Poetry Thursday

A few years ago, I participated in an online poetry forum. Participants were challenged to write a poem a day for 30 days. I didn’t make it 30 days, but I did make an effort. It’s not as easy as one might think. I don’t consider myself a poet, and I haven’t tried since then to write anything new. Indeed, I am a rank amateur (rank meaning malodorous.) I offer, as proof, the following examples of my mad skillz:

Mother Goose Grows Up

Little Miss Muffet sat on her tuffet
armed with a can of Raid.
She had no more fear when the spider came near,
so bravely she pointed and sprayed.

These days she sits around on her duff – it’s
quite a bit larger now.
She consumed all the curds and whey (so I’ve heard)
then she went and devoured the cow.


Humpty Dumpty’s only recourse
when Mrs. Dumpty filed for divorce
was to hire a lawyer
from King and Associates –
the best his money could buy.

She represented herself.

Humpty, a Wall Street broker,
really wanted to choke her
when she got it all
thanks to his lawyer,
who didn’t even try.


Bo Peep has lost her lambs again:
she will not keep her eye on them
and leaves them alone for days.

A neighbor called Authorities,
reported her activities,
and the State took them away.


Yes, well, there you have it,folks. My contribution to “Poetry Thursday”. Have a fantabulous day!



Filed under Blogging, Fun, Poetry

13 responses to “Poetry Thursday

  1. Yellow Mama

    Sounds like Miss Muffet needs to do some Tae Bo! Har….Enjoyed the readings. I’m no poet, but I like to try anyway. My aunt is a poet in New Mexico. My mother loved poetry…I on the other hand just kept it on the silly side. Blessings b-log sista.

  2. BooMama

    “she went and devoured the cow”?

    Now that’s humor.

  3. Praying for your Prodigal

    Oh.My.Goodness!!!! You are GREAT! I am LOL at 6:44 a.m…..and need to calm it down. Everyone else is sleeping and I am enjoying the solitude! What a great way to start my day! LOVE your creativity!


  4. Dawn

    Those are great! I really need to stretch my brain and try some creative writing again. It’s been so long. I feel brain atrohied sometimes.

  5. Texas Gal

    One of my themes for the first month of school is Mother Goose. So, do you think I could use your poems to read to my pre-k kids??? How are things going with your girls? I have thought about you and them alot since your last post.

  6. Paulette

    Hey Brenda,
    I came to visit, and enjoyed your site!! I love the poetry, I love to write poetry. I posted one I wrote on my site awhile back. That one I submitted to a poetry contest and am waiting to hear back. I am glad you shared. I will be back to visit again definately.
    Be Blessed

  7. Brenda

    Y’all are too much! I’m flattered really.

    Texas Gal, I think the original Mother Goose might be better suited for pre-k, but you may borrow anything you like. I’ll keep you in mind next time I write something Goosey, k? Do you have an email addy where I can contact you? I highly recommend Dr. Seuss and Theo LeSieg (both pen-names of Theodore Geisel), especially “A Fly Went By” – the bestest book in the world for early readers (I had it memorized.) Lots of fun rhymes, and really cute story line.

  8. Barb

    Rob has a version of Little Miss Muffet. But of course I can’t print it here. He’s a curmudgeon, you know.

    OK, I’m a little challenged when it comes to paying attention. But I sooo love the profile photo. I swear, between you and Sarah, I’m so going to get my digital and take a shot of myself, up close like ya’ll did. I really really like it.


  9. Brenda

    I just changed it yesterday, Barb. Late last night, actually.

    Thanks! I like it better, too.

  10. Krissy

    Holy Hannah! Those are so funny! That’s what I think poetry should be- funny. It makes more sense to me that way! 🙂

  11. Texas Gal

    Okay, I think my attemp at being a comedian didn’t come across the way I thought it did. When I said if I could borrow the poems, I was being funny. You wrote about a Mother Goose and I use Mother Goose in my classroom. Sorry if I didn’t make much sense. Boy, you most have thought I was a winner of a teacher.;0)hahahaha!

  12. Brenda

    Bernadette – I am glad to know you weren’t serious! Yes, I thought it mighty strange indeed. I need to quit staying up so late.

  13. theresa

    LOL! I think my favorite is Mother Goose Grows up…Love it that Little Miss Muffet had a can of raid!! 🙂

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