How, When and Why
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Meter - Alternating Iambic Tetrameter - Cateletic with Iambic Trimeter - Acateletic.
Rhyme - A-B / A-B
with final couplet - A-A
According to my neighborhood,
(All experts on the topic),
Opinions vary, none too good,
One called it "Catastrophic".
Exterminators sigh, refrain
Condolences, I'm sorry.
At City Hall, they're shocked, exclaim
They have no such Department
To know that squirrels are running wild,
I hear them as they scamper.
An attic is a sacred place,
Secure, not meant to tamper.
Their next move, chewing all the wire
And gnawing through the rafters.
I hear them squeak a vermin's choir
And hear my own crazed laughter.
That life dare heave this final ho,
But agents know thier timelines.
The hours when the house is shown,
Their outdoor play, the best time.
I also left the scheduled due
When freight train horns will pass through.
Copyright © Gene Bourne | Year Posted 2014
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