Yellow Peep box
Marshmallow mocks
Left over from Easter
No one would eat‘er
Tossed in the can
With bacon drip pan
Apple core bran
Muffins and spam
Milk carton crush
A rotten tooth brush
With no one there
Along came a bear
Smelling the air
Tipped over the bin
Potpourri from within
Strewn here and there
Delighting said bear
For all but the Peeps
Which no smart bear eats

The good news about being so many days behind in the NaPoWriMo challenge is that I will have plenty of left over prompts to get me through the next couple months. Today’s challenge is to write a Skeltonic verse. No skeletons involved. Rather, Skeltonic verse gets its name from John Skelton, a fifteenth-century English poet who pioneered the use of short stanzas with irregular meter, but two strong stresses per line (otherwise know as “dipodic” or “two-footed” verse). The lines rhyme, but there’s not a rhyme scheme per se. The poet simply rhymes against one word until he or she gets bored and moves on to another. Dipodc….not sure I got it.

By the way, this Peep-Bear story is true.

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