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Song of a Slug

March 12, 2016
By Lucy-Agnes PLATINUM, Clarksville, Ohio
Lucy-Agnes PLATINUM, Clarksville, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"Have the courage to have your wisdom regarded as stupidity. Be fools for Christ. And have the courage to suffer the contempt of the sophisticated world." - Justice Antonin Scalia

I drag myself and wiggle
Along each tiresome inch;
I squeeze myself and wriggle
Through many a stony pinch.
At last I've covered a foot of ground,
And oh! my foot is sore;
I think I'll sit for a moment
And never move any more.

A giant runner approaches -
I cower in my fear -
The terror of worms and roaches
Is drawing very near!
One foot and another soars over me
In an arch like a huge rainbow;
She triples my trip in a moment -
And says she's going slow!

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on Apr. 25 2017 at 7:01 pm
Palindrome PLATINUM, Reedley, California
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Favorite Quote:
"If there's a reason I'm still alive when so many have died, I'm willing to wait for it."
-Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton

"Crazy people don't know they're crazy. They think they're getting saner."
-John Locke, Lost

This is really creative! I love looking out for snails and slugs on the sidewalks, because my best friend can be careless and step on them. I also like the way it rhymes. Sometimes, rhyming poems sound forced, but this one is natural and musical. I especially like the sound of the phrase, "she triples my trip".