No Longer Here

No Longer Here

A Poem by Ralph Proenza (Docralph)
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65 Million Years ago ...

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No Longer Here

 

The huge carnivore was on a hunt

Sniffing for meat or a near-by grunt.

Anything live he could just devour

Leisurely, now and through the hour.

 

He was the one the others feared

To the chase, he was always geared.

His menu varied from short to tall

Any critter he could easily maul.

 

Triceratops was one of the best,

It’s tasty ham and, oh, the breast!

Those jagged teeth could gnash and rip

Any carcass he could whip.

 

‘Rex’ was the king that no one beat

Some had tried and became his treat.

The jungle was his whole domain

Despite his very tiny brain.

 

Wait, what’s that thing up in the sky …

A ball of fire that can fly?

It was coming now at its face!

No place to run in any case.

 

The burning ball came down on water

Creatures killed, both sons and daughter.

The sky went dark from broiling mass

Instead of air there was choking gas.

 

With smoke and ash thrown everywhere

Could not breathe -- there was no air!

A stampede -- broken neck -- a SNAP!

Alas, extinction’s here -- OH CRAP!

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© 2021 Ralph Proenza (Docralph)


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i love this...ever since i was a little kid...dinosaurs fascinated me...
Alley Oop's chauffeur was a genuine dinosaur...and I used to collect them in the Rice Krinkles boxes...
cereal toys.
amazing how they roamed earth and were suddenly gone...
just like that....some of my students write research papers about their demise.
this is a cleverly constructed poem giving us the sad story...especially sad for those Triceratops ...who were my favorites.
and the Meat eater clobbered by the meat-e-or....
j.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ralph Proenza (Docralph)

1 Year Ago

Ha! Thank you, Jacob. A whimsical poem, an ode to a fascinating creature. Hey, good pun (meat-e-or.... read more



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Read three times and enjoyed more each time: so many aspects wrapped in one poem.. something for all thoughts and moods. Happy reader here~ a quirk of a poem and consequently, memorable, Great ending, tongue in cheek yet both physical proof and your descriptions have turned this into a playful yet pensive poem. Thank you so much.

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ralph Proenza (Docralph)

8 Months Ago

Thank you, emma for your generous comments. I must have been in a frivolous (quirky) state of mind a.. read more
well his extincts became existentially extinct LOL like the rhyme and flow of these lines:)

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ralph Proenza (Docralph)

1 Year Ago

Thank you, Robert, for taking the time to comment :)
-Ralph
Very humourous poem, I enjoyed it. When I leaned about dinosaurs I probably was around 20 and didn't even think they existed. I thought my friends were joking to me.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

i love this...ever since i was a little kid...dinosaurs fascinated me...
Alley Oop's chauffeur was a genuine dinosaur...and I used to collect them in the Rice Krinkles boxes...
cereal toys.
amazing how they roamed earth and were suddenly gone...
just like that....some of my students write research papers about their demise.
this is a cleverly constructed poem giving us the sad story...especially sad for those Triceratops ...who were my favorites.
and the Meat eater clobbered by the meat-e-or....
j.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ralph Proenza (Docralph)

1 Year Ago

Ha! Thank you, Jacob. A whimsical poem, an ode to a fascinating creature. Hey, good pun (meat-e-or.... read more

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