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The Monkey and the Glorious Mango

Distraction is everywhere

By LachlanPublished 4 months ago 1 min read
Top Story - June 2023
The Monkey and the Glorious Mango
Photo by Juan Rumimpunu on Unsplash

Distra…? Dastri? Hold on, what is the blasted word?

Is it distrably or dustriction? No, they’re totally absurd!

Swinging high by branch I was, and fast through morning air…

Then suddenly it caught my eye, I could not help but stare.

Ravishing! And Luscious! A juicy breakfast treat.

A glorious ripe mango, impossible to beat!

Could have sworn I’d judged the distance though, toward the hidden fruit…

Though the sight of it bewitched me so, and I plunged to meet a root.

I know there is a word for that, which would fit my tale so well.

Only, my head simply cannot recall as it throbs and starts to swell.

No wait! I’ve got it… Oh hey, that’s a cool stick.

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Welcome! That’s for reading my work!

I write all sorts of things, and I try to challenge myself regularly,

But I mostly enjoy jaunty humour and offbeat adventures in my writing.

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  • Cezanne Libellen4 months ago

    Haha, this is hilarious!! Great job!!

  • Paul Stewart4 months ago

    This is genius! So clever, so fun and very relatable for anyone with even a slightly short attention span. Congrats on the Top Story and you have yourself a new subscriber!

  • Lol, this was fun and quirky! I can relate so much as I have a very short attention span. Congratulations on your Top Story! I've subscribed to you!

  • very good

  • Way to go with this Cool Story of yours 🎉💖🎉🎉 Congratulations on your Top Story❗❗❗❗ Keep them Coming🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉

  • Md Nazmul Islam4 months ago

    Congratulations and happy

  • A. Lenae4 months ago

    Such a fun and unique take on the challenge! Love the rhyming scheme and the way the monkey's physical journey mirrored a feel of bouncy inquisitiveness that the poem possesses. Great work!

  • Real Poetic4 months ago

    Congratulations 🎉

  • Mackenzie Davis4 months ago

    This is great! Love the rhythm and your rhyme choices. A cute voice to write in. Well deserved TS!

  • Dana Stewart4 months ago

    Great title and a fun poem for the challenge!

  • Cool entry for the challenge ❤️💯📝

  • Donna Renee4 months ago

    🤣🤣. This was a great one for the challenge, well done! I liked the rhymes you went with too 🤣

  • Gerald Holmes4 months ago

    This flows like Poe!!! Great use of words.

  • Matthew Fromm4 months ago

    Well done. A good bit of humor in this.

  • This is so well done. Playful and adventurous. The flow is perfect

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