#TankaTuesday Weekly Poetry Challenge: #Poet’s choice.

On the first of the month, you can now experiment with freestyle poetry, as long as you also add a syllabic form to your poem.

Here is  an old  Halloween  poem  that I wrote in  2013. I bring it out every year, it’s one of my favourites, so I make no apologies. It is a rhyming couplet . AA,BB,CC,DD,GG,HH,II,JJ,

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I know that it is  raining,  I can see that it wet

But you are my familiar,  and not a blooming pet!

I have asked you nicely I have even said please

Now go and get me food or I shall infest you with flees.

Excuse me, Lady  Mistress, this does not seem quite right

Just where in my contract does it say I have to work for you at night!

You have run me ragged every minute of today.

I am tired and my feathers wet, here in the warm I need to stay.

Pardon me! my fine feathered friend, pardon me my beauty.

I am not requesting, I am demanding that you do your duty.

I am the one in charge, not you, I’m the tortured Vampire.

You do as I bid, what are you waiting for. Wet weather attire?

Well Mistress that would not go amiss for I am not a duck,

And if I get lost  you will miss out and that would be bad luck.

Be Gone! Get out! and find me fresh blood

And if you play your cards right I’ll dip you in the stream on your return to remove the mud.girl_gloom_rain_raven_3512_1280x1024

Scream into  the rain

THIS IS PART OF COLLEEN’S TUESDAY CHALLENGE.

19 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Raven
    Oct 05, 2021 @ 12:42:21

    Perfect for a rather soggy Tuesday

    Reply

  2. Ritu
    Oct 05, 2021 @ 20:37:52

    Love it, Sis! 🎃

    Reply

  3. SelmaMartin
    Oct 06, 2021 @ 11:21:23

    Exquisite! Loved 🥰

    Reply

  4. Colleen M. Chesebro
    Oct 06, 2021 @ 15:16:31

    Ha, ha! I love it, Willow. That’s really cute. 😀

    Reply

  5. -Eugi ☕️
    Oct 06, 2021 @ 23:37:14

    Delightful piece, Willow!

    Reply

  6. harmonykentonline
    Oct 08, 2021 @ 09:49:12

    A wonderfully fun piece! love it 🙂

    Reply

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  8. Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life.
    Oct 12, 2021 @ 11:27:30

    Set the scene perfectly Willow and very entertaining…hugsxx♥

    Reply

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