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Silly Slugs

Poetry By: Wilbur

Slugs Traps Hooks Beer Strokes Pots Flypaper Humor Moral

Submitted:Jun 10, 2012    Reads: 25    Comments: 6    Likes: 3   


Silly Slugs

Now I have heard of slug-a-beds
Who laze in bed beyond sleep
And I have heard of escargot
Slugs that in butter and garlic steep
And I have heard of bar-flies
The ones who drink themselves dumb
And heard the flutter of house flies
Who are stuck on fly paper and hum
And I have heard of the crabs
Too hungry or curious, one,
Who landed inside of a crab pot
Found their crab lives were done
And lobsters all dreamy when stroked
On their tummies while still awake
Then dropped in boiling water --
Or perhaps they are stuffed or baked
And then there are fish that swim
Before eating worms and are hooked
Which then - o'er a campfire hot -
Blacken up as they're fry-pan-cooked
I've heard also of the blackbirds
Four and twenty baked in a pie
That after the pie was opened
Startled up so then they could fly
Bunnies that hop until trapped
When their hops go into a stew
And the whole of that yummy mess
Put in bowls and served up to you
But the slugs above are other
Garden greens they chewed and cropped
'Til they stumbled onto free beer
Then drank up until they dropped
Of course dead is how it ended
Cuz they drank until dead it is true
Dead-drunk those dumb silly slugs
Lost their lives for love of the brew ...
I think there's a moral here
A story that's more than it seems
Take the moral to heart my good readers...
Live to follow your dreams
Oh, don't let fly paper catch you
And don't crawl in a crabber's pot
Don't go for the worms or hooks
Don't trip traps or become a sot
Don't get dropped in boiling water
Because of strokes to your tummy
Always do what it is that you oughter
Just don't behave like a dummy
Be careful of how much you drink
Watch you don't fall in the brew
Watch how you go and be careful -
Or the same might happen to you


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