Playing Possum



She found a little fur ball,
At least that's what we thought.
To be completely honest,
We didn't know what she had caught.

From across the golf greens she came,
With her brother and their find,
Packing the little fat rascal,
In a paper cup clown hat design.

She asked if she could keep him?
She needed a box for him to nest.
He must be hungry and scared,
Fetch a tasty carrot he can ingest.

Cuddled next to her young life,
She claimed this something or other,
Coddling, spoiling and loving,
Like a protective substitute mother.

Back to the fields, dad commanded,
To the very spot first attained,
The fat, woolly little Pika disappeared,
Playing possum had been his special game.
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Submitted on October 17, 2016

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Scheme XXXX AXXX XBXB XCXC XXXA
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 659
Words 122
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 4

Omajean Lewis

Born in Oklahoma during the Dust Bowl days, growing up during the early days of the Texas Oil Fields observing WW11 as a child, graduating from high school and marrying in the early fifties, raising two children, Tonya and Brenton through the sixties and seventies and taking care of her parents and parent-in-law through the nineteen nineties has given Oma Lewis a unique perceptive on life. When not busy traveling and enjoying her family with her husband Dalton of 59 years, Oma is active as an artist, photographer, and writer. more…

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