Skeltonic Doggerel for Trin & Milo ~ NaPoWriMo Day 16

Here’s my piece of nonsense verse for day 16 of NaPoWriMo. The prompt was great fun, as I love children’s verse, with dancing rhyme and metre! This thumps a bit, but it was still fun! Here’s the prompt:

“Skeltonic, or tumbling, verse. In this form, there’s no specific number of syllables per line, but each line should be short, and should aim to have two or three stressed syllables. And the lines should rhyme. You just rhyme the same sound until you get tired of it, and then move on to another sound. ”

Skeltonic Doggerel

     for Trin & Milo ~

It’s time for tea 

you both agree.

And what I see

is two small mes:

Earl Grey, GiGi

(my default pick)

but brewing it is no small trick

You want it now

and tell me how:

not so hot you have to blow,

but cooling makes it much too slow.

One cup with Peter Rabbit on it

another sterling, tarnished granite.

Two golden spoons

(with inscribed runes)

you screech like loons

your thirsty tune:

We want our tea!

Not him first…ME!

I pour it out

the china spout

and this was what it’s all about:

two thirsty boys

no need for toys

tea is still a welcome joy

cookie in hand

each drinks, then stands

and peace returns throughout the land ~

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