Horace the Hedgehog.

Now Horace was a hedgehog who lived a life of ease
Foraging in Lynwood, among the plants and trees
Till Mick in hope of killing slugs said Horace I must have
And Jeff while walking Dan one night popped Horace in a bag!

They phoned Mick up at half past ten while Jen was in her bed
The phone rang twice, Mick grabbed it up and this is what Jen said
Jeff’s caught a hedgehog for you we’ve put him in a box
He’s in our shed we’ve padlocked it, secure with two deadlocks!

Next morn Mick came to Lynwood arrived from Hythe afar
He picked the box up gingerly and put it in his car
A cautious ride then followed no bumps and not too quick
For Horace was now precious and must not get travel sick

Mick showed the box to Brenda beaming from ear to ear
I’ve got myself a Horace no more slugs and snails I fear
With Brenda watching breathlessly to see the hedgehog priceless
Alas alarm aghast in fact for now there was no Horace

Back on the phone to Jeff again my hedgehog’s gone he said
Don’t fret old mate to Mick he said I’ll go look in my shed
Jeff’s voice came on the phone again I’ve got the little beast
So bring some chains and handcuffs or a plastic box at least

So once again to Lynwood Mick drove his car in haste
Less Horace did his escape act and made the trip a waste
They secured him in container escape proof guarantied
To Hythe Mick got with prize intact relief all round indeed

Horace was placed in hedgehog house built to Mick’s design
He gave him food a nice soft bed; you’ll like it here just fine
One hour later Mick went out to check he’d settled down
Dash back to Brenda tears in eyes; the bugger’s gone again

So that’s the tale of Horace, escape artist extraordinaire
He must still be in my garden but I’ve no idea just where!

Horace the Hedgehog.


Joined September 2008

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A silly little poem about the time I wanted a hedgehog for the garden. Our Friends Jeff and Jenny live in a place called Lynwood with their dog ‘Dan’, ’nuff said.


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