As Josie traipsed through the meadow,
she found a shard of bark
upon which a note was written
without a signature or mark.
It guided her to The Great Shagbark,
a well-known hickory tree,
to find a delightful gift
which, “be only meant for thee.”
She paused for just one moment
in a thoughtful smiling pose
reflecting on the sliver-filled note
and it’s interesting prose.
She skipped a few meters with glee
for Josie loved a mysterious gift
to that old famous hickory tree,
but for skipping, she almost missed.
She bent down to look upon a box
with a broken heart engraved on top
and carefully opened up the lid
which surprised her with a pop!
For within this wooden treasure
lie a shimmery flower of pink
very old but covered in dust
and which let out a putrid stink.
Josie cried out in surprise,
and then shed a tear or two
she never expected a joke to be played
in the forest, by nobody she knew!
This poem was a writing prompt created from brainstorming words in writers’ group!
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