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The Owl and the Coyote

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The Owl and the Coyote

The Owl and the Coyote

A lonesome coyote howled deep in the wood
And a MOST unwise owl somehow misunderstood
Oh, alas and alack!
She rashly hooted back
(And she hooted as hard as she possibly could)

"Who the heck heeds my howl, for god's merciful sake?
Could this perhaps be my potential life mate?"
..."Give a hoot who you hoot at
if you don't know just who 'dat
You hoot at!" screeched the owl a wee bit too late

The gossip that followed defied explanation!
Squirrels scolded scathing and righteous damnation
The eagle screamed from his peak
"Don't even show us your beak!"
(An owl with a tarred and feathered reputation)

The coyote's good name turned muddy and mucky
Rumor spread like the plague so he never got lucky
"Your character is fowl"
Hitting up on an owl?"
(Last I heard he migrated to Kentucky)

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  1. Date: 6/12/2015 1:33:00 AM
    Tim, Congratulations on having your poem featured this week. SKAT love

  1. Date: 6/11/2015 1:26:00 PM
    Tim.. Wow, such a fabulous write.. Congrats on being a featured Soup Poet this week! I look forward to reading more...

  1. Date: 5/27/2015 1:42:00 AM
    well done Tim ....Seren

  1. Date: 5/26/2015 5:31:00 PM
    Top shelf Tim!!! 7 and a fav. I love the story and weaving a longer tale with lim'riks can be difficult. You kept me laughing and intrigued from start to finish and "who dat" scored major style points! Too many good words and phrases to name them all here. Loved it!…john

  1. Date: 5/26/2015 11:26:00 AM
    Tim, your limerick makes for thoroughly enjoyable reading and is distinguished by its originality. That's a wordy way of saying congratulations on receiving Honorable Mention in Catie's L & H contest.

  1. Date: 5/25/2015 11:33:00 PM
    A hoot! Love the humor here, Tim. Congrats!

  1. Date: 5/25/2015 9:44:00 PM
    Congrats , Tim. Regards, Viv

  1. Date: 5/25/2015 5:53:00 PM
    Tim, Congrats on your L&H Limerick win. Love LINDA

  1. Date: 5/25/2015 5:08:00 PM

  1. Date: 5/25/2015 2:56:00 PM
    I really like the fun ending on yours, Tim. Congrats with your HM. Sure wish it were a longer list to see!!

  1. Date: 5/25/2015 2:42:00 PM
    Congratulations. Very funny write.

  1. Date: 5/25/2015 2:38:00 PM
    Glad to see this one on the list. Love Skat

  1. Date: 5/25/2015 2:28:00 PM
    another congrats for this fine limy

  1. Date: 5/25/2015 1:42:00 PM
    Funny as heck! HA! Congratulations, Tim, on your win in my limerick contest. L&H, catie :)

  1. Date: 5/25/2015 1:40:00 PM
    great string of limericks - congrats on your win:-) Hugs jan xx

  1. Date: 8/26/2014 4:48:00 PM
    I don't think Ive ever seen a stream of limericks..its so cool! Congrats Tim. BG

  1. Date: 8/26/2014 2:33:00 PM
    Great take on this owl topic, Tim! Love your humour. This would make a right proper Walt Disney film:) Congrats on your fine win. // paul

  1. Date: 8/25/2014 4:29:00 PM
    Tim, Congratulations, In Kelly's "Night Owl" contest. Linda

  1. Date: 8/25/2014 3:31:00 PM
    I can see this one written on a story book with illustrations, love your story telling ways Tim, congrats on your win xxx

  1. Date: 8/25/2014 11:49:00 AM
    Great... LOL... Congrats on the win.