2021 NaPoWriMo April 16 There was a gnu


Here’s today’s prompt. Because it’s Friday, today I’d like you to relax with the rather silly form called 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. Here’s a short example I came up with.

A toad beneath a log

Cares not for storm or fog.

He’s not a bee or frog

Or a naïve polliwog.

No! He’s wise and bumpy.

His skin is thick and lumpy.

He doesn’t work for money.

And his disposition’s sunny.

Happy writing!


2021 NaPoWriMo April 16

There was a gnu
lived in a shoe
friendly and true
but she felt blue
that was taboo
had no luck
got on a truck
full of muck
it ran amok
Oh f…..k!

Girl from Aberdeen
loved glint and sheen
when reached thirteen
followed her spleen
drank a lot of coffee
turned into toffee.

Rupert the kid
from the roof slid
bumped his head
used rear instead
that burst asunder
flash and thunder
it’s still under
what a plunder!

In the road
sat a toad
quite a load
to goad
better jump
o’er this lump
of a dump
undenied ugly
but snuggly.

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