Monday, September 1, 2008

113. Goodness! A Gargoyle!

Let's hope I eventually have enough time to organise this poem onto the 'ABC' page! I still haven't attacked 'linking'! I'm too busy reading other peoples' Blogs! Anyway, here goes with an alphabetical rhyme for children based on the letter 'G'.


How good to be a gargoyle!
Oh what gigantic fun
To grace a giant edifice
And glower in the sun!
I'd rather be a gargoyle
Than a goblin or a ghost.
Yes, a gorgeous grinning gargoyle!
That would please me most!
I'd stick my ghastly tongue out
And gargle through my teeth
Spitting at gazing gentry
Gambolling underneath.
I'd guzzle drips from rain-drops
And gulp the gnats ands flies
I'd never suffer giddiness
In my great gargoylish guise.
My giant ears would stick-out
Quite gross and like a geckos
And I'd greet each day with guffaws
That would glance off all the echoes.
I'd look quite geriatric
In a way that gargoyles do.
Not glittering or glamorous,
But I'd be looking down on YOU!


Mari Meehan said...

Reminds me of the gargoyles on Notre Dame - they all seemed to be having some sort of inside joke among themselves! If this is for children I'm glad to know my inner child is alive and well!

Darlene said...

What a clever rhyme. I am sending it to my granddaughter. I just hope she enjoys it as much as I have.

Thank you.

Bear Naked said...

Go to
and under the G section just put your name and your url in on Mr. Linky.
Easy as pie.

Bear((( )))
ps Thanks for the poem about the "catty" bears.
It was wonderful.

Rinkly Rimes said...

Thanks for the Mr. Linky advice. I'll certainly have a go!

mrsnesbitt said...

Brenda, thanks so much. A great contribution for ABC Wednesday!


AphotoAday said...

Thanks, I think I needed that...
Music was nice too...

Liz Hinds said...

Ugly old gargoyle - doing a good job there!

Kim from Hiraeth said...

That was fun!

He reminded me of the gargoyles of Notre Dame, too!

(And a little bit like the flying monkeys of the Wizard of OZ)

magiceye said...

gorgeous grinning gargoyle! lovely!

G is for Ganpati Bappa Morya! To find out what it means click here

Gayle said...

What a great rhyming poem. Would be perfect for children's books.

Leslie: said...

As a retired teacher, I love the poem, but you forgot to highlight the G in "gnats" to show children that sometimes the G is silent. Love it!

Rinkly Rimes said...

To Leslie

This poem was a hybrid. I wrote a much less scary version for Kindergarten children (five year olds) so I didn't acknowledge the 'gn'. I adapted it for ABC Wed. and made it a bit more gruesome but I still forgot the 'gn'. As a phonics phanatic I can see I erred. Thanks for your comment.

gma said...

CUTE one!

kml said...

You poetry is most unique - and you have the most perfect photos to go with them. I have much enjoyed this visit!

Kat said...

Liked the lines

"I'd rather be a gargoyle
Than a goblin or a ghost"

Agree with kml - unique poetry and apt pictured that go with them.

quilly said...

Clapping hands! I love this poem!