The Elephant, the seesaw and the Mouse (English Sonnet)

by Mr. Darcy   Jun 7, 2021

The elephant and seesaw really tried,
Oh why, he said, will you not work for me?
A mouse then climbed up to the other side,
I'll help, he said, you wait, we'll play, you'll see.
The mouse sat down and thought of heavy things,
Like trains but not a see or saw was seen.
Two mice then came to play with cheesy grins,
But happiness, it was, a short-lived dream.
The elephant and mice looked really glum,
Until, that was, the mouse's cousin played,
Up with the mice he sat hoping for fun...
And yes, oh yes, they saw the seesaw sway!!
The day the elephant needed the mouse,
Was when they played with... Hippopotamouse!


Mr. Darcy
© 2021

*with a little help from my friends :)


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  • 1 month ago

    by Kitty Cat Lady

    Hey Mr D. You know what I think about this but I'll go on record and say that I like this style of yours the best (humorous and silly) and in sonnet form it's fantastic. It reminds me of one of your old ones ... can't remember exactly how it went, but there were birds doing a little ditty and one fell off its perch?
    Really well done! :-) xx

  • 1 month ago

    by Ben Pickard

    You know I liked this, Michael. Well done indeed.

  • 1 month ago

    by Keira Pickard

    Very fun, it made me smile. Congratulations :)

    • 1 month ago

      by Mr. Darcy

      Thanks, Keira, I hope you are well..

  • 1 month ago

    by Em

    You know how I feel about this <3 glad it's nominated,
    Take care,
    Em x

  • 1 month ago

    by Everlasting

    Wow ! Haha this was definitely fun. Love the changes.

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