Perky Patty

She lives life sunny-side up,
happily choosing to ignore
everyday eggasperations.
Definitely not a cook.
Her souffle pan, Calphalon pots
and ten-speed blender?
Simply signs of her optimistic soul.
Gymnast by profession,
she tumbles her way
through the three-ringed circus
everyone else calls life.

Written for Quadrille Monday at dVerse, the virtual pub for poets. I’m tending the pub tonight, asking everyone to indulge in a happiness project!
Poems must be exactly 44 words in length, sans title, and the body of the poem must include the word happiness. A form of the word, for example happy, happiest, or happily is acceptable. A synonym such as bliss does not meet the requirements of the prompt.
I thought I’d have a bit of fun with mine. Photo from Pixabay.com

63 thoughts on “Perky Patty

  1. Ingrid November 2, 2020 / 1:54 pm

    Patty sounds like a fun person to be around! How nice to have a dose of happiness in these sombre times. Thank you, Lillian πŸ™‚

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    • lillian November 2, 2020 / 3:42 pm

      We had a girl in college we called Patty Pom Poms who was a lot like Perky Patty πŸ™‚ Just decided to go with a little humor today…light hearted as we move into tomorrow evening! Smiles are always good.

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      • Ingrid November 3, 2020 / 12:04 am

        Yes, we must keep smiling through all of the current trials and tribulations! I think if we can learn to do that we have life pretty much sussed…

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  2. kim881 November 2, 2020 / 3:09 pm

    Thank you for cheering me up on this dreary Monday, Lill! I try to live life sunny-side up, but it s becoming increasingly difficult.

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    • lillian November 2, 2020 / 3:43 pm

      Oh I do understand that….it seems like there are too many rotten eggs around….and dreariness and challenging times. So glad Perky Patty cheered you up a bit! πŸ™‚

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    • lillian November 2, 2020 / 3:44 pm

      Yep….we all need a Perky Patty in our lives every once in a while! πŸ™‚ Ha Ha….you could at least do the baking! πŸ™‚

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    • lillian November 2, 2020 / 3:44 pm

      She is carefree indeed! πŸ™‚

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  3. merrildsmith November 2, 2020 / 3:30 pm

    She sounds fun. The person you’d want to be with for an optimistic view.

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  4. Lucy November 2, 2020 / 3:33 pm

    How beautiful and quite a happy view of life! ❀

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    • lillian November 2, 2020 / 3:45 pm

      Silly happy can be a good thing sometimes! πŸ™‚ Glad you enjoyed!

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  5. Glenn A. Buttkus November 2, 2020 / 3:39 pm

    You had me at “perky”. Pure sunshine and wild flower, butterfly happy words; much needed on the eve of our salvation or destruction.

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  6. msjadeli November 2, 2020 / 3:55 pm

    This kind of person can brighten the world around them with their aura. She is one you don’t go deep with because she’s not based in anything beyond the surface. She may be living a lie but she’s having a heck of a good time doing it!

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    • lillian November 2, 2020 / 4:04 pm

      Yep…that’s Perky Patty! πŸ™‚ Just a little humor here to get folks to smile….eliminate some eggasperations from your day…no more rotten egg moods please! πŸ™‚

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  7. Beverly Crawford November 2, 2020 / 4:12 pm

    A joyful read. Haven’t we all known a Perky Patty and wondered at the world she sees!

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    • lillian November 2, 2020 / 5:02 pm

      Actually……there was a girl in college we called Patty Pom Poms who Perky Patty is modeled after!

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  8. RedCat November 2, 2020 / 4:22 pm

    Such flow. Perky Patty really put a big smile on my face. πŸ˜ƒ

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    • lillian November 2, 2020 / 5:03 pm

      Exactly what she was meant to do ! She’d be eggasperated if she was only met with rotten egg pouts! πŸ™‚

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  9. rothpoetry November 2, 2020 / 4:32 pm

    I think I know some people like her! She will live to be 90!! Loved the … tumbling through life…

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    • lillian November 2, 2020 / 5:04 pm

      Yep — she’s modeled after a girl we knew in college who everyone called Patty Pom Poms! πŸ™‚

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  10. sanaarizvi November 2, 2020 / 4:49 pm

    This is absolutely delightful! πŸ˜€ You had me at; “choosing to ignore everyday eggasperations.” I am going to follow her example. Gorgeously rendered, Lillian!

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    • lillian November 2, 2020 / 5:05 pm

      Thanks, Sanaa. I had some fun with this one….Perky Patty is quite the pugnacious gal! πŸ™‚

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  11. Ron. November 2, 2020 / 5:03 pm

    Wonderfully upbeat, Lillian; just what we need. Thanks.
    My Ex (Patty) would have loved this & told everyone she met it’s about her.

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    • lillian November 2, 2020 / 5:05 pm

      Ha! Did your Ex go to school with me? I knew a girl in college who was similar to this and everyone called her Patty Pom Poms πŸ™‚

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  12. sarahsouthwest November 2, 2020 / 5:10 pm

    Hmm, lovely Lillian – is Perky Patty a relation of yours? Such a fun, positive poem.

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    • lillian November 2, 2020 / 5:21 pm

      Nope. She’s a fictional character….but I must admit as I have to othere. We knew a girl in college who was very much like this and we called her Patty Pom Poms πŸ™‚

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    • lillian November 3, 2020 / 12:40 pm

      So glad you enjoyed it, Francis. I was hoping to hand out some smiles with this little ditty of a poem!

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    • lillian November 3, 2020 / 12:40 pm

      I decided to go with fun for this poem. So glad you enjoyed it! πŸ™‚

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  13. -Eugenia November 2, 2020 / 7:02 pm

    A wonderful and upbeat piece. We all need some perkiness in our lives.

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    • lillian November 3, 2020 / 12:41 pm

      I so agree! Especially in these challenging times. So glad you enjoyed it Eugenia!

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      • -Eugenia November 3, 2020 / 5:07 pm

        I did! 😊

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    • lillian November 3, 2020 / 12:41 pm

      Hah! Your comment made me smile, Mary! πŸ™‚

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    • lillian November 3, 2020 / 12:42 pm

      Ah yes. We all need a little humor these days!

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    • lillian November 3, 2020 / 12:42 pm

      Just what I was aiming for. Always happy to hand out smiles! πŸ™‚

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    • lillian November 3, 2020 / 12:43 pm

      Thank you! We all need a little delightful in our days during these challenging times!

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      • Dale November 3, 2020 / 12:44 pm

        That we do!

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