Saturday, March 24, 2012

Blue Ribbon Envy


asks us for a VERY short story


They call  her 'Saucy Sal';
She's a stuck-up gal.
But, watch me take her down a peg!
I'll bite her on her pretty leg!
We llamas
Like dramas.
(140 characters)


See how creative you can be
When you're designing an ABC!
Pencils.....yellow, orange, red....
Each with a most unusual lead.
Someone's carved with the utmost care
The alphabet that we see there.
But I'd love to know the history
Of these old pencils that I see.
The metal bits have received a chew;
I can see the tooth marks showing through!
The erasers have been used and used,
Some quite rubbed-out and abused!
The coloured paint has been chipped and scraped;
Not one pencil has escaped!
What tortured tales each one could tell
Of  the pupil who never learned to spell;
Of the lover who couldn't quite design
Anything better than 'Please be mine';
Of the criminal with ill intent;
Of the debtor when the money's spent.
See the writers in a row
Biting, chewing, writhing so!
These pencils are a compilation
Of every human situation.
Forget the clever  ABC!
Here you see human history.


Grandma's Goulash said...

Great rhyme and the name Saucy Sal fits perfectly.

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Poor Sal! She's about to get an unpleasant wake-up call. Nice A-Z poem, as well--cool premise.

Pat said...

Cute poem...girl fight between llamas. I hope Sal is more than just a pretty face and will defend herself.