Posted in A Rainbow of Poems, Funny Poem a Day

A Rainbow of Poems – The Wolf, by Carole Bromley

Here’s Lola looking slightly guilty as she knows she is not meant to have snuck onto my duvet… today we have a wonderful ‘red’ funny poem about Red Riding Hood, with a twist – The Wolf, by Carole Bromley, thank you, Carole!

 

The Wolf

 

It’s not true that I ate the granny;

thought about it but she was too skinny,

so tough she’d have given me wind.

All I did was put her in a cupboard.

 

The riding hood made me see red

all that ooh Grandma stuff she said

gruff voice, hairy hands, big teeth.

Couldn’t she see what was underneath?

 

And I never tempted her off that path

Flowers? Me? Don’t make me laugh.

What I really wanted was those cakes,

that honey, those yummy tray bakes.

 

I’m allergic to pesky kids in red

and their bony grans. Whatever I did

I didn’t deserve that axe,

just wanted to chill out, relax.

 

The bed was so comfy, the pillow so soft

I put on the nighty, felt a bit daft

but curled up tight for a bit of a kip

when little red turns up, skippety skip

 

with marigolds in a little posy.

Why did she have to be so nosy?

Ooh Grandma this Ooh grandma that,

questions, questions. What a brat.

 

All the better to eat you with. My joke

fell flat. Before you know it this bloke

barges in, never even knocked,

broke the door down. It wasn’t locked.

 

Opened the wardrobe, let out gran,

came at me with his chopper. I ran

in night-cap and bloomers down that lane,

Catch me going there again.

 

© Carole Bromley

 

Joke:

What are the wolf’s favourite days of the year?

¡sʎɐp-ᴉ-lʍoɥ ǝɥʇ

 

Author:

Poet and owner of Lola the alert dog. Be the Change, Apes to Zebras, The Same Inside, Reaching the Stars, Animal Magic. I visit schools, libraries, literary festivals, and organise poetry events. http://www.poetryroundabout.com http://www.lizbrownleepoet.com

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