Philip Le Barr Poem by Spike Milligan

Philip Le Barr

Rating: 3.9

Philip Le Barr,
Was knock down by a car,
On the road to Mandalay.
He was knocked down again
By a dust cart in Spain
And again in Zanzibar.
He travled at night
In the pale moon light
Away from the traffic growl
But terrible luck
He was hit by a duck
Driven by an owl.

Barnaby Green 03 July 2019

Philippe Le Barrs was my uncle and worked with Spike. He was himself an excellent comic, artist, cartoonist, drummer and gymnast. He gave me my first drum kit and a zest for an independent life.

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Paul Amrod 15 June 2020

A very strange poem which evokes a very amusing black humor!

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Doreen Weinhurst 15 June 2020

Nothing beats a Spike Milligan poem.

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Ratnakar Mandlik 26 June 2020

Wonderful story of an unfortunate versified in a lighter vein, perhaps. A well deserved modern poem of the day.

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Tom Allport 26 June 2020

Brilliantly surreal tragic.

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Kumarmani Mahakul 26 June 2020

This poem " Philip Le Barr" by Spike Milligan gives grief as well as humor. It has been chosen today as the modern poem of the poem of the day.

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Shaun Cronick 26 June 2020

Spike Milligan was Britain's first alternative comedian. Check out his BBC 2 series called Q or the Q series. Madcap and brilliant comedy by a sadly missed comedy genius.

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Chinedu Dike 26 June 2020

Lovely piece well penned with beautiful rhyme scheme.

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Mahtab Bangalee 26 June 2020

Terrible luck Very importunate Does not wanna leave destroying the roots of life! ! ! !

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Rajnish Manga 26 June 2020

It tries to make us believe that life is stranger (and mysterious) than we think. But the imagery has an element of great fun and humour in it. Thanks.

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