Wednesday, May 19, 2010

A Poem which attempts to dissuade you from bringing your fox to Iceland

Don’t bring your fox to Iceland

It wouldn’t be so nice and

He’d be better off in mice land

If such a place existed

There’d be no one to blame oh

I don’t mean to sound mean* No

Not the place with the volcano

The shop with the ice biscuits

Frozen food shops are no place for foxes

He’d want to bury the pizza boxes

Would sly his way through the chicken locks as

The cabinets all would be misted

Yes corn on the corn, or veggies, or meals

Foxes can howl all they want, can appeal

But they won’t change my mind on this one, no deal

No Iceland for your fox today

*mean – pronounced to rhyme with blame

with thanks to Titus for the commission


NanU said...

Aw, the poor fox. He really wanted to go. Iceland is miceland. and lemmingland and voleland and whathaveyou. He would get so fluffy!

Totalfeckineejit said...
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Totalfeckineejit said...

Our Iceland is miceland.Seen a few rats round the back too.
Actually we don't have an Iceland..sniff..sob. boo-hoo

You have a rare talent for this Niamh, it could be a glittering career and you will clean up in the 'poems which disuade you from bringing animals to certain places' category of poetry competitions.

I pray you won't run out of shops.....or animals...or insanity

Titus said...

Ah, my poor fox. Who knew you were so hard of heart? Or even mean No?
Loved this bit
"Would sly his way through the chicken locks as
The cabinets all would be misted".

Mr Titus is offering Budgies and Millets, as he thinks he is funny.
We like these.

Niamh B said...

NanU - coincidentally fluffy is my fox's name.
TFE - thank you very much, computer says there are 250,000 different species of animal, and the insanity ain't runnin low either - tho i do like to work on commission.
Thanks Titus, yes Budgies and Millets - though we don't have Millets, but I have looked them up and their equivalent here is called The Great Outdoors.
More commissions welcome... just in case

The Dead Acorn said...

I wish you’d posted this on Sunday
I took my fox to Iceland Monday.
I warned him but he said “I’ll risk it”
His tongue got stuck when he licked a biscuit.

Niamh B said...

Those darned crazy foxes Acorn!! I shall try to be more timely in future.

Anonymous said...

Love the Iceland and nice and rhyme - not to mention the mean no/volcano rhyme.

You are almost running out of known animals and retail outlets - having said that how about -

don't take your tarantula to mothercare;

don't take your lobster to monsoon (it has the potential to be a modern classic);

don't take your pine martin to top man;

don't take your caribou to hughes and hughes (because it has shut down in any case);