The Coward

Photo by Somchai Kongkamsri on
The Coward

A timid, nay craven, poltroon
Did nothing to help his platoon
Win the fight, He backpedalled
And instead of a medal
Was handed a big wooden spoon.

16 Comments on “The Coward

  1. I had to look up poltroon. Great limerick! I know of a volunteer bush fire brigade (bless, their cotton socks. They saved Australia 2 years ago) who many years ago was awarded a trophy for unparalleled incompetence. Right up there with the wooden spoon. πŸ™‚

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