Quadrille #145- d’Verse Poets Pub- Watch Out for Gribbles

 Add the word or form of the word, nibble to your poem of 44 words, not including the title.

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Freedom’s eaten neither by gluttonous grabs,
Nor in mouthfuls,
But in nibbles.
Prosperity sinks neither by tsunami waves.
Nor in waterfalls,
But in dribbles.
Peace dies neither by storming troops,
Nor in conflicts,
But from quibbles.
All mighty timbers must watch out for gribbles.

(44 words)

gribble (NOUN)

  1. a small marine isopod that bores into submerged wooden structures, often causing damage to pier timbers.

30 thoughts on “Quadrille #145- d’Verse Poets Pub- Watch Out for Gribbles

    • Susan St.Pierre 02/07/2022 / 4:48 pm

      Weird. I can see it here. I wonder if others can. I’ll see if they comment. Thanks so much!

  1. Ron. 02/07/2022 / 6:53 pm

    Nice jaunt to seriously good poem, Susan.
    I can see the gribble (almost wish I couldn’t). Thanks for a cool quad.

      • Ain 02/08/2022 / 2:19 am

        Wonderful style, but important words said, too. Enjoyed a lot for bogh.

      • Susan St.Pierre 02/08/2022 / 7:43 am

        Your comment is appreciated! Thanks. 😊

  2. K.Hartless 02/07/2022 / 10:24 pm

    Clever, Susan. I love how you’ve structured this and taken us to a different understanding of destruction. Terrific.

    • Susan St.Pierre 02/08/2022 / 7:58 am

      Inch by inch… Thanks for your comment and understanding! 😊

      • K.Hartless 02/08/2022 / 10:46 pm

        😃you’re most welcome.

  3. Mish 02/08/2022 / 1:01 am

    A frightening thought that you’ve captured well….the worst of it burrows deep, hidden from us all.

    • Susan St.Pierre 02/08/2022 / 7:56 am

      Keeping us distracted works too. 😉
      I agree… quite frightening! Thanks so much.

  4. ben Alexander 02/08/2022 / 5:03 am

    this is utterly depressingly true, Susan…


    • Susan St.Pierre 02/08/2022 / 7:42 am

      Those who watch out for gribbles are called conspiracy theorists by those parasites. 😉
      Thanks David.

  5. writingwhatnots 02/08/2022 / 7:04 am

    The rhyming words on their own look so innocuous – this poem is a clever construct, Susan.

  6. SelmaMartin 02/08/2022 / 8:34 am

    This is one delicious and wisdom-filled poem. great lines. all. thanks.

    • Susan St.Pierre 02/08/2022 / 11:44 am

      That’s so nice to hear, Selma! I enjoy knowing how often we ‘connect’. 😉

  7. danadampier 02/08/2022 / 2:47 pm

    It’s fun and serious all in one. Nicely done!

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