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Midge and Madge

by Brian Aird 

Posted: 28 September 2004
Word Count: 96
Summary: Humorous poem about a flea circus


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Midge and Madge

by Brian Aird

Roll up, roll up and be amazed!
Our trained fleas are not so tame
Then as the canon boomed and blazed
Midge and Madge were shot to fame

Then in chariots our heroes dear
Raced around the dusty track
But as the crowd stood to cheer
They seemed to lose the knack

Then a child with round eyes bright
Saw the master crack the whip
And when the fleas a'fright took flight
The child was bound to quip

I bet you have to catch'm
Just as soon as you hatch'm!






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gard at 00:32 on 29 September 2004  Report this post
Brian

Ha ha

funny one!

G

poemsgalore at 18:31 on 29 September 2004  Report this post
An absolute delight, all the fun of the circus - in miniature. I like the "child with round eyes bright" puts you right there at the scene.

Anj at 14:02 on 30 September 2004  Report this post
Loved the punchline, and the lines "Then as the canon boomed and blazed Midge and Madge were shot to fame". Seemed a bit of a problem with rhythm in the second and third verses, but not enough to kill the thrill.

The blazing and the round eyes capture the excitement really well.

Take care
Andrea



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