Saturday, August 21, 2010

Mystery Monument



Deep in the forest we found a cave,
The sort for which all mystics crave!
Dark, mysterious, creeper clad!
The sort to make a guru glad!
What could account for this mystique?
We discovered it was a freak!
Look a little closer! What a shock!
We found it was a toilet 'block'!
(There is a door! It's out of sight;
Opened wide and to the right!)
Round the back of our hotel
In a sort of dingly-dell!
What a disappointment, though!
We thought we were back in the long-ago!



The Farmer's son stood at his door
As a car drew up at the gate.
A stranger came walking up the path
Saying 'Hi! How are you, Mate.'
'I'm fine', said the boy,'But I'm on my own;
My parents have gone into town.'
The stranger looked down and scuffed his feet
And frowned an angry frown.
'I have to see your father, son,
About a problem, see'
'I'm sure I can help', replied the boy,
'You can rely on me.
Do you want to borrow a spade, maybe?
I'd be glad to help you out.
My Dad says I'm his right-hand man.'
Said the stranger 'I've no doubt.
But I'd like to see your Bertie
If your parents aren't around.'
'He's out as well,' young Bill replied,
'At the market, I'll be bound.'
Then the stranger impatiently blurted out
His message to the boy.'
'It's about your brother, Bertie,
Having sex with my daughter, Joy!'
Then young Bill scratched his head and said
'It's expensive, that's for sure.
It's five hundred dollars for our bull.
Bertie is bound to cost more!'


Mona Sweden said...

A toilet! I would never guessed. I can understand your disappointment. I think it looks like a small chapel.

Rune Eide said...

It must be the toilet of an Ent :-)

Dragonstar said...

It's a wonderful building - great shapes everywhere. RuneE, maybe it's a bit small for an Ent ;)

Carolyn Ford said...

well...I would say a toilet is a monument of sorts!

Ramesh Sood said...

Well I am speechless. a very different take on prompt.. yes, sometimes we get deceived by appearances.. it happens. Thanks for you prompt take on the prompt..

Amity said...

Sometimes when we thought we are there, the twist could be as funny and disappointing!

I love your treatment of the prompt monument Brenda!

Sherri B. said...

Cleverly done, as always!

Nanka said...

A lovely fun take of the prompt and the twist at the end gave me lots of laughs!!

Rumya said...

Fun take on the prompt. Enjoyed it!! Loved the use of words.

Anonymous said...

What a surprise to read.

Please have a good new week.

daily athens

Tumblewords: said...

Too funny - both!!

Patti said...

Nicely done- that "cave" would have been a very cool find f that's what it would have been....

ms pie said...

wonderful sense of humor.... im still laughin.... life is a mystery but sometimes it's just a toilet...