The Empty-Bellied Platypus
by Kimmy Van Kooten
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Dedicated to my granddaughter, Mikayla~ Happy 14th Birthday, sweetie! We love you SO MUCH!...and we hope all your tummy aches go away! Choose to obtain better eating habits, my dear! WORDS of the WISE! :)
Once upon a platypus
In the lands of Amber Sun. . .
An empty-bellied platypus
Side’s to side’s she’d have some fun!
Yes, I must readjust my fare of foods!
River prawn just doesn’t fill. . .
Those wiggly worms, I cannot catch. . .
And these yabbies pinch my bill!
She felt upon a Concord bunch, waddling
No eyes, no ears, no nose. . .
She sensed their plump of purpleness
Amid the yore bury, orchard rows
Now, Pratel is this?
I’ve come across. . .Never, did my eyes did see!
You know my belly is too empty for a platypus. . .
Ha! But not for long I be!
Seriatim. . . how she gathered them. . .
A store within her cheeks!
Only to return to the river’s edge
One bonzer feeding feast!
Grapes from vine, O’ I ne’er dined. . .
No shrimp, I’ll ever eat!
No emptied-bellied platypus here. . .
It is all I can do, to speak!
Belly full, Aye!...she had her fun. . .
So pleased to call it a night!
That platypus curled and burrowed in, maffling
“ My tomorrow, let’s do rice. . . ”
Kimmy Van Kooten
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|Reviewed by Ronald Hull
|Reviewed by J'nia Fowler
|What a fun poem. Well penned. J'nia|
|Reviewed by Erin Kelly-Moen
|I'm slain, by your verse, and the photo, Kimmy...
Erin Elizabth Kelly-Moen
What a gorgeous waif...
|Reviewed by Felix Perry
|Love it Kimmy, and your granddauther looks like a reall Kutie Kooten. lol
|Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper
|A lovely write for Mikayla! Nicely done. You have a beautiful little granddaughter.|
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|Precious write, Kimmy; well done! And send Happy Birthday wishes to Mikayla! She's gorgeous!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
|Reviewed by Marcia Miller-Twiford
|Your poetic mind is like a fine tuned machine Kimmy; it hums. This write is nothing short of brilliant.
|Reviewed by Georg Mateos
|Once, when being fourteen
I was hiding on a fig tree
a couple of pounds after
my tummy went weeeeeeeee!
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
|Kimmy, such a precious gift of humor for your Mikayla! Well done. Please convey my birthday wishes to her. :)
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.