Flurgen the Viking lay on the floor of the house A spear sticking from the middle of his back. Bloody hell, who did this?
My friend Mark has bet me ten quid that I couldn’t incorporate the number 12 bus timetable Into this poem.
Yesterday the sunrise was resplendent. Flurgen the Viking dead on the floor. Whoever pulls the spear from his back By Icelandic law Has to avenge his death.
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Will it be Erik Jansen? Will it be Jan Ericsson? Will it be Ethel Shufflebottom? She’s not from round these parts. 0726 Brixham Monksbridge Drive
I don’t know what happened To the man who was meant to Come and fix my door. I don’t even care what happened. I just want some closure. Yesterday the sunrise was resplendent.
Ethel yanks the spear. That’ll do to train my runner beans, she says. But now you have to avenge the death of Flurgen, Points out Jan Ericsson. Can’t be arsed with that, she replies. 0729 Churston Village.
I work in a shop Which sells ornamental horses This morning I sold three on the trot. I said to the bloke, You wanna box for that? He knocked me out in Round Two. Yesterday the sunrise was resplendent.
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Ethel that’s a fine spear you’ve got there. Shame about Flurgen. 0731 Churston Village. The bus is going backwards! My brother’s got a police record. It’s Every Breath You Take. He played it on a old gramophone. Wow, I said, that’s an old gramophone. Is it a wind-up? No, he said, it’s real. Yesterday the sunrise was resplendent. I work in a shop Which sells ornamental horses. He knocked me out in Round Two. 0733 Windy Corner. Get up, Flurgen, for goodness sake. The bus is going backwards! I just want some closure.
In a misty glen Ethel Came across the miscreant. Did you kill Flurgen Flurgenssen?, she asked. Yes, he said. She gave him a damn good frowning andf said, 0734 Broadsands Library Except for Bank Holidays She said How come the Three Musketeers Are called the Three Musketeers When there’s four of them And they don’t use muskets? She said 0735 Cherrybrook Drive She said Hey Mark that’s ten quid you owe me She said ABBA were being stalked By Hank Marvin and his band. Won't somebody help me chase the shadows away?