Meerkats (and Bunny) from England


The prompt for Day 12 of GloMoWriMo:
‘Today, we’d like to challenge you to write a poem about a dull thing that you own, and why (and how) you love it. Alternatively, what would it mean to you to give away or destroy a significant object?’

Toy rabbit and a meerkat pair
Are kept on bedroom cupboard where
I see them every morning,
They are not childhood legacies,
Nor have collectible degrees,
Nor offer forms of warning,
But they are simply toys, that when
I visited family again
In England, I acquired,
At boot sales and at stately homes
When in their company, on roams,
And so, I have aspired
To keep them plainly out on view
Not only as mementos; too,
I’ve grown to really love them,
For it is good for things that strike
One as a thing that one does like
To have in view above them,
So that they do not get the toss:
For one would keenly feel the loss,
In trash should someone shove them.

© April 2019 Colonialist
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About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies.
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10 Responses to Meerkats (and Bunny) from England

  1. I’d love them too; if they were mine 🙂

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  2. beeblu says:

    Ooof, this makes me feel terrible for recently disposing of my childhood 🧸🤦‍♀️

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  3. So cute! They look in quite good shape. Much too good for the trash. 🙂

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