Constanza anyone? #poetry

Jane Doughtery has another poetry prompt this week

A constanza: three line stanzas with a rhyme pattern of ABB ACC ADD AEE etc for as long as you like.

So this is mine


If at any point my life seems drab and stale
My head begins to ache, my heart to harden
I open up my backdoor and go into my garden.

My gaze casts wide and never seems to fail
To find some joy and hopefulness
Amongst the verdant fruitfulness

But then alas, I spot the glitch, the little silver trail
Whose pretty zigzag wanderings
Will start some morbid ponderings

Could it be the bugger’s back? It’s beyond the pale
When you’ve spent so long in eradication
To see that shell is pure vexation

A battle won is not the war, o stubborn little snail
Beating you is a complete lost cause
I’m giving up; I’m off indoors.

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published four books - Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle, My Father and Other Liars, Salisbury Square and Buster & Moo. In addition I have published three anthologies of short stories and a memoir of my mother. More will appear soon. I will try and continue to blog regularly at about whatever takes my fancy. I hope it does yours too. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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15 Responses to Constanza anyone? #poetry

  1. Al Lane says:

    Troubled by snails, by any chance? Love the poem 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. One snail and he’s wingeing! We have so many they feed the stray cat population.

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  3. Ritu says:

    Great poem Geoffles!

    I’m not a gardener but can appreciate the frustration!!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. The Gardener’s Lament! We could all be quoting a particular line from this in no time……… 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  5. davidprosser says:

    Have you considered a couple of signs in the garden ‘ The Owner of this house is French’, maybe that will stop them from coming back.

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  6. Janice says:

    I had a good laugh. You had me in a garden reverie and then bam! ‘the bugger’s back’. My main garden buggers are nibbling worms.

    Liked by 1 person

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