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The Owl and the Coyote

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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 up to Kentucky)





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  1. Date: 10/7/2012 8:20:00 AM

    Tim, ha, this one has me smiling,, maybe because of the own hoot-ering louder than I've ever heard I wonder what the serenade really sounded like....enjoyed..pd.

  1. Date: 7/26/2012 6:45:00 PM

    I love this limerick!! Wonderfully written : )

  1. Date: 7/19/2012 11:01:00 AM

    hi Tim nice limerick love this very well thought out, all the best Owen

  1. Date: 7/9/2012 6:59:00 AM

    oh so cute! i enjoyed it

  1. Date: 7/8/2012 12:02:00 PM

    Another great one Tim. You're heading right to my favorites. Kathy

  1. Date: 7/7/2012 6:00:00 PM

    Got a great chuckle reading this one..Enjoyed very much..I am glad that I chose it to read this eve..Thanks for stopping by..Your comments were right on..It made me feel claustrophobic as I was writing it..Sara

  1. Date: 7/7/2012 12:47:00 PM

    Ha! nicely done! enjoyed this alot....Tanya