Category Archives: Poems

It may at first seem
That the peacock’s complaint
Is rather unfounded and whiny

But how would you feel
If you had a bouquet
That bloomed right out of your hiney?

Revenge

Copyright Sharayah Pranger 2013 The loamy, gristling crunch of dirt, it hugs their slimy girth as they wiggle, snuggle, struggle through the bowels of the earth.

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This week’s IF topic is “Water”, which is convenient since I just did this the other night! I got some new India ink and watercolor paper, and just HAD to try it out. I feel like I am, in some … Continue reading

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There’s an Alligator Hiding Behind my Bookcase

I wrote a short, 3 stanza poem a few years ago called “There’s an Alligator Hiding Behind my Bookcase”. I am currently taking a Child & Teen Literature class, and our first paper assignment is to write a fairy tale, … Continue reading

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The Brout

Phew. This is my last project for my illustrating class, and tonight is our last meeting. (It got extended a week so we could work on the layers technique). I really like the way this looks in person, but unfortunately  … Continue reading

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Whales

It’s awfully nice, as the moon fills the sky, to gaze at the clear starry yonder, to feel the first sweet chilly smooches of snow, or cringe under lightning and thunder! There are things you expect in the big up-above- … Continue reading

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The peacock’s complaint

It may at first seem That the peacock’s complaint Is rather unfounded and Whiny . But how would you feel If you had a bouquet That bloomed right out of your Hiney?

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Oh Say Can You See

Oh say did you see on that soldier’s face, A flicker of fear and unease, As he marched with his ranks To the battle ahead, Stripéd flag blowing high in the breeze? Oh say did you see on our Savior’s … Continue reading

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Soldiers

In a land of mountain’s majesties And amber waves of grain It breaks my heart that to preserve My peace, you must be slain Like walking into a lion’s mouth You anxiously go to war So that hopefully your blood … Continue reading

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The Swallow and the Fly

A little bug With tiny wings Was acting out his name And buzzing to and fro Cause he’s a fly ~ When suddenly He chanced upon A swallow’s sleeping form And settled on its head As if to spy. ~ … Continue reading

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Such a Sad Story.

There once was a swashbucklin’ pirate, Who had a sharp hook for a hand. He caught in his riggins a colorful parrot (The most colorful in the land!) His intention was that this sweet parrot Would perch there, right next … Continue reading

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The Moose’s Predicament

A moose on a craggy hillside Had a problem-indeed, he was stuck. His moose feet were almost hopelessly caught In a sticky puddle of muck! He cried out in vain with a sad, sad bray, “Indeed my doom is near! … Continue reading

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The Vulture

On a crooked old tree in the meadow, Sits a vulture- vermilion and gnarled. All of the bunnies, they fear him, And his ominous, silent snarl. Permanently his skinny neck’s bent, And he’s got a mean glare in his eye, … Continue reading

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The Camel

A camel demurely gallumphed Across the scorching sand And as the day wore on He became too tired to stand. He bent his knobby knees And lowered his sleepy head And then he heard a tiny sound From beneath his … Continue reading

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Lovely, Lovely Chicken Feet

Lovely, lovely chicken feet! Soaked in marinade! Roasted, boiled, or shish-kabobbed, Served with lemonade!   Cooked to crisp perfection! Fresh and hot and sweet! Hurry up and eat them, quick! Lovely chicken feet!

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In Defense of the Ostrich

  Oh I am an opulent ostrich And my neck is as long as they come And I must now protest the preposterous claim That my kind is unthinkably dumb.   Though it’s true that at times we bend over … Continue reading

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