The Inappropriate Shuffle!

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Like I said, the title says it all!

Hey, kids, want to tell you about a new craze,

a dance based on an another inappropriate phrase


that you spouted, and let there be no doubt,

you'll rack you tiny brain for some kind of way out.


And, like another activity, you can do this one alone,

if you, like me, run your mouth and are prone


to saying stupid shit in an effort to appear clever and witty.

When, in fact, you've crossed that line and veered into shitty.


Just put your left foot in, you pull your left foot out, then

you speak on autopilot and chow down on your right when


you finally realize what you've said--when you finally get a clue.

That is if you're not too stupid, and never fricking do!


Then the Inappropriate Shuffle morphs into The Panic,

you know the dance that begins when you get that sick,


gut-wrenching feeling, as you try to find a way

to explain what you actually meant--what can you say


that explains your dip-shittedness away? If you've arrived

at this dance, you're covered in a sweaty sheen, cause you strived


to think so hard, too hard, you really ought to sit down,

and all because you said too much, and languagely screwed around!






Submitted: February 06, 2016

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LOL Fantastic!

Tue, February 9th, 2016 6:28pm


Thanks much, Sherry!

Tue, February 9th, 2016 12:19pm


Oh, that 'I really put my foot on it' feeling, that's one I'm really familiar with, Mike. Brilliant!

Thu, June 9th, 2016 5:13pm


Thank you much, Hully, and I think I'm up to 'expert' level, now!

Thu, June 9th, 2016 10:36am


Nice poem i like the way it reads

Wed, July 13th, 2016 12:31am


Thank you much. Jorden!

Wed, July 13th, 2016 6:38am


This is relatable, Mike. Effective communication can be so hard to achieve. It's great to have freedom of speech and our own personalities, but a dance routine with set steps could be a welcome framework to help avoiding inadvertent offense etc from time to time... Great work.

Mon, January 2nd, 2023 3:18am


Thank you, Kate, this is an older post, had to reread it

Tue, January 3rd, 2023 10:51am


Hysterical, great job.

Wed, March 22nd, 2023 7:28pm


Thank you, Thomas, another of my greatest shits-err--hits!

Thu, March 23rd, 2023 10:10am

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