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Read Poems by John lawless

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Polka Dot Imps

OH, MAN….I hope she finds that pot-o-gold
she moves OK for one so old

From my “leprechaunish” bench
a gentle rain to slowly quench

soft thunder clapping a cappella
while staying dry ‘neath my umbrella.

Short legs support an impish grin
under a polka dotted whim

of rainbow’s end and colored arc
spanning the realms of light and dark,.

The thrill of finally catching me
rewarded when you set me free.

Upon a bench an elf so short
under a cone of polka dot

I really hope she finds that gold
as ancient myths grow slowly old

protected by the story tellers
red and white polka dot umbrellas.


submitted to – Red and White Polka Dot Umbrella – Poetry contest

Copyright © John lawless | Year Posted 2017


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  1. Date: 9/22/2017 8:30:00 PM

    This makes me want to dance in the rain it's so delightful! Just wonderful. Best to you in the contest John :) xomo
  1. Date: 9/22/2017 5:48:00 PM

    This is so cute , wishful and happy. I enjoyed this poem. Well done John :)
  1. Date: 9/22/2017 5:37:00 PM

    Excellent imagery, John, I can just see that little imp beneath one of those big red mushrooms with the white spots. So nicely done. Love and hugs, Catie :-)
  1. Date: 9/22/2017 5:22:00 PM

    An absolutely charming little poem John! Good luck in the contest:-) hugs jan xx