The Neighborhood Dance, or Taming the Wild Assonants

Writing 201, Poetry–Day 7: Neighborhood, Ballad, Assonance

(This rhythym sort of works to the tune of “Sweet Betsy from Pike.”
or even “Beverly Hillbilly song.”)

Neighborhood Dance

A natty Anteater’s Aunt wanted a chance to meet an
Easy-going Eel sufficient in charms, the
Idea she had was to learn how to dance, but
Only one catch–the Eel had no arms.  So
Unity of moves was hard to enhance
until the Risqué Raccoon suggested:
“Why not freelance?”





11 responses to “The Neighborhood Dance, or Taming the Wild Assonants”

  1. Annie Avatar

    This made me smile 🙂 Thank you!

    1. Gradmama2011 Avatar

      good, like making people smile

  2. calensariel Avatar

    That was great! 😀

    1. Gradmama2011 Avatar

      thanks, sort of silly but it feels good 🙂

  3. writersdream9 Avatar

    That was a joyful experience!

    1. Gradmama2011 Avatar

      high praise, thank you

  4. Bushka Avatar

    Delightfully amusing….Love that ‘risque raccoon’… 😉

  5. Cat in the Cactus Avatar

    Awesome…I love this!

    1. Gradmama2011 Avatar

      thank you, ilove writing poetry using these structures that I must have encountered at some time or other but ignored or forgot decades ago

  6. Anne Mehrling Avatar

    Loved the pun in frEELance.

    1. Gradmama2011 Avatar

      thank you for pointing it out…I missed it! It’s lovely, wish I had thought of it!

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