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A Cockney Rhyme

I was haulin' a heavy load Up the frog an' toad, When down poured the pleasure an' pain To my dismay. Once home I received an' invitation To a good ol' gay an' hearty! I was promised plenty o' laughs, Box o' toys an' lots of give an' take. An' this was to last Til day's a dawning! What will I take? Can't go empty handed! I Know, I'll take pimple an' blotch. Yeah! But my friend told me this, "Take this lump of ice... If a bottle an' stopper should pass you by, Tilt your head an' pretend to cry. Tell him, "It's appalling to poor army an' navy All over your borrow an' beg!" It's a penny come quick! He'll think your crazy! He'll roll his eyes an' send you on your way. What d'ya think? Are you yet to be?" "Absolutely!" I replied Laughing imagining such fun. This certainly cheered me up no end. Then, out came the ol' currant bun!

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Date: 1/17/2022 2:06:00 PM
A poem that brings a smile, thank you Natasha, love the Cockney slang, the pearly Queens and Kings would be proud of you. John
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Natasha L Scragg
Date: 1/18/2022 6:47:00 AM
Thank you John. I had to Google the slang. I challenged myself to write it for a friend last year. And she's a cockney. She loved it too. :-D
Date: 1/16/2022 8:02:00 PM
Everyone cheers when the champion finally falls. And then comes the realization that the champion who fell is freedom herself.
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Date: 7/11/2021 12:09:00 PM
I had a feeling I didn't understand a lot of your poem...but it was a delightful read which I enjoyed immensely. Good work!
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Natasha L Scragg
Date: 7/11/2021 12:26:00 PM
Yes it was quite a challenge, I had to Google the cockney rhyming slang. Over Covid I've set myself different poetic challenges. Hoping it inspires others to get involved and to experience the fun of poetry.