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October 14, 2015


The Neighborhood Dance, or Taming the Wild Assonants

by Gradmama2011

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 Comments Post a comment
  1. Oct 14 2015

    This made me smile 🙂 Thank you!

  2. Oct 14 2015

    That was great! 😀

  3. Oct 14 2015

    That was a joyful experience!

  4. Oct 14 2015

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

  5. Oct 14 2015

    Awesome…I love this!

    • Oct 14 2015

      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. Oct 16 2015

    Loved the pun in frEELance.

    • Oct 16 2015

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


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