The Spoonbill Generator

Folks Who Smoke Soap

Mendicant Sam was a broken man [Dassn't Say]

A broken man was he [Beefy]

Living as he did in a burned-out van [Karin]

Parked underneath a toppling tree [Anon.]

Mendicant Sue was a trashy type [Dassn't Say]

A trashy type was she [J]

Dwelling as she did in a sewerage pipe [N]

And sharing her wares for free. [Karin]

Mendicant Ben was a scrupulous man
A scrupulous man was he [Anon.]

Abiding as he 'neath an old frying pan [Anon.]

In a pothole under the sea [J]

Mendicant Lil was a frivolous gal [Karin]

A frivolous gal she was [N]

Residing as she did in an oversized pail [Francine]

Over a rainbow somewhere in Oz [N]

Mendicant Lou was a bathetic fool [Francine]

A bathetic fool indeed [N]

Bunking as he did in a shabby old hut [Karin]

And smoking his homegrown weed [N]

Mendicant Sal was a washed-up sort [Karin]

A washed-up sort was Sal [N]

Crashing as she did down at the Y [Karin]

And down an abandoned well [Francine]

Contributors: Dassn't Say, Beefy, Karin, J, N, Francine.
Poem finished: 5th August 2003.