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A Shakespearean Sonnetosaurus

By Dana CrandellPublished 24 days ago Updated 24 days ago 1 min read

Oh, gentle Thunder Lizard, noble beast,

Immense, yet dwarfed by others of your kind

Whose reign, as yours, mysteriously ceased,

Collectively, a race time left behind.


You had no taste for blood, nor urge to kill.

No massive canine teeth for shredding prey.

Instead, you chose to take your daily fill

From Mother Earth's botanical array.


Unlike your fellow grazers' armor plate

And horns and spikes and hardened carapace,

Your defense lay in length and girth and weight

And massive tail, pursuers to displace.


Alas, your gentle nature and great size

Were met with inescapable demise.


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Dana Crandell

Dad, Stedpad, Grandpa, Husband, lover of Nature and dogs.

Poet, Writer, Editor, Photographer, Artist and Tech/Internet nerd. Content writer by trade. Vocal Creator by choice.

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  • The Invisible Writer17 days ago

    The herbivores were some of my favorite dinosaurs always thought the predators were kind of goofy looking. Great poem Dana

  • Heather Hubler22 days ago

    Aww, this just reminded me of The Land Before Time and it made me sad :( Lol, what kind of sorcery was this??

  • Hannah Moore23 days ago

    I'm clearly a little fragile today, I found this genuinely upsetting!

  • Mohammed Darasi23 days ago

    A great dedication to a long bygone gentle (from what I see in movies) creature. And I love the form you chose as well. Great poem Dana 😊

  • D.K. Shepard23 days ago

    Loved the sonnet format and ode like tone! Did not know they were called Thunder Lizards!

  • well worth the wait. Great poem, Dana

  • Awww, I wanna hug him and be his friend forever! Loved your poem so much!

  • Donna Renee24 days ago

    Awww this is so cool and now I’m feeling nostalgic for them somehow haha

  • Lamar Wiggins24 days ago

    Bravo, dana. I feel I know Mr. Brontosaurus on a more personal level after reading your poem.

  • Gerard DiLeo24 days ago

    Gentleness and massive presence in beautiful cadence.

  • Cathy holmes24 days ago

    Excellent, excellent work. Well done, my friend.

  • Donna Fox (HKB)24 days ago

    Beautifully written dedication to the Brontosaurus!! The long-necked wonders of the dinosaur world!!! 💚 Great work Dana!!

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