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Have A Nice Day

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'Help, help, ' said a man. 'I'm drowning.'
'Hang on, ' said a man from the shore.
'Help, help, ' said the man. 'I'm not clowning.'
'Yes, I know, I heard you before.
Be patient dear man who is drowning,
You, see I've got a disease.
I'm waiting for a Doctor J. Browning.
So do be patient please.'
'How long, ' said the man who was drowning. 'Will it take for the Doc to arrive? '
'Not very long, ' said the man with the disease. 'Till then try staying alive.'
'Very well, ' said the man who was drowning. 'I'll try and stay afloat.
By reciting the poems of Browning
And other things he wrote.'
'Help, help, ' said the man with the disease, 'I suddenly feel quite ill.'
'Keep calm.' said the man who was drowning, ' Breathe deeply and lie quite still.'
'Oh dear, ' said the man with the awful disease. 'I think I'm going to die.'
'Farewell, ' said the man who was drowning.
Said the man with the disease, 'goodbye.'
So the man who was drowning, drownded
And the man with the disease past away.
But apart from that,
And a fire in my flat,
It's been a very nice day.
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COMMENTS
Harry styles girlfriend 22 February 2021
Hi everyone
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Harry styles girlfriend 22 February 2021
Hi everyone don't vote Donald trump he will get kicked out of being an prime minister that's what me and Harry dicided
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Chris Sherwood 01 January 2021
It's 'a fire in my HAT'. This is the second time I've seen this poem misquoted.
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Donald trump 10 November 2020
This is such a lovely poem! Hope you guys are staying safe form Covid-19 and always do your best! Vote me to make sure.
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Hi 22 February 2021
Ur a fake
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Robert 09 March 2020
I read this poem at a funeral as a last homage to my Dad who died of dementia last week. A refreshing change from the doom and gloom of the religious nonsense and I know he would have been laughing at it with me. This poem has multiple layers and every time I read it I see something new. Milligan was a mad genius!
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Kayden Welgemoed 16 February 2019
So funny but has a true meaning. I love it and is a poem I have not really heard of before. Awesome and crazy. I love Spike Milligan
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Dave Jones 27 November 2018
Spike Milligan, born 1912, died 2002. One of the funniest, wittiest British comedians of all time. He served in the Royal Artillery during WWII, and had the long lasting depression to show for it, but a way of dealing with it, along with Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe and others, created The Goons, a radio comedy programme from the 1950's to television up till his death in 2002.
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Samuel 20 November 2018
Such a wonderful poem
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Dillian Hansen 11 October 2018
I looked at my recent actions and ended up rereading this poem it still blows my mind, would you recommend any of your other poems to read?
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Dillian Hansen 27 August 2018
I love this poem it says so much while appearing like slapstick comedy, you are a very clever writer, keep it up
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