Spike Milligan

(16 April 1918 – 27 February 2002 / Ahmednagar)

The Abc - Poem by Spike Milligan

'Twas midnight in the schoolroom
And every desk was shut
When suddenly from the alphabet
Was heard a loud "Tut-Tut!"

Said A to B, "I don't like C;
His manners are a lack.
For all I ever see of C
Is a semi-circular back!"

"I disagree," said D to B,
"I've never found C so.
From where I stand he seems to be
An uncompleted O."

C was vexed, "I'm much perplexed,
You criticise my shape.
I'm made like that, to help spell Cat
And Cow and Cool and Cape."

"He's right" said E; said F, "Whoopee!"
Said G, "'Ip, 'Ip, 'ooray!"
"You're dropping me," roared H to G.
"Don't do it please I pray."

"Out of my way," LL said to K.
"I'll make poor I look ILL."
To stop this stunt J stood in front,
And presto! ILL was JILL.

"U know," said V, "that W
Is twice the age of me.
For as a Roman V is five
I'm half as young as he."

X and Y yawned sleepily,
"Look at the time!" they said.
"Let's all get off to beddy byes."
They did, then "Z-z-z."


Comments about The Abc by Spike Milligan

  • Rookie Kieran Allemby (5/30/2012 5:37:00 AM)

    gd poem a very good poem writer (Report) Reply

    16 person liked.
    4 person did not like.
  • Rookie Merv Heap (11/19/2009 5:18:00 AM)

    Spike was so very erratic i guess he just forgot about some letters. After all, he was depressed for a lot of his life. True genius is never a smooth road : =( (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Emily Bush (5/13/2009 11:36:00 AM)

    Spike Milligans dead deary (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Kt Not Telling U (5/6/2008 3:40:00 PM)

    HAHAHA OMG! ! ! that's realli funny in a poetic sense. Im doing this poem 4 a project. does anyone know his email? ? ? :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie James Alexander (6/3/2007 2:05:00 PM)

    kinda funny. were is the m and n though. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Martin Shore (2/20/2006 2:44:00 AM)

    ONE OF HIS FUNNIEST POEMS, THIS IS.[YODA'S COMMENT, THIS IS] (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Dilys Franklin (2/15/2005 11:23:00 PM)

    I LOVE THIS POEM! THE LETTERS M -T ARE NOT COVERED THO', ARE THERE SOME VERSES MISSING? (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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