Daily Prompt: All It’s Cracked Up to Be w/ Secret Sub-prompt: did you just say “bite me”?

Daily Prompt: All It’s Cracked Up to Be

Secret Sub-prompt: did you just say “bite me”?

If you read my “Book Bandit Posts” you will know that last Saturday I got some good natured blowback on the prompts I provided for the group.  I thought I should review my stash of prompts and vet them for suitability.  One that I had stored was: “did you just say, ‘bite me?’”  Better take that one out then.  But, it’s too good (in my warped imagination) to throw out with the bathwater so…

I wrote this post last night.  At the time of writing I had no idea what the real daily prompt was going to be.  So I used this Secret Sub-prompt. Not sure how I was going to slip it into the “Daily Prompt” but certain that this was a fitting vehicle.  Lord knows that if the past is any indicator there would be plenty of other posts that have nothing to do with the actual prompt.  This is nothing personal guys, just an observation.

So back to “bite me”.  How to work this in?

Maybe Haiku?

old pond with a trout
the frog begins to talk trash
did you say “Bite me”?

Perhaps a couplet?

I think that I shall never see
A poem beginning with “Bite me”


The location and nationality of an animal dictates the sound it makes.  Example: depending on its country of origin a chicken might say cluck, bok, tok, kot or doodle-doo.  Apparently a cow might say either moo or “Bite me”

Free form verse

My child is as a flock of sheep
Alone in a strange land – without currency
Did you just say “Bite me”

Acrostic Poetry

B is for the Bluefish 675
I is for Indiana 789
T is for the Tautog 639
E is Ethan Allen 608
M is for Memphis 901
E is for the Hawkbill 666 (OK this one is not technically correct but it is mine)


There was an old man of the sea
Came ashore and climbed up a tree
Said he wouldn’t come down
Was afraid he might drown
And he yelled at the Cap’n, “Bite me”

Let’s explore the use of this phrase in great literature:

“To bite me or not to bite me, that is the question”

“If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, ‘bite me’”

Oscar Wilde
“No great artist ever sees things as they really are.  If he did, he would cease to be an artist.”
OK – As near as I can tell, the phrase “bite me” was never uttered, or penned, by Oscar Wilde but he did say some pretty heady stuff.

Maybe I can make it sound scientific:
Never apply the terminology of “subject A” to the problems of “subject B” if it is to the enrichment of neither, or if you neglect to work in the phrase “bite me”.

I officially declare “Bite Me” to have been discussed ad nauseum.  I am dropping it.  I can’t promise to never use it again but I can promise never to use it this much again.

I’m done.  I guess this worked out exactly as I’d hoped!

Ok, I’m not really done…

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Now, I’m done.

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