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The Empty-Bellied Platypus
by Kimmy Van Kooten
Wednesday, February 03, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.
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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. . . ”

Copyright 2010
Kimmy Van Kooten

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Reviewed by Ronald Hull 2/5/2010
Captivating tale.

Reviewed by J'nia Fowler 2/4/2010
What a fun poem. Well penned. J'nia
Reviewed by Erin Kelly-Moen 2/3/2010
I'm slain, by your verse, and the photo, Kimmy...

Erin Elizabth Kelly-Moen

What a gorgeous waif...
Reviewed by Felix Perry 2/3/2010
Love it Kimmy, and your granddauther looks like a reall Kutie Kooten. lol
Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper 2/3/2010
A lovely write for Mikayla! Nicely done. You have a beautiful little granddaughter.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 2/3/2010
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 2/3/2010
Your poetic mind is like a fine tuned machine Kimmy; it hums. This write is nothing short of brilliant.
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 2/3/2010
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 2/3/2010
Kimmy, such a precious gift of humor for your Mikayla! Well done. Please convey my birthday wishes to her. :)

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

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