Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Poetry Thursday

A few years ago, I participated in an online poetry forum. Participants were challenged to write a poem a day for 30 days. I didn't make it 30 days, but I did make an effort. It's not as easy as one might think. I don't consider myself a poet, and I haven't tried since then to write anything new. Indeed, I am a rank amateur (rank meaning malodorous.) I offer, as proof, the following examples of my mad skillz:

Mother Goose Grows Up

Little Miss Muffet sat on her tuffet
armed with a can of Raid.
She had no more fear when the spider came near,
so bravely she pointed and sprayed.

These days she sits around on her duff - it's
quite a bit larger now.
She consumed all the curds and whey (so I've heard)
then she went and devoured the cow.

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Humpty Dumpty's only recourse
when Mrs. Dumpty filed for divorce
was to hire a lawyer
from King and Associates -
the best his money could buy.

She represented herself.

Humpty, a Wall Street broker,
really wanted to choke her
when she got it all
thanks to his lawyer,
who didn't even try.

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Bo Peep has lost her lambs again:
she will not keep her eye on them
and leaves them alone for days.

A neighbor called Authorities,
reported her activities,
and the State took them away.

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Yes, well, there you have it,folks. My contribution to "Poetry Thursday". Have a fantabulous day!

13 comments:

Yellow Mama said...

Sounds like Miss Muffet needs to do some Tae Bo! Har....Enjoyed the readings. I'm no poet, but I like to try anyway. My aunt is a poet in New Mexico. My mother loved poetry...I on the other hand just kept it on the silly side. Blessings b-log sista.

BooMama said...

"she went and devoured the cow"?

Now that's humor.

Praying for your Prodigal said...

Oh.My.Goodness!!!! You are GREAT! I am LOL at 6:44 a.m.....and need to calm it down. Everyone else is sleeping and I am enjoying the solitude! What a great way to start my day! LOVE your creativity!

Diane

Dawn said...

Those are great! I really need to stretch my brain and try some creative writing again. It's been so long. I feel brain atrohied sometimes.

Texas Gal said...

One of my themes for the first month of school is Mother Goose. So, do you think I could use your poems to read to my pre-k kids??? How are things going with your girls? I have thought about you and them alot since your last post.

Paulette said...

Hey Brenda,
I came to visit, and enjoyed your site!! I love the poetry, I love to write poetry. I posted one I wrote on my site awhile back. That one I submitted to a poetry contest and am waiting to hear back. I am glad you shared. I will be back to visit again definately.
Be Blessed

Brenda said...

Y'all are too much! I'm flattered really.

Texas Gal, I think the original Mother Goose might be better suited for pre-k, but you may borrow anything you like. I'll keep you in mind next time I write something Goosey, k? Do you have an email addy where I can contact you? I highly recommend Dr. Seuss and Theo LeSieg (both pen-names of Theodore Geisel), especially "A Fly Went By" - the bestest book in the world for early readers (I had it memorized.) Lots of fun rhymes, and really cute story line.

Barb said...

Rob has a version of Little Miss Muffet. But of course I can't print it here. He's a curmudgeon, you know.

OK, I'm a little challenged when it comes to paying attention. But I sooo love the profile photo. I swear, between you and Sarah, I'm so going to get my digital and take a shot of myself, up close like ya'll did. I really really like it.

xoxoxo

Brenda said...

I just changed it yesterday, Barb. Late last night, actually.

Thanks! I like it better, too.

Krissy said...

Holy Hannah! Those are so funny! That's what I think poetry should be- funny. It makes more sense to me that way! :)

Texas Gal said...

Okay, I think my attemp at being a comedian didn't come across the way I thought it did. When I said if I could borrow the poems, I was being funny. You wrote about a Mother Goose and I use Mother Goose in my classroom. Sorry if I didn't make much sense. Boy, you most have thought I was a winner of a teacher.;0)hahahaha!

Brenda said...

Bernadette - I am glad to know you weren't serious! Yes, I thought it mighty strange indeed. I need to quit staying up so late.

theresa said...

LOL! I think my favorite is Mother Goose Grows up...Love it that Little Miss Muffet had a can of raid!! :)