Quadrille # 130- Smudge Solved

It’s that time again. For those of you new to the Quadrille, this is a poetry form originating here, from our very own virtual pub! We are writing poems of exactly 44 words, excluding the title BUT it must include a given word. Today, I give you the word …..


A cockroach told a royal lie,
That ‘smudge’ turned into rumors.
Told the king his son would die,
From malignant tumors.
Common knowledge made them cry,
‘Til a wise man shook his fist.
You listened to that cockroach guy?!”

Mass anguish solved by “squish“.

{44 words}

Quadrille #130 | dVerse (dversepoets.com)

33 thoughts on “Quadrille # 130- Smudge Solved

  1. The only good cockroach is a squished cockroach! May be harsh to say but that’s my truth. 🙂 Like David, your poem had a limerick feel to it to me which are really fun.

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