Monday, June 13, 2011

Pushing Buttons

Nary an opportunity did he miss
To push a button: BANG, BUZZ, HISS
Imagine the look on his baby face
When a seashell tip he poked in place
Reacted with a SISS, BOOM, BAH
Then snapped his finger with a claw

@laurie kolp

Prompt inspiration: Magpie Tales Monday

18 comments:

mindlovemisery said...

This is so cute and I love the playful action words

Kristen Haskell said...

Very clever take for this week's prompt. Fun read!

Jinksy said...

Sometimes 'look don't touch' is best! :)

versebender said...

Very clever...and very well written...and , correct me if I'm wrong, there is more to this than meets the eye! Like that a lot. vb

Elaine said...

This one's got a bite to it! Great write Laurie!

Tess Kincaid said...

The tip of the shell does look like a button. Nice one.

Jingle said...

playful magpie.
well done.

:)

Sheila Moore said...

yikes! very cute :)

Ann Grenier said...

What a clever and delightful take on the prompt. Can picture it all!

sharplittlepencil said...

Great, Laurie. Little kids love to push buttons (literally and figuratively). This guy just learned the proverbial "don't touch the stove" lesson we all had to learn the hard way. Loved the onomatopoeia as well. Amy
http://sharplittlepencil.wordpress.com/2011/06/13/quiet-house-riot/

Tumblewords: said...

A clever lesson - well posed. Perfect Magpie.

gsb3 said...

Interesting and cute take. Probably happens in one form or another all the time. Enjoyed the sound effects, too.

brenda w said...

Lovely Magpie, a cautionary tale for wee ones.

Helen said...

Laurie, this is pure delight. It has actually happened to me ~ as an adult!

Laurie Kolp said...

Thanks... I'm a mother of a button pusher (aren't we all?).

HyperCRYPTICal said...

Lovely and playful.

Anna :o]

Reflections said...

Love it! Isn't there always someone around to push the buttons... smiles.

Mary said...

Fun poem. Clever response. Button pushers abound!