The Unlikely Literary Success of Carmen Matilda Manila’s Chinchilla
Carmen Matilda Manila’s chinchilla
Was as big as a very small mountain gorilla
When they’d go for a walk, townsfolk scattered and screamed
The mayor declared, “It should be guillotined!”
The preacher he thought the mayor too drastic
The butcher stepped forward to wrap it in plastic
Then Carmen Matilda Manila’s chinchilla
Ran away to the hills to write a novella
It starred all the townsfolk and how they should die
And included instructions for Hemlock Cream pie
After that it was merely a matter of time
Til the townsfolk were found in positions supine
Now Carmen Matilda Manila’s chinchilla
Is writing a sequel, it’s called, “Salmonella”
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Until next time . . . I love you
26 thoughts on “The Unlikely Literary Success of Carmen Matilda Manila’s Chinchilla”
Ah so it’s a chinchilla that’s plotting to destroy the world now is it! 😛
Yes!! We must do something!
Well the cat looked like it had an idea! kind of had that jaws look to it lol
Ha! Cats are a lot like sharks. Especially when they wait under the bed until you come close and then reach out and scratch you. Sometimes I don’t think my cat loves me very much . . .
CLAW you!? have you forgotten to feed? :O
*slapping head* and I forgot the rabies vaccination too I think . . .
Oh lord you aren’t going to go all tasmanian devil’ish are you? lol
No don’t worry Andy. I always keep a anti-tasmanian devil’ish serum on hand, just in case . . .
*Bounces up and down the calmdowncalmdownlinda dart in his hand just in case* 😛
Haha! Do you have any extra calm down Linda darts on hand? I’d like to try one on my kitty . . .
Oh that’ll take far more stronger darts i think lol
This poem is delightful! I think this needs to be included in a big book of poems which include your illustrations. I just love it!!!
I’m so glad you liked this one. It so funny because my original intention was to write a poem about a hand grenade not a chinchilla. I can’t imagine what happened.
Is this one of those poison pen chinchilla things?
LOL! Yes. Nothing but nothing gets by you Bumba!
Twisted and hilarious and so awesome. Loved reading this, Linda. You’re changing my stance on poets.
Ah thank you Trent. I’ve always loved nursery rhymes and Dr. Seuss. Maybe this is a Suessery rhyme.
Perhaps that is a calling for you? You do have that sense of whimsy. It’s impossible to fake whimsy, you know. You either have that personality or you don’t. It’s rare. And precious.
Ah, thank you Trent! They come really quickly, maybe I’ll start writing one a day and setting it aside and see what comes of it . . .
Sounds like a powerful story! I might pass on that one though, and that’s saying something because I will usually read anything written by a rodent!
Ahahah! You are a man with discerning tastes, Brantley Newton.
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Stopping by from Helena’s post and this really is awesome! I would read a book for grown up children. 🙂
Thanks Deanna! I’m in the process of getting them all together. Wish me luck. (I horrible at projects!) 😀