Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 82,099 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

I'Ll Just Shorten My Speech - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

The ship has a leak.
I think it is sinking! '

What part of it?

'What part of it, sir? '

Is it near the dining room,
Or near the kitchen?

'I am not sure, sir.
But I do believe it is near the bow! '

I'll just shorten my speech.
And tell the crew not to use,
The applause sign!
And you get a mop...
Or some sponges,
To take care of that.
I don't want anyone slipping...
After OR before I take that bow!
Got it?

You have no idea! '

Listen to this poem:

Comments about I'Ll Just Shorten My Speech by Lawrence S. Pertillar

There is no comment submitted by members..

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poem Submitted: Friday, January 25, 2008

Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  7. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  10. Television
    Roald Dahl
[Report Error]