7 Jun 2012


For the 100th prompt @ Think Tank Thursday- eccentric.
- pen a poem based on any work of Tim Burton

stabbing, stinging, prickling skin
stick more pins and needles in

from my royal throne I reign
this my kingdom full of pain

odd sensations I cannot quell
but here I rule in private hell

I am the queen of paraesthesia
so doctor please, some anaesthesia

© Karen

Written for
For the 100th prompt - eccentric -  pen a poem based on any work of Tim Burton 

*Paraesthesia is the term used to describe odd skin sensations that are a result of damaged sensory nerves. The sensations felt are usually tingling, burning, stabbing, pricking, crawling, and are often extremely painful and permanent.

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  1. I surfed over from your link on the Poets United Think Tank Thursday. Perfectly eccentric take on the prompt! Great poem!

  2. Excellently done, with tongue in cheek. With all that you go through, you have managed to keep your sense of humour.

  3. Karen,

    I am absolutely delighted by your poem for this prompt.Excellent choice!!
    I am actually suffering in a dreadful way, with paraesthesia, although in recent weeks some new medication has helped.
    I truly understand the concept of 'pins and needles.'

  4. Oh this most deff fits with the eccentric prompt.
    Well said, such a good read!

  5. Nicely done, Karen, but I wish you were the Queen of something else.

  6. All oddity! With a scientific explanation thrown-in!

  7. Oh it sounds dreadful. But I so admire your humor and you wrote this so well.

  8. Karen,
    I was thinking of doing this photo!
    Your definitely did a wonderful job~
    I felt like you were describing me!
    I'm Type 1 diabetic...
    I love your take on the prompt :D

  9. You amaze me, but then you always have. To be able to turn your horrible circumstance into verse, with a little touch of humour - brilliant.

  10. Oh yes, know this little beast well. Too well.
    I hope your renewed presence here means you are feeling at least a little better.

  11. Ouch, I can't stand needles but your post is a creative take on the prompt ~ Well done ~

  12. Geez - you are GOOD!

    I dont know how you do it, but I am so glad you do, open my eyes and mind to new angles every time *Smiles*

    oh.... and lovely *S*

  13. Fantastic! I love this one. Well done.

  14. This is fantastic! How do you do it? Funny and tragic.


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