Slim and Franke

Slim and Franke

Thursday, December 08, 2016

GRASPING AT STRAWS WFW

Elephant's Child provided our words today.  It seems our friend Vest is caught up in life's many concerns and was not able to provide Words For Wednesday.  EC is great to always fill in. We all are wishing the best for our friend at The Daily Gaggle.

Today's words are:
Protest, Burden,Pattern, Reckless, Hopscotch, Camel

There were six other words but I chose these for today.  I named my poem Grasping At Straws because that was what I was doing to come up with something.  LOL

 
GRASPING AT STRAWS by Granny Annie

This town had never experienced
A takeover by such large vermin.
Their attempts to eradicate
Had created quite a burden.

It was an important issue
So they made a polite request
Hoping that would work
Better than a demanding protest.

The critters showed up in homes
As well as the local tavern.
They appeared in restaurants
No seeming rhyme or pattern.

One invader pranced around
In a woman's fancy necklace.
Some laughed at the antics
Making others feel restless.

Once it was even suggested
Someone use a stopwatch
To count the times these visitors
Were observed playing hopscotch.

Yes, a most unusual event...
This town's unique occasion.
Who would ever forget
The Historic Camel Invasion.




13 comments:

  1. Ready for the sequel. You have such an exotic and funny mind.

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  2. Your mind is most definitely not of the ordinary.

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  3. Love it. It would take more than a pied piper to move camels on...

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  4. And camels came to your mind because---? You never fail to amaze and amuse me.

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  5. You are SO GOOD at these! Thanks for being so much fun to read! I've been entertainment starved all week-

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  6. Hahahaha! This is so much fun! Well done, Annie! :)

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  7. Wow! I was wondering abut the intruders, thinking aliens, then came your final paragraph.
    Camels!
    I laughed my head off :)

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  8. Was that town called Hamelin by any chance? :)

    Here from EC's blog and glad that I clicked over. Thanks for the smiles!

    Best wishes,
    Nilanjana.

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  9. I did not know that you are such a good poet.wow:-)

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  10. Well done, Annie!

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  11. You do a great job with these.

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  12. Maybe if I played a little hopscotch maybe I would loose a few pounds.
    Coffee is on

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