Party Crasher

This chipmunk has an appetite.
His cuteness is a pure delight.
With chubby cheeks and eyes so bright,
his look is quite a pleasant sight.

He often steals the feeder’s seed,
providing his survival creed.
Although, there is a touch of greed.
His takes exceed beyond his need.

I’ve noted that when he’s around,
seeds disappearing by the pound.
The birds that come have often found
the mound of seeds does not abound.

He fills his cheeks, and then he’ll dash
to find a hole to hoard his stash.
He must have made a massive cache.
He’s so brash, that I’m abash,

that he can crash
my party.

Author Notes:

This is another photograph that my grandson, Jeremy, took with my camera, of a chipmunk eating bird seeds (saffron seed) off the railing of my back deck. This guy has been around for years, to the point that my grandson named him Nacho. He tends to take more than his fair share. I often chase him away so the birds can eat. He is cute though.

This poem is a Monotetra.
The Monotetra is a poetic form developed by Michael Walker. Each stanza contains four lines in mono-rhyme. Each line is in tetrameter (four metrical feet) for a total of eight syllables. What makes the Monotetra so powerful as a poetic form, is that the last line contains two repeated double rhymes. It can have as few as one or two stanzas, or as many as desired.

Stanza Structure:
Line 1: 8 syllables; a
Line 2: 8 syllables; a
Line 3: 8 syllables; a
Line 4: 4 syllables, a,a

This poem had 4 stanzasz, so the total rhyme scheme is:
a,a,a,(a,a) – b,b,b,(b,b) – c,c,c,(c,c) – d,d,d,(d,d).
I added a 2 line envoi.

This photo is one of the author’s personal collection. It was taken July 10, 2016.

Synergy of Poetry and Verse. Author, Poet, Photographer

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