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Calamity Strikes Again II

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Calamity Strikes Again II

Neptune must have used as parchment
Mother-of-pearl to inscribe his laws
For he’d richly rewarded the oysters
With an oceanic spa.

So, while seeking calm through deliberation
And enjoying the mud bubbles of my bath
Who should I spy in the distance?
But Calamity trudging up the path.

His foot arched out proud and haughty 
Like the neck of a noble steed
As he pulled his crustaceous carriage
At a break-neck snail speed.

The mud began to feel like mortar
As I stonily  watched him draw near
That audacious, contemptuous clam
Made my heart cry out with fear.

He passed by slow and haughty
Like an imperious, dismissive sigh
But as my tension began to dissipate 
He kicked a mudball at my eye.

I watched warily, his insolent passage
Until he was but a tiny speck of dirt
Knowing I'd formed another pearl of wisdom,
From that impetuous, narcissistic squirt.


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  1. Date: 3/28/2013 9:56:00 AM
    Yes, what Justine Bordner said. Your choice of words is wonderful. I am so limited. That damn clam wouldn't waste a sigh on me. You be de one. Love, daver

  1. Date: 9/1/2012 11:44:00 PM
    I respect the excellence of your Vocabulary in this humorous, but also virtuousl poem - " He passed slow and haughty like an imperious, dismissive sigh..." perfect metaphor, a true comparison - J.A.B.