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Orwellian Scenario

What do the sheep have got to say for County Fair in May?

By Salomé SaffiriPublished 4 months ago Updated 4 months ago 1 min read
Top Story - February 2024
Orwellian Scenario
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A farmer

Breeding goats and sheep for

County fair in May

Decided they will learn to speak before the Labor Day.

Each day the

Farmer went to barn, and

Getting up on stool

He taught the sheep the

Intricacies that they teach in school. The goats have

Joined the farmer's class, their

Kids still chewing hay,

Lined up to learn the public speech for County Fair in

May. The time flew by in farmer's wink

No effort

Or a hitch- the sheep and goats began to think about their

Public speech. They

Quarreled daily at the barn,

Rhetoric! Logic! Grammar!

Secluded on the quiet farm. Eliminating stammer.

The day has come; With opened latch

Upon the town square, distinguished gentlesheep in

Vests have joined the county fair.

When silence fell, all eyes on sheep: their

Xenophone has rang -

Yet only equal bigots could Sheepspeech understand

Zoo bought them 's what I heard..

Words: 153

surreal poetrySestinaLimerickhumorchildrens poetry

About the Creator

Salomé Saffiri

Writing - is my purpose. I feel elated when my thoughts assume shapes, and turn into Timberwolves, running through the snowbound planes of fresh paper, leaving the black ink of their paw prints behind.

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    Niche topic & fresh perspectives

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  • Sahib ali4 months ago

    I like writing on Vocal. My audience tells me how good I am and I believe them not Vocal. Some excellent points here.

  • Congratulations on your top story . 🎊

  • Heather Hubler4 months ago

    I read that twice just to enjoy it a second time. This was wonderfully refreshing and clever. Well done :) Congrats on top story!

  • Anna 4 months ago

    Congrats on TS!!🥰

  • Gerald Holmes4 months ago

    Excellent take on the the challenge. The ending was perfect! Congrats on your Top Story

  • Great and very clever take on the challenge, excellent work

  • Back to say congratulations on your Top Story! 🎉💖🎊🎉💖🎊

  • J4 months ago

    This read like Shirley Jackson does Animal Farm a la Shel Silverstein, and I am so here for it. Delightfully dystopian.

  • Kelsey Clarey4 months ago

    Congrats on the top story! This piece had me laughing as I read through it. Great work!

  • D. J. Reddall4 months ago

    Sheep in vests! Amusing and disturbing by turns. Nice work!

  • Atomic Historian4 months ago

    Sounds like he’s a man on the bleating edge of his industry

  • Joe Patterson4 months ago

    Well done. Congratulations on top story.

  • D.K. Shepard4 months ago

    Full of wit and whimsy! Brilliant!

  • Kendall Defoe 4 months ago

    Mr. Eric Blair would be proud!

  • JBaz4 months ago

    Cute, funny, witty and clever. A great entry good luck

  • sleepy drafts4 months ago

    Nicely done!!

  • This is so fun. Thank you!

  • Melissa Ingoldsby4 months ago

    Makes me want to read Animal Farm Again

  • Andrea Zanon4 months ago

    Loved this piece. Thank you

  • Omgggg, you're so freaking creative! Lol, I loved this so much!

  • Such a whimsical Abecedarian poem!🤣 “The goats have Joined the farmer's class, their Kids still chewing hay,”

  • Toby Heward4 months ago

    Love the reality at the ending

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