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James Urwin

Rookie (1976 / England)

Never Ever Keep A Whale In Your Pond


Did you ever hear of the tale,
about the Man...who kept in a small pond...a rather huge Whale.

(in my opinion, he should have gone to jail)

In the pond...the Whale would miserably sit,
whilst the Man`s friends...all stared and pocked at it.

Then one night...the rains did heavily drop,
and from the pond...the Whale did hop.

(not much of a hop, more of a twist and a belly flop)

And still the rains...did not cease to stop.

Flooding the land and lifting the house,
up a tree...ran a door mouse.

Then the house started to move and float,
being nudged by the Whale...it was now moving like a speed boat.

To the Ocean...they set sail,
the house being pushed...by the huge Whale.


Now the man lives...all out at sea,

with the Whales charging Dolphins...a small fee,

to see The Monkey...that belongs...back in a tree.

Submitted: Sunday, February 17, 2013

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  • Rookie James Urwin (2/20/2013 11:46:00 AM)

    the wording could somehow
    be polished a bit. the last few lines I mean.
    I 100% get you on this Lyn...I did rush the ending and knew it needed more...It was one of them moment poems if ya get me? ...errr...I had an idea and just did it in about 30 mins...I should have put it in my ideas note pad really...but I posted it.I will get back to it soon.Thanks again for all your comments :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Lyn Pendleton (2/20/2013 10:24:00 AM)

    excellent. the end is perfect, but the wording could somehow
    be polished a bit. the last few lines I mean. still a great poem! (Report) Reply

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