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29 Jun 2011

The Slug

Last week while I was weeding
A little voice rang out,
'Watch it with that spade!' it said
'You stupid, clumsy lout!'

I grabbed the weed from where it came
Removed it with a tug,
And sitting there beneath it
Was a slimy little slug.

'What d'ya think you're playing at?'
The angry slug then said,
'Another two inch closer
You'd have taken off my head!'

'Bless my soul! A talking slug!
I'm shocked, I must declare!
I'm sorry for the fright I gave
I didn't see you there.'

'It's reckless, crass behaviour!
Of which I don't approve!
You've just ripped up my house!' he said
'And now I'll have to move!'

© Rick Bywater

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