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Parody a poem......

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popsycal Thu 29-Apr-04 23:05:38

Just for Lou....
Many years ago, I wrote a parody of one of my favourite poems - 'When I am old, I shall wear purple' by Jenny Joseph.

I lost it but mentioned it to Lou the other day and have since redone it - not exactly like the original but here goes:

When I am a lady, I will carry a handbag,
And shall wear underwear that matches,
And shall drink mochachinno and eat antipasta and discuss interest rates.

I shall keep shoes stacked neatly in their boxes and will have numerous forms of olive oil and will buy sea salt and ignore the depravity of my youth.

I shall always apply make-up before venturing outside and wear 10 denier tights and 'do lunch'.
I shall buy glossy magazines and balsamic vinegar and ciabatta bread.

But now we must have clothes which can be puked on,
And endure cbeebies and learn perfect animal noises.

We must buy chicken nuggets and sing nursery rhymes loudly in cars.

But maybe I ought to practice a little now?
So people who know me are not too shocked or surprised when suddenly
I am a lady, and carry a handbag

wobblyknicks Thu 29-Apr-04 23:08:28

That's excellent popsy!!! TBH I like that much better than the original!!! You're a natural, obviously!!

popsycal Thu 29-Apr-04 23:09:33

who is next then????

mummytojames Thu 29-Apr-04 23:21:28

children are hungry

a bit of this
a bit of that
throw it in
and then taste that
a bit of this
a bit of that
throw it in the children cry
the children are hungry
try as i may
so i just do a bit of this
a bit of that
throw it in
and then taste that
to fill my babies bellys try as i may
i just a bit of this
a bit of that
throw it in
my mother did that

Janstar Fri 30-Apr-04 10:19:30

This is a great idea!

Anyone read a book called 'How To Be Well Versed In Poetry'? As well as lots of other fun stuff, it contains lots of parodies. Highly recommended.

popsycal Fri 30-Apr-04 13:04:53

oh janstar - i like the sound of to amazon!

popsycal Fri 30-Apr-04 19:33:45

bump - just for lou33

lou33 Fri 30-Apr-04 19:34:51


Well done! Am v honoured you rewrote it for me still!

popsycal Mon 03-May-04 12:12:49

anyone else?

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