Plumpy

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A poem I've written about what happens when crocodiles and hippos fall in love...

Submitted: September 24, 2013

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Plumpy

 

 

Just two and twenty years ago

in the land of Old Rangoon,

a crocodile and hippo wed

beneath a yellow moon.

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They tied the knot upon the banks

of the River Bumblebrook,

as monkeys played 'The Wedding March'

on a golden Tinklepluck.

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Said vicar to the crocodile

"Do you promise to be true,

to Mrs. Hippopotamus,

no matter what she do?"

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Replied the smiley crocodile,

as smiling turned to laughter,

"I'll love this sexy hippochick

'til the fifth of everafter!"

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Then to the hippopotamus,

the vicar said the same.

Replied the bride, with love and pride,

"I'll surely take his name!"

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And so it was, the couple wed,

and with honeymoon arranged,

they jigged a jig whilst truly figged

on coconut Champagne.

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Well, three and thirty weeks elapsed

and Mrs. Hippo grew -

her belly bulged, then waters broke,

and they knew not what to do!

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So crocodile, he thought a while,

then called the jungle Doc,

who made the situation clear -

"There's a new kid on the block!"

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For Mrs. Hippopatamus

was soon to be a mother,

and with that news, the couple cheered,

then cuddled one another.

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The birth occured upon the banks

of the River Bumblebrook,

 whilst monkeys played 'The Birthday Song'

 on the golden Tinklepluck.

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Contractions sharply came and went:

her chubby cheeks were flushed -

so Mrs. Hippo moaned and groaned,

 then pushed and pushed and pushed!

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The labour lasted seven hours,

then as the clock struck four,

a baby Crocopotamus

Into the world was born.

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Eyes of black and a scaly back -

a truly peculiar creature.

A tiny tail - a hundred teeth -

a melting pot of features.

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Although the beast looked quite bizarre,

they loved him all the same.

The proud new parents christened him,

and Plumpy was his name.

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Mum and Dad and baby Plumpy's

lives were filled with laughter,

and everyone lived snappily...

snappily ever after.

 

 


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