Michael Edwards



A beetle landed on my arm

it wouldn't go away

it wasn't doing any harm

so I thought I'd let it stay.

But it bit my arm quite badly

and the mark was so distinct

and I have to tell you sadly

that the beetle's now extinct.



Gin and tonic

Supersonic !

If you get hooked

your goose is cooked:

off to clinic

ton and ginic




Please don’t play with your gun today

Guns are not toys with which you can play

A careless shot and you might end up dead;

something you need like a hole in the head.




  • Santita

    i have read the first 2, but not the third :). "Ton and ginic" haha! The beetle one is my favorite, great pieces, Michael.

    • Michael Edwards

      Thanks Santita - I pop these in the community gallery from time to time so they go into the ebook.

    • FredPeyer

      Michael, all three are great, but number two is my favorite!

    • Goldfinch60

      Three good pieces Michael.

    • Angelica

      That beetle didn't know what it was in for!!

      Fun reading! I needed this after today's ordeal!

      • Michael Edwards

        I actually feel sorry for the beetle lol

      • Frank Prem

        Great fun Michael. Enjoyed reading them.

      • orchidee

        A fine write M. It's shimilar for me, if I've had sheveral sherries! What, this time of day Orchi?!

        • Michael Edwards

          Try a Gerry - it's a gin and sherry - errr - or is it a shin?

        • Mugsdaddy

          Perfect smile achieved.

          • Michael Edwards

            Great - so pleased you found them a bit of fun.

          • dusk arising

            Great stuff... i do like to see light hearted fun stuff in here. Yes that beetle one is my fav here.

            • Michael Edwards

              Mind you the beetle had been on the gin !!

            • Kat

              Thanks for these three that made me laugh. I too liked the 2nd best.

              • Michael Edwards

                Not sure if I should tell you but I drowned the beetle in the gin ...he's now pickled for posterity!

              • Louis Gibbs

                All three worked for me! Fun stuff, Michael.

              • WL Schuett

                Liked them all Michael fun stuff

                • Michael Edwards

                  Pleased you like them Bill. By the way I had a gallery phone me today and they want four paintings by the middle of next week plus some of my little sculptures so it's been a good day for me.

                  • WL Schuett

                    Congrats ...always like to hear of an artist doing good

                  • myself and me

                    All the three are fresh to me. Love them, fun to read.

                  • JaneEVE

                    great read!

                    • Michael Edwards

                      Thank you Jane and especially for saving it to faves - much appreciated.

                      • JaneEVE

                        then when my time permits I can read again.

                      • rrodriguez

                        Michael, this was fun to read and very cute. I liked the one about the poor beetle. Thanks buddy!

                        • Michael Edwards

                          Thanks friend - so glad you liked them.

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