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Even Slugs Need Hugs - Nursery Rhyme

It seems I was stuffed with some wool and some foam And then I was sent to this ‘in between’ home My purpose is now to give heartstrings a tug Alas that’s not easy… because I’m a slug I feel like I’ve been here forever and ever For I don’t recall being sewn together I didn’t get long to hang out with the boys For this is a shop that sells soft cuddly toys When I first got here I wasn’t alone With bunnies and bears and a dog with a bone There was a cat and that thing from Loch Ness And there was a rag doll whose hair was a mess Whoever came up with a cuddly slug Why not a butterfly or lady bug Just as expected, my friends sold out fast I’ll give you one guess who was left here till last Of course that was me sitting here by myself Until someone came… and they refilled the shelf But one by one all those new friends went as well Even the tortoise… hey… I need a shell I need to be loved as it’s good for one’s health But shells don’t come cheap and I’m lacking in wealth A young girl approaches; I’m likely to fail “Mum,” she says, “I want the poor homeless snail.” 2 November 2022 Contest: Be Creative Sponsor: Eve Roper

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Date: 11/21/2022 10:21:00 PM
A detailed long rhyme. Congratulations!
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Terry Flood
Date: 11/22/2022 11:22:00 AM
Thanks, Christuraj. Terry
Date: 11/21/2022 8:13:00 PM
Terry, thank you for entering the contest. I love your very creative children nursery poem. Congratulations on your win. Many blessings to you and yours. Hugs & Love Eve
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Terry Flood
Date: 11/22/2022 11:23:00 AM
Thanks, Eve. And thanks for the placement. Terry
Date: 11/3/2022 1:32:00 PM
this is charming, terry! the end reminds me of the children's book "corduroy," about a teddy bear no one will buy because he's missing a button on his pants, until a little girl begs her mom to buy him and then sews a new button on. i prefer your story, though, because the rhyme is wonderful!
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Terry Flood
Date: 11/3/2022 5:43:00 PM
Thanks, Ilene. It seems whenever anyone references a written work, I’ve rarely come across it. Not familiar with ‘Corduroy’ but I think you’ve given me the bones of it. Note to self… Read more! Like you, I love finding rhymes to fit the story rather than trying to make the story fit the rhyme. Glad you enjoyed. Terry
Date: 11/2/2022 8:01:00 PM
Getting picked, to no avail If you still leave a stuffed slug trail. Enjoyed of course, Terry!
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Terry Flood
Date: 11/3/2022 5:38:00 PM
Now that I thought of him, I’d love to find a cuddly slug… not for myself you understand. ;-). Glad you enjoyed, Jeff. Terry
Date: 11/2/2022 2:50:00 PM
Great one Terry. Good luck in the contest :)
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Terry Flood
Date: 11/2/2022 3:38:00 PM
Thank you, Heidi. I’ve never seen a cuddly slug. Maybe I should get onto the patents office ;-)
Date: 11/2/2022 1:23:00 PM
Maybe not a best seller but sold to a soul of compassion, someone unique! Enjoyed!
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Terry Flood
Date: 11/2/2022 3:39:00 PM
Well, they do say there's someone for everyone, thanks, Kim.
Date: 11/2/2022 1:17:00 PM
Some can see beauty where others can't. Quite a happy ending for Sammy the snail. Good luck in the contest Terry. Tom
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Terry Flood
Date: 11/2/2022 3:42:00 PM
Will I ever be able to use slug pellets again? You betcha! As soon as I find one chewed marigold, old Slippy’s done for. Ha ha. Thanks, Tom.
Date: 11/2/2022 1:03:00 PM
Superb tale from the slug's point of view. I think Eve will love this, Terry, and I wish you the best of luck in her contest.
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Terry Flood
Date: 11/2/2022 3:44:00 PM
Had to think awhile to come up with a character, but as soon as I had ‘slug’ I was in business. Glad you enjoyed, Milt. Terry
Date: 11/2/2022 12:41:00 PM
Absolutely wonderful Terry, children will love the tale of the snail. This should certainly do well in Eve’s contest… Belle
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Terry Flood
Date: 11/2/2022 3:46:00 PM
Thanks, Belle. Glad you enjoyed. Terry
Date: 11/2/2022 12:36:00 PM
- ... a day for snails ... my snail's name is Arden :))) - A wonderful poem for children ... best wishes in the contest, Terry :) -
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