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Proud Dingbat

Proud Dingbat
(More than any other bat)

I once had a Dingbat proud and tall,
and when we went out my name it would call,
standing there proud in the midst of the mall,
it weren't just a dingbat but really my pal.

Dingbats are tall but often so small,
curved but straight it depends on their fate,
my Dingbat did sing all of the while,
not any old bat and so full of style.

Dingbats walumpth all over the aisle,
when seen together they do it with guile,
hiding round pillars or maybe a hedge,
they dig up the garden and eat all your veg'.

Now if you are careful and feed them on spice,
they fall on your belly and tickle so nice,
Dingbats are clever in a slapstick way,
so keep them so treasured; and your Dingbat will stay.

Feed them on porridge at midnight sharp,
they don't need a spoon and it's best in the dark,
glumpfing flat footed they'll eat the whole bowl,
and fall on their backs almost full to the soul.

On fridays buy them a large carrot pie,
and watch how they dance to the clouds in the sky,
stomping around in a long Dingbat line,
but my Dingbat's at home; and with me, aye!

Now sing to the dawn of your Dingbat's day,
when it stomps around or gets lost in the hay,
for your Dingbat is here and you know it so true,
In a world without Dingbats there's nothing to do.

© 06/05/2018 Andrew Siddle
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Written on June 05, 2018

Submitted by Andrew_siddle on July 08, 2022

Modified on March 05, 2023

1:30 min read

Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 1,346
Words 295
Stanzas 9
Stanza Lengths 3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 1

Andrew Siddle

I am an amateur poet who writes in my spare time. By profession I am a Property Consultant. I research, and contribute towards, academic matters relating to Property and land law in the UK and also deal with land and property technical matters in Practice. Through both public policy research, within the Centre for Urban & Regional Studies,and my own external research interests I was one of a number of contributors paving the way for the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 back in the 1990's. Andrew Siddle more…

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