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Poem: The Birthday of the Bell Boy's Mum

Updated on December 12, 2012

'Happy birthday, and all that!'

said the bell boy to his mum.

'Here, I've bought you this black cat

with which to have some fun!'

His mother looked at him in shock

and slapped him 'bout the face.

'I should send you to the stocks!

Your present's a disgrace!'

'I deserve a golden throne

upon which I shall sit,

a tea set, and some cherry scones

whose pips at you I'd spit.'

'That seems a little odd, dear mum'

the boy said, cheek a-glowing.

'I think I'd better have that rum,

before you start up-throwing.'


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    • rajan jolly profile image

      Rajan Singh Jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Once in a way good to read something that makes no sense.

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      Dan Barfield 5 years ago from Gloucestershire, England, UK

      There is no point whatsoever - that is part of it's raison d'etre as it were. Read it in the same way you would a Spike Milligan poem. It is an antidote to self importance. I mostly write poems that do not take themselves seriously at all. On occasion something else comes out and at some point I'll put one on here. But then again maybe not. Serious poetry can be ever so pompous - and since I'm already a pompous git at the best of times, I try and lean away from that :)

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      Highland Terrier 5 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Sorry I don't get it. I can see the rhyme but whats the point of the poem.