Monday, July 5, 2010

A Poem which attempts to dissuade you from bringing your Giraffe to Black Tie

So - although I'm not back from the mad adventure yet, another poem which attempts to dissuade you, in a world of reckless abandonment and permissiveness, please don't...

I'll be back tonight really in real life if all goes to plan!

A Poem which attempts to dissuade you from bringing your Giraffe to Black Tie

Don't bring your Giraffe into Black Tie,
the staff would heave a massive sigh,
when they measure and find the neck doesn't comply,
with normal physiological laws

Yes this oversized, gentle ruminant,
has no business looking at pinstriped pants,
and suits with bowties, he simply can't
carry off that look, better pause

I don't care if he gives a response flehmen,
when eyeing the cufflinks, don't forget he's no shamen,
knows no more about clothes, than the average layman,
watch out for his galloping jaws

If you bring him there he'll only start necking,
he'll lick at the cufflinks, you'd have to keep checking
for damaged cravats, he's better off trekking,
no Black Tie for your Giraffe today.

7 comments:

Titus said...

Heaven. Except for swanky giraffes.

Gwei Mui said...

Peronally I have always been in favour of the sarong for the Giraffe :)

Niamh B said...

Tks Titus, those giraffes can get a bit uppity sometimes
Tks Gwei, that really would be far better wouldn't it?

The Dead Acorn said...

A giraffe in a tux? He’d think himself dashing
And not realize that his colors are clashing
He’d insist on the nightlife, and embarrass me
Saying “how ‘bout a drink? High balls’re on me!”

Totalfeckineejit said...

Those Giraffes have some neck going into black tie.

Niamh B said...

tis a disgrace really

Niamh B said...

Ooops Acorn didn't see that one, thanks as always for your invaluable support and deep thinking!