I woke up this morning to find May outside the door. I haven’t seen her for a while, so we had a nice chat and a cup of tea.
May brings with her the end of the April Fools joke that was the A to Z Challenge. I hope you’ve enjoyed following along this month. I feel I gained by stretching my writing muscles, and I’m personally pleased with some of the creations I produced. Personal faves for me were the posts I wrote as a story teller. If you didn’t catch them, there are easy links below:
F – Flamingo
H – Haggis
L – Lizard
M – Monkey
P – Praying Mantis (okay – this was a poem, but I loved writing this one)
S – Seagull
W – Wolf
Z – Zebra
So, with April behind us, I bid farewell to the Challenge. I hope you stay with me for the ride from here on out. In celebration, I give you my Alphabet Poem.
A Armadillo started this A to Z mirth,
An arsehole boss brought down to earth.
B We learned about Beavers and prostitution,
Merkins and paddles their contribution.
C C – and young men in delight or in fright,
When Cougars go hunting in the night.
D And then there was Dog, friend and protector,
And Milo, my friend, hogging the radiator.
E Elephant gave our E, and not Ecstacy,
Warm poo instead, was his delicacy.
F F gave us drug wars and suburban revolution,
With flamingo uprising and gnome retribution.
G And then to the Goat, and astronomy,
Can the stars really explain our destiny?
H Haggis – who rescued the Scots’ meat and two veg,
And was hailed as Chieftain o’ the Pudding Race.
I A reptile dysfunction and several bad jokes,
About Iguana, tattoos, and such scary folk.
J Jaguar, the car, William Lyons’ creation,
Automotive art form and my motivation.
K Kookaburra told tale of copyright theft,
Leading inexorably to untimely death.
L Next letter explored the evolutionary fast track,
Mankind raced hard, while Lizard stepped back.
M Then Monkey explored the management tree,
Looking up at the arseholes winking back at me.
N Flo Nightingale lived a life of devotion,
Nursing the sick and not seeking promotion.
O O told of Mij in a cold Scottish Bay,
And sea otter spotting in Monterey.
P The Mantis was praying to save his head,
Once he’d had his way with his lady in bed.
Q A Kenyan obsession for riches made quick,
Life savings were spent on Quail eggs and chicks.
R Chocolate rabbits and eggs, and Easter communion,
The merging of cultures for sweet toothed reunion.
S S – and a seagull stare interrupted beach fun,
When homework was sitting, waiting to be done.
T T – A taste of Turkey summer sun,
Bend over please – here’s a prick in the bum.
U The Unicorn song told of their fun and games,
And Noah’s impatience when it started to rain.
V Vultures who wait for the wealthy to die,
And take all their money without even goodbye.
W Red Riding Hood’s saviour was not the woodman,
But the beast she took with her when visiting her Gran.
X Xtinct is for ever, and we should take care,
Lest it be Mankind who’s next no longer there.
Y Yakeil, or echidna, the spiky ant eater,
Or a mythical mommy – you don’t want to meet her.
Z And finally Zebra, who got his stripes last,
Coz Lion was lazy, and wanted breakfast.