Sloth and the Weasel – Answer to a Poetic challenge by Chris Mills via Natalie Frank's hub.

Updated on June 20, 2018

The Sloth

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The challenge

by Shyron E Shenko

Our friend and fellow Hubber

Chris Mills (cam8510) wrote a poem

“The Boar and the Wolf

Issued a challenge for us to write one

And try to not be aloof


I accept this challenge to write a whimsical nonsensical poem

Using a list of words that do not rhyme

Chris got the list of ten words

From another Hubber friend of yours and mine


So…with a hearty ‘Hi-Ho-Silver

Let my poem begin

In a haze of Purple

With words in a group of ten


• Silver

• Purple,

• Month

• Ninth

• Pint

• Wolf

• Opus - onus

• Dangerous

• Marathon

• Discombobulate

In this sixth Month

As we sit down to sip from a bootleg pint

This fourteenth day not the Ninth

Beware the Wolf

it’s onus and written in the Opus


So… in this Marathon

Everyone get set to run

Try not to hesitate

Or you might Discombobulate


Sloth and the Weasel the Poem

©by Shyron E Shenko


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The sly sluttish sloth whose fur was Silver

Who thought he could out live her

If he could just wed the rich weasel who was Purple

When she got dunked trying to slurp in the grape wine vat

Which made her words come out like a gurgle


He thought he could win her on the 1st day 9thMonth

And he wrote her an Opus

To declare he would grow in his Metamorphosis

Ah beware the wolf

Hiding in her office


The wolf would scoff they would dine on caviar with wine

The weasel’s suitors were all set to run

A very simple Marathon

To see her wedding come undone


The cantankerous raccoon became Dangerous

From too many hours in the sun

He said of the wine I’ll have a pint

Or it might be my ninth

In fact, who knows how much I’ve had


The sloth finally came through

He knew just what to do

Reading the Opus

Right next to a locust


Which made weasel swoon

From the name of the tune

And discombobulated her head

And soon the sloth and the weasel wed


The sloth was elated and finally sated

She is the only one that he dated

But, the sloth she berated

And now he wished he were dead



© 2018 Shyron E Shenko

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      Doris James-MizBejabbers 

      8 weeks ago from Beautiful South

      Shyron, that is so funny and so ingenious. My hat's off to you! Love it.

    • Shyron E Shenko profile imageAUTHOR

      Shyron E Shenko 

      4 months ago from Texas

      Peggy, thank you so much for the comments and compliment, I do appreciate you.

      Blessings my dear friend.

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      Peggy Woods 

      4 months ago from Houston, Texas

      Haha! This poem of yours not only used all of those assigned words by Chris but had me laughing at the end. Those last four lines were so funny.

    • Shyron E Shenko profile imageAUTHOR

      Shyron E Shenko 

      4 months ago from Texas

      Thank you Genna for the kind comments and compliment.

      Blessings my friend.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      4 months ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you so much for the compliments and comments.

      Hope you are safe and cool. Blessings my friend.

    • Shyron E Shenko profile imageAUTHOR

      Shyron E Shenko 

      4 months ago from Texas

      Chitrangada, thank you for the compliment and comment.

      You are welcome and a Blessed day to you also.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      4 months ago from Texas

      Devika, weasels make good pets if you can catch one, I am so happy this made you smile.

      Blessings my friend.

    • Shyron E Shenko profile imageAUTHOR

      Shyron E Shenko 

      4 months ago from Texas

      Thank you Genna, for the compliment and comment, you are appreciated.

      Blessings my friend.

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      Genna East 

      5 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

      This is great! What a wonderful response to Chris's challenges...this is a classic, Shyron.

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      C E Clark 

      5 months ago from North Texas

      I swear you can do anything when it comes to poetry and it always comes out just right. Good job bringing all those words that seemed to have nothing in common together in a great poem that made sense. That little weasel is a cutie too. :)

      Hope all is well and that you're prepared to stay in where it's cool when the 100º temperatures arrive here this weekend and through next week.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      5 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Great response to the challenge!

      Combining the above mentioned words in a poem seems quite difficult. But you did it beautifully.

      Thanks for sharing and good day to you!

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      Devika Primić 

      5 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      We have Weasels living close by and they are super fast. An interesting title. I like the way you made me smile.

    • Shyron E Shenko profile imageAUTHOR

      Shyron E Shenko 

      5 months ago from Texas

      Rinita, thank you so much for the comments. I appreciate you.

      Blessings my friend

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      5 months ago from Texas

      Peg, thank you for the comment and compliment, I hope all is well with you.

      Blessings my friend

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      Rinita Sen 

      5 months ago

      Great story, neatly woven for the challenge, though heartbreaking in the end, but that's life anyway.

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      Peg Cole 

      5 months ago from Dallas, Texas

      Nicely done, Shyron. You really combined these difficult words into a humorous and enchanting poem.

    • Shyron E Shenko profile imageAUTHOR

      Shyron E Shenko 

      5 months ago from Texas

      Flourish, thank you for the compliment and comments. I could not write it with a happy ending today with everyone trying to rip me off everywhere I turned.

      Blessings my friend

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      5 months ago from Texas

      Mike, thank you for the comment, yes I enjoyed putting this one together. I do hope that I brought a smile to everyone's.

      Blessings my friend.

    • Shyron E Shenko profile imageAUTHOR

      Shyron E Shenko 

      5 months ago from Texas

      Flourish, thank you so much for reading and commenting on my article.

      I do appreciate your thoughts.

      Blessings my friend,

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      FlourishAnyway 

      5 months ago from USA

      You definitely had my attention at sluttish sloth! Too bad it wasn’t a happy union. What a clever animal story here.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      6 months ago from Texas

      Ann, thank you for the comments. Glad you like my characters.

      Blessings my friend

    • Shyron E Shenko profile imageAUTHOR

      Shyron E Shenko 

      6 months ago from Texas

      Maria, your comment that this made you smile, made me smile.

      Bless you my beautiful friend.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      6 months ago from Texas

      John, thank you for the comment and the correction which is as good as done.

      Blessings my friend.

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      mckbirdbks 

      6 months ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hi Shyron - You certainly had fun putting this one together. You sent out many a smile with this one.

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      Bill Holland 

      6 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Right up your alley, Shyron! Loved the whimsical and charming approach....great response to the challenge!

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      Frank Atanacio 

      6 months ago from Shelton

      the challenge looked just that challenging.. but I think you did it.. I feel confident that your poem hit the spot.. awesome Shyron..:)

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      Ann Carr 

      6 months ago from SW England

      This is a charming and comic response; very entertaining, Shyron. I love the characters you've created and the story you weave around them.

      Ann

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      Maria Jordan 

      6 months ago from Jeffersonville PA

      A whimsical piece of writing - thanks for the morning smile, dear Shyron!

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      John Hansen 

      6 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Hi Shyron, this was a funny response to Chris's challenger. I enjoyed The Sloth and the Weasel. *You have repeated the introduction and first part twice. You may like to rectify that :)

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