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~ my personal whimsical favorite that combines my love for monorhymes and children’s literature ~

There once was a little mighty ant Who was extravagant and arrogant Known to be exorbitantly militant She was so combatant and petulant They nicknamed her My Commandant One day she came across an elephant Elegant and obviously dominant She started on her typical rant Then stopped and decided to recant Both agreed it was all very insignificant They chatted, it turned out the elephant Was actually her aunt Now the intolerant ant Is cheerful and exuberant And loves to chant Submitted on October 20, 2018, for MID OCTOBER 2018 CONTEST sponsored by BRIAN STRAND and February 23, 2018, for contest MAKE ME LAUGH sponsored by Robert Haigh

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Date: 1/7/2020 7:16:00 AM
Enjoyed the read. God bless you.
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Line Gauthier
Date: 1/7/2020 7:57:00 AM
Thank you so much, Pratap.
Date: 10/4/2019 4:07:00 PM
Too fun. Loved it. Ann
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Line Gauthier
Date: 10/4/2019 5:59:00 PM
Thanks, Ann. This is one of my favorites.
Date: 6/6/2019 9:35:00 PM
I love the eye rhymes, so pleasant to the eye and tickling to the ears!
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Date: 6/6/2019 9:53:00 PM
Thank you so much, Faith. This is actually one of my favorite poems.
Date: 11/21/2018 5:01:00 PM
Line, Thank you for the lovely bit of humor loaded with ants.:) Very well done. David
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Date: 11/21/2018 6:07:00 PM
Thank you so much for your most appreciated visit and comment, David.
Date: 10/20/2018 12:05:00 AM
Pure genious....Simply elegant.
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Date: 10/20/2018 7:30:00 AM
Thank you so much, Quoth, for your lovely visit and compliment.
Date: 10/19/2018 5:49:00 PM
Very cute and clever rhyming Line and yes you did make me laugh! Thank you.A favourite for me.
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Line Gauthier
Date: 10/19/2018 6:07:00 PM
Thank you so much for your most appreciated visit and compliment, Sylvia.
Date: 4/15/2018 7:59:00 PM
haha, This was VERY cleverly done in monorhyme. I recall an elephant contest years ago that I worked so hard on but it was one of those judges I spoke of who NEVER bends and I lost out. Anyway, if I remembered its name, I'd tell you. I like when someone does monorhyme as you have done here, without making it seem forced.
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Line Gauthier
Date: 4/15/2018 9:08:00 PM
Thank you, Andrea. I really like this one too.
Date: 2/25/2018 11:00:00 AM
This did make me laugh; your words were so aptly done; well-done. A great read!
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Date: 2/25/2018 12:18:00 PM
Thanks for your visit and leaving me a cute comment, Caren.
Date: 2/25/2018 10:24:00 AM
This was fun to read and your clever nickname for the ant was brilliant! So cute Line, and it did make me laugh. Best of luck in the contest! : )
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Date: 2/25/2018 10:30:00 AM
Thank you so much, Connie. Most appreciated.
Date: 2/25/2018 5:39:00 AM
Very funny, LIne, definitely my type of poem. love your imagination. // Barry +Fav.
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Date: 2/25/2018 10:30:00 AM
Thank you, Barry. Love your comment.
Date: 2/25/2018 5:25:00 AM
lol..Love the line about the aunt...Nicely done Line
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Date: 2/25/2018 9:15:00 AM
Thank you so much, Joseph.
Date: 2/25/2018 12:11:00 AM
What a cute poem! lol Love it!
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Line Gauthier
Date: 2/25/2018 9:13:00 AM
Thanks for your visit and comment, Carole.
Date: 2/24/2018 10:11:00 PM
Very cute! Why can’t we all get along pa,
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Line Gauthier
Date: 2/24/2018 10:22:00 PM
That's right, Kim. Thanks for your visit and comment.
Date: 2/24/2018 5:54:00 PM
I bet my dear Line, you are not that far off about the elephant be the aunt of an ant... If Mice and men share about 97.5 per cent of their working DNA, just one per cent less than chimps and humans, then there is a possibility that the elephant be the aunt of an ant... Hmmmmmm...
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Line Gauthier
Date: 2/24/2018 8:03:00 PM
I think you're so right! Thank you for your visit and much appreciated enlightenment. LOL
Date: 2/24/2018 2:51:00 PM
Line, your poem sure made me smile, lovely and fun ~
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Date: 2/24/2018 4:28:00 PM
Thank you for your lovely visit and comment, BW.
Date: 2/23/2018 10:20:00 PM
Hi Line, Very interesting how you put this all together.. I really enjoyed reading this. Great job!
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Line Gauthier
Date: 2/23/2018 10:22:00 PM
Thank you, Robertina. Much appreciated visit and comment.
Date: 2/23/2018 8:24:00 PM
Hi Line, What an interesting and "fun" spin on this form. I really enjoy this form. Just the thought of an ant elephant being related is really funny. Your words provided delightful imagery in my head. Excellent in job:-)Alexis
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Line Gauthier
Date: 2/23/2018 9:05:00 PM
Thank you for your sweet visit and comment, Alexis.