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Good old Pam

Post  Shorty on Mon Nov 03, 2008 1:08 pm

Here is a poem by Pam Ayres . I can still remember the way she sat and spoke while reciting a poem. Still makes me chuckle now.

I am very fond of hedgehogs
Which makes me want to say,
That I am struck with wonder,
How there's any left today,
For each mornning as I travel
And no short distance that,
All I see are hedgehogs,
Squashed. And dead. And flat.

Now, hedgehogs are not clever,
No, hedgehogs are quite dim,
And when he sees your headlamps,
Well, it dont occur to him,
That the very wisest thing to do
Is up and run away,
No! he curls up in a stupid ball,
And no doubt starts to prey.

Well, motor cars do travel
At a most alarming rate,
And by lunch time you sees him,
It is very much too late,
And thus he gets a-squasho'd,
Unrecorded but for me,
With me pen and paper,
Sittin' in a tree.

It is statistically proven,
In chapter and in verse,
That in a car and hedgehog fight,
The hedgehog comes off worse,
When whistlin' down your prop shaft,
And bouncin' down your diff,
His coat of nice brown prickles
Is not effect-iff.

A hedgehog cannot make you laugh,
Whistle, dance or sing,
And he ain't much to look at,
And he dont make anything,
and in amongst his prickles,
There's fleas and bugs and that,
But there aint no need to leave him,
Squashred. And dead. And flat.

Oh spare a thought for hedgehogs,
Spare a thought for me,
Spare a thought for heedgehogs,
As you drink your cup of tea,
Spare a thought for heedgehogs,
Hoverin' on the brinkt,
Spare a thought for hedgehogs,
Lest they become extinct.
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Re: Good old Pam

Post  Bethany on Mon Nov 03, 2008 1:12 pm

Thank you for posting that. It is very, very impacting, funny in parts and very true.
I love it!

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Post  Trish on Mon Nov 03, 2008 1:21 pm

That has to be read in Pam's accent!!! Laughing

What's interesting is that we know for sure that the hedgehog is endangered - but even Pam mentions the threat of extinction. Sad

Having said that, its a brilliant poem!!! Bravo

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Post  Hedgehog on Mon Nov 03, 2008 1:25 pm

That poem is brilliant! Smile

Pam is very good at poetry!
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Post  Hoggy on Wed Nov 05, 2008 11:52 am

Love it! Laughing

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Re: Good old Pam

Post  Hedgehoglover on Fri Nov 07, 2008 12:09 am

That is a really good poem, a joy to read.
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Post  Bethany on Fri Nov 14, 2008 11:47 am

I have just read it again for the 3rd time!

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