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Robin Red

Old Tom's Farm

By R F KPublished 2 years ago Updated about a year ago 1 min read
Runner-Up in Full Moon Challenge
Robin Red
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Robin Red’s gotten bread,

Stolen from Old Tom's Farm

Bang, gunshot! Clang, mis-shot!

Sang Old Tom’s firearm

“Watch it there! Half-wit spare!”

Robin Red yelled at me

“Not me sir, cease thee slur”

As Robin Red perched on a tree

“Still sir, why? Steal and fly?”

I said with pious vigor

“You can’t take what Tom makes

Old Tom will pull the trigger”

“Bread’s fair game” Red exclaimed

Enjoying the ill-gotten catch

“Old Toms slow, dive-bomb, Go!

His bread’s easy to snatch.

Bourgeoisie, he can’t stop me!”

Said Red, laughing at my frown.

One huge bite, while upright

Red guzzled the bread straight down.

Fat, slow and full of dough

Red cackled: “Old Tom can’t stop my fun!”

BANG! Wing-spread, Red dropped dead

He was too big to dodge my gun.

Don’t be sad, Red was bad.

Only take what you ought 'teh

No one leaves, watch out thieves

Because I am Old Tom’s daughter

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Comments (10)

  • Dana Crandell3 months ago

    A lively, fun poem, set to one of my favorite rhyme schemes" Love it!

  • Alison McBainabout a year ago

    Fun poem - congrats!

  • Stéphane Dreyfusabout a year ago

    Great fun!

  • Jessica Bandaabout a year ago

    Lovely !

  • E.K. Danielsabout a year ago

    A fun read, congrats!

  • JBazabout a year ago

    Well done, congratulations

  • Allie Bickertonabout a year ago

    A pleasure to read, R F K! Congrats!

  • Stephanie J. Bradberryabout a year ago

    Very fun and delightful. Congratulations on being a Runner-Up!

  • Marsha Singh2 years ago

    This was such fun to read!

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