Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Squirrely Luck

Squirrely Luck

The squirrel dashed across the road—
A nut locked in his jaws.
Unwavering, he chose to flout.
Ohio’s traffic laws.

He made it to the other side—
Displayed no doubts or fears—
And leapt across a leafy lawn,
Now safe—no messy smears

Upon the road he’d just traversed.
A lucky squirrel, for sure.
And where he went I cannot say:
His terminus, obscure.

A mile away—another sight
Reminded us today
That crossings are not certain. There:
A flat raccoon display.

1. Dumb …

Quickest way you can appall me?
When I talk, you just stonewall me.

2. … and Dumber

Stonewall Jackson charged ahead.
Oops, his troops just shot him dead,
So they learned with sigh and groan:
Jackson was not made of stone.

[stonewall = 1: to be uncooperative, obstructive, or evasive  2: to refuse to comply or cooperate with]

Shakespeare Couplet: Romeo & Juliet

“He ran this way, and leap’d this orchard wall,”
Benvolio observes while others call. (2.1)

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