By Raji Singh
April is National Poetry Month. We at The Fiction House celebrate with a poem from Tales of the Fiction House.
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I am James Thaddeus Fiction, the Fifth – a true Fiction. Typhoon tears me from my parents. I alone survive. I become an orphan foundling, taken in by new loving parents Dr. Ben and Indira Singh. Now I am Raji. These are my found and foundling tales.
Just one of the 1,001 Tales residing for all eternity in the Fiction House.
Last Week: An homage to butterfly beauty.
This Week: Their nemesis, the gators…
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See purty buttahfly – see dem flits.
Onst our snouts by mistakes, they sits.
Gulp, yum! Ah so coloricious we would glow;
Me ‘n gatorhoodhood frien’ Thibidioux-
As dey twitter downst into our belly pits
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(Read more of the poetic beauty of Calico in the novel, Tales of Fiction House. Join me every Sunday night at the Fiction House, your place for short story, lark, whimsy, and merriment. Meet the many residents as I archive their lives and centuries of adventures. You can read of their origins in my novel TALES OF THE FICTION HOUSE. My novel is available at Amazon, (Kindle and Trade Paperback) and Barnes and Noble.)
©2013 Raji Singh
©2014 Raji Singh (New material)