Mmmmm... HOW'Z WORMS...???



Hello! Chester here… Missing you so,
A bookworm am I, 
Yesss, today sliding by…
With spectacles on my nose,
I do both poetry and prose.
Want to hear more about me …
And my family…?
So awfully lovely to see you again,
Perhaps a few secrets for you, my friend?

Plump cousins I have in the strangest places,
On blue Stilton cheese are not only their faces…
There’s even a cousin with a thousand little feet…
The shoemaker thinks he’s a treat.
Mostly here somewhere, we always share…
And war seen so many times before,
Just like greedy maggots, ended battles we do adore,
And there is even more…

Not a treat, some worms you never want to meet, 
A part of the family is really mean,
Trust me, they're the worst worms you’ve ever seen,
For those eat dead people really clean!
Others just eat wood and all they ever could.
And don’t let me start,
With Mr. Snooks… worming into Miss Prissy’s heart!

Once there was even a tapeworm from a whale,
100 feet long, both sexes… He and She were for sale!
Just like people… large, short, skinny or hairy,
Some worms fancy meat or plants… others dairy.
Seeing ample aggravation… there was an invitation…
And all I have to say today… Now on my way…
To the cemetery without delay,
But I’ll be back, Sweetheart… Someday...



Copyright©2013 Kari M. Knutsen


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Frederick Jinkins | Reply 03.09.2015 02.44

Kari you are a real poet and I like your insights into human nature. Your gentle humor and kindness appeal to me. The fates have been kind to us to let us meet.

Fred Jinkins - happy old artist | Reply 11.03.2015 22.48

He who rises from the floor is not drunk and drinks some more.
He who prostrate lies cannot drink and cannot rise.

Nicolas Lopez | Reply 04.01.2015 01.25

¡Ollée! Loved it! Irish pub music and all. Wonderful worms poem.

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26.01 | 03:18

The music you employed for these poems matches the message The poems were elegantly worded. And the website is beautiful. Thanks for inviting me, my dear Kari.

19.09 | 16:53

This was beautiful Kari! So much sadness to
overcome...and yet, you did.
I am happy you continued on, and continue to make
people smile.
Dee 😊

03.09 | 20:46

Enjoyed your Historic page.

13.03 | 22:56

Fantastic stuff, bold and original, much enjoyed...

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