Wednesday, 29 July 2020

London Epigrams


A new series, just because it amuses me: London Epigrams.


Feel free to reply, so long as it's in verse.

13 comments:

  1. Nor Leicester Square, when on a dare,
    I did the same thing everywhere.

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    1. I hope your trail of days misspent
      Didn't go as far as Kent.

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  2. Chris in Seattle29 July 2020 at 22:54

    Last year I rode the London Eye
    But did not wear a suit and tie.

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    1. What a reckless thing to do
      When hovering o'er Waterloo.

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  3. And now I strive to write in verse
    I fear the donkey came off worse

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    1. Tetrameters, when they are neat,
      Like donkeys have four cloven feet.

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  4. But lo, I do still hear your pain,
    Your cries in woe down Leather Lane.

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    1. Down Leather Lane they echo far
      From Prufrock's to that Ping-Pong bar.

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  5. Where the eternal footman prays
    For penitence as on his way
    To buy the necessary Snickers
    He pauses, and adjusts his knickers.

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    1. I simply can't beat the Snickers pun.

      And then he turns and prays to Mars,
      Who sends him victory, and bars.

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  6. But what I did in Oxford Street
    Was actually rather neat

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    1. Regrets that really start to irk us
      Don't begin till Oxford Circus.

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    2. But once you've got to M & S
      You find your conscience pricks you less

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