Thursday, October 19, 2017


Mischievious Fox
Spotted a box
Which stirred his curious mind
A quaint parcel
Doused in sparkles
With string and ribbons twined
A flash of red,
A hurried tread,
He checked what t'was in kind
Nosy old Fox
Opened the box;
Greed made him almost blind
Soon, he had dreams
Could feel, it seems,
Gold, jewels for him designed
For a present,
Surely he was to find
But in the box
Poor silly Fox
Lay nothing of the kind
A jack sprung out
Scaring, no doubt,
Fox right out of his mind
Along the glen
Back to his den
Leaving his pride behind
(Such wretched box!)
A frightened Fox
Would now avoid mankind.
This all started a few weeks ago, when I threw a few words on the screen. Fox, Box.... Maybe because, during one of my walks, I saw a flash of red, the tip of a white bushy tail?
But it didn't match any prompts, and I had plenty of material to work on the other ones.
And then, today, as if on purpose, OctPoWriMo's prompt was "Fox or Foxy"
So I played a little bit. I had fun (a nice change from all these heavy poems from the last few days!). I hope you enjoy reading it too!


  1. Dawn, I loved this "airy" poem! You chose the perfect rhyme scheme to give it a lilt. And though light, we get a "lesson." Thank you. xoA

    P.S. Thanks, too for all kind comments and observations you made on my posts. I didn't respond to all of them on my blog, but I want you to know how much they --and your time-- are appreciated. xoA

    1. I enjoyed writing something 'lighter' too :)
      Thank you for the kind words.

      PS: No worries about not responding! I was having a little time on my hands and really liked your poems. So I kept reading and said so ;)

  2. whimsical with a fable-like quality to it! Very nice!

    1. Thank you! I had fun writing this one.
      It was a long process, but it was pleasant (probably because it didn't tear my heart open ;) )

  3. Love the sing, song of the poem! It was fun to read!

    1. Thank you Morgan!
      It's good reading you again 😊


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