Ode to the Ash

Get along little ash, get along

I’m sorry you just don’t belong

We gave you a chance

You wouldn’t tap dance

Get along little ash, get along

You couldn’t keep up with the pace

And we chose you to win in the race

Playing dead every year

Didn’t work for you, dear

So an oak will now stand in your place

It pains me to cast you aside

I truly believe that you tried

But the other trees know

They must put on a show

Or they’ll meet you on the “other side”

Sometimes you just have to get tough

And I really don’t like being rough

Decision is made

We’re making the trade

Sometimes enough is enough

Thanks to Marcea for suggesting a limerick for this occasion!

9 Responses to “Ode to the Ash”

  1. Marcea Clive says:

    That is great and that is where all “little ashes” belong………Just my opinion.

  2. Sandy says:

    Hopefully this can serve as warning and example to others! Ha!

  3. Linda Davis says:

    Ashes to ashes…

  4. lawanda calton says:

    How do you do this? Yes….great!

  5. Sandy says:

    Limericking is like riding a bike. You just hop on and start pedaling! =)

  6. Cheryl says:

    Funny! I’d take the oak anyday!!

  7. Janet Herbert says:

    Too funny!!

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