Our A to Z Poetry Challenge today is to a create a Cento or patchwork poem by borrowing lines from other poets. Though poets often borrow lines from other writers and mix them in with their own, a true cento is composed entirely of lines from other sources. Well, my poem is not a true cento, but I did borrow 🙂 Thanks to Rena Traxel for organizing this challenge, and providing the photo for today’s prompt.
A Castle’s A Place Where Things Are Perplexing
A castle’s a place where things are perplexing,
Seriously twisted, and certainly vexing.
I’ll share why I think this, and please, read along.
Just look at what happens that’s royally wrong.
A chorus of black birds baked up in a pie
Dare make a maid tell her smeller, “Good-bye.”
An old king named Cole is a jolly ol’ soul,
But can’t keep his pipe-smoking under control.
Then over in London, a mouse-frightened queen
Keeps folks a-wonderin’ where pussy cat’s been.
And who leaves an egg on a brick, castle wall?
You’d think that they’d know Humpty Dumpty would sprawl.
So if my folks say, “Hey! A place with a moat!”
I’ll pass on the castle. That’s my final vote.