Here’s Mud in your Eye

Posted: April 1, 2016 in Uncategorized

adashofsunny Prompt Nights – Sûrement vous plaisantez – Surely you jest
“Tonight, let’s have some fun. Write a poem or prose regarding the subject of humor, pun or satire.”

Dorothy Parker likes her Pink Lady
cause she favors the flavor of gin
“Bottoms up” she grins wickedly
and raises her glass to the men.
She knows she can match them
glass for glass…. and win.
No argument there, they yell
we’ll take it on the chin,
cause if we try to match you,
they’ll be informing our next of kin!


Dorothy Parker is frequently remembered for her witty quips and famous friends, spending hours at the Algonquin Hotel in Manhattan drinking, lunching and talking about culture. Legend has it that she spent most her nights, and days, drinking and cracking jokes with the likes of Robert Benchley, Irvin S. Cobb, and Ernest Hemingway. She is so famous for her imbibing that entire cocktail guides have been dedicated to her legacy. 


  1. Sanaa Rizvi says:

    Whistles!!!!!!! my goodness Debi this is awesome 😀 loved the bit about Dorothy Parker at the end. Seems like she was quite a woman. Beautifully penned. Thank you so much for participating at Prompt Nights 🙂

    Lots of love,

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  2. Jamztoma says:

    this one’s quite so tough! love the feminist aspect of it. go girl!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Great Debi, loved this take….she was if I recall very like that……


  4. gillena says:

    LOL nice one; and thanks for the note also

    much love…


  5. What a quirky but well-written little piece. I really like your rhyme scheme here. And I had never heard of Dorothy Parker, so thanks for throwing in the educational extra.

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  6. Jae Rose says:

    A formidable woman and poem – ‘you might as well live’ – cheers! for that reminder

    Liked by 1 person

  7. I’m never been able to resist the charm of a sister with spunk. They better be ready to “take it in the chin”, indeed! ♥

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