As I woke this morn on a warm springy bed,

On a fluffy cloud I stretched arms and legs.

Before a strange thought entered my head,

So I looked at my tablets this is what it said.


How to catch a Flummox.


First you have to flummox a Flummox,

To catch a Flummox by catching.

A side winding snail Who often stays hidden,

Underneath not on a crocodilians tail.

If you've got the metal you also need a petal,

That often gets caught on one of it's scales.


Catching a Flummox is as hard,

As catching a grump in a thrump.

If you've been taught very well,

You'll also need a tree dwelling snell.


That lives in a moss covered tree,

On lord luv a ducks land.

First you have to harken to a snarken,

If you're lucky she may lend you a hand.


You may find of course not inclusive,

An eaglets nest from which you'll

Need a feather that's quite conclusive.

A  snarken is female a snigger is male.


Never tell a snigger you need a snarken,

If you do he'll run into a rift of a rage.

He'll fight for her in all types of weather,

You'll never win of course unless.

You decide to knock him down,

With an eaglets feather.


Only a quarter through the story,

Decided to go out for brunch.

A Flummox asked if she could,

Sit at my table as she'd ordered lunch.


I told her what I'd just read, she asked.

"Have you got to the bit that states,

You can only catch a Flummox;

Whilst it's taking a bath".


With that she started to laugh, 

Or the bit that says;

A Flummox has to be wearing a mask.

The easiest way to get a Flummox,

She explained is simply just to ask.

Have you read on the last page,

It says: written by a Flummox.


With all those crazy thoughts,

Traveling around my empty head.

I decided it was time to climb

Aboard, A fluffy cloud and 

Simple go back to bed.







Poetry by Alan J Ripley The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2022-06-11 at 01:52

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