Brian Taylor

Silver Star - 3,312 Points (England)

An Educated Crocodile Is Still A Crocodile - Poem by Brian Taylor

with a habit
lived in a hole
next to Vole.
And his habit was his link with the beginning of it all
and kept him looking different
from his neighbour, Vole.

So they laid a proper treat on,
washed his face and brushed his hair;
and they took him off to Eton
to be educated there.

There, they dressed him in a boater,
smart black jacket, white bow-tie;
and then they took his photo,
just to please his Auntie Vye.

And they fed him on cucumbers,
Wordsworth, Byron, Shelley, Keats.
And they taught him compound numbers
and such intellectual treats.
He learned to say, 'What rot! '
And would ask 'How do you do? '

So they popped him in a pot,
part of a rabbit and rhubarb stew!


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  • Martin O'Neill (2/23/2012 3:08:00 PM)

    Witty and apposite. A similar saying from my youth was 'Just 'cos a dog's born in a stable doesn't mean it's an 'oss! (Report) Reply

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  • Sandra Martyres (1/11/2010 5:56:00 AM)

    Interesting write...rabbits and crocs will always remain rabbits and crocs educated or not.... (Report) Reply

  • Indira Renganathan (6/24/2009 8:20:00 AM)

    Not to concern a crocodile....well said (Report) Reply

  • (5/10/2009 3:35:00 PM)

    lol don't know if a rabbit is better than a this instance.. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 13, 2009

Poem Edited: Thursday, April 18, 2013

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