A Shrivel of Critics



A Gaggle of Geese,

A Murder of Crows,

A Hummingbird Charm,

It’s what everyone knows.


A Bellowing of Bullfinches,

A Cloud of Seafowls,

I think we’re aloft,

With a Parliament of Owls.


But are you aware,

Of a Surfeit of Skunks?

A Blessing of Unicorns,

Or a Struggle of Drunks?


An Unction of Undertakers,

A Cowardice of Curs,

A Converting of Preachers,

This knowledge ensures.


People will leave you,

In Flocks and in Gangs,

A Blush or a Shuffle,

With tails and with fangs.


Control is the answer,

To the question of how,

To influence groups,

We label them now.

33 thoughts on “A Shrivel of Critics

  1. Murphy's Law

    People who constantly criticize aren’t humorous at all, but your very clever poem is! I love it…..and the photo of the gaggle of geese.

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  2. Sun Hesper Jansen

    This was great and many were new to me (or forgotten, which with my memory issues is as good as “new”!) To Dan’s question, I could suggest a Boost of Bloggers because that’s what I get out of your posts and those of many other clever wordsmiths here. ^_^

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      1. John Hric

        It is very good to have all the power. I would ask what is your secret. Even though I am prepared for the answers that it is both gender and person specific. Try not to feel guilty…

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