Saturday, August 29, 2009

Raven's Challenge 79

It is Saturday and time to play with words supplied by Raven's Wordzzle
This Week's Ten Word Challenge will be: records, impulsive, really cool, bread crumbs, angels, Sponge Bob, magical moment, back and forth, suffering, good fences make good neighbors
For the mini challenge: side effects are generally mild, clingy, rooster, samples, curiosity

A Mega Challenge
A Good Fence

Good fences make good neighbors
Building worthy of our labors
Keeps the old rooster in and the clingy dog out
But really cool ones are built stout
A magical moment and art does flair
And you will find Sponge Bob there
A poster with a message wild
“Side effects are generally mild”
But little birds go back and forth
To eat bread crumbs henceforth
impulsive curiosity tears them down
History records this with a frown
Samples of the things we do
Struggling in life to get though
Suffering angels decry those labors
Good fences still make good neighbors.

Usually we dragons being a bit lazy by nature write only one mega challenge poem. But this week's words from Raven upset us. Raven has gone from fifteen words to twenty nine , when you count them all. That made our use of the words yesterday in the flash 55 very difficult indeed. Then she included a five word phrase that made creating a poem nigh onto impossible. So we are upset and have created another poem to voice our discontent.

A Mega Challenge
Raven's Bad Words

Raven’s words are becoming wild
Side effects are generally mild
Impulsive suffering in the head
Back and forth and seeing red
Sponge Bob now a word becomes
Angels eating bread crumbs
And what in curiosity I ask
Is really cool about this task?
In a magical moment find a word
When the pot is really stirred
Clingy records that won’t play
Rooster samples yet the day
But when all is said and done and you have stopped your labors
Your still stuck with good fences make good neighbors.

The Ten Word Challenge
Dragons Are Like This

A number of you who have visited this blog have asked for more information about us dragons or should that be we dragons? When you speak and write forty languages you sometimes get a little confused on the word usage in one of them. But in response to your request I, Singing Weasel, am going to tell you a bit about us dragons.
Dragons are not impulsive but we are long suffering and believe in Angels. According to the records which make up our Holy Book we were created in a magical moment long ago. We were really cool before the term existed. We don’t build fences because we can fly back and forth over them. But we agree that for you humans good fences make good neighbors. We do like crazy names . The dragon down the street calls herself Sponge Bob. That’s short for Sponge Bobbie but still weird. We use phrases that have passed down from generation to generation like “ bread crumbs to donuts” even though we longer really know what they mean. But they sound right. We are older and smarter than any human on the planet. We can easily change size and we can become invisible. Some of us are even shape shifters and walk among you looking just like humans. Isn’t that scary?
But we do keep our Word and since the Great Accords were entered into we no longer eat people. That’s too bad because you were very tasty.


  1. If it weren't for Sponge Bob I would adore your first poem. I liked learning more about you, too. AND, we have a great fence all the way around our house and we do have really good neighbors. Fancy that.

  2. Why are you complaining - you make it look so easy!!!! LOL

    Great job Fandango.

  3. Love to read more about dragons - and done so artfully! Perhaps dragons, being dragons, should have a 'one selection' exemption -- you get to choose which one word or phrase you'll skip. On the other hand, as Akelamalu said, you do make it look easy!

  4. How creative and fun!

    Thanks for agreeing to pray for JUNIOR.

  5. As usual a brilliant effortless-looking poem - TWO in fact, and I'm very interested in the history of dragons - that was just an appetite whetter for me, more please!

  6. So delightful to learn more about dragon history, Weasel. I'm glad you don't eat us any more even though we are tasty.

    And I LOVED the protest poem. I deserved it.

  7. Fantastic Poems, Good to know the Dragons. I wish I could turn crumbs to donuts. I am very good at turning doughnuts to crumbs.

  8. You do write great poems but I'm getting a little bit worried - if you don't eat humans, how do you know we're tasty?

  9. I messed up on Mr Linky and the link goes to the wrong post. You can see my Wordzzle by clicking Here.. PS, the dragons get a mention this week.

  10. Great poems and good history lesson on dragons this week. Loved it

  11. I liked the two poems, especially the first one. The story with the dragon history was good, too. I also liked last week's Wordzzle.

    Stephen from Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

  12. Thank Heavens for the Great Accords!