Wednesday, August 26, 2015

DMC: Leftovers from Mindy Gars Dolandis

There Was an Old Dragon Who Swallowed . . .
Things from my refrigerator.
Albert Allen’s alligator.

Mr. Tobin’s fresh grown squash.
Edamame succotash.

Bacon, sausage, juicy steak,
Pudding, pies, and birthday cake.
                                                          – Penny Parker Klostermann, all rights reserved

The cupboard was bare as he took the last bite,
but he still hadn’t sated his big appetite.

He tasted a toaster, which was so delicious,
he ate the appliances, flatware and dishes.

The rest of my house was his luncheon buffet.
He swallowed the sheets and the bed and duvet.

He chewed up the couches, recliners and tables,
computers, TVs and electrical cables.
                                                        – Mindy Gars Dolandis, all rights reserved

Penny Parker Klostermann has challenged us to write one to four couplets following her example– things we might feed a dragon to avoid being swallowed ourselves.  Click HERE for more details.

Send your couplets to TodaysLittleDitty (at) gmail (dot) com, or use the contact form in the sidebar to the right. All contributions will be included in a whopper of a cumulative poem featured at our wrap-up celebration this Friday, August 28th.  One lucky participant will win a personalized copy of Penny's deliciously funny debut picture book:


  1. I hope he never enters my house! Great rhythm, eating up everything in sight!

  2. That's terrific. Very funny stuff. Thanks!

  3. Mindy, I love how you turn the household into one big eating adventure-land!
    Terrific job with your rhyme and meter too.

  4. How fun is this, Mindy! He took a complete rollicking, rhythmic sweep through your house! Hope "Destruction by Dragon" is included in your homeowners insurance!