A to Z Challenge Poetry

C is for Cathisophobia #atozchallenge

There was a man whose name was Ned
He stood everywhere; even on his bed
He feared if he sat
HeΒ would remain flat
So he remained forever on his two legs instead

(c) Sanch @ Living my Imperfect Life

Note: Cathisophobia is the fear of sitting


***This has been written for the 2015 A to Z Challenge. My theme is the A to Z of Phobias. Entries are written in the form of a limerick. You can read my other entries here.***

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  • Pinky Poinker
    3 April 2015 at 9:12 am

    Is there a fear of standing? Because I think I have that. I get faint when I have to stand for too long.
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  • Corinne Rodrigues
    3 April 2015 at 10:25 am

    Imagine living like that! This will make a great book for kids, Sanch. Perhaps your sis could illustrate?
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  • Lillian Csernica
    3 April 2015 at 11:33 am

    Wow! I have a book on phobias, but I’ve never heard of this one. How fascinating!
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    • Sanch @ Living my Imperfect Life
      3 April 2015 at 11:40 am

      Thanks Lillian. I used Google to find a list of phobias and there were several sites that listed them from A to Z. I guess a lot of them were quirky ones with a few genuine ones. I used the quirky ones for my limericks, of course! πŸ˜€

  • Rhonda Albom
    3 April 2015 at 1:22 pm

    Another winner. Reminds me a bit of Flat Stanley.
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  • Lata
    3 April 2015 at 2:25 pm

    OH! Such a fear exists!! good to know.

  • Shantala
    3 April 2015 at 2:54 pm

    The thing I love about your posts for AtoZ is that they are informative as well as entertaining – the very best combination. Rock on, Sanch. πŸ™‚
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  • Nick Wilford
    3 April 2015 at 3:43 pm

    That was fun! Poor old Ned, he must get tired.
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    • Sanch @ Living my Imperfect Life
      4 April 2015 at 12:00 pm

      Thanks Nick…yep, I certainly wouldn’t want Ned’s phobia. Life would be way too difficult! πŸ˜€

  • Swathi Shenoy
    3 April 2015 at 4:19 pm

    I never knew there was a fear of this kind too!!! This theme is turning out rather enlightening one πŸ˜€
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  • Shilpa Garg
    3 April 2015 at 4:48 pm

    Fear of sitting?? I am forever looking for a place to sit πŸ˜€

    • Sanch @ Living my Imperfect Life
      4 April 2015 at 12:17 pm

      I know, right? I guess he lived a long life though because apparently, sitting can kill us! πŸ˜›

  • Parul
    3 April 2015 at 5:07 pm

    Oh my God! There is a fear like that too??? Wow! Learning of the day πŸ™‚
    I am loving your posts S..great ones every day!
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  • Eloquent Mind
    3 April 2015 at 5:12 pm

    Oh the poor soul ! How in the world do such people sleep ? I can’t imagine not being able to sit all my life time or not being able to snuggle into my comfy bed at night.

    Thanks for sharing, Sanch. πŸ™‚
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  • Monica Deshpande
    3 April 2015 at 5:49 pm

    Is there such a thing as a fear of sitting? Difficult to enjoy a good book if you’re standing up all the time. But I suppose if they have bibliophobia as well, it won’t matter. πŸ™‚

    I second Corinne’s idea, Sanch.
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    • Sanch @ Living my Imperfect Life
      4 April 2015 at 4:58 pm

      Hehe…yeah apparently there is Monica! Lol…that would be hard! Having both these phobias… πŸ˜€

  • Suzy
    3 April 2015 at 6:07 pm

    Oh dear that would’ve been a difficult thing to do. Now me, I love to sit πŸ˜€
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  • Zita
    3 April 2015 at 6:21 pm

    I am learning so much!! Never knew you could have a fear of sitting!
    Am loving your creativity and way with words!
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    • Sanch @ Living my Imperfect Life
      4 April 2015 at 6:09 pm

      I’ve learnt heaps too through this challenge Zita…several quirky phobias out there! πŸ˜€

      And thank you πŸ™‚

  • sulekha
    3 April 2015 at 7:01 pm

    Awesome! Ned should see me, I am forever plonked on the bed and gaining weight like crazy πŸ™‚

  • Nibha
    3 April 2015 at 11:52 pm

    Oh God!! This is hilarious!!! How could one have it! :O
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  • Kaddu
    4 April 2015 at 12:38 am

    How can a person have a fear of sitting? Just imagine one of us bloggers having Cathisophobia! πŸ˜›
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    • Sanch @ Living my Imperfect Life
      4 April 2015 at 6:11 pm

      No idea Kaddu! If we had it, we’d be standing and typing all day long. Not sure how many blogs I’d read standing though…

  • Geets
    4 April 2015 at 2:15 am

    What an amazing thought and the story..!! Loved your theme and the way it is going!
    Keep it up!

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  • Jeanne Melanson
    4 April 2015 at 4:20 am

    That’s an interesting phobia. Aren’t we as humans strange beings sometimes? Wow. Have you heard of Trypophibia? I wrote a blog post indirectly realated to it called, “Freaky Suriname Toad Birth, a Trypophobic’s Worst Nightmare” if you care to check it out.

    I’m visiting you from the A-Z challenge. I’m doing it too and my theme is Animals. Have fun!
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    • Sanch @ Living my Imperfect Life
      4 April 2015 at 6:25 pm

      I agree Jeanne…we are strange creatures! I hadn’t heard of Trypophobia…will check out your post.

      And I love you theme πŸ™‚

  • Nisha Sanjeev
    4 April 2015 at 4:38 am

    Funny… I’m smiling as I comment :))))

  • elly stornebrink
    4 April 2015 at 4:33 pm

    Never heard of such a fear before: how interesting! And yet, I cannot imagine it. I moved a couple of days ago and stood a lot packing and cleaning and now unpacking…it’s hard on the legs, knees, and feet. How is this possible?! πŸ˜‰ <3
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  • Grace
    7 April 2015 at 1:29 pm

    Haha! Clever, funny and informative! Phobia of sitting down? Who knew???
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  • Patricia Lynne
    25 May 2015 at 8:30 am

    Ned’s legs must be very sore! LOL