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When I was sitting all alone,
Chewing my face down to the bone,
Studying walls in this sad room,
Through the door hopped a small mushroom.

'Hello Mr. Morgan sir,
How are you on this day?
I myself am feeling grand,
In fact, a little gay.'

It's fair to say I was confused,
And also rather unamused,
This mushroom man was glowing bright,
A most unnatural, ugly sight.

'Oh please Mr. Morgan sir,
Won't you come to play?
Come join me in my little dance,
I'm feeling rather gay.'

At this point I looked up and said,
'Mr. Mush you spin my head.
How much more time must I pass,
As you proceed to shake your arse?'

'Come now Mr. Morgan sir,
No need to spread dismay,
Just join me in my little dance,
And then I'll go away.'

I did not really wish to move,
Or to dance this 'Mushroom Groove',
And so I asked the spritely 'shroom,
To dance for me across my room,

'Mr. Mush I shall not dance,
But would you mind taking a glance
Across my room, just by the sink?
Mr. Mush, what do you think?'

The Mushroom Man then turned his cap,
Frowning as he eyed my trap,
As I began to sweat with fear,
I'm sure I saw him shed a tear.

'Sorry Mr. Morgan sir,
But that's not very nice.
My cousins on that pizza will
Not lend me their advice.

They won't tell me I should stop
Or let you get some rest,
They can't make me lie down still,
How's this to treat a guest?'

I was not too sure where to look,
I swallowed hard as Mushroom took,
A few small jumps towards myself,
'Mr. Morgan, how's your health?'

The Mushroom Man stood next to me,
'Mr. Morgan this must be,
All you had to do was dance,
And to be fair, you had the chance.'

At this point I just couldn't speak,
My stomach came to feel quite weak.
Then from his cap, just underneath,
The Mushroom Man grew two white teeth.

'Look now Mr. Morgan Sir,
Regard my sharp new toys,
I frankly like to see them as
Revenge for naughty boys.'

The blood was rushing to my head,
'And soon,' I thought, 'I may be dead,
If I could just get up and move,
I might well dance this Mushroom Groove.

The Mushroom then jumped to my chest,
'Mr. Morgan, you've been blessed,
For I can see inside your head,
And I know what your mind just said.

I'm sorry Mr. Morgan Sir,
I did not mean to scare,
It's my fault that you cannot move,
This is too much to bear.'

The Mushroom jumped down to the floor,
Then sadly hopped towards the door,
Near my mirror he stopped to look,
'Mr. Morgan, I once mistook,

Myself for someone quite adored,
That type of love can't be restored,
I tried to make your life more gay,
But you just want to run away.

I can't go on feeling this hate,
It is now time to end our date.'
He bared his fangs once more and then,
He began to eat his stem.

Nothing that I could have done
Would stop his sick macabre fun,
So lying down I watched my friend,
As there he faced his bitter end.

With vicious bites he tore his veil,
His headcap turning slowly pale,
And when he'd gnawed through his whole stalk,
My mushroom friend began to talk.

'Farewell Mr. Morgan Sir,
I'm glad we met today,
I'm sorry that you feel so bad,
And now I'll go away.'

He sunk his teeth into his cap,
I started as I heard a snap,
And with that snap he disappeared;
A part somewhere inside me cheered.

But celebration was short-lived,
As more I thought of what he'd give
To see me dance with him so gay
On this most strange, most bizarre day.

And so the moral, although trite;
They do not come to us to fight,
Next time mushrooms make you move,
Do them a favour, get up and groove.
Yep yep.
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Anna-B-Seas Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015
A wonderful poem. I couldn't stop reading it once I started :)
plague6924 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
very good, one of my favorites. thank you :)
3rdeyeofthebeholder Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
Nice poem.
I can definitely relate. This poem holds good advice in it for anyone inexperienced.
"Next time mushrooms make you move
Do them a favor, get up and groove."
BANG-InstantKarma Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
haha loved it ^^ this kinda reminds me of my friends epic Mushroom Friend :D but seriously, this is very good and interesting :)
Tornado-Tears Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a really good poem, I loved it. It was really interesting. :)
IMViolet Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Student General Artist
It's been a long time since a reading took my words. Thank you! =) It's really amazing the fantasy that you put into those words, in this small poem. The most amazing thing is that while I was reading it, I imagined it on my head like a short movie. This could really be done in stop motion, it would be awesome!
death-with-attitude Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
Being someone that enjoys the magic of mushrooms, i loved this little poem. its so visual and fun. :D
YaoiOtaku22 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Student General Artist
A mystical dream that I want to have.
You truly are superior in your poetry.
Isiel0503 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
I wish i can make rhymes like yours :D
ShirozX Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
Sure he wasn't smoking the mushroom? O.o Nice btw :D
Oh-Lather Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
Yes, that's a good flow there. :) Thanks for sharing.
lordeggvillain Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
I feel like you gave a slight glimpse of what might go on inside your mind. Kind of reminds me of times when mine has run rampart.
Helenarth Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010
"Next time mushrooms make you move,
Do them a favour, get up and groove."

An important life lesson has been learnt today. ;)
KiKoKu Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
I think you're amazing and am now going to watch you. D:
BloodyDream69 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009
Ah yes. Psilocybin induced rhetoric. And quite well done.
MrBeeb Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
I have read all of your poems, my fine wordsmith, and I must admit that I have not come across poems that are quite as amazing as your. You must share with me your secret! How do you create such clever things?

Please, I implore you, tell me.
InnocentFreespirit Featured By Owner May 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL MUSHROOMS! :eager: :highfive:

;p :lick: :heart:
greengoomonster Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009
hy-phen-at-ed Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009
mushrooms man? well you have to be on something to write this great ...
that or you're really good.i'd have to see more to believe please Mr. Morgan sir, keep posting stuff.
SashaFitzgerald Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Fantastic writing :)
xxuglyducklingxx Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009   Writer
Very nicely penned my dear. Nice rhyme and excellent use of trnasitional iambic pentameter I was impressed.
KNOTTBOLD Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009   Photographer
i've just bought a couple of funky mushroom growing kits today - i hope mine dance . oh what fun we shall have.!!!!! ttteeeee hhheeeee, !!!!!!! i think you are quite barking , i like that in people.
Sinovera Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009
Haha what a funny little poem with a hidden gem beneath :)
Zebradee Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009
Hehe, this is amusing, beautifully rhythmic, but also strangely sad, with god morals. Tells you the kind of thing you can't really explain in words... which probably makes very little sense.

At any rate, this is brilliant. Your poetry is wonderful!
shifaikia Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009
:XD: Very nice! I like the rhyming, and the concept is awesome. It seems like you managed to sacrifice meaning for rhyme only minimally; hard to do, and it came out really well!
bownsingKottyncloudc Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009
hm, i'm not going to pretend i understand it. the story was fun and made sense, i just don't feel i have the right or ability to tear it apart for "deeper meaning".
teka21 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009
lol...i wanne groove
Akogare Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009
Good to know someone had the guts to do this. I have high respect for you. It is something that needs to be said and often in order to remind people. It's a shame about your tutor though. That's not a very kind perspective she has on men.

Well written and thought out poem. I enjoyed every word of it. c: Fabulous job.
Akogare Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009
Whoops, my bad. Wrong poem. Forgive my silly mistake.

Now what I want to say about this poem.
Another well-written one, if I may say so boldly. I like the flow and the lovely rhyme you have going. Interesting concept. Makes one think. c; However, I do have a feeling that I'm missing some of the picture, or maybe I'm just thinking too hard about it. Regardless, this is wonderfully. Keep at it!
Per-Per Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009
This is cute and rewards re-reading;
I love how this line reads the second time:
"Chewing my face down to the bone,"
after witnessing the mushroom eating itself.

Is "arse" your own, or did a dA filter-edit that? That caught my eye since the solid structure in the rest really makes you force that as a 'masculine' rhyme... >.> heh
Krys81 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009
That's how we say/spell it in England =)
Per-Per Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009
Ahh funny.. I thought I knew all of the changes in spellings after living there for 3 months. In the states (as you may likely know), that variation is used as an alternative for avoiding saying "ass" directly.
NormaL-UseR Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009
poor mushroom, why were you so meat to him he only wanted to dance
Amberous Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
I loved the flow and rhyme of this piece. Its so well done I barely noticed it until I heard the rhythm when I read it aloud a second time. A happy but sad piece, but mostly happy.
dragonfly72 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009
Hahaha, such a fun piece! Laughed out loud in pieces, felt a little sad in others... But I enjoyed it ^_^
bugsymoron Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009
I like=D
Coji Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009
You have quite a way with poetry. Very enjoyable, thank you for sharing.
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