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An Ode to Squirrels

by Snoink


An Ode To Squirrels

Wunce I warse a-walking
Down a cleanly path
I sawr a little squirrel
Larffing at me laffs.

He warse a kindly fellow
A nicely little gent
Hopping brisky to and fro
On his way to Kent.

I sed to him -- O sonny!
Where dost thou marry travel?
With a bumbly duffle bag
Loded full of grabble?

But nottin did he says to me
Only one-y little wink
And flying from a biggy bush
He landed in a think.

And so I thart a little think
That thart so I was thinking
But thartting think so very hard
Got me to the brinking.

And so a little morale
For you squirrelly little lads
Thart before you thinking
OR I’LL CHOP YOU UP IN LITTLE PIECES AND FEED YOU TO THE DOGS.


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Wed Apr 07, 2010 6:22 am
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Other than 'Ode to Pancakes,' this is one of the funniest poems I have read in a long time, so I thank you for the entertainment. Almost a Robbie Burns, but with even crazier spelling! I like how everything's spelt all wrong, purposefully, to make us pronounce the words like that, in a half-Scottish, half Irish accent (at least, that's how I read it aloud) and that word - 'tharting' - I almost died laughing reading your poem aloud. For someone who now prefers modern poetry, this certianly puts an interesting spin on things - allows us to use old poetry for humour - so thanks also for reviving that :)




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Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:22 pm
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Haha, this is a funny little poem - the thing I love about poetry is that as long as you can understand what it says, grammar can be tossed out the window. Loved it. :lol:




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Wed Nov 29, 2006 3:11 pm
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Lol, this is funny. I love where you got the idea from.
Well done, even thought the grammer is bad it makes perfect sense and you can see its done purposely.

:D

Keep up the good work.;
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Fri Nov 10, 2006 10:53 am
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Ooo i really like this! Its very different to other poems i read, keep up the good work!




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Fri Sep 22, 2006 9:44 pm
armonia says...



kool. i liked this alot.




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Fri Sep 22, 2006 5:51 pm
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haha! wonderful, dahling, simply wonderful




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Sat Sep 16, 2006 3:48 am
Snoink says...



Hehe... well that's a play off of one of John Lennon's poems, hehe.




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Sat Sep 16, 2006 12:39 am
Searria H. wrote a review...



I Looooove Squirrels!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It was a funny poem, and I really enjoyed it! :D I was sort of Horrified at the last line :wink: :shock:




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Fri Aug 11, 2006 12:05 am
Wiggy says...



Nice Mister Waffles...




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Fri Aug 11, 2006 12:04 am
Wiggy says...



Awesome job Snoink! I literally laughed out loud! lol ;)




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Wed Aug 09, 2006 11:56 pm
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That was pure mastery. 'Twas puzzling, because it doesn't seem like much of an ode, though it is strange how that bothers me more than a squirrel carrying a duffel bag would.




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Wed Aug 09, 2006 11:31 pm
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Reas: Hehehe! Sadly, it is not unique. I mimicked the style of a not-so-famous-but-published-anyway poet called John Lennon. His poems are in much of the same style. :)

MH: Hahaha... hablas en español muy bien.

Nate: Hehehe... complete disregard of spelling too! And yes, your neighbor is quite correct. Squirrels are funny. Whenever my dog sees them, she goes bananas... which is really funny since she should be going squirrely. Or something.

Mr. Waffles: Don't kill yourself correcting it! XD




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Wed Aug 09, 2006 5:30 pm
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Fixed. :O

Now I'll stop spamming Snoink's post. :D




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Wed Aug 09, 2006 5:19 pm
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Stealing my title, eh? Humph!

I gotta agree with Rei; this is a funny poem, but it's even funnier coming from you simply because of the complete disregard for grammar. But, grammar is very restrictive and not always right for poetry, as you said.

I'm going to show this to my neighbor; for some reason, he thinks squirrels are hilarious. In fact, the quote, "An Ode To Squirrels," was actually his idea. So Misterwaffles, your siggy should actually read, "A quote from Nate's neighbor, adopted by Nate, and then from Snoink..." or something like that ;)




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Mister Waffles: Actually, the ode to squirrels thingy was inspired by Nate's title on the main page of this website. So... it's Nate's quote! Just my poem.

Alrighty. I corrected my siggy. :wink:




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Wed Aug 09, 2006 2:46 am
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That was mucho cool...o.




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Tue Aug 08, 2006 10:06 pm
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AHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!! Snoink, I thought that you were scary before, now my fear is verified. It was unique, bit over the top unique. o.O




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Tue Aug 08, 2006 9:56 pm
Snoink says...



Rei wrote:It's interesting seeing you, who makes a big deal out of the tiniest errors, writing a poem like this. It was pretty amusing.


Hehehe... poetry is a little bit more fluid than your standard story. Just as long as the spelling makes sense and everything reads right. :)




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It's interesting seeing you, who makes a big deal out of the tiniest errors, writing a poem like this. It was pretty amusing.




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Tue Aug 08, 2006 6:54 pm
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Thanks for all the tips and comments! I've edited the poem according to your suggestions, so now it's a lot sparkly and stuff. :)

Grif: *eats tiger cub* ;)

Sharty: Yep! One day, I shall get olde English right. ;)

Elizabeth: Your mother is scary... I think...

Mister Waffles: Actually, the ode to squirrels thingy was inspired by Nate's title on the main page of this website. So... it's Nate's quote! Just my poem. ;)

Poor Imp: Hehe, thanks for the tips! My mom agreed with everything you said, so I'm assuming that what you said is gospel. Or something like that. And I'm glad you didn't sat "knottin" should "nothing." XD

David: That's my favorite stanza too! It's fun getting other people to say fast because if you don't say it with the written accents before, it sounds like "fart." XD




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Tue Aug 08, 2006 6:38 pm
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It's great, Snoink. It reminds me of an old "Beverly band" recording I once heard.

And so I thart a little think
That thart so I was thinking
But thartting think so very hard
Got me to the brinking.

I think that's my favorite stanza. :D




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Tue Aug 08, 2006 5:22 am
Poor Imp wrote a review...



Oy, Snoink - that was a hilarious bit of pointed nonsense, if anything quite rational can be said about it with a straight face. ^_~


I sed to him -- O sonny!
Where dost thou mary travel?
With a bumbly duffle bag
Loded full of grabble?


Someone else did mention 'mary' ought likely to be 'marry' - as in the old/middle English interjection?

But knottin did he says to me
Only one-y little wink
And flying from a biggy bush
He landed in a think.


And only to clarify here: 'Knottin' means 'nothing'? Would it be more correct - in the incorrect sense - for it to be 'nottin'?

Other than that, made me grin - the completely skewed words with the accent were hilarious. ^_^

IMP




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Tue Aug 08, 2006 4:27 am
Doctor Kitty says...



It made me giggle.

Anything squirrel related deserves to be in my siggy. :O




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Tue Aug 08, 2006 4:11 am
Elizabeth says...



*cries and runs away, missing my mother ... who can't spell better than you :P*




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Tue Aug 08, 2006 4:01 am
Sharty says...



Very original. I like the accent. But shouldn't "mary" in the third stanza be "marry?" Maybe I'm wrong--anyway, I like this. It's funny.




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Nice work! Keep it up!





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