Treasure Island

Charles M. Moore

(1953 june / Glasgow Scotland.)

Food for thought


They say in Egypt lived a man
who dined on cheese and pickled ham
and once he ate a caravan
including horse and camel

He ate all night and ate all day
and all the people ran away
fearing they would soon be pray
to masticating ecstasy

He went down to the market cross
consuming all he came across
and then when finished at a loss
he ate himself with apple sauce.

Submitted: Wednesday, April 19, 2006
Edited: Wednesday, May 10, 2006

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  • Duncan Wyllie (4/30/2006 4:47:00 PM)

    Great fun Charles, so you can do humor as well, much tallent from such a great writer, Love Duncan (Report) Reply

  • Linda Ori (4/30/2006 2:40:00 PM)

    Cute! Light hearted and carefree. Reminds me of the tall tales we used to write in English 101. Good job!
    Linda (Report) Reply

  • Brian Dorn (4/23/2006 2:28:00 PM)

    Charles, Mother Goose has nothing on you... this could be the next great nursery rhyme! !
    Brian (Report) Reply

  • Esther Leclerc (4/19/2006 8:53:00 PM)

    Hahaha, maybe this guy could replace my broken garbage disposal! A fun poem for a boring evening - or anytime. Thanks! Esther : ] (Report) Reply

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