The Spoonbill Generator

Bribes Inspire Returning MPs to Define Themselves as Caterpillars

Costorphine was a Cuttlefish [Roland]

With feathers black & blue; [Apsley]

Yet when it came to evening-time [Roland]

He swam instead of flew [Fatty]

Costorphine loved his liver, [Anastasia]

He kept it neat and clean; [Fatty]

And if he spied a fleck of grime [Roland]

He blamed it on his spleen [Fatty]

Costorphine never withered [Roland]

Or chortled like a hake; [Apsley]

Or showed a tendency to rhyme [Roland]

'Halibut' with 'lake'. [Apsley]

And as Costorphine falters [Roland]

The Universe subsumes [Apsley]

Each nuance in a blaze of slime [Roland ]

That fills a thousand dreary rooms [Apsley]

Contributors: Roland, Apsley, Fatty, Anastasia.
Poem finished: 6th November 2000.