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A Ballade of Beseeching

As I was washing the dishes last week I looked outside my windowpane. Snow-filled land and winter bleak, I see a moose—how inane! Thinking I must be going insane, Or perhaps something of a retard, I asked many but the answer was the same Please get the moose out of my yard One day within that crazy week My husband was working in the plains He went to a bush to take a leak And there, staring, it was again! He ran through the village through gasps of fright he just couldn’t retain Now my hubbie is a lunatic, paranoid and scarred With no fortune to his name! Please get the moose out of my yard Living here with seven babes on a meadow leek Trying to keep sane All the neighbors think me a freak As I try to reassure and explain And STILL the blasted animal remains Keeping me absorbedly on-guard He even trampled my great dane into grain! Please get the moose out of my yard Dear Prince, soon King so to speak I beseech you with utmost regard If it so pleases I will throw you a daughter for queen Just please—PLEASE get the moose out of my yard!

Copyright © | Year Posted 2012




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Date: 4/1/2012 11:30:00 PM
I'm fascinated with your skill in crafting a piece so close to perfect, at a rhymed length I yet aspire to. Some wonderful images planted here! - Chuck
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Date: 3/23/2012 8:47:00 AM
Goodness-Me, Laura! It has been some time since I've had the pleasure of enjoying such a well-composed Ballade, and in raw, raucous humour...LOL! Though, each line is unique in itself, these stood out for me: "As I try to reassure and explain And STILL the blasted animal remains"...ha-hahhh, the maddening persistence of the beast! Issues: 2nd line...add a period after windowpane, each line should be the same syllable-count (usually 8 or 10). Much enjoyed, Laura...big hugs, Dear Poetess! Rascal
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Laura Breidenthal
Date: 3/26/2012 9:58:00 PM
Thanks a million!
Date: 3/14/2012 1:12:00 PM
the second stanza makes me think of scream hahaha! =P but I thought you wanted a pet moose...lol. great poem. MOOSE! (:>l <---there's snaperkins for ya. :P
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Laura Breidenthal
Date: 3/14/2012 4:20:00 PM
Well, thankfully Scream isn't my hubbie. And thankfully I'm not the woman saying all this in the poem!! ;) Scream: WAIT...WHAT!? 8)
Date: 3/7/2012 3:25:00 AM
touch of said the raven nevermore about it... by whatsis name ....love it babe....
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Laura Breidenthal
Date: 3/12/2012 6:38:00 PM
Hahah Edgar Allen Poe? ;) Love that poem -- that's one of my favorites of all time (The Raven)