On Beasts of Burden

Image showing a writing book and a quill

A llama who came from Peru,
Exhaustedly kicked off his shoe,
“Bollocks”, he said,
“I am going to bed”,
And with those last few words, he withdrew.

A donkey who lived in Brazil,
Ferried tourists upon a great hill,
In the harsh midday heat,
He thought, “Blimey, I’m beat.”
“This big git on my back I could kill.”

You can instead hear me reading these poems:

Author: Mister Bump UK

Designed/developed large IT systems, interrupted by a stroke in 2016, aged 48. Now mix development of health-related software with voluntary work and writing. Married, with an estranged daughter.

11 thoughts on “On Beasts of Burden”

    1. Actually, I never thought… I bet that’s only used in Britain, isn’t it? I only swapped blimey in at the last minure, it was going to be… you can probably guess… so I wanted a 2-syllable-expletive but I wanted to keep it clean!

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