Silly Saturday with Penelope Pompom

pineapple art, humour, poetryOnce Penny had hit middle age

She found it hard to engage

Finding lumps in her custard

Or a ham sandwich without mustard

would sent her off in a rage!


Penny once sweet and so calm

Now caused her family alarm

Being so spiky and sour

Miserable and dour

Her twins thought she’s cause them some harm


Off to the doctor to find out the cause

Of Penelope’s new character flaws

The hot flushes and stress

Weight gain and night sweats

The symptoms must be menopause!


Penny felt cut to the quick

No wonder she always felt sick

Always crabby and tearful

Het up and fearful

This menopause was like a cruel trick


She took the kids out for the day

Off down Shelbyville way

The sand and the sea

And her friends’ company

Kept her bad temper at bay!


poem by Judy Martin©

pineapple art by Sandra Dorey©


Judy and I have teamed up to be silly again. I just love Judy’s take on things, I send her a photo and she responds with a poem, sometmes within minutes! Do pop along over to her website and fine other poetic gems and find her book filled with her wry look at life.

You can find more of our nonsense if you put ‘silly saturday’ into the search box, top right on this page.



32 responses to “Silly Saturday with Penelope Pompom

  1. Life has definitely given her lemons!

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  2. Murtagh's Meadow

    Brought a smile to my face.

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  3. Poor old Penelope Pineapple!! I do enjoy these little doses of silliness Sandra and Judy! This week’s poem took me back a few years and is entirely accurate to the best of my memory 😀

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  4. Always so fun and enjoyable! How do you think up those photos! LOL!

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  5. Jolly grand collaboration!

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  6. A menopausal pineapple is a novel idea.

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  7. Glad Penny got her mojo back.

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  8. Made me smile as always! Penny does look very sour.

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