Martian Ladies: The Lost Lines


There's a place on Mars/Where the ladies smoke cigars
Every puff they take/Is enough to kill a snake
When the snake is dead/They plant roses in its head
When the roses die/They put diamonds in its eye 
When the diamonds crack/They put mustard down its back
When the mustard dries/It attracts the Martian flies
When the flies get stomped/It becomes a Martian prompt
When the prompt gets writ/Then the Martians have a fit
When the fit is tight/Martian snakes begin to bite
If they bite your face/You become a Martian case
But your case won't close/Till your poems decompose




Write a poem that, like a Nursery rhyme, uses lines that have a repetitive set-up.



18 comments on “Martian Ladies: The Lost Lines

  1. SelmaMartin says:

    Yes, Yes, This! ‘Tis got a wonderful rhythm and rhyme. A job well done, indeed. Thanks for sharing.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Chado says:

    Thank you for visiting Mars, Selma.


  3. Gloria says:

    You got it rhyming too! Well done, you.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. L.K. Latham says:

    I needed a fun poem this morning. Thanks!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. […] writing such great poems, I could probably get myself back down to one. Oh well! First up, we have Connect/Hook, with a rollicking and silly response to the “double deed” prompt for Day 21, and My […]


  6. SelmaMartin says:

    … and congrats,congrats! 🥳
    Keep going. You’re doing wonderful work! I wish you miracles…

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Maz Green says:

    Congrats on being featured today. And what fun words and images to bring to me this sunny morning.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Nina Lewis says:

    Congratulations on being featured. I loved this fun read first thing this morning!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. sgliput says:

    Congrats for being featured today! I can’t say I’m familiar with the original nonsense rhyme, but I enjoyed the rhyme and meter.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. […] featured participants today are Connect/Hook, with a rollicking and silly response to the “double deed” prompt for Day 21, and My Musings […]


  11. Yay, congrats, you made it to the distinguished featured spot (much deserved). Can I now brag that I was reading you before you became famous? :)

    Liked by 1 person

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