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Sheep poem

It has been reported that, due to fly-tipping from a cannabis factory on a Swansea valley road, a flock of sheep were seen behaving a bit ‘odd.’


My lambs are dancing the Lambardo…
My ram is nearly deranged.
My once docile sheep
(sometimes half asleep),
are, all at once, acting so strange…

‘Betty’ was found in a stupor –
her eyes crossed, and smiling was she.
While Larry the lamb –
(the current flock’s ‘ham’)
nearly jumped as high as a tree.

‘Benjie’ was found
whirling around –
as fast as a Dervish on speed!
While ‘Bella’ my fave.
just wouldn’t behave;
their antics I couldn’t believe…

Ioan Richard, the Councillor, was fuming:
“I’ve never seen such a sight,”he opined
“As psychotic sheep: they’ve ruined my sleep,”
He left, and his teeth he did grind.

Some villagers found it quite funny,
they guffawed and said “What a lark!”
But the sheep-dogs and shepherds got busy
and peace reigned once again in
Craig Cefn Parc.

Meet The Author...
Joy Lennick
Who Am I?

Most important 'jobs:' wife and mother to three sons. Hooked on reading and writing from a young age (wrote a simple play in junior school: acted on the stage). Joined the library at seven and that was it; the love affair continues...

First worked as a junior secretary, then secretary. Favourite job: A publishing company, Kaye & Ward in the City of London.

Apart from the odd poem, letter and article in magazines, and one poem read on Bournemouth radio, had various poems published in anthologies and won a few prizes. Ran my own Poetry Club for a while. Published: Celtic Cameos & Other Poems.

Factual books published: Running Your Own Small Hotel, & Jobs in Baking & Confectionery (Kogan Page Ltd., London), Updated two other author's books. As Biographer:Hurricane Halsey (True adventure), Memoir: My Gentle War; Faction novel: The Catalyst. Several short stories published in WordPlay anthologies (one winning lst prize through 'Writing' magazine as the best writing circle anthology of 2012 in the UK). A Group Leader for Creative Writing for the U3A group in Torrevieja, Spain.
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