Poem - To Think They Said I Was Mad! Ha Ha Ha!
December 8, 2015 8:48am CST
The following poem involves a challenge to incorporate the words Softly, Eggplant, Snow, Yesterday and Potent. I first saw it on a page written by @Koalamos though the challenge was initially started by @JesicaLynnt To Think They Said I Was Mad! Ha Ha Ha! O mighty Eggplant? Which are the seeds, the whites, shells or yolks? How long before an egg tree grows? I planted mine yesterday. How Humpty Dumpty of me to fall for such jokes Surely everyone knows Eggs grow in cartons on display In supermarkets just as beans grow in tins I tread softly through the fragile graveyard I dug in the December snow hoping to resurrect That which came first – the great good-god chickens But such potent necromancy is so hard And my enemies will not now be pecked By poultry raised from Hell For I wasted the precious shell Broke my yolks Falling for cruel jokes Scrambled ideas mean no one gets Turned into human omelettes I settle for bacon, digging a great big Grave for the meat rind seeds For I now have great needs Of a home grown zombie pig. Arthur Chappell
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• Chandigarh, India
8 Dec 15
@arthurchappell thanks for breaking the suspense, when I read it first time I felt like I am listening to a Eminem's Song, he is champ at writing very complicated rhyme schemes and uses a very extraordinary lyrics. I have to listen eminem's song at least 2 or 3 times to understand it completely. for me, here in mylot, you are my eminem. Also I have submitted my entry to the challenge. Don't forget to read it. I am waiting for your feedback. It's my first ever poem.