Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Bat Out Of Hell



MAD KANE
http://www.madkane.com/humor_blog/
asked for a cliche limerick.

BAT OUT OF HELL

She shot off  like a bat out of hell,
As a cliche would have it, 'pell-mell'!
Did a terrible fright
Make her run out of sight?
I'm afraid I'm unable to tell.
*

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THE BLACKSMITH

A sad reflection.
For hundreds of years
The Blacksmith was the backbone of village life.
His forge,
Fires blazing,
Hammers resounding,
Sparks flying,
Features in every country idyll.
Horses were his stock-in-trade.
But pots and pans
And little children warming hands
In the glow,
Added to his mystique.
Then came Mr Ford,
Mr T. Ford.
The Blacksmith
Died
Without a fuss.
Gone!
The occasional theme park celebrates him.
But he is a Dodo.
*
"Shipley Books."
Gone.
Closer investigation revealed a report
Which said
'We could not compete
With the Internet'
Or something like that.
*
Sad.
*

3 comments:

Madeleine Begun Kane said...

Funny! But now I'm in the mood for meat loaf. :)

Geoff Maritz said...

Even though Shipley books has had to give up the fight I do not blame the Internet but possibly our current world economic recession. Who knows?
As far as Blacksmiths are concerned, they are still valued by the film industry in their art department. You may not recognize their work but it's there.
Yes it is still a sad event both ways. Geoff.

Mama Zen said...

The Blacksmith is so sad!