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  • Woodlouse

    There was a wise woodlouse
    Who needed to look for a house
    Preferred to sleep in places of damp
    Needed moisture in order to camp.

    Not a part of the insect nation
    But a proud crustacean
    I live here on the land
    on fourteen joints stand

    Looking about for a home
    Under a log under a stone
    Exoskelton for its shell
    In damp places woodlice dwell

    Woodlouse wise you holler
    When has one been a scholar
    Wisdom comes in many forms
    I will tell you as the norm

    Woodlice live in colonies
    No wars live in harmony
    All do vital work but what you ask
    Consume dead vegetation their task

    Last edited by Parkinsonspoet; 07-02-2016, 02:19 AM. Reason: extra two stanzas trying to meet Mhenrys advice but needed two stanzas

  • #2
    I like your poem about the Woodlouse, Pp. I think you should have one more stanza where it does something to earn its title as the Wise Woodlouse!

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    • Parkinsonspoet
      Parkinsonspoet commented
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      Excellent advice which I will take

    • Parkinsonspoet
      Parkinsonspoet commented
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      had a go but needed two stanzas

  • #3
    Well done, Pp. The louse has earned its lofty title!

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