Oh, Fiddle Diddle


“There is no fun in doing nothing when you have nothing to do.”
Jerome K  Jerome

 Is something doing nothing

Is nothing doing something

After much musing

I find this confusing

Much like a riddle

Oh, fiddle diddle

I’m calling it day

Maybe I’ll hit the hay

or go out and play

Please give me a clue

cuz I’m missing the cue

I need something to do

to have nothing to do



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  18 comments for “Oh, Fiddle Diddle

  1. 07/27/2016 at 11:21 pm

    Made me smile.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. 07/28/2016 at 3:37 am

    What a fun post and with a great picture of nothing! You always have something to say that either makes me scratch my head and wonder or smile. Thanks for sharing with In Other Words.

    Liked by 1 person

    • 07/28/2016 at 2:00 pm

      Thank you Patricia. It took a while for me to gather my thoughts on this one. Thank you for the challenge.


  3. 07/28/2016 at 5:07 pm

    You make my mind go hey diddle, diddle and I search for the cat with a fiddle 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • 07/28/2016 at 6:07 pm

      Good one Jacqui. Cat with a fiddle entered my mind when I wrote the poem. Thank you for commenting.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. 07/29/2016 at 11:11 am

    Take a walk in the park
    Or a ride on a wave
    Go to the mall
    Just do something brave…
    Got nothing to do
    so here is my thought
    Go find a balloon
    Fly it somewhere north…
    For you my friend
    An afternoon cuppa will do
    Then write down some words
    For us on ‘brew and spew’…

    Hahaha, now I did pull that out of my hat just for you my friend!

    Liked by 1 person

    • 07/29/2016 at 1:04 pm

      Now, that just made my day. We write some great poetry together. Like I have said before, we walk to the same beat. Thank you for being you! 💐

      Liked by 1 person

      • 07/29/2016 at 7:05 pm

        Yes you do make me smile
        and you’ve given me a plan
        Wait till you see what I’m up to again
        It rhymes with a bee
        you may want to flee
        I do hope you know
        You are reaping the lovely words you sow!

        Liked by 1 person

  5. 07/29/2016 at 3:05 pm

    This is so much fun!

    Liked by 1 person

    • 07/29/2016 at 3:14 pm

      It truly is. Donna-Luisa, my beBee friend and I walk to the same beat. We have a great time on beBee. You should join us!

      Liked by 1 person

  6. 07/30/2016 at 10:40 pm

    I hadn’t heard fiddle diddle in years…which reminded me of fiddle sticks.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. 07/31/2016 at 8:44 pm

    This is amazing. 💕 By the way I just nominated you for the Liebster award. ❤️😊

    Liked by 1 person

    • 07/31/2016 at 9:54 pm

      Thank you and I am glad you like it. Unfortunately, my blog is award free but I appreciate your considering me for the Liebster Award. You have a great idea with your blog – love it!

      Liked by 1 person

  8. 08/02/2016 at 10:56 pm

    I think you hit the nail on the head with your commentary on this one! Is there really a state of “having nothing to do”, what then is nothing? Very puzzling indeed 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • 08/02/2016 at 11:11 pm

      It is puzzling and I believe there is always something to do even if it seems like nothing. Thank you for commenting.



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