Friday, April 2, 2021

What they don't know won't hurt 'em

I am participating in Washington University's Life Lines poetry event for the month of April. This is my first posted poem using the five assigned words in bold type.

 Spring Fling

Mercy! Hilarity ensued when the deviltry
of my inner child went wild
gathering petunias, pansies, and
primrose to plant around trees.
“Going to be a hard freeze,”
my neighbor screamed. “Better wait.”
I laughed and beamed. “Won’t kill these.
They’re all fake.”


Kathy G said...

Fake plants are certainly the best way to deal with the temperature extremes around here.

Val said...

They look real enough to me! But I keep hearing that old commercial: "It's not NICE to fool Mother Nature."

Sioux Roslawski said...

Linda--Your poem is hilarious, and I love your idea of putting in fakers. Those are the only kinds of plants I could keep alive.

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, that's a cute poem, Linda. I've always loved poetry, and wrote a couple for my children. : )


Pat Wahler said...

Love it! :-)