Daily Prompt: SOS

You’re at the beach, lounging on your towel, when a glistening object at the water’s edge catches your eye. It’s a bottle — and yes, it contains a message. What does it say?

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The Sea

I walked along the sea front
And found a bottle in the sand
I picked it up and popped it
And witnessed something grand

Out popped a woolly hat
On a head, just like a beanie
When I asked him what it was
He said “Be silent, I am a Genie”

I laughed and laughed and laughed
Until my sides did ache and hurt
And then for some weird reason
My tongue turned into dirt

He asked me to be quiet
I nodded that I would
Then he fixed my mouth
He said it was because he could

Then I shut my eyes and asked
“Do I perchance receive a wish?”
He said, “What do you think I am?
I would rather morph you into fish”

So I asked him what he wanted
He said he wanted to be free
So I hefted that glass bottle
And smashed it into a tree

Then amongst the fragments
I found a little letter
Said “you owe me a new bottle
Preferably one better”

© A Forbes 2014 (& © F Forbes for last stanza)

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43 thoughts on “Daily Prompt: SOS

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  2. Also I know a really funny joke about a guy who carries a 12 inch tall piano player around to bars with him… because the genie thought he asked for a 12 inch pianist… ba dum dum

    • HAHA.

      There was this guy went into a pub with a flamingo and a cat. He ordered a round of drinks, and the cat said “I ain’t payin'” Next round, same thing happened, and the next. Then the barman says “I don’t mean to be funny, but we don’t get many flamingoes and talking cats in here. What gives?” And the guy replies “Well, I saw a bottle and opened it. A genie came out and asked me what I wished for, and I said I wish I had a bird with long legs and a tight pussy”

  3. freekin’ awesome… I started laughing right away, because I saw the title on the humor topic wall in the reader, and it ends with: ‘Yes. it contains a message’… followed by the little wordpress note: ‘351 more words’…
    I don’t know why but that struck me as really funny.

    • Thank you 🙂 I sat down and looked at it, and thought Genie – what rhymes with that and off it went all by itself. I changed the last stanza because Farrah’s was better than mine

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