Oh Bother!



Eagerly, lustfully
Pouring a hitherto
Unknown,tinned
Coconut beverage
Into a glass fast
When, as luck
Would have it,
A few droplets
Escape down
My leopard printed
Sleeve. The animal in
It, no doubt, determined
To slake a thirst.

Not to be bested,
I shot upstairs
And beneath the faucet
Tried to wrest
The droplets from it
With a vigorous squeeze,
Too late! Cut both sleeves
Away. The one
Going awry
For the quenching
Of the other.
Say you, “ Unfair”?
Oh bother!
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Submitted by Belleta on January 18, 2021

Modified by Belleta on January 18, 2021

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Quick analysis:

Scheme XAAXXXBXXXXXX XXXXBXXXXXCXC
Closest metre Iambic dimeter
Characters 442
Words 83
Stanzas 2
Stanza Lengths 13, 13

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3 Comments
  • tes080775
    Awesome
    I love it
    LikeReply3 years ago
  • JhainDoh
    Niccce
    LikeReply 13 years ago
  • Belleta
    This incident happened today and I was inspired to write a poem about it because I was so miffed that I had spilled some of it.
    LikeReply 13 years ago

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