Spike Milligan

(16 April 1918 – 27 February 2002 / Ahmednagar)

Jumbo Jet - Poem by Spike Milligan

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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!


Comments about Jumbo Jet by Spike Milligan

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

    tom allport
    a very surrealist poem full of imagination (Report) Reply

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

    Imagination
    Imaginative! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

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

    Jumbo Jet
    Nice poem about that jumbo animal from Africa............ (Report) Reply

  • Robert Murray Smith (12/20/2016 12:28:00 AM)

    Jumbo Jet
    Quite funny but obviously written in a state of shock. (Report) Reply

  • Brian Jani (6/22/2014 1:37:00 PM)


    Nice poem by spike, its quite imaginative and is captivating (Report) Reply

  • (10/28/2006 3:50:00 PM)


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

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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