Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Rhyme Time Tuesday


It's been a while since I posted rhyme at the Storyteller's Scroll. Here is cumulative ditty with a twist. Enjoy!

Sly Mr. Croc
by Gayle C. Krause

Mr. Croc spread a smile,
as he lounged along the Nile,
eyes narrowed,
as he prowled near a tidy little pile…

Of geese!

The geese were unsuspecting,
and simply not expecting
that a croc with crooked smile
could lounge along the Nile,
eyes narrowed,
as he prowled near a tidy little pile…

Of pigs!

The piggies were all squealing,
their voices not appealing
to the geese so unsuspecting,
who were simply not expecting
that a croc with crooked smile
could lounge along the Nile,
eyes narrowed,
as he prowled near a tidy little pile…

Of snakes!

The snakes were all a slither,
as they squirmed from yon to hither,
cause the piggies were all squealing,
their pig voices, not appealing
to the geese so unsuspecting,
who were simply not expecting
that a croc with crooked smile,
could lounge along the Nile,
eyes narrowed,
as he prowled near a tidy little pile…

Of food!

Food?

Yes, food.

Crocodile food!

There were feathers all a flutter,
as he dined on geese with butter.
And, the piggies with their squeals
made for tasty little meals,
while he ate the squirming snakes
for his mid-day coffee breaks.

So, if you see a smiling croc,
lounging on a slippery rock,
and he shows a toothy grin…

RUN…

Far away from him!




3 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, Gayle! Love this--

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  2. Thanks Deb. This is something I wrote at a picture book workshop I ran at the Cliff House Writer's Retreat a few years ago.

    By the time I brought in the coffee and dessert everyone else had chosen their picture book genre to create a new story. I was left with cumulative tale.

    I kind of like it myself. Thanks again. :)

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