A hairytale for the morning.


The cockerel who roosts
On the cornflakes packet
Wakes me up
Wth his strident
'I told you so'
I shake out the flakes
But they sound like an
Avalanche of rocks,
Blocking my appetite;
I look round, squinting
At other food sources -
An egg, that'll be good,
Boiled with sleeping soldiers,
Yummie, can't wait,
But the little lion on the shell
Has other ideas,
I try to capture it
But the little fella roars and snarls:
I'll be back tomorrow, I scream,
Just to let him know who's boss;
What else? Bread, thick as my head,
Butter, yellow as my liverish skin,
Ah, my abrosia, my honey!
And coffee, lots of black coffee,
Instant, of course, less noise;
That's it, I'm all ready for my visitor,
My breakfast guest, here he is right on cue,
Good morning, Mr Jack Daniels, how are you?

Chris Fernie, 2006

Poetry by Chris Fernie
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Written on 2006-11-11 at 11:57

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hah, very witty. clever idea and good, funy ending.

a funny and entertaining poem here....really enjoyed reading it. cx