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Backwards Day! – COW 2023

Here is my entry for Evil Squirrel’s Contest Of Whatever 2023! The theme this year is (drum roll) “November 31st”!

I couldn’t bring any of my initial duff ideas to fruition so I fell back on writing a poem. Yes, a poem!

I know, right?

A warning to anyone who doesn’t read Evil Squirrel’s Nest (and if not, why not?) – this is very specific to the critters who infest the Nest. But you can always critique me on my dodgy rhyming and shitty scanning.

A poem for COW 2023

A quite tricky day, that none can remember,
Today is quite odd, 31st of November!

Here come the critters, but everything’s changed,
They’re all topsy-turvey, psyches rearranged.

First up is Mitzi, they say quite a bimbo,
But here she comes trotting, her hooves NOT akimbo!

Next up is Zeeba, but wait – is this real?
No blood can I see, she’s become quite gentile!

And here is the Pres, he’s arrogant, the Boss,
But look here today, he’s quite at a loss!

Itโ€™s just past 4:20 and now here comes Fuzzy,
He’s not stoned at all, his head clear, not muzzy!

And Snuggle and Big Scrat, they do love to hate,
But just for today theyโ€™ve become best of mates!

And finally Buster, a tear in his eye,
He’s made it right through, and hasn’t yet died!

I’ll leave you now reader, doubtless wanting more,
Because very soon all will be as before,
The critters will be back, but just as they were,
That is, until next we see 31 November.

  1. April 1, 2023 at 1:57 pm

    Oh, the judges will love this one since they all got a mention! I can just imagine the Bard weeping over this heartfelt piece of poetry… are they tears of joy or laughter, or did he just get sprayed by Rainy? Oh yikes, you forgot her in the poem! Better close all your windows….

    Thanks for playing for the TENTH straight year! Good luck!

    Liked by 1 person

    • April 2, 2023 at 6:12 am

      All the judges got a mention? Really? I hadn’t noticed ๐Ÿ˜‰ Big mistake missing out Rainy, though ๐Ÿ˜ฎ


  2. April 1, 2023 at 2:06 pm

    ๐Ÿ˜€ Hilarious!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. April 1, 2023 at 4:08 pm

    Guaranteed prize this year. No doubt whatsoever!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. April 7, 2023 at 9:23 am

    MOO MOO OL๐Ÿ˜ŽExtra Pawkisses๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ˜ฝ๐Ÿ’ž

    Liked by 1 person

  5. April 7, 2023 at 9:43 am

    Prize-worthy for sure……I really like it! Good luck.


    Liked by 1 person

    • April 8, 2023 at 4:36 am

      Thanks, I’m glad you enjoyed it ๐Ÿ™‚


  6. April 7, 2023 at 3:54 pm

    Ha, cool!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Mandy White
    April 8, 2023 at 5:43 pm

    Clever and absolutely prizeworthy in my opinion! The judges will no doubt have something snarky to say, which means they like it. Best of luck in the contest!

    Liked by 1 person

    • April 9, 2023 at 7:13 am

      Thanks, I’m glad you enjoyed it ๐Ÿ™‚


  8. April 8, 2023 at 6:34 pm

    So fun to read about all the critters switching personalities! Best of luck! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

    • April 9, 2023 at 7:13 am

      They’re a lot more normal and less fun on Backwards Day ๐Ÿ™‚

      Liked by 1 person

  9. April 8, 2023 at 9:27 pm

    As always, your COW entry was fabulous and funny!

    Liked by 1 person

  1. April 7, 2023 at 9:15 am

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