Mammoth Sale 2

This very witty gem is written by Don Read, who has a passion for poetry!

MAMMOTH SALE 2

I bought a baby mammoth. It’s bigger than my house

I thought it would be company for my educated mouse

I built a large enclosure for both of them to share

Next day when I went out to check the mammoth wasn’t there

Oh gosh oh golly, flippin’ heck what a dreadful sight

The place looks like a total wreck they must have had a fight

Just a pile of mammoth bones and one enormous mouse

And when I came to measure it was bigger than my house

Now folk flock from here and there and see the sign that says

“Beware. Do not prod or poke or tickle.

This mammoth mouse is rather fickle

So stand well back and do not tease

He may mistake you for a lump of cheese”

 

© Don Read 28.10.12

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Don Read

I managed Sir John Dankworth’s big band for six years from the age of 22. During a sixty year journey which has taken him from Bradford school boy to Nottinghamshire poet and lyricist, Don Read has amassed an eclectic mix of songs, stories, articles and poems. Sometimes heart-warming, often downright daft, but all written from his own unique perspective. 

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