Humor Poetry posted September 23, 2014


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double sonnet

Changing Seasons

by trimple

Double Shakespearean Sonnet Contest Winner 



A blue bell spread her carpet by the wood,
and sprayed her fetching-perfume through the glade.
Her place beneath the tree was understood.
So delicate, her dress preferred the shade.

The winter; once her favored time of year,
knew petticoats of starched and snowy-white.
Her pleats would watch the moonlit owls revere
the badger's strip for moths to land at night.

But then one cold and chilly Christmas morn,
poor Lily of the valley; down below,
contracted nasty bites of frost, by dawn.
To Spring -- her bags she packed with bells in tow.

Her petals turned to blue; the stain of tears,
and suffered constant ringing in her ears...

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Now randy Dandy couldn't give a damn.
A lion full of pride and manly needs.
He sowed his yellow genes throughout the land,
to gardens laid with lawns he stuck his seeds.

Beside the oaks and elms away from cold,
he waits beside his friend the mournful bell.
Although his yellow heart is made of gold,
her somber moods are spent where winters dwell

But come the end of term he changes face.
A pom-pom from a leg; he digs his claws.
Just one big yawn's enough to see him chased,
to every nook and cranny there's his spores.

And so the hooded wept has some respite
and smiles at Dandy's hair with sheer delight...

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