And This Dog Barked

My dog Rufus was an aging beagle

sat in his kennel as people walked by

and this dog barked to see such a sight

My dog Rufus would sleep in my bed

cuddle in the covers where he laid his head

and this dog barked in the middle of the night

My dog Rufus was leary of strangers

always on guard if he would sense danger

and this dog barked before the bite

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dVerse prompt to create a tale (not tail) in your mind so that it will be remembered because of its lyrics, repetitions, etc. Then write it or record it.

And This Dog Barked

Peter Piper

So many times

this nursery rhyme spoken

a tongue twister

with its own history

Pierre Poivre

missionary from France

with an eye on peppers

places to plant and grow

and a recipe for pickling

no refrigeration

so Peter Piper picked

and pickled

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dVerse prompt on stream of consciousness following my first experiment with pickling peppers. This rhyme was a childhood favorite.

Peter Piper

Wild Docdodu

Find the wild docdodu

It has six legs

And wonโ€™t bite you

It hides in trees and on the ground

With eyes of yellow it looks around

Sometimes you can see it too

Because it has a skin of blue

If it would ever show itโ€™s head

Youโ€™d see an elongated neck

With beak the size of your motherโ€™s bread

I thought I spied it the other day

It had come to the ground

And was running away

I called it by name

But it wouldnโ€™t stay

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NaPoWriMo prompt on a list poem so here is the list to identify the wild docdodu

Wild Docdodu