of a salve from heaven it was an irritant from hell


The last straw was triggered by a bottle of potent and expensive red wine

On a cool and breezy evening most appropriate to leisurely drink and dine

When the waiter came to their table and asked, “Sir one for the road?”

The inebriated fool with a stupid grin replied “Yes please and also one for my lovely toad.”


The battered and bruised black eye couldn’t sense relief with neither ice not spray

Everything had gone haywire in what otherwise was to be a romantic getaway

Oh, everything had gone awry in what otherwise was to be a romantic getaway

(Word Count: 212)

Written as part of #TellTaleThursday with Anshu & Priya

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crimsonprose February 10, 2019 - 8:04 am

Love it. And some wonderful turns of phrase. I think my fav bit is the irritant from hell. Oh well, he totally fouled it. 🙂

venkyninja1976 February 10, 2019 - 8:08 am

Ha ha! Thanks a lot, as always!

Abhijit Ray February 11, 2019 - 4:00 am

Nothing seem to be going right. He should stay quiet for a while.

Anshu Bhojnagarwala February 11, 2019 - 9:08 am

Nothing seemed to be going their way, it seems, poor couple. Lovely rhyme, loved it, especially this one saw me laughing like crazy with tears in my eyes – “Yes please and also one for my lovely toad.”

venkyninja1976 February 11, 2019 - 10:53 am

Thank you so much! Glad you liked it.


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