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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Exotic (08/08/13)

TITLE: Plain Old Me
By Verna Cole Mitchell
08/14/13


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While some exotic birds are dressed in colors of the rainbow,
A pinkís the only feature of the web-footed flamingo.
Quetzals of green and scarlet hues enthrall,
As well as striking tinting of the blue-throated macaw.
There are varied colored parrots, but their talking is incessant.
The peacockís also brilliant with a tail thatís iridescent.

These birds are quite remarkable, as lovely as can be,
Yet, thereís not a one I like as much as the wren that sings to me.

I looked for an uncommon pet to keep my spirits bright.
The first I found was a kinkajou, but he stays up all night.
White lion pups are pretty, but theyíre the costliest,
And they grow to be five hundred pounds at best.
The chimp is entertaining, but heís strong as he can be,
And the squirrel monkey has more brains than me.

These pets might be exotic and the most unusual,
But a sweet and loyal dog suits me the best of all.

There are folks who ever seek to find a rare exotic dish,
But I can tell you now thatís not my wish.
I tried duck liver once, to my dismay;
Iíll have no reindeer pate that is in a can today,
Nor birdsí nest soup nor any kind of sushi.
Roasted beetles and fried ants would never suit me.

Iíll let it be those other folks to give strange foods a whirl
And be a simple meat-potatoes girl.

Although it might appear to some that Iím a bit contrary,
I donít choose what's exotic--I enjoy the ordinary.


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Linda Goergen08/16/13
Ha-ha...well put! Me too! Ordinary suits me just fine! Cute and clever poem that was such a fun read! Enjoyed!
Laura Hawbaker 08/19/13
Liked this! Well written and easy to read. I like the ordinary too, but marvel at the exotic creatures God created for us to enjoy.
Camille (C D) Swanson 08/20/13
Great wrap-up! I must say I'm of the ordinary "species too!"


God bless~
Carolyn Ancell08/21/13
How I love these thoughts! Even now as we complete an awesome 15,000 mile RV trip, Inuearn to contemplate the simplicity and beauty of my own back yard.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 08/22/13
Congratulations on ranking 26 overall!