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Thursday, October 10, 2013

A Lament

Using Delores' Wednesday's words:
Servitude, plodding, cast iron, frequent, fanny, desperation

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Our chief of Under-the-Porch-Light fame,
Forever blessed be your name,
Our servitude we pledge to you.
As we pen prose all fresh and new.
With cast iron will we set to work,
And struggle not to go berserk
Upon our fannies do we sit,
And strain to make the verses fit.
Your pithy words do us inspire,
And all our faculties require,
To try to make our plodding way,
And skill'fly use your words today.
With frequent dabbings of our brow
We play with ‘twist’ and ‘pot’, and ‘plow’.
Occasionally, your evil bent,
Leaves us unsure where our brains went.
We grumble but we persevere,
The challenge sent each week, all year,
And so, your words, you see, appear
Penned in desperation here.

Whew! Six more days till I again
Must take a cudgel to my brain!

12 comments:

  1. Love it! Words are so awesome! What a great way to start my day! :)

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  2. Like Delores says, you never fail to amaze me! Excellent!

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  3. I hope Delores reads your labels, too :)

    Well done! I especially love the couplet at the end!

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  4. Amazing! I wish I had your writing talent and I am grateful you share it so readily.
    Blessings!

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    1. Thank you, LeAnn! My Mom taught me to share! :)

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  5. So good! I love your poetry.

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