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Manipulation

Rating: 2.9
Oh, my head! my head! my head!
Lack! for my poor unfortunate head!
Mister de Ville
Has been to feel,
And what do you think he said?
He felt it up, and he felt it down,
Behind the ears, and across the crown,
Sinciput, occiput, great and small,
Bumps and organs, he tickled 'em all;
And he shook his own, as he gravely said,
'Sir, you really have got a most singular head!
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Shaun Cronick 14 May 2020
His writing reminds me in some lines of Roald Dahl.
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Dr Antony Theodore 14 May 2020
There's a bump for a butcher or a bombardier; Such organs of slaughter Would spill blood like water; Such " lopping and topping" of heads and of tails, Why, you'll cut up a jackass with Alderman S- .' very fine poem. tony
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paul amrod 14 May 2020
Absolutely hilarious. I love couplets with off beat rhymes!
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Mahtab Bangalee 14 May 2020
'Why here's a bump, Only feel what a lump; Why the organ of " Sound" is an absolute hump; .....beautiful interlinked rhyme in sentence with humorous writings... i enjoyed
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Edward Kofi Louis 14 May 2020
" Would spill blood like water" ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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After having read, I THOUGHT the poet is still alive amongst us, BUT he lived two-three centuries ago. What a modern language he used at that time. A scintillating poem, full of humor and irony. WOW! A true talented poet (seen in what age he lived) and far in the future with his language. Amazing poem.Only nowadays most poets don't use rhymes nor internal rhymes anymore. He is herein very keen. I like this poem very much, a poem rhyming so well, The CLASSIC Poem OTD
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Kumarmani Mahakul 14 May 2020
It is one of the best poem by Richard Harris Barham.
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Harindhar Reddy 14 May 2020
Marvellous verse with pleasant rhyme
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Uche Daniel Oluwaseun 15 September 2015
yea...fantastic
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