Tag Archives: nonsense verse

When A Young Man Named Coker

When a young man named Coker
Said, “your poetry ’tis mediocre”,
I gazed into the fire
And replied, “do you admire
“This poker, my late friend coker?”

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A Young Lady Who Comes From Kent

A young lady who comes from Kent
Has all her money spent
On expensive gifts for me,
Which is strange, you see,
I’m married to a girl from Ghent!

When A Young Man Whose Name is Bert

When a young man whose name is Bert
Said, “I demand that you iron my shirt”,
A young maiden called Nelly
Covered him in much Jelly,
But she’s always been known as a flirt!

When a young man whose name is Bert
Said, “I demand that you iron my shirt”,
A young maiden called Nelly
Covered him in much jelly,
And bert, he bought a brand new shirt!

When A Young Man Whose Name is Hurd

When a young man whose name is Hurd
Said, “poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the word”,
A girl called Nelly
Replied, “so said Shelley,
But the last word, you’ve got that wrong Hurd!”.

(the correct quotation is, of course “poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world”).

When A Young Lady Whose Name Is White

When a young lady whose name is White
Said, “would you like to fight tonight?”
And I replied, “I don’t fight young women
But I’m into all kinds of hot sinning,
She said, “you are out of luck tonight!”.

A Young Lady Whose Name Is Claire

A young lady whose name is Claire
Claims that we are having an affair,
But that’s simply not true,
And her missing black shoe,,
I don’t know how it got there!