A quirky look at life from a Yorkshire poet and his dog's perspective
For the price of ten fags and a beer
The sailor had caught gonorrhea
When his wife made advances
He didn't take chances
He told her he'd got diarrhoea.
The eye of the beholder
A man with a shiny red tractor
Got wed to an out of work actor
Bereft of a stage
She was left with no wage
And the size of his wheels was a factor.
Limerick king, Mister Bump's
Inspiration was down in the dumps
A quick cup of tea
And a biscuit or three
Helped his quick witted rhymes come up trumps.
In the spirit
The ghouls and the ghosts had a bash
Serving mountains of bangers and mash
For those little sprites
With small appetites
Their option, of course, was goulash.
Bash: UK slang for a party
Bangers and mash: Sausages and mashed potato
Goulash: Hungarian stew
The French Revolution
The peasants had started to riot
Over rumours that caused them disquiet
There was no cake to scoff
So, Louis the Toff
Was put on a guillotine diet.
By washing the blood from his shirt
'Twas justice he tried to pervert
But judge got an eyeful
Of strychnine laced trifle
And villain got his, just deserts.
The gay political candidate
Tha' mun as well come out o' closet
Tha's gay lad, an' ivv'ry one nozzit
Our polling denotes
Tha' mun get more votes
Tha' mun even keep thee deposit.
You may as well stop hiding the fact
that you are gay, because everyone knows it.
We have done some polling which indicates
It might increase your chances of winning
And you could even get to keep your deposit.
Note: In the UK, political candidates pay a deposit which is
returned to them if they get a certain percentage of
At the end of their Summer semester
The histr'y exam were a tester
By being discrete
They managed to cheat
Encouraged, cos teacher Ann sez ter.
The caring profession
A woman with problems, Fallopian
Saw a specialist doc, Ethiopian
Eighteen kids later
She sued this creator
For spoiling her life style, Utopian.
The motor belonged to his niece
But she let him have it, on lease
On lifting the bonnet
A fourteen line sonnet
The source of the rhyme, ancient grease.
Five star, a young Generalissimo
Was a whizz on the old pianissimo
When he played for the army
His troops all went barmy
How they cheered, as they shouted bravissimo.
The laws of physics
An elephant tried to defy
Laws of physics by learning to fly
She jumped from a bridge
With the grace of a fridge
Squashed six meerkats and two passers-by.
Value for Money
The burger, was so full of gristle
She demanded the head chef's dismissal
The boss disagreed
Not a chip, did he cede
"If it's discount you're after, go whistle."
Innocent until proven...
Defence lawyers tried to prohibit
CCTV as exhibit
Queen's Counsel won
Result, smoking gun
Saw him swing at the end of a gibbet.
Queen's Counsel: Prosecution lawyers
Gibbet: Hangman's scaffold
His one handicap is his stutter
He can drive hundred yards with a putter
Fairway or rough
If the going gets tough
Golf is his bread and ber butter.
The early bird
A worm, overweight, even burly
Is spotted by blackbird, out early
From the grass, he is torn
As he pops out the lawn
Chomped up, like a choc Curly Wurly.
Socialite miss, Lady Docker
Wed three millionaires, what a shocker
A girl on the make
Who liked wedding cake
But one at a time, so don't knock her.
Hide and stink
Hide and seek, young Johnny had hidden
Up to his neck in a midden
When they found him, he stunk
Much worse than a skunk
And to enter his house was forbidden.
midden: compost heap, muck heap, pile of manure
Bath time darling!
She bathed in surroundings luxurious
Not knowing the label was spurious
Bubble bath, it was not
It wrinkled the lot
Nails, skin and hair, she was furious.
We shall overcome
Our fragile global community
Must seize this opportunity
Have the vaccine
Against Covid 19
Until each of us has herd immunity.
The eve of what exactly?
New year's Eve is symbolic
We should put on our glad rags and frolic
Though not any more
We've been put in tier four
So, pity the poor alcoholic.
Double barrelled, a name
Was sign of breeding, or fame
Now in ultra slow mo's
They spit, clear their nose
And football's their game.
A New Year's Resolution
Ecological, his resolution
Eliminate foul air pollution
He stopped eating beans
Cabbage or greens
An effective, but small, contribution.
Single-handedly crossing the ocean
Done on a whim, a mere notion
A break from career
Which took fifteen year
By rowing the boat in slow motion.
Hannah, a beautiful tutor
Had a very shy lad for a suitor
He was caught in a lather
By the angry girl's father
Who threatened the poor lad to neuter.
Dauphy: Ah, true love never runs smooth!
Hobbo: Wise words Dauphy. Very true.
A boy born with only one nipple
Was allergic to milk as a tipple
In her culinary quest
Mum found what worked best
Was to feed him on raspberry ripple.
raspberry ripple: a popular flavour of ice cream in the UK
Goosey Goosey Gone
Her geese were a pair of old honkers
That racket they made drove her bonkers
The sound was a riot
So, to get peace and quiet
The male of the two lost his conkers.
The art of biscuit dunking
The biscuit was dunked in her tea
Four seconds, not five and not three
Her timing was wrong
She held it too long
In it plopped, making cookie debris.
The Repair Shop
Everything brought him was mendable
This philosophy highly commendable
He would bodge and make do
with filler and glue
But nothing he fixed was dependable.
Bodge, or 'make do' both UK slang for amateur DIY repairs.
Prince Regent Edward, a toff
Developed a corona type cough
He said, "P.P.E,
Is too common for me,"
And now he's stone cold in a trough.
King Henry VIII
Married, he seeks a solution
Advisers suggest prosecution
False evidence heard
And true to his word
Signs warrant for her execution.
A man big in circles masonic
Had to have irrigation colonic
It made his eyes water
But cheered up when the porter
Arrived with a large gin and tonic.
The Big Date
He splashed on the eau de cologne
For his date with this woman unknown
It had no effect
Despite their connect
The meeting was over the phone.
The detective goes deep undercover
Their anarchist plans to discover
She falls for his charms
Straight into his arms
Naively becoming his lover.
Mother of three Lucy Lastik
With a needle was enthusiastic
At stitching and sewing
She delighted in knowing
That her fashionable clothes were fantastic.
A great tribal chieftain polygamous
Met raven haired beauty monogamous
He cherished his crown
But she wouldn't back down
And the kids that they had stayed anonymous.
The sight in the mirror had stunned her
The medics had made a real blunder
Her pert little nose
Looked like a red rose
And the surgeon refused to refund her.
A woman of strange misdemeanour
Had a greenhouse which could've been greener
So now and again
She rang her friend Len
And had the glass shined by Len's cleaner.
Hagar the horrible Viking
Had a helmet not quite to his liking
The horns were too small
To protect in a brawl
So, with chin strap he used it for biking.
Sammy the snail
Sammy the snail with crustaceous
Shell of proportions palacious
Was mugged by a thug
Now he looks like a slug
And is homeless, which I think disgracious.
Entertainer with stage act hypnotic
Lives lifestyle extremely chaotic
As he shaves, does a dance
Puts himself in a trance
That's not careless, it's just idiotic.
It's gravity free in Space X
Where you've seen some funny effects
On the astronaut's hair
Which flies in the air
What on earth must go on in their kecks?
Kecks; UK slang for a pair of trousers
Her husband when speaking would bellow
A trait she decided to mellow
By feeding him custard
With dollops of mustard
Which worked, though his skin turned bright yellow.
Trump and his admin divisive
Though beaten by margins decisive
Claim's Biden's a fraud
But the news from abroad
Is the watching world thinks this derisive.
Gullible doctor called Khan
Falls for ridiculous yarn
Fifteen million rupees
Aladdin's lamp, jeez
Didn't work, oh my goodness me, darn.
Her eyesight problematic
She drives in mode dramatic
Is seen by a cop
Who shouts her to stop
And berates her with words not grammatic.
Two entrepreneurial farmers
With a fine herd of thoroughbred llamas
By scientific means
Using zebra genes
Bred crias in stripey pyjamas.
Cria...a juvenile Llama or Alpaca
A stage never used for production
Was used as a place of seduction
With the pair found in bed
Broken walls round their head
The cause didn't take much deduction.
A West Yorkshire town's Mayoress
Had friends she was keen to impress
With her chain round her neck
And her mates kept in check
She became a Grand Master of chess.
Seems like a case of bad luck to me
In agony, needs appendectomy
Flash of the blade
Incision is made
Surgeon thinks it's a vasectomy.
A poet renowned for his wit
Was surprised to be served with a writ
When his personal life
And that of his wife
To be published, she would not permit.
Hickory dickory dock
My gran left me a clock
Chimed all blooming night
So, come the daylight
I threw the damn thing in the loch.
America's going to choose
Either the reds or the blues
Not much of a test
If these are the best
However they vote, it's a lose.
A wealthy Arabian sheikh
Kept a duck that was born with no beak
You may think him crackers
But he kept only quackers
Rare enough to be considered unique.
A linguist possessing a smattering
Of languages, thought he was flattering
What he thought was you beauty
Translated as snooty
And the young lady gave him a battering.
A poet, confirmed alcoholic
Combined wit with a pen vitriolic
One day whilst mid smear
Fell into his beer
And drowned in a manner symbolic.
A woman described as professional
Sneaked into her local confessional
As all of her tales
Were of sins caused by males
Her penance was purely discretional.
Young woman with flawless complexion
Sets heart on a Botox injection
Beautician she slips
Needle misses her lips
Gets a wrinkle free nose on reflection.
A dashing young palaeontologist
Fell in love with a skilled campanologist
His bones cast their spell
And she rang his bell
Cue, visit to top gynaecologist.
My wife has bought me two ties
As part of my birthday surprise
I wore one tonight
"Is the other not right?"
She criticised, rolling her eyes.
Andy, the Manchester mayor
Spoke out, to get a fair share
Got very emotive
But what was his motive
Or is that a little unfair?
Rapper by name Titchy Willy
Wrote rhymes which were nothing but silly
His partner got cross
And said, "This is dross
You make this stuff up willy nilly."
A shivering tiny field-mouse
He wanted to live in a house
I know it's a shame
But the clue's in your name
Said Minnie, his long suffering spouse
Peggy had very bad teeth
And no healthy gums underneath
Made a set out of plastic
Which. to her young son, she bequeathed.
Tony, a five legged ant
Had to walk to his nest on a slant
Friends bought him a stick
To help him walk quick
And motability gave him a grant.
This is confusing for me
Am I in tier two or tier three
Will I get into trouble
If I don't have a bubble
Can granny pop round for her tea?
A senior citizen, Pat
Was given a robotic cat
With hardly a word
When she stroked it, it purred
And the old lady started to chat.
Little Johnny, he needed to go
But teacher refused, she said,"No,
What word starts with a P?"
He said,"You're asking me,
Really miss, you ought to know."
Billy Bighead, a bit of a boaster
Invented the world's largest toaster
One day he fell in it
And in less than a minute
His head was as flat as a coaster.
Hobbo the poet, has terrible shakes
Probably triggered by all his mistakes
It's still problematic
Whatever he touches, the poor bugger breaks.
The boss of a smart ocean liner
Bought only clothes labelled designer
But this two penny toff
Was getting ripped off
His threads were all copies from China.
Peter Petite, a marine
Was a muscle bound fighting machine
Till he went to the ballet
With great auntie Sally
And now likes to dress as the queen.
Sprawled on the couch watching cricket
My team went and lost their last wicket
"Cheer up my dear
I've brought you a beer."
"Why thank you love. That's just the ticket."
Tommy, from Thailand, a tourist
Was summoned to court as a jurist
Said she'd take ten to two
But unanimous Tom was a purist.
What an amazing award
They've made Ian Botham a Lord
The Queen said,"Arise."
Then to Beefy's surprise
She hit him for six with her sword.
A financial adviser from Leicester
Was a real gung-ho type of investor
Except with his wife
Who said,"Not on your life
I would rather just leave it to fester."
Farmer Sue Tickle, a giant
On taxes, would not be compliant
They took her to court
And left her with nought
But a battered old Robin Reliant.
Greenkeeper, E.Moses Grass
Got wed to a proud Yorkshire lass
Extremely God fearing
To help with his shearing
They road on his mower into mass.
An amateur baker called Mac
Had a recipe he couldn't crack
He'd salt and he'd sweeten
Add almond and pecan
Then voila, the perfect flapjack.
A serial ladies man, Tony
Claimed an allergy to matrimony
Till a woman called Fi
Sent him weak at the knee
And proved this a load of baloney.
A teacher from Burnley named Eddy
Had a job which was all go-aheady
He claimed not to drink
But the kids knew his chink
And nicknamed him unsteady Eddy.
Jurgen Norbert Klopp
Won the hearts and the minds of the cop
The football was thrilling
His focus was chilling
It's been thirty years, but they're top.
I married a woman called Dot
And when I asked,"Why?" she said,"What?"
I think it's her hearing
Which would be endearing
But she says that I am a clot.
The washing machine
Jack owned an old washing machine
For keeping his clothes nice and clean
Then when it broke
He sent for a bloke
And now they are both a 'has been.'