Poem: Oscar the Grouch

Oct 01, 2021 by Bethel Swift, in Poetry

October's poem is a throwback to an old poem I wrote, roughly seven years ago, about Sesame Street character Oscar the Grouch.

Oscar the Grouch


In secondary seasons

Orange peels to green

Canadian dry, (tongue of a duck)

On pours the rain, hurray for muck!


Fluffy, Slimey, treasure pets

'Neath yon wormy elephant

Underworld of garbage truck

Left alone, inestimable junk


Our loves are, oh, so difficult;

Is it your OCD,

Collective madness,

Or misery,

Makes you just like me?