Monday, February 1, 2010

Groundhog Day

Roused by the crowd, he peeks from his bed.
Seeking sleep, he scowls:
"What's with all this fuss? I'll call the cops."
He shouted from his hole. Then he glances at the wall.
"February 2nd," he mutters.
"They're waiting on you ole Phil. Give 'em a show"

He saunters in quite smugly. Taps his feet in circles.
No one notices. Will he see his shadow?
A young girl asks her dad.

"Hey I'm just warming up.
"People want to know if I'll see my shadow,
"But I'd like to break into show business
"Can I audition on American Idol?
"Punxsutawney Phil. World famous groundhog,
"By the way, I hate that name
"Just call me Phil folks."

The crowd stared at him blankly.
"You're not worth the trouble, " he shouted
And the groundhog strutted away
Skipped and dodged the crowd
Held his thumb up by the highway
And hitchhiked to Hollywood.


septembermom said...

Very clever. Cute :) That groundhog has personality!

Brosreview said...

Aha, smartly written! Keep it up!!!

Anonymous said...

some legends associated with this day!this took me on a little journey and the name is a bit of a tongue twister-(town of the sand flies).cute post Katina..hope you have a great week, Regina-

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Judith Ellis said...

I really like this one. It's so very original, so very cute. I laughed aloud. Thanks for that.

JStar said...

LOL...Great concept :)

Unbreakable said...

This is very clever.

Mark Kreider said...

Glad you haven't given up your blog. Sometimes just cutting back for a while does the trick. I like your shaped poetry, nice photos too!

Andrea said...

Love this!! So cute!! Great rhythm!!! :)

workerv said...

Love it! Check you out later :}

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