The Echidna’s Tale

The Echidna with his nose so long
Sounded funny when he sang a song
And “Happy Birthday” he did sing
To a tiny Budgy on the wing
He joined the party, spikes and all
Balloons were popping, wall to wall
The game of Football went quiet well
Until he popped that ball as well
Then they brought out the Birthday Cake
And his tongue flew out, a piece to take
His tongue flew clear across the room
It went so fast none saw it zoom
That tongue came back; the cake aloft
And he gulped it down ‘cos it was soft
He left there then; he felt so full
But ate a sheep with a coat of wool
His long nose twitched; he wanted food
So then he ate a cowboy dude
He lay down then upon the grass
Until an Elephant tried to pass
“No way!” he cried – for he could talk
“I’ll eat your legs as you do walk”
he jumped up then to have a feast
and dine upon this Elephant beast
“By tusk and trunk” the Elephant said
“You might be eaten, not be fed.”
“A long thin tongue and pointy nose
can’t beat my trunk; a fire hose”
then water gushed out fast and long
and soaked the Echidna; Silly nong
from that day on he eats only ants
‘cos he didn’t like to have wet pants.

About a foolhardy florilegium

Nullius addictus iurare in verba magistri, quo me cumque rapit tempestas, deferor hospes.
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