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Opossum Poems

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Premium Member Queen of the Willows and the Woods
Queen of the willows, ferns, shadows and moss.
Her miniature dragon perched on her lap with pleasure,
Both together adding to verdant forest a duo treasure.
Unclear to the feral and fey which one is the boss.

Lady green velvet in her almost totally...Read More
Categories: opossum, nature,
Form: Enclosed Rhyme

Premium Member gray tones of blahness
gray tones of blah ness
settle into apathy
yesterdays flatline

pathetically plain
ridiculously stagnant
my mind plays opossum

...Read More
Categories: opossum, addiction,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Reality Check
A kangaroo in dungarees hops hopefully 
	To win first prize in the Favs contest hot
		On the heels of an enlightening glow worm

Surely life is no competition but the stage lights
	Reverberates all the promising contenders
		Reincarnation oils the wheels of the jury

Dolly...Read More
Categories: opossum, fashion,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member tenessee opossum
tennessee opossum
little critter on a tree
fluffy yellow tail
...Read More
Categories: opossum, animal,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member cozy porch kitten
The day was warm for November, almost seventy degrees. The cat unrolled her length 
to glean the most sunlight possible.  An opossum came up to drink the cat’s water, but the
cat was wise, not uttering a sound, understanding opossums...Read More
Categories: opossum, animal, cat,
Form: Haibun

Lion bout grabbing tiger by tail
Lion 'bout grabbing tiger by tail

Holy mole lee
watch out fowl, balladeer
look out... i.e. donkey kong
primate doth share
footloose slothful writing,
essentially swiftly tailored hare

reed styled mountebank
gets made by mice elf,
an imperfect triangulated square,
while "fake" charioteer
looses neigh scent horsesense
glomming "fake" papier

mâché piñata across...Read More
Categories: opossum, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 8th
Form: Free verse
Premium Member I am Juggling Machetes
I am juggling machetes
There are rhinos on my toes
Raccoon and opossum are on the porch
My teeth hurt my gums.
I am wishing they were gone.

A Mack Truck has come down my driveway
Or there is thundering outside
I don’t care which.
My toilet is...Read More
Categories: opossum, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Creature Comforts
Frisky, gray squirrels scramble
Beneath a massive, old oak tree
Gathering the best acorns they see
Their fluffy tailed, lively damsels

Opossum wobble on short legs
From their laurel sheltered lairs
Toward the thickets where there’s
Vast bugs and spiders in their webs

Gentle, soft haired rabbits assemblage...Read More
Categories: opossum, animal, environment, nature,
Form: Enclosed Rhyme
Premium Member Cattail Creek
Sitting beside the grumbling creek in the quiet
Reverberations of humble peace create a riot
Whirling across the smooth stones in gentle whispers
In white rapids that appease me with their whimpers

Sticking my bare feet into the rumble of liquid
Wandering what might be...Read More
Categories: opossum, animal, how i feel, nature, nostalgia, water,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member I Had Lost My Sun
I have to get this right! Old Gus settled.
My first essay without Miss Edward’s help.
For a contest; so it wouldn’t be right.
My feet were mammoth, I tried to collect them.

Old Gus’s ears perked up. He was gone.
Raccoon or opossum maybe.
A...Read More
Categories: opossum, angst,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member A Very True Tail or Tale
They’re cute, little opossums; riding on Mama’s back; 
her tail rail, secures precious brood.  
They’ll grow to be lethal rats; 
they’ll try to eat your dog or cat and they will probably win their battle, as they have, giant...Read More
Categories: opossum, appreciation, cat, nature, pets, poems, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Woman Who Dares and Man Who Would
Silent lake secrets of a summer’s evening
Beyond meadow’s grasses, rustled in bits of expectation
Light sparkle of reflected diamonds dance on shimmery pond 
Cool clear waters delighting the heart of Sister Raccoon and Brother Opossum

Devoted forest trees stand guard at her...Read More
Categories: opossum, imagery, love, moon, nature, romance, romantic, sweet
Form: Romanticism
Premium Member History of Kansas in Rhyme
At one time eight different Native America Indian Tribes lived in peace,
In the state of Kansas, sharing buffalo, shared lands with no lease.
The Iowa, Chippewa, Delaware, Kansas, Osage, Pawnee and Kickapoo,
Shared venison, and fresh cool streams with the Wyandotte too.

Animals...Read More
Categories: opossum, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 6th
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Falling in Love with a Raccoon
The raccoon was brazen
Bold, devilishly handsome
I fell in love quickly
I know. Raccoons are no good for opossums
But the heart wants who the heart wants.

We met on a warm day
in the throes of summer
He was eating cat food when I arrived
to...Read More
Categories: opossum, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, animal,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member Look What You are Teaching Them
"I saw some road kill on my way over," she said.
She had a horse laugh. "Just a dumb raccoon," she added.
I leapt over the sink and slapped her, hard. 
Leaving my entire hand print on her cheek in pink.
Her prissy...Read More
Categories: opossum, 11th grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th
Form: Free verse
Hear my special child’s alphabet features
Eagerly, he mumbles with sheer delight
a-ape; b-bear; c-cat… dear God’s creatures!

D-dove; e-eagle; f-falcon… birds of great flight
g-goat; h-horse; i-impala…all in Noah’s ark
j-jaguar; k-koala; l-lion… oh, what a sight!

m-monkey; n-newt; o-opossum; hey, they don’t bark
p-parrot, q-quail,...Read More
Categories: opossum, 1st grade, appreciation, child, christian, god, kindergarten,
Form: Terza Rima
Premium Member Meadow Love
meadow love
laughing in my face

Queen Anne's Lace
smiles at me

Wild strawberry
is renegade

left by Indians
iris and rose bush

the white tail deer
blue jays and red cardinals
ready hawks

opossum and beaver
squirrels nests
high in tree

sweet clover for hare
oak's moss carpet
spring lovely

endearing waft
lilac aroma
season shifts to summer

heat...Read More
Categories: opossum, nature,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Happy Valentines Day My Friends
Valentine’s Day. People who have a honey are thinking up surprises.
Imagining their sweetheart’s face as they cook up something wonderful.
But will it be terrific enough? Will it be fabulous enough?
Will it be the Valentines Day of the Valentines’ Days?

This is...Read More
Categories: opossum, valentines day,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member A Vain Manx
I once had a Manx who constantly primped; her white underbelly never sported one piece of grass or dirt.  She kept so clean and fluffy that we’d no idea he’d had her backside chewed up for three days, by...Read More
Categories: opossum, animal, cat, conflict, emo, nature, pets, poems,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member A Muskrat Is On My Porch Today
A muskrat is on my porch, sneaking around. 
I have caught a glimpse of parts of it, but today I saw it.
In its ugly wholeness. Except maybe it is not a muskrat.
There is no ugly muskrat-like tail.

It is as big...Read More
Categories: opossum, 10th grade, 11th grade, 6th grade, 7th
Form: Free verse
Premium Member An Odd Noise
An odd noise
home intruders?
My imagination is afoot,
and it is conjuring up some interesting scenarios.

A second sound.
also unknown.
on the porch?
in the garage?
in the bedroom closet?
are they coming to get me?
will this be the end?
are they brutal?
are they mean?
are they monsters?

I am...Read More
Categories: opossum, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 6th
Form: Free verse
Premium Member My Mimic And Me
It is unfathomable, I say.
Chance, the village repeater, says, “UnFAM-IT-BLE!” and smiles at me. 
Louder than I was, but with more feeling.
I cringe, pre-seeing how this village meeting might unfold.
“Incomprehensible!” I announce, watching for eye movements.
An avid proponent of psttacism,...Read More
Categories: opossum, 6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade, 9th
Form: Light Verse
Cluck Put Purr Kee Kee

Cluck put-purr kee kee went the turkeys in the back of Jim's truck. He was delivering them to neighboring vicinities for Thanksgiving. When he reached Tom's house he yellared "Turkeys for sale!" Tom...Read More
Categories: opossum, thanksgiving,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member The Meals On The Other Paws
Alley cat sitting
On a fence post, in the dark;
Movement in shadow,
Catches his marbled, green eyes;
One leap and dinner is served.

Such a feast will last
Him and his friends, a whole day;
Opossum will fight;
But, alley cat’s determined
One leap and cat is the...Read More
Categories: opossum, animal, cat, food, nature, poetry,
Form: Tanka
Premium Member Cacti Games
In the desert, succulents sun themselves; they’ve no need to work.

Full of drink they bask; playing Opossum for predatory eyes.

Any flower, wild or in a garden, must be jealous.

...Read More
Categories: opossum, earth, environment, flower, nature,
Form: Sijo