Shooing with Tongue on the Tongue of a Shoe, NaPoWriMo 2017, Day 18

Shooing with Tongue on the Tongue of a Shoe

There once was a grouch named McPeevish McPue
who spent his whole life on the tongue of a shoe
where he shooed away flintocks and floogles and stuff.
As a matter of fact, he would get downright rough.

He would beat them with bagels and flog them with floggles
from the foot of their feet to the top of their toggles.
Then he bopped them again every minute or two
till those flintocks and floogles were beat black and blue.

But they just wouldn’t leave until McPue had sung
a rock-a-bye ballad with only one lung.
Then they leapt and they lithered until they were gung.
Now McPeevish McPue only shoos with his tongue!

 

Note: Floogles are fairy folk who get even with grouches by spraying foot odor into their shoes daily. I’m not completely sure what flintocks are, other than the fact that they drive McPeevish McPue crazy. 

http://www.napowrimo.net/day-eighteen-3/ (We were to write a poem making use of made-up words.)

11 thoughts on “Shooing with Tongue on the Tongue of a Shoe, NaPoWriMo 2017, Day 18

    1. lifelessons Post author

      You are welcome, Barbara. It was originally written almost 40 years ago as a birthday card for my dad. My brother-in-law illustrated it and at the time, since his name (which he never used, going by “Ben” instead) was Gerhard, I named the character McGerhard McPhoo. I’ve changed a number of lines since then, including his name.

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