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Me And Nellie McGee

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Me And Nellie McGee

That's not my elephant, the barman said, when last I went a boozing 
Then threw at me a grin filled glance, that was a long way from amusing
You brought him here, you bring him home, your game I’m not abetting
So pack your trunk, get out, your barred, no more drink you’re getting

So sadly I made the long journey home, my poor legs weak as jelly
I could perhaps have caught a cab but they would not take Nellie
Later as we passed a takeaway, the warm smell assailed my senses
I ordered spaghetti and parmesan cheese, Nellie just had lettuce

My door key I could nowhere find, when at last I reached my home
I had no choice but to ring the bell, the wife Ella soon came down
Her words, would cause a crimson blush, on face’s of horse traders
I have not experienced such awful fear since I was in 2nd graders

She insisted that, ‘Nellie’, was but just, a figment of my imagination
And that if I didn’t get off to bed, I’d end up in prone prostration
Now I’ve lost my new best friend, and sweet alcohol fuelled nights
She’s taken from me the will to live. and rewritten the bill of right





4th in Contest, That's Not My Elephant,  by Matt Caliri

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  1. Date: 7/8/2011 1:19:00 PM

    I see this happy piece earned you a win Eamon..(best wishes)

  1. Date: 1/21/2011 3:32:00 AM

    Congratulations on your win Eamon in the "That's Not My Elephant" contest by Matt Caliri. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/20/2011 1:17:00 PM

    SOOO happy to see your poem in the winners' circle, Eamon. Congratulations! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 1/20/2011 1:14:00 PM

    Congrats Eamon on your terrific win in Matt's elephant theme contest .. another awesome write my friend.. enjoy your top spot with luv..

  1. Date: 1/20/2011 12:57:00 PM

    Congratulations on your win Eamon. I knew this was a winner the first time I read it.

  1. Date: 1/20/2011 12:36:00 PM

    Good one Eamon, many congratulations on your win in Matt's contest, way to go....:)

  1. Date: 1/20/2011 6:52:00 AM

    Hi Eamon -- Very big congratulations for this enjoyable poem about 'elephants'. I liked this very much -- reminds me of the old movie 'Harvey'. But anyway, this is so well written, and I love the rhyming as well as the story. Best wishes. Deb

  1. Date: 1/20/2011 4:14:00 AM

    Congratulations Eamon on your big win in the contest of Matt.Enjoyed your poem very much---kashinath

  1. Date: 12/25/2010 12:59:00 PM

    Good luck in the contest with this one..I got a chuckle from reading it..It reads like a true winner to me..Strong woman there that you portrayed..Your presence at my work lifted my spirits..I was so glad that you found something that you enjoyed..Sara

  1. Date: 12/24/2010 8:06:00 PM

    wow! Smiles Eamon, very swwet and cute to read,,, good luck in the contest,,,.. enjoyed your poem,, and have yourself a wonderful x- mass,..p.d.

  1. Date: 12/20/2010 8:01:00 PM

    An ejoyable write,Eamon.Beautifully wrtten for the contest.Wish you success.

  1. Date: 12/20/2010 8:32:00 AM

    Spectacular write Eamon and good luck in the contest with this rare beauty using all the words so well.. good news that u are playing most nights and weather has not interfered... we are still in frigid temps and I am praying for Summer to arrive quickly luv.. enjoyed...

  1. Date: 12/19/2010 5:42:00 AM

    Great stuff Eamon - best of luck in the competition - Liz

  1. Date: 12/18/2010 4:42:00 PM

    Lovely and cute entry to the contest, Eamon, Good luck

  1. Date: 12/18/2010 3:53:00 PM

    Oh, and cute how you took it off Bobby McGee!!

  1. Date: 12/18/2010 3:52:00 PM

    Wow, Eamon, I am impressed by how well you did with this challenge. If I even attempt it, I hope I can be as clever!! Luv,Andrea

  1. Date: 12/18/2010 2:14:00 PM

    Well, I see you had fun with this one, too, Eamon. Very funny poetry. Good luck in the contest.

  1. Date: 12/18/2010 1:42:00 PM

    This is a very funny entry for the contest, Eamon. I haven't a clue what inspired the sponsor, but you and Barbara rose to the challenge so well! Good luck, my friend. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 12/18/2010 12:49:00 PM

    Funny one Eamon..I love this contest, such a great bunch of silliness..BG