Pontificating On The Paltry...Sharing Nature's Last L:augh.


Pontificating On The Paltry, Sharing Nature's Last Laugh.


Before predators

pounce, panicked

tortoises paddle
in petrified strokes

to postpone

being pummeled,
punctuated with gasps

of sweet pure air above.

How they plunge

and they plunk

to escape from the peril

purging any chance

for putrefaction,
by becoming provisions

left in posthumous states.

With plump,

pink entrails

pulled in long

protrusions punctured,
by the pointy sharp teeth

of those prowling for prey.


Paltry tortoises are

puny not proficient

at pounding punks

and not particularly powerful

outside the privacy of

their provided pagoda.

They prefer to play possum....

and are always prepared

to remain peeping toms at peril.

Thus they plummet to

the bottom of their

pacific puddle,
to become just

a prostrate rock

for their pillagers

to ponder.


Thus they persevere

in pigeonholed peace.




More by this Author

  • Wheel Of Misfortune??

    I pause in my journey to the grave of my friend, to commemorate his birthday in a mid-December snowfall. The trees are skeletons beyond the gate coated in white. It is as if the bones, buried far below, have...

  • Robin My Hood

    On the first day of xmas your true love gave you a schadenfreude Robin my hood... on April 1, 2004. ©-MFB III- All rights reserved As the rains subsided, I spied a mother Robin today dancing on clawed...

  • The Constipation Of The United Blights Of America.

    The Constipation of the United Blights of America ©-MFB III “ We the Puppets of the divided states, both red and blue, in disorder choose to deform a more perfect Union. We hang like...


No comments yet.

    Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account.

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No HTML is allowed in comments, but URLs will be hyperlinked. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites.

    Click to Rate This Article