Flash Fiction for the Aspiring Writer: Italian Sonnet – “Sonnet of the Milk Cow” #poetry #amwriting #flashfiction #fiction 

Thanks to Priceless Joy for hosting FFftAW.


Credit: majesticgoldenrose


I am a cow, a cow I am; don’t think —

I don’t know you’re using me for my milk.

My friends out their in the pasture they think,

They’ll never be rendered into meat.

But the older cows who you milk don’t blink,

They know where fattened cows go too soon.

I’m told not to worry, with a wink,

I am a milk cow, that isn’t my fate.

I’ll live a long life as long as I give,

Thick liquid to use in many foods ate.

As long as there’s butter, yogurt I live.

As long as there’s cream, cheeses galore.

I’m a free cow until old age arrives,

Then I’m certain I just might be beef.


©Mandibelle16. (2017) All Rights Reserved.

17 thoughts on “Flash Fiction for the Aspiring Writer: Italian Sonnet – “Sonnet of the Milk Cow” #poetry #amwriting #flashfiction #fiction 

  1. Priceless Joy March 1, 2017 / 7:56 pm

    Hahahaha! I have a feeling this cow knows she needs to keep giving milk to stay alive! Cute poem, Mandi!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Singledust March 1, 2017 / 9:16 pm

    Oh you did it so well! The cow was so proud to be a source of food and nutrition even till her dying end. You are really imaginative!

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    • mandibelle16 March 1, 2017 / 10:08 pm

      Thank you SingleDust I’m glad you liked it. I think she was more relieved that because she was a source of food, she was going to be around a lot longer than the cows grazing in the pasture 🙂

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  3. sailajaP14 March 1, 2017 / 9:53 pm

    Clever poem, Mandi! A sassy cow, I must say. She knows what’s good for her.😉

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  4. majesticgoldenrose March 3, 2017 / 6:50 pm

    Hi, I’m majesticgoldenrose, and I am glad you liked my prompt. Great post, btw! You write so well 🙂

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    • mandibelle16 March 3, 2017 / 10:13 pm

      Thank you I’m happy you like my writing. Practice everyday it’s the key 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  5. michael1148humphris March 4, 2017 / 9:27 am

    Do give thick and creamy milk, we ask so much of cows. Then you hit us with the end line. Brilliant

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