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On Noah's Ark

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On Noah's Ark

A pair of skunks on Noah’s ark
Got separated in the dark.
The female used her wily wits
And let loose with a little spritz.

The other creatures gagged and moaned.
Festivities were all postponed;
But Noah – patient, calm and wise
Knew just how to deodorize.

He lit a few sweet-smelling punks
To camouflage the smell of skunks.
The animals all sighed relief
And thanked their most ingenious chief.

The skunks, at last, were reunited,
Though they felt both miffed and slighted.
They knew not to what extent
That scent they sent caused such dissent.


for Robert Heemstra's Noah's Ark contest

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  1. Date: 8/17/2013 12:29:00 AM
    I just found this poem. I love poems about animals and this one is a beauty. I hope it was a winner.

  1. Date: 6/7/2013 11:20:00 AM
    Hello Ilene, I had a good laugh over your poem here! Quite the sense of humour. ~ In regards to your question about the rhythm in my butterfly poem, I used series of three stressed syllables in the refrain. So "lie and dream" are all stressed. Same with "hill-top town" &c. Since only poets that really know rhythm would recognize this, I should probably include an "about poem"; so if you have any more questions I will be happy to explain further.

  1. Date: 5/24/2013 9:57:00 AM
    A WINNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!! WOW! Awesome, Ilene! LOVE IT! :)

  1. Date: 5/24/2013 12:52:00 AM
    Still laughing Ilene, this is hilarious xx

  1. Date: 5/24/2013 12:18:00 AM
    Oh this is a winner for sure. Just too cute. Love, joyce

  1. Date: 5/23/2013 10:28:00 PM
    Ilene, GET OUTTA HERE WITH THIS! LOL LOL LOL

  1. Date: 5/23/2013 7:54:00 PM
    I always like a new way of looking at things. I like the story of the Unicorn ; And how Noah's son fell asleep and forgot to load the Unicorn . It ends with "And thats why there are no Unicorns today" Fun read ilene thank you.

  1. Date: 5/23/2013 3:27:00 PM
    Second to last line, They knew not though, to what extent. Just stiken' my nose in where, well you know. :) Awsome poem ilene. Best of luck in the contest. I'm sure Robert will love it.