Poem of the Day


Platypus’s Penchant


‘Wakey-wakey, Platypus –

time to have your tea.’

Mummy prodded Platypus

quite impatiently.

‘Pumpkin, please not pumpkin,’

was Platypus’s plea.

‘You know how food that’s orange

does not agree with me.

I want purple periwinkles,

pickled, for my tea.’

And if I must have veggies

I’ll eat a frozen pea.

Kate O’Neil
  • Submitted in response to Poetry Prompt #9

3 thoughts on “Poem of the Day

  1. A thoroughly enjoyable poem, skilfully devised and executed, with the prompt words entering the account naturally and leading to a neat and amusing conclusion. Well done, Kate

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