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Brontosaurus

A Shakespearean Sonnetosaurus

By Dana CrandellPublished 24 days ago Updated 24 days ago 1 min read
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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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About the Creator

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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