Written for: dVerse Poets Pub - Meet The Bar: Nonsense Poem
(posted by Bjorn)
A few points to remember:
1. In the style we are doing we are still telling a story. It is
clearly narrative and not gibberish.
2. The characters and their actions may seem absurd or playful,
but what they do make sense in a nonsense way.
3. It is fine to use invented words, but it should be clear from the
concept if they are creatures, things, or even verbs.
The Oreos, sandwiched
in plastic packaging
burst out with help from
Vienna's Fingers who marched
down aisles of wrappagings.
The Gingers snapped–
rattled inside their box–
and crunched out. They joined the march
of cookie comrades who soon
set free, simpering vanilla
sugar wafers, who hopped and giggle-goxed.
Out sailed Chips Ahoy
in striped caps, and red scarves.
Newtons nodded their approval
while Pepperidge Farm boys
looked on in disdain at rebelarves.
They sang, they danced,
those courageous cookies, leaving
the manager with a mess of ripped
plastic, and cardboard strips. But by then,
the cangles lay fast asleep in snookies.
I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York.
My goal is to create and share poetry with others
who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve
in you, and feel your sparks as well.
Has to be one of the most humorous nonsense poems ~~ ever!
Four boxes of Girl Scout cookies arrive today via FEDEX …. stay away.
Thanks, Helen. I do still love Girl Scout cookies, so Beware!
I am so glad you enjoyed it.
i would love to witness this dance of the cookies!
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Rebellious cookies will be exposed, just follow the crumbs
Crumbs, what a rebellion, good for them, a rollicking yarn.
Thanks, Paul! Hope they didn’t all crumble.
Ha! This is adorable. I love it
Thanks. I am glad!
how deliciously enjoyable, a romp with the cookies! The edible ones not the sassy digital ones 🙂
Thanks so much, Kate. No digital snacks for me!
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no I much prefer the real thing 🙂