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The Zulu Coconut Speaks

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The Zulu Coconut Speaks

The words of the Zulu coconut, a once coveted souvenir from an indulgent visit to festive Mardi Gras. As our hero speaks two mice nibble unobserved at his coat. "Beads were slung; doubloons cast. Grasping tourists seized the trifling throws. Floats advanced in the queue krewes tossed their tokens wildly. Prize gifts are meant to be given. So I, Zulu, I went from hand to hand." Meanwhile a mischief of mice emerged to attack Zulu's varnished coat. As they quickly devour him, his paint began its work within their stomachs to do the same. Zulu's last witnessed speech: "Far better to restock the soil of earth. Better to be spent as nourishment to some. Better still to end this life by sprouting as a seed of hope. Better than this: "paint may be toxic."
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  1. Date: 5/6/2013 9:30:00 AM
    This is pleasant in my book.... Congrats Reason~A.O

  1. Date: 5/5/2013 5:52:00 PM
    Reason, your poem was bad,, but not that bad.. I found meaning in it.. sorry you did not make the top 10...CONGRATULATIONS ;-) Thank you for participating in my worst poem contest. I don't know if I should call this an honor, but it has been something different... It's always a pleasure running odd contest. Take Care~ LINDA

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    Date: 1/31/2015 7:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, Linda, I will take comfort for the lower placement in the fact that you found a redemption for the piece. Appreciate your contests always though I don't always enter.
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  1. Date: 11/30/2012 7:37:00 AM
    It appears you have exquisite control of your drunken pen.

  1. Date: 11/3/2012 10:33:00 PM
    what a way to wield a drunken pen. And I see this scored high. Belated congratulations.

  1. Date: 10/20/2012 12:25:00 PM
    Congrats Reason...What a form!!! One love. Joy Wells

  1. Date: 10/19/2012 9:25:00 PM
    REASON, congratulations with your awesome win in the "Drunken Pen Round 2 " the way you hold your pen. good night :-) xox PD

  1. Date: 10/19/2012 4:52:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Joann's "Drunken Pen" contest Reason. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/18/2012 1:37:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win. Love, Su

  1. Date: 10/15/2012 9:22:00 AM
    I've just Googled this (as I have never heard of these Zulu coconuts before). This is an interesting poem, highlighting a very unique custom. Thank you for sharing this. Love, Su