Wednesday, April 27, 2016

On the Defensive, That's Just Silly, and Last Cookie

I'm continuing with poems written from prompts. The prompts for today's post were: write a "defensive" poem,  write a "silly" poem, and write a poem with the title "Last ____ (fill in the blank)." Truth be told, I think all three of these poems ended up fitting into the "silly" category, but here goes. 

On the Defensive

You can’t blame me, Ms. Mosquito.
You gave me no other choice.
You, with your dive-bombing needle nose,
and your annoying, whiny voice.

You attacked and put me on the defensive.
I’ll tolerate no more bites from you.
You’re an itchy nuisance.
Farewell, Ms. Mosquito. I bid you, adieu!

*   *   *   *   *

That’s Just Silly!

Have you ever seen a giraffe wearing a scarf?
Imagine how long that scarf would be.
Have you ever heard a toad play a saxophone?
Now that would be something to see!
What if pigs carried parasols
to protect them from the sun?
What if cows could dance a jig?
Wouldn’t that be fun?
Chase those cobwebs out of your brain.
Let your imagination run free.
Don’t be afraid that someone will complain,
“Oh!  That’s just silly!”

 *   *   *   *   *

Last Cookie

You took the last cookie?
How could you? I was saving that for me!
I was going to enjoy it
with a nice cup of tea.
Oh well, never mind.
You won’t hear drama from me.
I won’t make a fuss.
I won’t whine and cuss.
I’ll just have an apple instead.
No chocolate chips, no crunchy nuts,
just healthy fruit...
grumble, grumble, mutter, mutter, munch.


  1. love all of these. Indeed, stand near me - that's where the mosquitoes go. Grumble, grumble - I want a cookie now!

  2. I love Edgar Guest poems, Connie, and these remind me of his.
    They are fun!

  3. Connie I like them all... the silly one make me smile...I like that xox

    | hope you are having a really great week xox

  4. Ha ha, these are funny! I remember my mom saying "That's so silly." It kind of warped me.

  5. Fun poems! RIP all you mosquitoes (and sand gnats, too)

  6. Beautiful blog!!!
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    1. Hello Marcela! Thank you for visiting and commenting here. :)

  7. This is another set of wonderful little poems! My favorite was the first one.

  8. Thanks, everyone! I had fun writing these. :-)

  9. Mosquitoes like me far too much and now I want a cookie too!

  10. oh i like all three. On looking back - i haven't had a mosquito bite in probably 15 years. They don't find me sweet enough i guess.

  11. Anonymous5/13/2016

    Love your poems, Connie. John and Larry say I have the best hearing EVER and I can always hear the mosquitoes when they get close to me! Drives me nuts! Karen's little 6 yr old granddaughter would love the silly poem - she would giggle and giggle! As for the last cookie....reminds me of daddy. He would slip away from mother and come by and visit me hoping for an oatmeal cookie.


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