Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. Leonard Cohen

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Sloth for New National Emblem

I eat and sleep most of the day
Up in my tree is where I stay
I’m named because I move real slow
Upon my fur I watch moss grow
I have so little muscle mass
I rarely move my lazy ass
Instead I hang from this ol’ tree
Just where I am is where I’ll be
I’m just a sloth and not real nimble
I’d make the perfect US symbol!


Brian Miller said...

hahaha wouldnt it ever...why are we obese? well...why do we have attention disorders on the rise...well...why are we entitled and expect others to do for us...well....

Fireblossom said...

LMFAO! Best suggestion EVAH.

Maude Lynn said...

This is too funny!

Mary said...

Sometimes a person just has to laugh; and this I did and am still laughing. Clever, clever, clever!!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

This gave me a much needed giggle. Perfect!

Anonymous said...

So true! Though personally I think sloths are adorable humans are less so in imitation

The new prompt is up if you want to participate I would love to have you =)

not displayed said...

Great poem. I used to be obsessed with sloths when I was a little. They seemed so exotic

Margaret said...

... a bit harsh on America... but here are many sloth-like people out there, for sure. (Perhaps the current administation? - sorry couldn't resist)

Hannah said...

Lol!! Ha there are quite a few who roll like that!!

Love this:

"Just where I am is where I’ll be"

Thank you for writing!!