Solomon Foy

Solomon Foy

A Poem by Baz

The story of a small boy with a big imagination...

This is the story of Solomon Foy,
A very peculiar, unusual boy.

The strangest ideas flew into his head
Like the day that his mother called to him and said:

"Solomon, Solomon, please don't be bold!
Come in for your supper before it gets cold.
Tonight it's your favourite - you know what that means?
Solomon, Solomon - sausage and beans!"

"Sausage and beans? But I can't eat that.
That's not the right supper for Solomon Cat."

"A cat?" said his mother. "Is that what you said?
In that case I'll make you a mouse pie instead."


"I'm not a cat, mum. You heard me all wrong.
I'm Solomon Puppy who plays all day long."

"A puppy? My goodness! I'll get on the phone
And ask Butcher Bob to deliver a bone."


"I really don't think I'm a dog after all
I'm Solomon Elephant twenty feet tall."

"Well, before you come in here please take off your boots,
And I'll make you a salad of grass, leaves, and roots."


"Did I say an elephant? A dreadful mistake.
I'm really a slithery Solomon Snake."

"A snake in my kitchen? We couldn't have that.
So out on the doorstep I'll leave you a rat."


"I'm not a snake, mum. You must have misheard.
I'm really a feathery Solomon Bird."

"Then perch on the table, I'll make a surprise.
A cake filled with insects and spiders and flies."


"Eh, mum?"

"Yes, Solomon?"

"I'm not really a dog or a bird or a cat
Nor a snake or an elephant, nothing like that.
I'm really a tired and hungry young boy."

"Then come into my kitchen, dear Solomon Foy.
Sit down at the table and then by all means
Eat up all your supper of sausage and beans."

© 2009 Baz

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Wow!!! I really liked this poem! I had fun reading it! It made me even smile, I appreciate a little silly rhyming once in a while. I really liked the structure as well! It flowed and everything was well put! :) VERY NICE! :)

Posted 9 Years Ago

This was fun great flow told with heart!

Posted 9 Years Ago

Playful and amusing, and full of familial warmth. Thanks for the smile! ~ Robert.

Posted 9 Years Ago

This is amazing! Excellent rhymes and I love the playful tone! I think this would make a wonderful children's rhyme if you could get it published. :D

Posted 11 Years Ago

This is an amazing poem! I am grinning ear to ear. I love your work. It's perfect. Thanks for sharing your talent

Posted 11 Years Ago

Dr.Zeus you are are you Dr.Baz got some stories too

Posted 12 Years Ago

LOVE it!!!

Posted 12 Years Ago

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Haha!! I love this!! It's ADORABLE!! And I love how the mother got her boy to say he was just a little boy after all. Haha love it. :)

Posted 12 Years Ago

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ah your the master of rhyme and as always I loved it!

Posted 12 Years Ago

Holy Crap, Baz!
Why don't you make a childrens book out of all these awesome poems.
This is just like Seuss without the pictures.
If you do sell it you will be rich.
Could ya buy an old Medicine Man a helicopter?

Posted 12 Years Ago

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Added on November 16, 2009



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