Tag Archives: down to the quick

TIMED TRIALS!

You know those tests in therapy

Picking coins off the floor…

Somebody slow just like me

won’t do them any more.

It wasn’t the skill of picking it up

But speed they looked for…

I did the best I could,

But in seconds never less than four!

Chewed all nails right down to the quick,

With a quarter on the floor…

Used a paper to slide underneath

‘Cause that’s what the paper is for!

–Jonathan Caswell

FINGER NAIL CHEWING

FINGER NAIL CHEWING!

A nervous habit that’s sick

Is chewing nails to the quick…

Live growing parts

Medieval arts

Of  torture one self-inflicts!

Try being skilled with eggs,

The eggs may land on one’s legs…

Making a mess

Causing stress,

Your removal cook begs!

Finger tips  sensitive,

Trouble in using give…

Hot water hurts

And spills get on shirts,

Is harder for a while to live!

–Jonathan Caswell

NERVOUS NAILS

NERVOUS NAILS

 When he didn’t get what he wanted,

He had not the hobby he flaunted..

His nerves did a trick

Biting nails to the quick,

That wasn’t what he really wanted!

–Jonathan Caswell