Friday, 23 September 2016

Slippery snake

I'm winding round a flagpole 
Like a slippery snake
I'll bite those who touch me
Just for old times sake

I could be a kinder chap
If you would look at me
Just as Eve in the garden
Who through me could not see

So Adam ate the apple
It stuck right in his throat
Humans do make a mess
Even put me on the boat

Flagpoles are not your friends
For enemies they make
Many have no bread to eat
Yet others eat rich cake

This is of course a parody of how well humanity has coped since creation. Adam and Eve dissatisfied in Eden fared no better when free as even evil was taken with Noah on the ark in the form of the snake. That is my pattern of madness for you with a bit more thrown in for good measure as the snake recounts what has happened!

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  1. Whistles!! πŸ’–πŸ’– this is such a quaint and whimsical response to the prompt, Robin. I love the humor here with reference to 'Humans do make a mess even put me on the boat' Beautifully penned. Thank you so much for participating at Prompt Nights and for your constant love and support πŸ’–πŸ’–

    Lots of love,

  2. Your last two lines are so appropriate at the moment. So much hunger around the world while a few are about to burst from overeating. Madness, indeed.

  3. Cleverly created Robin. Yes, one is then faced with the reality of situation where all the permutations of good and evil gets entangled. The real world is just as bad or even worst off!


  4. I agree about those last two sentences. The snake can be allowed a certain level of snarkiness in his assessment.

  5. It is madness, though many don't recognize it.

  6. We just keep on making the same mistakes... that way, madness lies.

  7. ahem! the grass does look greener even todate

    much love...

  8. Doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting a different result - humans have madneesst down i think - as you aptly capture..

  9. And Jae can't spell! - madness (ironic really!)

  10. Oh, the madness! "Many have no bread to eat" yet they think of flagpoles as friends as they stand again before the ballot box. Cleverly depicted!

  11. The words of your poem ring true, we seem not to have learned from past mistakes. Hope does endure though,,,well said,,

  12. Wow. I don't think this poem madness at all. I could feel the power of your words. Thank you