Cold Mother Hubbard

went to the cupboard

to get her poor doggy a bone,

but when she got there

the cupboard was bare

& she found the dog playing a musical tone.

She got such a fright

as it may come to light

she went to the baker instead

to get the poor doggy some bread,

but when she got there

the doggy was dead.

She went to the baker

to get him a muffin,

who sent her to the butcher

& to the undertaker

to get him a coffin,

but all she could murmur was

Well, I’ll be doggone!

So Mother Hupboard

instead bought a bird,

put the dog in the bin

& renamed him Husama Bin Laden,

a close relation to Dogmor van Staden.

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