Wednesday, 17 May 2017


The Snake

The sinuous snake, it slithers, slides
It rises up and rears and will go: “Hissssss!”
With elegance and with such grace it glides,
Like dancer, or a prim young missssss

Yet many there are, who serpents detest,
And snakes will often get bad pressssss;
O slippery beast, you are no pest,
Snake, your poor image must you adressssss.

The snake serves well in nature’s wise design –
Without him who to blame for Eden’s lossssss?
What would Cleopatra do to meet her deadline?
How outer space would Little Prince crossssss?

A snake is friendly, a serpent’s kind,
One bite and one is dead without much fussssss
But if we let it play its other roles assigned,
It will do so merrily, and not bother ussssss.

This post is part of the Outdoor Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme,
and also part of the ABC Wednesday meme.


  1. I always enjoy reading your ABC poems and there is much humour, poignancy and always lots of wit. The "sssss's" had me in this one!

  2. not my friend ;-)

    Melody (ABC-W-team)
    Preview Round 21
    Have a splendig ABC-day / week

  3. The reference to the Little Prince and the snake made me sad...