Jooles

Good old nonsense poem


Notice of absence from Jooles
I disappear for months on end......just my life but I always come back!

The dog bit the cat and the🐈 scratched the Gerbil
The Gerbil bit the cat who in turn scratched the dog
The dog bumped their owner who spilled their tea....herbal
The owner bumped the fire and out rolled a log
Unfortunately the log rolled over the gerbil
The log it kept going and took out the dog
The log clipped the cat who gave a yelp... almost verbal
The log gathering speed was almost a jog
The back door was open and out went the log
It barely just missed the big green bull frog
The log it kept going at a fine steady jog
It's famous for its travels even has its own blog

Comments4

  • Michael Edwards

    You've made my day saying you love the work of SM - I fear he is so under-rated. And I love this bit of nonsense - wish there was more light verse here on MPS - it does get very gloomy at times.

    • Jooles

      Remember we studied him in primary school...very intelligent but wacky man. I agree and I can be one of those that writes to dark....bed year...new light...new fun!

    • Tony36

      Great write

      • Jooles

        Thank you

        • Tony36

          Welcome

        • ron parrish aka wordman

          tales of the rolling log,funny write

          • Jooles

            It reminded me, as I wrote it, are you familiar with song...on top of spaghetti?

            • ron parrish aka wordman

              i think i heard it years ago,,a rendition of old smokey i think

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            • Goldfinch60

              Super fun write, Spike would have been proud.
              Spike is a great poet and despite all his silliness he wrote some very good serious poems.
              One that always comes to mind when I hear his name is:

              "If I die in war,
              you will remember me.
              If i live in peace,
              You won't".

              • Jooles

                Aw I love that and sadly it is so true. His fun poems were a great way to get the kids into poetry. I'm now trying to familiarise my daughter with Wilfred Owen(I love his poems), she's 9, I might be stretching her to her poetic limits lol

                • Goldfinch60

                  It might stretch her but I am sure that even if one or two of them resonate with her she will treasure them forever.

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