"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw

"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn


Sunday, April 28, 2013

Magpie Tales #166- Weasel's Slumber Party

Illustration by Helen Ward


The Weasel party started out so quiet
So quiet before Badger created a riot
Created a riot and cakes flew all about
All about as Lizard began to shout
Began to shout "You never ask us-it's not right!
It's not right- we're so mad we want to fight-
We want to fight and fight all night!"
"Fight all night? Calm down-don't make a stink!
Don't make a stink, join us and have a drink!" 
From there on Badger and Lizard were invited
Were invited and never forgotten or slighted.

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Thanks to Tess Kincaid of Magpie Tales!
Once again we have a stellar image to poke our imagination.
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21 comments:

izzy said...

Rabblerouser! I knew it- badgers can't stand things too quiet!
thanks-

anthonynorth said...

Great repetition. Quite a meal.

Laurie Kolp said...

I truly enjoyed this, Kathe!

Leovi said...

Fun and charming!

Sandee said...

Very well done as always. You do have a way with words.

Have a fabulous day. ☺

Tess Kincaid said...

Oh yes! Have a drink!

Berowne said...

Such parties are okay as long as you don't invite the Geico gekko.

Gail said...

How very amusing...good job.

Susan Lindquist said...

I, too, really enjoyed the use of repetition ... creates great flow!

Celia said...

Great stanzas Kathe, loved the rhythm.

Charleen said...

I like the pattern you have in your poem. Very good. :-)

Stephen Hayes said...

Sounds like this would make a great children's book.

messymimi said...

Very cute! It's a party i would want to take a peek into.

Helen said...

I think you looked long and hard at the priceless expressions on their faces and 'went with it.' :)

Optimistic Existentialist said...

This reminds me of some middle school food fights that I was a part of :)

Doctor FTSE said...

A noteworthy Mag. Thank you.

Lyn said...

Love the form..and the message..so clever..

Kutamun said...

Such harmony in your inner worlds, Kathe !

rel said...

Badgers are repetitive creatures, yes?
Well done.
rel

Tumblewords: said...

Oh. Such fun! I wish I'd been there!

~T~ said...

Who knew that weasels could be so fun?