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. msjadeli 06/14/2021 / 10:30 pm

    Roaches scurry away in the light (of truth.)

  2. rothpoetry 06/14/2021 / 10:58 pm

    Not even frogs like cockroaches!! :>) Great poem. it made me smile!

    • Susan St.Pierre 06/15/2021 / 7:24 am

      For sure! lol
      I’ve seen frogs spit beetles out with disgust.
      Glad to bring smiles! 😀

      • rothpoetry 06/15/2021 / 10:07 am

        You are welcome! I don’t like them either!! :>)

  3. Shweta Suresh 06/15/2021 / 1:08 am

    Haha. Great poem, Susan. Squish definitely solves the issues

  4. Carol Congalton 06/15/2021 / 1:56 am

    Love this!

    • Susan St.Pierre 06/15/2021 / 7:16 am

      Thank you, Carol.
      Cockroaches are talking to many people these days. lol

  5. Ingrid 06/15/2021 / 2:52 am

    Never believe words from the cockroach’s mouth! Nice smudging 🙂

    • Susan St.Pierre 06/15/2021 / 7:12 am

      Much appreciated, Ingrid.
      Silliness with an underlying message lives here. 😀

  6. Mason Bushell 06/15/2021 / 4:33 am

    Hello, Susan

    that’s a great poem about MR Roach! Well done.

    • Susan St.Pierre 06/15/2021 / 7:07 am

      Thank you, Mason.
      Keep an eye out for those ‘cockroaches’. 😉

      • Mason Bushell 06/15/2021 / 7:51 am

        You’re welcome.

        I keep a tidy, clean kitchen to keep those beasties out!

      • Susan St.Pierre 06/15/2021 / 7:52 am

        LOL… I meant the kind who tell lies. But avoiding that creepy kind is good!

      • Mason Bushell 06/15/2021 / 7:53 am

        Haha! Yes, no those are harder to get rid off. There are so many liars, cheaters and stealers in all guises. Avoiding them all is hard work!

  7. ben Alexander 06/15/2021 / 11:30 am

    wow, Susan – this isn’t a limerick, obviously, but it feels like one to me… I really enjoyed this! 🙂


    • Susan St.Pierre 06/15/2021 / 11:41 am

      Cool… it does have that lighthearted punch. Thanks for your interesting observation, David!

  8. Ron. 06/15/2021 / 11:50 am

    Oh those cockroaches really bug me too.

    • Susan St.Pierre 06/15/2021 / 11:54 am

      😀 Glad you can see them too. Many people can’t. lol

  9. Bodhirose 06/15/2021 / 2:46 pm

    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.

  10. Mish 06/15/2021 / 2:53 pm

    I like the cockroach as the liar in this piece. Suits him well!

  11. Björn Rudberg (brudberg) 06/15/2021 / 3:24 pm

    Maybe the roaches are better than they are rumored to be… but still there is only one way to put an end to them.

    • Susan St.Pierre 06/15/2021 / 3:59 pm

      😀 Well, if they didn’t lie, maybe? Thanks for your comment.

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