Pretend writing poetry

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Ruby is always asking me to pretend this and that. When she says pretend she usually means really do. For example, “Pretend you chase me!” I’m of the opinion that I can pretty effectively pretend to chase her while sitting on the couch. But I assure you. Anything short of actual, real life chasing is unacceptable.

Today I pretend wrote a poem for the two week WordPress poetry course I (much to my own surprise) really and truly signed up for. This was my response to Day Two: Journey, Limerick, Alliteration.

Pretend you’re a princess
In a pretty, pink dress.
Come away with me.
Play with me!
Please, say, “Yes!”

Pretend you’re a penguin that plays the guitar,
Dances and juggles and drives a race car.
Pretend you’re pirate.
Pretend you’re a pilot.
Come on, let’s go. We’ll fly to the stars!

Come, come away with me,
Play pretend play with me!
Dream and imagine.
It’s just the beginning!
Pretend with me and you’ll be free!

Photo Credit: Isobella and the Melody by Lauren Hammond is licensed under CC by 2.0

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