Yen Cress

Rookie (3/9/43 / San Francisco, California)

Misnomers - Poem by Yen Cress

The name implies inadequate size,
And indeed, many shrimp are quite small.
But a jumbo shrimp is in no way a wimp-
Why call it a shrimp at all?

And a fairy shrimph is perceived as a nymph,
'Cause it's delicate, lovely, and frail.
But a fairy it's not-no wand has it got,
And no fairy's equipped with a tail!

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Poem Submitted: Monday, October 1, 2007

Poem Edited: Tuesday, April 12, 2011

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