The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418   Message #2927962
Posted By: Amos
14-Jun-10 - 10:36 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
I quarreled with my brother, too!
But not from animosity.
I'd irked him by accusing him
Of blatant gross pomposity!
I'd called him every sort of name
A braggart and a bounder.
And said our Mom should not endure
To have his kind around her!
And he in turn, most deeply irked
Dug out his old Thesaurus
And called me sixteen kinds of oaf
And a brainless brontosaurus.
And so we while away the night
And on into the dawning
With verbal sallies, leaps and takes,
With Queens and Castles pawning.
But come the dawn we were too dazed
And exhausted to remember
Just what it was that began it all
Which flames grew from what embers!
And so we went up to our room,
And fluffed our little pillows,
And sank to sleep, while the morning lark
Sang sweetly from the willow.

Aberdeen Penbroke Featherstone III
Pennywhistle Tales of My Youth
Whittle-on-Pyne, 1911