A foolish young boy for a dare
Crept into the lair of a bear.
The bear, tired of meats,
Took the boy’s bag of sweets:
Bah, humbug! – the mints made him swear.
The bear held its cheek in regret
For its tooth badly needed a vet.
Not-a-one who would dare
Pull the tooth of a bear:
So don’t try keeping one as a pet.
Now the boy thought he knew just the thing:
Tied the tooth, closed the door with a swing.
The bear was relieved,
The boy was reprieved.
And the bear slumbered on until spring.
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This week’s 100wcgu: Bah, Humbug!
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That is very original. Well done.
BTW, the boy told me his name was Androcles, but I think he was Lyin’.
I think he may have been lyin’, or he’s a pretty old boy :-).
Their story does sound similar. But I’m not sure the bear would appreciate being led around on a leash.
The imagery is fabulous, it’s entertaining and a little old world. Enjoying immensely.
Thanks. I do like the old world stories, at least the nonsense ones 🙂
Love it! That’s my type of poem. The rhymes and meter are both spot-on. Very good entry for ‘Bah! Humbug!’
Thanks. Few things can beat a good old limerick.
I am always amazed by anyone who can write poetry. Enjoyed this!
Thanks, though it’s really only limericks…
Nicely written nonsense poem – good job!
Thanks. Nonsense is my favourite genre 🙂