The Spoonbill Generator

Piebald Cheques

'The first day of the rest of your life', they sang,       [Apsley ]

'Begins with a single step'       [F ]

But what my true love gave to me       [Chevalier ]

The chancred sore, the burning pee       [loaf ]

An invoice for her monstrous fee       [p ]

Nine crabs, five ticks, and one parched flea       [Arnold the Sly Ape ]

Have left me quite devoid of pep       [Chevalier ]

My wakening was not to relief from pain       [Apsley ]

The chittering of the birds outside       [Chevalier ]

Penetrated to the room within my head       [Apsley ]

Where I lay on my fevered bed       [Chevalier ]

With heart of iron, fists of lead       [loaf ]

"I really should get up," I said       [F ]

But could not even take a step       [loaf ]

Contributors: Apsley, F, Chevalier, loaf, p, Arnold the Sly Ape.
Poem finished: 8th December 2005 by Chevalier.