Saxon Crow

The Colerutter Fire Service

What a noise! What a din
The Colerutter fire engine's out again
With men of action all aboard
Running so fast with feet through the floor 
One screams loudly like a wailing cat
While another points to where the dangers at
Another holds the watering can
While his partner holds tightly to his soggy hand
The commanding officer holds the ladder 
While the eldest prays to hold his bladder 
And who do they find stuck up in a tree? 
*Griddly Smethelton and his jet propelled sneeze
He hangs on to the branches and  leaves
Crying so loudly he disturbs the bees
"Stand back!" shouts out the commanding officer
Bravely stepping forward like a forester 
With an evil glint and axe in hand
On first stroke says "I'll soon get you down" 

Crack! The sound's heard from miles around
Crack! Here comes an audience from the town
Crack! Splinters flying through the air
Crack! One knocks off *Ipsy's hair 
Crack! The tree is tilting now
Crack! The tree has toppled down

Bringing everyone to their knees
A cheer erupts from the sight they see
As the commanding officer is stung by  bees
Griddly stands up finally free
Then the crowd depart to different places
All smiles and contentment on their faces
Except for The Colerutter Firefighter service 
Who can't seem to find where their engines reverse is. 
....... And so the sun sets slowly on Boffington Town 
Whose fates and lives are in the hands of clowns 
It's not that bad a place to admire
Just never use matches or start any fires

*For Mentions of Ipsy and Griddly Smethelton please see my other works (don't I sound posh!) 

 

 

Comments8

  • Goldfinch60

    Very good fun write SC.

    Andy

    • Saxon Crow

      Thanks GF. Although not particularly happy with this Boffington piece.

      • Goldfinch60

        Don't worry, it was fine.

        Andy

      • Doggerel Dave

        There you go - psychic, that's me.
        Now just a tiny bit of geographical clarification if yer don't mind, Author: I take it that Griddly blasted himself into a neighboring town, ie Colerutter?
        Either way, twas a lively read and up to your usual standard, perfectionist.....

        • Saxon Crow

          If you read my very first poem on BT it mentions Colerutter row which is a road name in BT

          • Saxon Crow

            Perfection it is most definitely not. But thank you anyway

          • Teddy.15

            LOL very posh indeed, another installment of excellent imagery rhyme and laughter. Wonderful sax.

            • Saxon Crow

              Thanks Teddy. Although Boffington Town is coming to an end soon I think.

              • Teddy.15

                it's been a joy to read.

              • orchidee

                Good write SC.
                Clowns? Bozo, Coco, etc? Do they deserve those names?!

              • orchidee

                Me again!
                Yes, and it always baffles us: 'Fire Door - Must be kept closed at all times'. How we going to get out if there's a fire? Hmm!

              • Neil Higgins

                An excellent read SC before my toast and marmalade this morning.
                Much prefer these lads,to that lot at Trumpton:
                "Pugh, Pugh, Barney McGrew, Cuthbert, Dibble, Grubb."
                Way more sophisticated in bringing a tree down.

              • The Uneducated O.A.P

                Great read Sax, now have cornflakes all down me front from the giggles.

              • Trenz Pruca

                Haha. I loved the ride, Thanks for the experience.



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