Midnights Voice

Rookie - 858 Points (November 3,1950 / Selma, Alabama)

Slug City


There once was a family of slugs
That lived in a cabbage patch town
They went out every nite to eat
Found a cabbage and began to munch down

All through the night they could reduce
A cabbage to a stalk in the ground
All night they would munch and munch
But you would never here them, not nary a sound

But Mrs H was becoming fed up
Her patch the proudest around
With malace, blood red, she schemed
She vowed to eliminate those clowns

She purchased the best poison they had
She tried every trick she read
But the slugs just kept on coming
Every nite long after it was bed

Then a local wino he said
Out of the garden he could take
These inconsiderate gluttonous
Stylommatophora pulmonates

So he began by opening a beer
Placing some into a sphere
Putting them by each cabbage head
he said, 'This will make these slugs disappear.'

But by morning the cabbage was gone
Worse yet so was the beer
And if you looked even more closely
Tiny signs saying, 'Next time make it import you here.'

Submitted: Saturday, September 01, 2012

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  • Rookie Heather Wilson (9/1/2012 5:08:00 AM)

    Ha, ha, brilliant one. thank you, a great follow on from, my Live and let live,

    Those slugs are brainy
    They soon learn what`s what
    As they slither for many an hour,
    Very fussy with the beer they consume
    Only the best will they devour. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Stevie Taite (9/1/2012 3:14:00 AM)

    Very funny! Lovely poem! Really enjoyed it! Especially the last line! I hate slugs and wasps. Did you know that wasps will eat at slugs! There is something very pleasing about this! (Report) Reply

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