Add the word or form of the word, nibble to your poem of 44 words, not including the title.
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.
- 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”
Nice! Can’t view image tho…
Weird. I can see it here. I wonder if others can. I’ll see if they comment. Thanks so much!
Nice jaunt to seriously good poem, Susan.
I can see the gribble (almost wish I couldn’t). Thanks for a cool quad.
Much appreciated Ron. 😀
Wonderful style, but important words said, too. Enjoyed a lot for bogh.
Your comment is appreciated! Thanks. 😊
Thank you! 😊
Clever, Susan. I love how you’ve structured this and taken us to a different understanding of destruction. Terrific.
Inch by inch… Thanks for your comment and understanding! 😊
😃you’re most welcome.
A frightening thought that you’ve captured well….the worst of it burrows deep, hidden from us all.
Keeping us distracted works too. 😉
I agree… quite frightening! Thanks so much.
Bravo! So well written!
Gosh… I’m blushing. Thank-you Carol. 😊
I liked the opening words most.
Thank-you Mina. 😊
Most welcome, Susan
this is utterly depressingly true, Susan…
Those who watch out for gribbles are called conspiracy theorists by those parasites. 😉
The rhyming words on their own look so innocuous – this poem is a clever construct, Susan.
I’m pleased that you liked it. Thank you!
Cleverly penned,I loved the metaphor. 🙂
🙂 Thank-you for your kind comment!
This is one delicious and wisdom-filled poem. great lines. all. thanks.
That’s so nice to hear, Selma! I enjoy knowing how often we ‘connect’. 😉
I love the wisdom you got from all those rhymes.. so very good.
Oh my! Thanks so much. 🙂
It’s fun and serious all in one. Nicely done!
I appreciate your comment. Thanks for that! ❤