Poem – Hunting At Sunrise

Preston, England
May 9, 2016 8:46am CST
Jess Lynnt @Jessicalynnt has set another of her clever poetry challenges – this time we are to use the words late, rushed, hurry, hectic, busy. So, here is my attempt for this week. Poem – Hunting At Sunrise The Early Bird Overslept again The Thrush rushed his flight causing great pain To his wings, overtaking Alice’s late White Rabbit For who lack of punctuality was a recurring habit But the worm had gone to The Earlier Bird Who sang of his record breaking flight loud enough to be heard Across the busy woodland vale. The ex-early bird’s beak turned pale Until he saw that he had no need to worry He had been rather premature in his frantic hectic hurry For the clocks had been reset and now he was an hour ahead He could even have had extra time in bed The Earlier bird was actually a late night owl Finishing off his long busy night-time prowl. The Early Bird retained his reputation He was the first worm Catcher to strike anywhere across the nation. The worms were stupid, getting up early too Wondering why so very few Of them poking heads up to watch the sun rise in the sky Didn't Get themselves bitten in two, having to die. Maybe if they slept in until the birds flew away The Worms could enjoy the sun and soil for another day. Arthur Chappell
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@Jessicalynnt (47895)
• Centralia, Missouri
9 May 16
I like that! If the worms slept in, perhaps they might be safe. I now have a slogan for why work should never start before noon, lol
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• Preston, England
10 May 16
yes you would think the worms would evolve a need to stay underground longer
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@RasmaSandra (19168)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
9 May 16
Most creative and delightful @arthurchappell enjoyed this.
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@LadyDuck (171373)
• Switzerland
9 May 16
Very funny poem Arthur, I agree that the worms should sleep a bit longer in the morning, they surely would have a longer life.
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