Thursday, 9 October 2008

It's National Poetry Day!

Yep, it's that special day again. And I thought I'd add my humble offering to the day's proceedings. This little poem has the distinction (if I may use the word) of having been read out on the wireless by Ms. Sandi Toksvig some time ago.

Here goes...

There was a young lady called Janet
Who used to support Queen's Park Rangers.
At a match in the rain
She caught a bad cold
And had a stiff neck for a fortnight.

I'd like to think that the late Sir John Betjeman would have been suitably amused. After all, I enjoyed all of his stuff; the least he could do (were he able) would be to return the compliment.


Rob (Inukshuk Adventure) said...

Hmmm, don't give up the day job...oh right, you already did!

Only jokin' you!
I actually quite liked it, and if it's good enough for Ms. Sandi Toksvig.....

chris hale said...

Cheers, Rob.

I find your words so encouraging that I might branch out into haiku or a sonnet or two...if you're really unlucky, I might even post them on this blog!

Stevyn Colgan said...

My favourites:

There was a young man from Dundee
Who was stung on the neck by a wasp
When they asked if it hurt
He said 'Not very much
It can do it again if it likes'.


There was a young lass from Japan
Whose limericks never would scan
When they asked why it was
She said 'It's because
I always have difficulty in deciding exactly what to put in the last line and ultimately end up using a lot of words when I should be using as few as I can'.

chris hale said...

Chortle chortle!

That's my quota of chortles used up this year.

Janet said...

Ok, ok - was it REALLY "Janet"????

chris hale said...

Yes. It's a curious fact (which I have just made up) that more women called Janet support QPR than any other football team.