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Auto Biograph Ick-ality

or “How I Turned Out Like This”

A Silly Jilly Poem for Scribbling indVerse. 

She was razed
up to be a
so when she try-folded
the trowels
and dug dirt with bath
towels a Shirley-you-jest
beat her hibbity chest
proclaiming in voco-profundo
“Art thou no doctor of mime!”

Her tale is a glad one, but true
she stammered her pen and off flew
a self-percolating
and unliberating
poet of weirdness and wine

the children of kerfuffle and thyme
gathered their carrots and rhyme
tucked under their tosies
and sneezled their nozies
tilling the soil quite sub-lime.

they supplanted citrus and bells
all glorious hast’ning with spells
the magic was tragic
it flew from their grabick
and landed with happy unlines

© Jilly’s & Silly-Jilly  All Rights Reserved

Our Bartender has asked me to take the mic and record this, so here ’tis!


A wild soul writing poetry.

61 thoughts on “Auto Biograph Ick-ality

  1. This is great. 🙂 I especially like “momconformist.”

    You are a brilliant reader! I would love to sit at your feet in the children’s section of a bookstore. That is honestly a rare gift. I hope you use it. There’s nothing that makes me happier (or that makes me feel more worthwhile) than going to my daughter’s school to read to her class and be silly with them.

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  2. Silly Jilly…you’ve lived up to the name in your post here. LATE to the reading, needing a second and third sip of black coffee this morning to make heads or tales out of some of these posts but LOVING YOURS! Shirley-you–jes 🙂 Smiling through the entire post! And is there a Shirley in your life? This is magiclicious! 🙂

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  3. Oh my goodness, so much to love about this…and especially the soundcloud. I can’t get the image of digging dirt with a bath towel out of my head….love the rebellion of that.

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      1. WAH!!!!! NO Way!!! Way?! How cool is that!?!? Ok, so in Steven King’s book “On Writing” he talks about nailing rejection letters to the wall above his writing desk like a badge of honor. I guess it’s a little like baseball (what isn’t like baseball?) – you strike out a bunch for every homerun. A Toast: Here’s hoping you hit homeruns! Please keep me in the NS loop, okay? I’m your biggest fan. 🙂 (Can you tell how thrilled I am by this?)


      2. Haha, woo, I’m sick to my stomach. I just read On Writing, but I skipped all the bits about his wretched childhood. Only book of his I’ve ever read. ok, so I convince myself that rejections are awards, got it. I will put them on the fridge next to the kid’s science fair participation awards. 🙂

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      3. Me, too. Except I think I might have read The Shining a long time ago… not sure. Actually, I figure you’ll get all kinds of acceptances, because your writing is not just amazing, but it is growing daily. You have accomplished in a matter of months what many of us spend years trying to do. It makes my head spin to read your work.


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