poet Spike Milligan

Spike Milligan

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Jumbo Jet

I saw a little elephant standing in my garden,
I said 'You don't belong in here', he said 'I beg you pardon?',
I said 'This place is England, what are you doing here?',
He said 'Ah, then I must be lost' and then 'Oh dear, oh dear'.

'I should be back in Africa, on Saranghetti's Plain',
'Pray, where is the nearest station where I can catch a train?'.
He caught the bus to Finchley and then to Mincing lane,
And over the Embankment, where he got lost, again.

The police they put him in a cell, but it was far too small,
So they tied him to a lampost and he slept against the wall.
But as the policemen lay sleeping by the twinkling light of dawn,
The lampost and the wall were there, but the elephant was gone!

So if you see an elephant, in a Jumbo Jet,
You can be sure that Africa's the place he's trying to get!

Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

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  • Anonymous (4/10/2019 10:45:00 PM)

    I love this poem was so imaginative I'll use it for my poetry competition at school thanks spike Milligan

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  • Tom Allport (12/20/2016 3:41:00 AM)

    a very surrealist poem full of imagination

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (12/20/2016 12:45:00 AM)

    Imaginative! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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  • Bernard F. AsuncionBernard F. Asuncion (12/20/2016 12:40:00 AM)

    Nice poem about that jumbo animal from Africa............

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  • Brian JaniBrian Jani (6/22/2014 1:37:00 PM)

    Nice poem by spike, its quite imaginative and is captivating

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  • Richard Davies (10/28/2006 3:50:00 PM)

    spike had a great mind, he can make me laugh, about the only one who can

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