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Silly poem, serious message.

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by jetsmum, Apr 4, 2011.


  1. jetsmum

    jetsmum PetForums VIP

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    The sad story of Arrabella.

    Arrabella was a budgie
    sitting on a perch,
    bought on impulse from a pet shop
    then left in the lurch.

    She had toys, she had a mirror,
    but nothing to eat,
    and that's why poor Arrabella
    couldn't raise a tweet.

    Arrabella slipped away then,
    from neglect - poor thing.
    They found her dead upon the cage floor,
    head under her wing.

    The moral of this nasty tale
    that's just been told in rhyme?
    DON'T EVEN THINK of getting pets
    if you don't have the time,

    to give them every thing they need,
    coz they'll depend on you.
    Not just for water, toys and food,
    they need lots of love too.


    Like I said, it's just a silly poem but the message is very serious.

    Copyright P. Shelton (aka jetsmum) 2011
     
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  2. Eroswoof

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    Tis indeed xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
     
  3. classixuk

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    I love this...it really got me thinking. What if we could adapt it for each type of animal?

    Arrabella was a puppy
    the cutest you have seen,
    bought on impulse from a pet shop
    but then given no routine.

    She had toys, she had her owners,
    but she never had a walk,
    and that's why poor Arrabella
    began to talk and talk.

    Arrabella grew much bigger,
    and her barks turned into growls.
    The kids they grew quite scared,
    when her barks turned into howls.

    The moral of this nasty tale
    that's just been told in rhyme?
    DON'T EVEN THINK of getting pets
    if you don't have the time,

    to give them every thing they need,
    coz they'll depend on you.
    Not just for water, toys and food,
    they need lots of love too.



    OK, that was my first effort. Anyone else up for it? How about dogs, kittens etc.
     
  4. theevos5

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    Well,I am impressed,well done:thumbup1:
     
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    Ah..thanks. :eek:

    How about you do one too? Think about the problems you could have with Alfie and then adapt the rhyme?

    It's a very easy rhyme to adapt as it was well written to begin with.

    Poor Arrabella. :(
     
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    Yeah,great idea,will sleep on it and try it tomorrow,brain has shut down for tonight,

    let me think...
    Alfie was a beagle
    with gorgeous big brown eyes
    got him from a breeder
    who told us lots of lies......

    That'll have to do for tonite,goodnight folks
     
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    LOL! That sounds like it will be great. I wish you had continued!

    "They said he was a shower,
    swore it in the witness box.
    But when Alfie got excited
    He was thinking of a fox."

    LOL. Can't wait to see where you actually go with this! Your first verse is great! :D
     
  8. jetsmum

    jetsmum PetForums VIP

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    When I wrote this, I didn't really intend posting it, coz it really is silly but then I thought, hey others are putting poems up why not.
    I'm glad you like it.
    classixuk, your idea about adapting it for other animals is a good one. Interesting to see where it goes :001_smile:
     
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    Arrabella was a kitten
    Who was bought by someone smitten
    But was promptly booted out the house
    Cos she couldn't stop a shittin'!
    :001_smile:
     
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    This just made me laugh out loud, so much so it stopped the dogs playing and they're all sat looking at me now.........
     
  11. theevos5

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    Arrabella was a hamster
    the kids took home from school
    the teacher didn't care
    what a bloody fool

    the kids soon got bored
    and Arrabella wasn't fed
    It only took a week
    and Arrabella was dead
     
  12. katie200

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    Awwww that so sad poem with a good massage
     
  13. classixuk

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    I didn't realise you wrote it Jetsmum. Even more kudos to you then! :)

    Can you do one for Arrabella the ninja turtle?
     
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    Glad you liked it!

    Give me a week or three:lol:
     
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    Everyones heard of ninja turtles. Will a hoard of ninja hamsters do instead?

    Arrabella, ninja hamster
    in her hide away,
    getting angry over emails
    she'd recieved that day.

    Cats and dogs and birds and fishes,
    all cried out for help.
    Far too much for Arrabella
    to sort out herself.

    What to do and how to answer
    all these tales of woe?
    It was time to make some phone calls.
    It was time to go.

    Gathering her ninja cohorts
    she boarded the train,
    wondering if she would ever
    get back home again.


    Puppy mills and back yard breeders,
    they all felt the force
    of the band of ninja hamsters
    (dressed in black of course )

    Bad dog owners doggies vanished,
    sent to loving homes.
    Bad cat owners found there cats
    replaced by garden gnomes.

    One by one each case was settled,
    no animal left sad.
    Then the ninjas disappeared but
    what a time they had.

    Copyright P.Shelton (aka jetsmum) 2011
     
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    That was worth the wait!!!!!

    I could see that being made into a cartoon to be honest. Or even a film!

    Email it to Universal or Disney...see where it goes.

    xx
     
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    Thanks for the kind words But I'm a shy old lady, ooo I could never do that.

    Besides I wouldn't know how.
     
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    Good work with these. Really like the imagery that's sent across with them. :001_smile:
     
  20. jetsmum

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    Tbh, I haven't got the nerve.If I thought for a moment there might just even be a possibilty of getting somewhere with it, well. But I'm not confident enough.
     
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