I gave Ralph instructions to ship.
He's a servant, too old to fire,
And screwed up each cash saving tip
Given by this frugal vampire.
First, I told him to go online,
Do some comparison shopping.
But Ralph, no thought for me or mine,
Hired his cousin, after drinking.
This cousin had a cart and horse.
I needed to ship overseas.
Delivery took years, of course.
Ralph died in the meantime - puhleeze!
Ralph cost me big bucks - the dimwit,
Shipping the coffin - me in it.
Comments about this poem (Ship Shod by Ima Ryma )
Top 500 Poems
The Road Not Taken
If You Forget Me
Still I Rise
Edgar Allan Poe
William Ernest Henley
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings