NaPoWriMo – Day 22

And now for our (optional) prompt! Today, I challenge you to write a poem for children. This could be in the style of a nursery rhyme, or take a cue from Edward Lear or Shel Silverstein. It could rhyme — or not. It could be short — or not. Happy writing!

Klaktok, from Jupiter, had green slimy hair
His nose full of jellybeans, his left knee a pear
He spoke in a language that sounded like jabber
and when he was angry, this he would blabber

Ookie baka
Pookie paka
mama poopa papa loopa
mastapootie bastabootie
kookymanga boo di boo

ramalinga dongadinga
Jellybeaner fartaweiner
la di da di doo

One day he decided to travel to earth
He headed for Boston, but landed in Perth
The Aussies made fun of his long purple feet
in his abstract palaver, this he did speak

whyya makea
funna ovma
biggapurpa veet
Ibee fromma
dissis howday bee

All the Aussies looked at him
The one who rode a stallion
asked, “Why do Jupiterians
sound like they are Italian”?


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