Spike Milligan

(16 April 1918 – 27 February 2002 / Ahmednagar)

The Lion

Poem by Spike Milligan

If you're attacked by a Lion
Find fresh underpants to try on
Lay on the ground quite still
Pretend you are very ill
Keep like that day after day
Perhaps the lion will go away


Comments about The Lion by Spike Milligan

  • Mehta Hasmukh AmathalalMehta Hasmukh Amathalal (10/27/2019 12:40:00 AM)

    NICE POEM.. CLEAR 10

    God sees the reason
    the efforts and the dedication of a person
    life is very much open
    for us to create a beautiful scene

    Hasmukh Mehta
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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (10/26/2019 10:38:00 PM)

    act- you are dead before the killer ruler you'll be safe! ! ! !
    Acting (flattering) saves from the tyrant ruler! ! !(Report)Reply

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  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (10/26/2019 4:03:00 AM)

    Lay on the ground quite still
    Pretend you are very ill
    Keep like that day after day.. very interesting.. tony(Report)Reply

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  • Anil Kumar PandaAnil Kumar Panda (10/26/2018 11:16:00 AM)

    Hahahaha..really! ! That is a very nice suggestion. Funny and entertaining. Enjoyed.(Report)Reply

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  • Denis MartindaleDenis Martindale (10/26/2018 7:05:00 AM)

    Purrhaps the lion won't! My lion poems are based on the wildlife artist Stephen Gayford's painting titles... You can search poemhunter for Stephen Gayford to find hundreds of these wildlife poems.(Report)Reply

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  • Adrian FlettAdrian Flett (10/26/2018 6:22:00 AM)

    Spike Milligan's special way of tickling our funny bones.(Report)Reply

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  • Tom Allport (10/26/2018 3:25:00 AM)

    A good advice poem of what to do if attacked by lines? ....well written(Report)Reply

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (10/26/2018 1:03:00 AM)

    pretense, sometimes, help to save own life /// great(Report)Reply

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  • Rajnish MangaRajnish Manga (10/26/2017 11:41:00 PM)

    Quite an amusing poem. By the way, I will take care in a similar situation.
    Thanks a lot.(Report)Reply

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  • Rose Marie Juan-austinRose Marie Juan-austin (10/26/2017 6:01:00 PM)

    The poem is pure amusement but beautifully penned.(Report)Reply

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  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (10/26/2017 4:38:00 PM)

    Attack of lion is symbolized but poet has humorously spoken many things here. This is a brilliant poem shared here..10(Report)Reply

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  • Dave Froberg (10/26/2017 3:20:00 PM)

    You have to love his humour.(Report)Reply

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  • Subhas Chandra ChakraSubhas Chandra Chakra (10/26/2017 12:18:00 PM)

    A nice sense of humour in a beautiful poem.
    Thanks poet.(Report)Reply

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  • Anil Kumar PandaAnil Kumar Panda (10/26/2017 10:18:00 AM)

    Very sound advice. Now I really like to be near a lion. Short and sweet.(Report)Reply

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  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (10/26/2017 4:48:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem on humour and fun with nice advice.(Report)Reply

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  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (10/26/2017 4:29:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem with humour and advice. Interesting to read.(Report)Reply

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  • Tom Allport (10/26/2017 3:15:00 AM)

    a humorous poem with good advice lines? ............well penned Sir Spike(Report)Reply

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  • Geoffrey FafardGeoffrey Fafard (10/26/2017 3:07:00 AM)

    Oh Spike....You were the stuff writing legends were made of...!(Report)Reply

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  • Bernard F. AsuncionBernard F. Asuncion (10/26/2017 2:08:00 AM)

    A lion is still a lion..... a poem with a sense of humor hehehe😁😁😁(Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (10/26/2017 12:37:00 AM)

    A lion! ! With the muse of your style. Thanks for sharing.(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003