A Gift Of Truffles Poem by Troy Cochran

A Gift Of Truffles

Rating: 5.0


The trouble with truffles
When you have the snuffles
Is a mouthful of phlegm.

A couple of truffles
Will get up a scuffle
And throw themselves
Out on the chin.

If you stuffle enoughful
And choke on a wuffle,
You can thank your next-of-kin.

Monday, September 18, 2017
Topic(s) of this poem: humor,winter
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
Just a whimsical poem, written for a winter series in 2009 ~ JANUARY in the House of Nods ~ after receiving a gift of truffles from relatives, eating them when I had a head cold and probably shouldn't have been eating sweets to begin with. But how do you say No to a gift of Truffles!
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Practicing Poetess 18 September 2017

This one is ADORABLE! The trouble with - ANYTHING - - when you have the snuffles, is a mouthful of phlegm! And I'd be willing to bet that the trufles were dark chocolate, and I'll bet that you partook with a glass of milk, didn't ya? My voice teacher used to say, Milk creates mucus. Worst thing in the world to drink if you have a cold, or need to sing. I LOVE nonsense poems. A favourite from childhood was Eletelephony by Laura Elizabeth Richards. Good job here! And, congrats on rising to Level 3 already!

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Troy Cochran 19 September 2017

Thank you for commenting, Practicing Poetess. Yes to the dark chocolate; nix on the milk. As I recall, it was hot coffee, blond and sweet (Irish Cream) , cigarettes, and standing in the cold on the back porch with my old Navy peacoat on, as this poem formed in my head. But since my coffee took cream, I guess I'll have to concede that one too. So, guilty as charged. :)

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Kumarmani Mahakul 18 September 2017

Strong smelling comes through trouble. A mouthful of phlegm carries snuffles. Wisely penned poem is very much humorous here. This whimsical poem is brilliantly penned.10

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Troy Cochran 19 September 2017

Thank you, Kumarmani. And, if I may toot my own horn, let's not forget that I contributed several new words to the lexicon of the English language. Wuffles will be the craze one day, you mark my word! :)

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