"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!
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21 comments:

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

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  2. Great repetition. Quite a meal.

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  3. I truly enjoyed this, Kathe!

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  4. Fun and charming!

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

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

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  6. Oh yes! Have a drink!

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

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  8. How very amusing...good job.

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

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  10. Great stanzas Kathe, loved the rhythm.

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

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

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

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

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

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  16. A noteworthy Mag. Thank you.

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

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  18. Such harmony in your inner worlds, Kathe !

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  19. Badgers are repetitive creatures, yes?
    Well done.
    rel

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

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  21. Who knew that weasels could be so fun?

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