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Sunday, April 17, 2011

O is for Ogden Nash and Opossum

O. Nash

Ogden Nash wrote wonderful, usually very short, humorous poems about some of the most seemingly inconsequential things in life: The Ant, The Centipede, Guppies. So, in honor of Ogden Nash, for my "O' post, I have written an Ogden-esque poem called, Ode to the Opossum.


O. Possum

ODE TO THE OPOSSUM
by Melissa Ann Goodwin

Opossum are omnivorous
not vegan
or carnivorous
they play at night
don't like to fight
and if provoked
by other blokes
pretend to be Oblivious

9 comments:

  1. Hmmmmmm glad you labeled the photos as they seem to look like one another :>) Very nice poem!
    O would be proud of O and U

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  2. Very good, Melissa!! :)

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  3. thanks Becky, I made myself smile too :-)

    RV - I didn't even notice how much O. Possum looked like O. Nash until you said that! Must have been subliminal.

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  4. Great poem, and great O post. :)

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  5. How great! Loved your poem. It takes some of the scary out of opossum.

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  6. Short and sweet!

    Perfect for another blog challenge.

    BlogShorts: 30 stories 30 words 30 days

    Why don't you join in?

    http://blogdramedy.wordpress.com/blogshorts/

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  7. I've tried that oblivous thing myself, to limited success.

    I guess I just can't keep my mouth shut long enough to be convincing!

    Cute poem!

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  8. gorgeous little poem! Have you ever checked out Matt Harvey's poetry - think you might like it...
    Lx

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  9. Everyone - thanks for the notes - I really got a kick out of this post myself :-)

    June - just picture yourself "playing possum." Nah - on second thought, speak your mind and to heck with it!

    blogdramedy - thanks for stopping by, and for the suggestion and the link

    Laura - I will check out Matt's poetry. Writing this silly one made me want to do more.

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