Upon my stomach medicine, the sign says, Do Not Freeze,
It’s like a pair of slippers that calls out, Not For Knees,
Or microwaveable chicken, saying, Do Not Heat The Eggs,
Or socks from Marks & Spencer’s that tell us, Just For Legs.

So would a battery vibrator say, Not For Use On Bums,
Or a jar of Peptobismol say, Only Use For Tums,
A pair of woolly earmuffs, declare, Please, For The Head,
Or a bright and shiny coffin, say, Only For The Dead?

Amazon USA Kindle USA Amazon UK Kindle UK

1 Comment

Filed under black humor, black humour, comic verse, humor, humour, Nonsense verse, whimsy

One response to “Signs

  1. I chanced upon your blog while searching for “comic versus nonsense verse”. Is there a difference? I just translated a comic ballad by Oliver Wendell Holmes and didn’t really find it all that nonsensical, quite plausible, in fact. Apart from the last line about the underwater oyster-shop.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s