Let me tell you about a brother and sis –
a wonderful story, which started like this:
They’re twins, Noah and Jess, which you never would have been able to guess…
Because when Jess said “No”, wouldn’t you know,
Noah would always say “Yes”.

They were always at odds; they’d rarely agree,
Noah loved the mountains, and Jess loved the sea;
Noah liked bulldogs, and Jess liked cats;
If Jess liked this, then Noah would cross his arms and say in his gruffly-est voice…

“I          prefer                 that.”

Well, at the end of the week, one long Friday night,
They had the biggest, loudest, most horrible fight.
…About whether popcorn was better with butter.
They wrestled, and argued, and hurt one another.

Jess said “You’re wrong!”, and Noah said “I’m right!”
And they continued like that for most of the night.

This whole fight about who’s wrong and who’s right,
Oh, what a big silly mess….
It’s hard to have fun when you are always afight.
And so it was for Noah and Jess.

Well, wouldn’t you know, the very next day,
they were wrestling as usual by the bay,
when they rolled into Ollie the Otter.
Ollie was crying, there was no denying,
on a rock where he lay by the water.

Ollie sniffled sadly, “Oh my, oh gee,

It’s my sister, she’s moving away
Olivia’s going to Sarasota Sea,

and she’s moving away today!”

Well it didn’t take long, for Noah and Jess
To see an answer to this great big mess

With a tear in their eyes, they gave Ollie a surprise –
They gave their Otter friend a big, humungous hug.
As his tears disappeared, and a smile came to his eyes,
Noah said, “Pass it on – and you’ll pass on the Otter love bug!”

and wouldn’t you know that very day
Jess said “Yes Noah” and Noah said “Yay!”
“We’ll love each other more starting today!”

….and Noah and Jess also gave each other a big humungous hug!

Because, well, we Otter love others!

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Margarida Brei
Margarida Brei(@margarida-brei)
5 months ago

A humorous read Terry. Welcome to Voice.Club. Your fast fiction initially reminded me of the pointless and silly arguments between myself and my husband of 42 years. I will say no more about my marriage. Clever use of rhyming and rhythm!

Christer Norrlof
Christer Norrlof(@christer-norrlof)
5 months ago

Welcome to Voice.club, Terry, and thank you for this wonderful poem. It’s funny, has a nice flow to it and the rhymes come very natural and clever. Great job!

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
4 months ago

Welcome to voice club, Terry. What a fun read. I really loved it. I enjoyed the silly thing between siblings; those arguments, those fights reminded me well of our childhood with my siblings. Well done. 

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