Orlando Belo

Gold Star - 15,055 Points (Derby, England)

As A Lad - Poem by Orlando Belo

Copper-knob or ginger-nut
meant I had red hair,
and that's what I was called
by everyone everywhere.
They also used this rhyme
with no concern or care.
And as a lad, their sense of humour,
I really didn't share.

‘Ginger-nut fell in the ‘cut'
and frightened all the fishes.
A whale came up
and swallowed him up,
and that was the end of ginger-nut!

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Topic(s) of this poem: life

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Poem Submitted: Friday, August 6, 2010

Poem Edited: Monday, May 23, 2016

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