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Tried and True

This is a myth
About the Hobabobaknox
A fiery dreadful creature 
That was never seen or caught
So how is it I know?
Is it true or just a thought
If it was never seen 
How can this story be bought...?

Unlike the Jabberwocky, the Hobabobaknox 
Was very good at staying hidden
You see, it understood a lot
Human races where forbidden
And it knew if it was caught
It would be killed and ridden
So it just stayed still in its spot

However, the creature had to eat
So it planned its hunt with caution
In the still of the night
It would lurk out of its common
Waiting for one to view him
Then it would throw them in its cauldron

It was spineless like a snake
Winged like the hawk
Eyes in front and back
And tails, long like bean-stalks
Its color was quite a marvel
When you see it, you will shock
It will fill you up with terror
It can cause your legs to lock


Only one can tell the tale
Only one was tried and true
One night while fast asleep
I saw its color Ru
I survived the Hobabobaknox
In a dream I shared with you

-Miranda Lambert-
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  1. Date: 3/7/2011 11:24:00 AM

    Congratulations on your winning poem in Debbie Guzzi's contest Miranda. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/4/2011 11:37:00 PM

    enjoyed this Mirander, congrats. Harry

  1. Date: 3/4/2011 10:49:00 AM

    Any creature that becomes familiar with mankind's ways is well advised to remain hidden. You're on a winning streak today, Miranda. Congratulations! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 3/4/2011 10:24:00 AM

    So very Imaginative. What a great name Hobababknox is. I am going to name one of my fish after it.

  1. Date: 3/4/2011 6:21:00 AM

    Congrats Miranda on your dynamic win in Debbie's contest with this brilliant entry luv.. enjoy and happy weekend ...

  1. Date: 3/4/2011 12:49:00 AM

    my dear friend you have a way so good thankyou duncan

  1. Date: 3/3/2011 12:57:00 PM

    Hi Miranda so nice to see an entry from you. Lst word verse 1 do you want the word "brought" like to bring to someone, you have "bought" like to buy?Then give me some periods at the end of your sentences and we will be all good! Thank you so much for this charming tale! Light & Love

  1. Date: 3/3/2011 12:18:00 PM

    Holy crap this was fantastic! Seriously, like Judy said, a movie! At least an awesome video game...which I'd TOTALLY love you for. :) Excellent job!

  1. Date: 3/3/2011 10:15:00 AM

    WOW Scary....made me think...the movies could use your input...Your monster far exceeds theirs....Very enjoyable...thank you......