My Hamster Has A Headache

My Hamster Has A Headache

A Poem by Baz

I leave an open invitation for people to suggest extra verses for this poem.The only rules are: -The meter must be exact -You cannot re-use any animal or illness already in the poem.

all my pets were feeling ill
it gave me quite a fright
and so I called the local vet
one dark and stormy night

he asked me why i'd called so late
to ask for his advice
so i told him what the problem was
and said (to be precise):

my hamster has a headache
my monkey has the mumps
my chicken has the chicken-pox
my camel lost his humps

my elephant has caught a cold
my tiger bumped his head
my parakeet has lost his voice
my budgie wets the bed

my ant has indigestion
my cow has lost her moo
my beaver has a fever
my polar bear is blue

my hippo has a backache
my kitten has a cough
my bear has halitosis
my zebra's stripes fell off

my shark has got a toothache
my leopard's feeling stressed
my mouse has got a migraine
my turtle is depressed

my snake has tonsillitis
my crocodile has gout
my albatross has vertigo
my panda's hair fell out

my goldfish has the hiccups
my frog has got the flu
all my pets are very sick
what am I to do??

the doctor had a little think
then said as he was yawning:
just give them all two aspirin
and call me in the morning

© 2011 Baz

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Brilliant piece of rhyming; and I just love that sting in the tail at the end.

'My lemur has got leprosy,
my antelope the horn
my heron had a heart attack
my penquins into porn.'

I know, I know, not very ladylike, sorry!

I so enjoy your poetry. Beccy. :))

Posted 5 Years Ago

THIS was a cute and fun read.

Posted 9 Years Ago

that's a great poem!!!! you rymed everything perfectly!!!

Posted 9 Years Ago

Very creative! This poem is so well thought out and I bet you put a lot into your poetry! Great Job! :) :)

Posted 9 Years Ago

This is a rare and wonderful find! Loved it!

Posted 11 Years Ago

my rat has got malaria
my meekat's feeling hot
my tiger now has leprosy
and he's come out in spots

Posted 11 Years Ago

wow, this is just the sort of stuff that I am trying to promote, We must be kindred spirits

Posted 11 Years Ago

this is really well done and creative,I love the rhyme scheme good write

Posted 11 Years Ago

LMAO, This is so funny, love the flow and rhyme scheme.
Awesome write.

Posted 11 Years Ago

Such a cute write, you are very poetic, enjoyable read. I needed this laugh this morning, made me smile. Awesome!

Posted 11 Years Ago

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27 Reviews
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Added on April 8, 2010
Last Updated on October 26, 2011
Tags: animals, hamster, headache, funny, children, poem



Dublin, Ireland


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