Friday, April 3, 2020


NaPoWriMo PROMPT: First, make a list of ten words. You can generate this list however you’d like – pull a book off the shelf and find ten words you like, name ten things you can see from where you’re sitting, etc. Now, for each word, use Rhymezone to identify two to four similar-sounding or rhyming words. Once you’ve assembled your complete list, work on writing a poem using your new “word bank.”

It’s A Mystery 

Nigel is a pirate with an orange wooden leg
He’s not sure how it got that way. It started out as blue. 
Maybe when he bet his friends that he could drink a keg. 
Or perhaps the time he downed the grog in sandy Timbuktu. 
It could have been the week he spent in foggy Montreal, 
When he dared the guys to find a use for orange paint
It might have been the third pub on the evening of the crawl 
Where he soaked his leg in mango juice without the least complaint. 
He knows it wasn’t Paris where he didn’t tip the waiter, 
Or the night in Louisiana when he bought bones from a witch
But it could have been that time retreating from an alligator 
When he hid in sweet potatoes that were lying in a ditch. 
There was that day in Brisbane when he met the kangaroo. 
He fed it peas and carrots and a side of eggs and ham
Things were going well until it ate his only shoe
Nigel may have hit it with a plate of duck and yams. 
He’s tried to clean the orange off with lemon juice and toothpaste 
Which didn’t work, and neither did the Mr. Clean or soap
To try and scrub it down with rum would only be a booze waste. 
So Nigel just accepted it or probably lost hope.

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