The Giant Stink

The Giant Stink

A Poem by Gee
"

One for the kids

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He stank of fish and nastiness,
was dishevelled,covered in goo,
spent most of his time perched on a rock,
out to sea,but just in view.
Occasionally he would come ashore,
and the kids would run and hide,
standing six feet six,and as ugly as sin,
of him they were terrified.

One day however curious Karl,
short sighted to the point of blind,
was dared to talk to the giant stink,
in the hope of a name to find.
So when he lumbered onto shore,
Karl met him on the sand,
"hello sir,I'm pleased to meet"
he said as he offered his hand.

The giant stink stopped in his tracks,
gave the boy a quizzical look,
then softly held the offered hand,
and very gently shook.
"I'm pleased to meet you too my boy,
how are you this fine day,
and what is it that brings you here,
to pass across my way"

Upon the prom the hiding kids,
all gasped at what they saw,
certain that a grisly end,
would come to Karl for sure.
As for many years the giant stink,
was an ogre,thought to be,
dining on fish for breakfast,
then small children for his tea.

But to their stunned amazement,
they watched events unfold,
a story that in years to come,
would be told and told and told.
The giant stink and curious Karl,
conversing on the sand,
greeting like two long lost friends,
warmly shaking each other's hand.

"Please tell me if you do not mind,
your title or your name,
and if you do, I'll tell you what,
I'll do the very same.
In fact,I'll tell you my name first,
it's Karl, mum calls me "k",
you can call me that if you like,
cos we're friends as from today."

The giant stink looked at the boy,
he thanked him in his mind,
for showing him that goodness,
still existed in mankind.
A giant tear rolled down his cheek,
he gave a giant sniff,
a seagull landed on his head,
"A pleasure to meet you "K",I'm cliff"











© 2016 Gee



Author's Note

Gee
Be interested to hear what any youngish kids of reviewers think of this,even my 14 year old daughter liked it,amazing!!!!
Name taken from,"what do you call a man with a seagull on his head?"........CLIFF

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Love it. Would like to see a continuation. Will cliff turn out evil after all!?! ;o

Posted 2 Months Ago


Gee

2 Months Ago

Hmmmmm, thank you
Oh I loved this story. The kindnessthis child showed this man was a true blessing. Appearance can be deceiving.

Posted 3 Months Ago


Gee

3 Months Ago

Thank you. Like most of my poems needs a bit of tidying up, it'd s wee bit clumsy in places. One day.. read more
Poetic Beauty

3 Months Ago

I don't look for errors when I read works but rather the subject matter and feeling.
Great poem! almost seems like a fable, but you had a good flow and much more colorful diction and vocabulary than any fable I ever read. Well done!

Posted 9 Months Ago


Gee

3 Months Ago

Ooops, sorry so late with the thank you
This is cool! I love poems like this. To be honest, I prefer a little fun in my reading, and I love a fun poem with a story!

Posted 11 Months Ago


Gee

11 Months Ago

Thank you..
Superb.. I think we could all do with more reminders that there is kindness out there, somewhere. Looks so effortless, like it all came to you in a constant stream, rather than a line by line struggle. And good on Karl for being too short sighted to make judgements on others. Love it.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Gee

1 Year Ago

I'm glad you enjoyed, thanks
Lorry.

1 Year Ago

You're welcome.
Too often we look but do not see beyond preconception and prejudice. It's the curse of mankind.

Boblakin

Posted 1 Year Ago


Gee

1 Year Ago

Indeed it is,thanks
Superb Gee, I can so picture this in a kids book about friendship and other tales about not judging books by their cover. Flows superbly and reads perfectly. I would have loved these tales when I was a kid, in the far, far away ago.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Gee

1 Year Ago

Cheers,yep I can just about recall my childhood and the fear,as the cassock lifting monk approached,.. read more
Though I be 67, I'm still a kid, and I love this. It's very well written and tells an intriguing story that held me till the end. The moral, of course, cannot be overstated for it's importance and applicability to our daily lives.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Gee

1 Year Ago

Thank you Samuel,I'm glad you enjoyed
aw this is great...love the ending...i am "cliff"---

the personification makes the story----if i had young kids, i would share this with them...and i am sure there would be smiles and giggles...

j.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Gee

1 Year Ago

Thank you Jacob,praise from the wand across the pond is very much appreciated

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Added on May 9, 2015
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom



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