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  • Writer's pictureD.A. Cooper

Double Dactyls from the Golden Plates




Complainers


Jiggery-pokery,

Laman and Lemuel both

loved to lament every

day of their lives,


loudly complaining quite

intimidatingly,

save for when God told them:

“Go get some wives.”


True Love


Higgledy-piggledy,

old King Lamoni had

fainted and dropped to the

ground with a clunk.


“Surely he’s dead,” some said,

apologetically.

Lucky the Queen didn’t

think that he stunk.


Missionary Style


Jiggery-pokery,

young Corianton was

out on a mission with

Alma, his dad.


Fellowship strategy,

many agreed, was the

responsibility

handled so bad.


Alpha Male


Higgledy-piggledy,

Captain Moroni was

fighting for freedom, his

people were hurt.


There were dissenters who

just wouldn’t listen; he

proved he was boss when he

ripped off his shirt.


Hit or Miss


Higgledy-piggledy,

Samuel the Lamanite,

went to the Nephites in

Jesus’s name.


People rejected him,

apocalyptically.

Fortunately, they had

terrible aim.


 

About the Author


D.A. Cooper lives in Houston, TX with his wife and three children. His poetry has also appeared in Irreantum and Light, and is forthcoming in Dialogue and Ships of Hagoth. He was recently awarded the LDSPMA’s Praiseworthy Award for his poem “Talking to Dante in the Spirit World” (originally published in Irreantum’s “Long Poetry” issue). In his free time, he likes to read, write, and ponder.

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