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

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

Comments

C E Clark from North Texas on July 23, 2020:

Fun to read and great photos. Posting this again on AH & FB.

Hope you and Walter are staying safe and cool. Blessings, dear friend . . .

C E Clark from North Texas on January 25, 2020:

Sharing this article on FB & AH again.

Wonder if you have noticed your new listing on Google? I just saw it for the first time just now so it's new to me. It may have been there a while without my knowing, but I go to your profile page through Google at least twice a week and have never seen the way they list you like it is now.

The whole page is for starters, a link to your profile page here. It's followed by links to several of your articles and there is a row of pictures after your profile link that are in your various articles. That is really cool.

I access your profile page by putting “Shyron E. Shenko on HubPages” in the search box.

Anyway, hope all is well with you. Blessings, dear friend . . .

Here is a link to your listing on the search page:

https://search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?hspart=Lkry&am...

C E Clark from North Texas on January 25, 2020:

Wonder if you have noticed your new listing on Google? I just saw it for the first time just now so it's new to me, and I see your Google listing every time I write a comment, about twice a week.

It may have been there a while without my knowing, but I don't see how. The whole page is for starters, a link to your profile page here. It's followed by links to several of your articles and there is a row of pictures after your profile link that are in your various articles.

Hope all is well with you. Blessings, dear friend . . .

Here is a link to the search page I got:

https://search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?hspart=Lkry&am...

C E Clark from North Texas on July 30, 2019:

Wanted to say, that in addition to being so well written and cute and fun to read, the photos are great too!

Posting this on FB and AH again.

Hope you are well and in a cool place. To be 100º today and it's already 97 here in the early afternoon. Blessings dear friend . . .

C E Clark from North Texas on May 17, 2019:

Came back to read and share this cute and funny poem. You did incredibly well with the list of words you had to work with. Who would have thought anyone could come up with such an amazing result given the words you had to work with? Truly excellent.

Posting to AH and FB.

Hope all is well with you. Seems like the heat is creeping up on us. Tomorrow is to be severe storms all across the country, so take care and stay well. Blessings dear friend . . .

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on January 02, 2019:

Thank you Doris for the comment. I am so sorry it took me so long to get back to you, I have had a lot of mishaps this past year.

Blessings my friend.

Doris James MizBejabbers from Beautiful South on October 15, 2018:

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

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on August 11, 2018:

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

Blessings my dear friend.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on August 06, 2018:

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 (author) from Texas on July 18, 2018:

Thank you Genna for the kind comments and compliment.

Blessings my friend.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on July 18, 2018:

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

Hope you are safe and cool. Blessings my friend.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on July 18, 2018:

Chitrangada, thank you for the compliment and comment.

You are welcome and a Blessed day to you also.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on July 18, 2018:

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

Blessings my friend.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on July 15, 2018:

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

Blessings my friend.

Genna East from Massachusetts, USA on July 14, 2018:

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

C E Clark from North Texas on July 13, 2018:

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.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on July 10, 2018:

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!

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on June 29, 2018:

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 (author) from Texas on June 19, 2018:

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

Blessings my friend

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on June 19, 2018:

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

Blessings my friend

Rinita Sen on June 17, 2018:

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

Peg Cole from Northeast of Dallas, Texas on June 17, 2018:

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

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on June 16, 2018:

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

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on June 16, 2018:

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 (author) from Texas on June 16, 2018:

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

I do appreciate your thoughts.

Blessings my friend,

FlourishAnyway from USA on June 14, 2018:

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

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on June 14, 2018:

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

Blessings my friend

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on June 14, 2018:

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

Bless you my beautiful friend.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on June 14, 2018:

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

Blessings my friend.

mckbirdbks from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas on June 14, 2018:

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

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on June 14, 2018:

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

Frank Atanacio from Shelton on June 14, 2018:

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

Ann Carr from SW England on June 14, 2018:

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

Maria Jordan from Jeffersonville PA on June 14, 2018:

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

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on June 14, 2018:

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 :)