Previous Challenge Entry (Level 4 – Masters)
Topic: SLOTH (indolence; laziness) (01/29/15)
- TITLE: Why Bother with a Title for This?
By Noel Mitaxa
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ADD TO MY FAVORITES
Would make some feel bereft
But I started out with nothing
And have most of it left.
Was never my condition.
For those who’d aspire
To keep rising higher;
I just forgot ’em
And stayed at the bottom.
If you think I’m slow,
I think you should know
That as soon as the sun hits my pillow
I’m ready to go!
Not such a difficult test,
Since my window faces west.
And for exercise,
Each time I rise
I say: “Up – one two three four.”
And because I want more,
I then count: “Down – one two three four!”
Attempting twenty bids
Before switching eyelids.
With no suggestion of vigorous prancing -
For us Baptists have outlawed all forms of dancing!
My favourite bible verse is “Be still,”
And its lack of activity ensures that forever it will.
My favourite hymn is “Take my life, and let it be,”
(Please don’t expect any changes from me…)
Let’s turn our conversation
For saving energy is my favourite zone
Especially if the energy saved is my own.
Much time I spend
With Dave, my life-long friend
He’s more like a brother
For there’s nothing we would not do for each other.
And for many a year
It would clearly appear
That we’d rather
Keep doing nothing for each ather.
Though once, while enjoying the shade of a tree
Dave whispered to me,
“Are you awake?
Because a poisonous snake
Just fell from a branch
And it looks perchance
That your foot’s in danger!”
This news was stranger
Than anything I’d ever before heard.
Well, would you have demurred?
Or uttered a word?
My reply was, “Which foot?”
Because I’d never put
Myself to the effort to shift
Toes that needed no lift.
Yet my family is a problem.
Not that I wish to trouble ’em;
But if we ever have to go somewhere,
I often find them just sitting there.
It just got too much for me one day,
So I had to shout and say –
At the risk of causing a row -
“I though you would have finished waiting for me by now!”
Racing is my favourite sport,
And here I simply must report
That the action footage I most like
Is when the jockeys went on strike,
Riding slow for higher pay.
It was such an unforgettable day.
In the first race that afternoon,
The winning horse started at ten-to-one
And finally finished at half-past four
―Which made the punters really sore!
Everyone in the crowd was grizzling
And the judges’ decision relied on the chiselling
Of the sculptor who carved the result
As the first three horses came to a halt.
I should confess
I don’t suffer from stress;
For I've actually found
That I spread it around.
Do I detect your disdainful voice?
Well, I’ve made my choice.
Rather than flit crazily as does a moth
I prefer to languish like a sloth.
And for this present task
I’ll eventually have to ask
Someone to post this entry for me.
Now, who might that be???
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