The Spoonbill Generator

When Shoes Falter

'Bring me a fish with a pear in its mouth!' [Apsley]

The old orthodontist exclaimed [Roland]

'And beef from the spit, and three mutton pies, [fester]

And various items, unnamed.' [Roland]

And summon my wife from her home in the south [P]

To gaze, one last time, in mine eyes. [Roland]

Bring me a banjo - and let's have a song! [fester]

His wife made her breathless reply [Roland]

I'll play something lively that we all know [fester]

So that gravity we'll defy... [Apsley]

As we leap in the air and sing along [fester]

To the tune of a stuffed carrion crow [Apsley]

Contributors: Apsley, Roland, fester, P.
Poem finished: 2nd November 2000.