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Awkward Aardvark

I am an awkward aardvark

Awkward because, no one knows exactly
what kind of animal I am
how to classify me

I am an awkward aardvark

Evolved by necessity into an odd mixture
of adorable and formidable
sharp claws on my paws
funny bunny ears, the better to hear
predators in the night
just out of sight

I am an awkward aardvark

Nocturnal by nature, cautiously seeking safety
in my burrows dug deep
furrows on my face tracing the fear
of ever-present dangers lurking near

I am an awkward aardvark

Protecting myself with surprisingly thick skin
living on strange food
tiny crawly metaphors infested in the wood
of life's framework
a kind of a solitary clean-up committee
devouring what would otherwise
destroy the solidarity
of needed structures

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 12/29/2018 1:33:00 PM
Yes, they are awkward creatures... You wrote this very wel, its great personification, unless it is a metaphor.. Clever poetry..
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Rhona McFerran
Date: 12/29/2018 2:13:00 PM
Thank you, my friend! I guess I was actually going for metaphor... although comments like this always make me want to take credit for a clever angle I didn't realize was in there! ("Oh, yes, I meant it as a great personification...") hahaha ;)
Date: 12/28/2018 6:35:00 PM
this is brilliant writing. I love how you THINK, Rhona!
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Rhona McFerran
Date: 12/29/2018 6:59:00 AM
Aaawww! Thank you so much! ;)
Date: 12/28/2018 3:53:00 PM
Everyone and everything has its purpose. Well done.
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Rhona McFerran
Date: 12/28/2018 5:08:00 PM
Thank you!! ;)
Date: 12/28/2018 4:40:00 AM
Never knew I was an aardvark til I read this. Don’t need therapy now. Gorgeous and insightful as ever Rhona x
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Rhona McFerran
Date: 12/28/2018 8:50:00 AM
Glad to help! ;D Thank you, my friend!!
Date: 12/28/2018 12:51:00 AM
I really enjoyed this, some poems I am at a loss for words, I just truly love them.
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Rhona McFerran
Date: 12/28/2018 3:44:00 AM
Thank you so much!! I'm glad you enjoyed it! ;)
Date: 12/25/2018 10:57:00 AM
Lovely write my friend...you see a lot in animals lol...have a wonderful holiday season...and a very merry Christmas Rhona...love & light...^WW^
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Rhona McFerran
Date: 12/25/2018 2:33:00 PM
Thank you, my winged friend! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas & a very Happy New Year, too! ;)
Date: 12/20/2018 3:34:00 PM
The adorable aardvark is (now) one of my favorite creatures, reminds me so much of myself during those awkward teenage years - amazing write!
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Rhona McFerran
Date: 12/20/2018 4:37:00 PM
Yes, that was definitely me, too! ;) Glad you liked it!
Date: 12/20/2018 1:38:00 PM
I thought you were going to say you were an Aardvark because you love to sleep all day? And what about that hairy snout? Aardvarks love to play hide 'n seek, and they are very good at it! It is just a shame they don't eat more fire and army ants! Well done! Aloha! Rico
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Rhona McFerran
Date: 12/20/2018 4:36:00 PM
Thankfully I was spared the hairy snout likeness! hahaha Thanks for the comment, my friend! Aloha! ;)
Date: 12/19/2018 4:51:00 PM
This awkward aardvark's going in the faves <3
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Rhona McFerran
Date: 12/20/2018 4:23:00 AM
Thank you, Mo!! So glad you enjoyed it! ;)
Date: 12/19/2018 4:48:00 PM
Love this so much - the contrast between the fluffy, and the claws, the harsh and the soft. It pertains to all of us if we own up to it! A darling poem. And I am so glad that no one can classify you, because if they did they would have to answer to me! The way you personalized it, I am taking this very personally. It is so totally part of you, and I do believe you might be nocturnal also. Well done! Thanks for sharing.
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Rhona McFerran
Date: 12/20/2018 4:22:00 AM
Thank you, my friend! Yes, it does sum me up pretty well... ;)