Voiding in Woods on a Snowy Evening

Whose woods these are I know not mine.   
Your house is in the village, fine;   
You will not see me voiding now   
As I traipse deep into the vine.   

My sleigh is small, it has no plow   
Won’t make it to the farmhouse now   
And so relief right here I take
Perhaps you can forgive somehow?

I give the rein a final shake   
Be sure there is no late mistake.   
Release is mine, with stars aglow
My legs relax and give a quake.

The woods are empty, none to show,   
The ice has made the stream quite slow,
And hours again until I go,
And hours again until I go.

And now for our (optional) prompt. Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a parody. Besides being fun, writing parodies can be a great way to hone your poetic skills – particularly your sense of rhyme and sound, as you try to mimic the form of an existing poem while changing the content. Just find a poem – or a song – that has always annoyed you, and write an altered, silly version of it. Or, alternatively, find a poem with a very particular rhyme scheme or form, and use that scheme/form as the basis for a poem that mocks something else.

I’m quite certain you can see what and whose poem I have fouled, but just in case you want a direct comparison, here you go:


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