The power of Prayer (One of my older joke poems)
The power of Prayer
Mrs Brown had a wayward parrot,
A pretty young thing called Flo.
Who was always swearing and talking,
With sexual innuendo.
She went for tea with the Pastor,
One Sunday evening last year.
Where she saw his old parrot praying,
And it gave her a clever idea.
She asked the Pastor at teatime,
‘Can I borrow your old parrot Rex.
To try to influence my parrot Flo,
Who talks of nothing but sex.
She took Rex home the same evening,
He prayed all the way in the car.
She was so impressed with this old bird,
Whose manners outshone Flos by far.
But when she put him in Flos cage,
She realised her greatest fears.
Flo said ‘Do you want some’ Rex’?
Rex replied. ‘I’ve been praying for this for years!’
Michael J Hill (c) July 1998.
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