“The Gourmand” (for Speakeasy Challenge)


The pig who came to dinner...

The pig who came to dinner…

“The Gourmand”

https://i0.wp.com/www.yeahwrite.me/speakeasy/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/speakeasy2.pngHe had it coming to him all along!

The chicken critters sniffed and all agreed.

Was Henny Penny led the cackling throng;

all her friends did cluck contemptuously.

He’s eyed the tender fruit upon the vine;

its leather cover chewy for gourmand.

He had it coming to him; there’s a fine

for gluttony, the soul but one brigand.

He had it coming to him; ‘free-fer-all’ !

This gourmandizer; finished with his squeeze.

Then squash_ the farmer’s wife had plans for Fall_

has disappeared before the winter freeze.

Now Porky grunts; our cag`ed connoisseur;

Oh! wormy edict: diet he’ll endure.

(Shakespearean Sonnet form. Rhyme: abab;cdcd;efef;gg.  Iambi pentameter.)

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6 Comments on ““The Gourmand” (for Speakeasy Challenge)”

  1. Stacie
    October 1, 2013 at 11:36 pm #

    Love the Henny Penny reference!

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  2. gem
    October 2, 2013 at 1:01 am #

    I like the lyrical form and style…reminds me of the Grimm fairy tales and the like.

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  3. jannatwrites
    October 2, 2013 at 2:22 am #

    I like the sonnet form. Oh, and the word “gourmandizer”- now that’s a fun word 🙂

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  4. Suzanne
    October 2, 2013 at 2:54 pm #

    Love this so much! Your way with words is incredible. And what a romping read!

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  5. LaTonya
    October 2, 2013 at 9:07 pm #

    managing a sonnet out this prompt? Impressive. Thanks for coming by.

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  6. nataliedeyoung
    October 4, 2013 at 12:09 am #

    Very nicely execute and playful!

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