Yorke Peninsula Writers Group

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Lollapaloosa by H.J.H-Joyce Humphry's

 

 

 

 

Lollapaloosa

 

Lollapaloosa, what does it mean

It's not in the dictionary, no where to be seen,

So, we'll  take it apart and see what we get,

An Apaloosa is a horse, a really great pet.

 

Loll is to recline, or perhaps to lean,

Even to droop, like a ripening bean,

A Pal is a friend to share everything,

Who makes our lives with laughter ring.

 

Lap is what animals do to drink,

Down it goes as quick as a wink,

Or it can be a place for grandchildren to sit,

To tell them a story, it's quite a hit.

 

"Loosa," is how Italians pronounce,

our word loose, the "A" does a bounce,

We smile a little and enjoy their accent,

But that doesn't help, the words still bent.

 

S.A. is for our state, so what can one say,

Lollapaloosa's a puzzle in every way,

So tell us please what is it's meaning,

As taking it apart didn't give us a gleaning. 

 

 BY 

   Joyce Humphry's

Port Broughton