The giant stink and curious Karl ( never judge a book by its cover)

The giant stink and curious Karl ( never judge a book by its cover)

A Poem by Gee
"

One for the kids

"
He reeked 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.
Sometimes though 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,
scoffing raw 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",
and you can call me that as well
cos we're friends as from today."

The giant stink looked at the boy
he thanked him in his mind,
this simple gesture showing that
goodness still lived 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"










© 2020 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
All of this to get a wee joke in :)

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This is charming and so touching. Where have you been hiding this gem!?


Posted 11 Months Ago


Gee

11 Months Ago

lol, this is one of the first poems I posted, back in the day when I wrote everything with rhyme.read more
Ana Papaya

11 Months Ago

I love it!
Marriot Edgar and Stanley Holloway eat you heart out. What a great monologue. I love it.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Gee

2 Years Ago

Marriott Edgar I will look up and read :)
Thanks Ken, hope you are in rude health.
AWESOME
I love to write for kids, those are the best stories to be told.
This had tension, flow, and the right amount of rhyme. This is a campfire treat.


Posted 2 Years Ago


Gee

2 Years Ago

Thank you kindly Cherrie
Wonderful metre, wonderful content, wonderful sense of place and person. Guess what, Gee... i think this is more than Christmassy how-it-should-be! Anyone want a tissue? (and i did get the CLIFF bit!)

'.. showing that goodness still existed in mankind. '

Posted 2 Years Ago


Gee

2 Years Ago

Thank you ma'am, glad you enjoyed.
Might dip my toe in to the rhyming again shortly to see wh.. read more
Really enjoyed this Gee, so you've brought the child out in me this morning. It's amusing and offbeat fun, so thank you for that. Hope you have a lovely Sunday.

Chris

Posted 3 Years Ago


Gee

3 Years Ago

Hi Christine, thank you. Just back from an hour of fitness training.....knackered. I feel every seco.. read more
Chris Shaw

3 Years Ago

Just been altering curtains, not the best entertainment for Sunday! Finished now though.
This is the sort of work I love to read, humour, story telling and thought provoking. Takes me back to my childhood when we loved everything that Mother Nature had to offer. made my day and has triggered me off to write one of my own. thanks for sharing. Rod.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Gee

3 Years Ago

Cheers Rod, glad you enjoyed. Thank you for commenting
This is a fun & sassy scenario! Having grown up by a big lake & not too far from the ocean, I have known my share of people (mostly men) who smell like fish permanently! Your rhyme & rhythm work well thru-out & there's a tongue-in-cheek playfulness that only a younger person could fully appreciate. You've included good details of friendship & honesty! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 3 Years Ago


Gee

3 Years Ago

Thank you Margie
barleygirl

2 Years Ago

Just had to take another cruise thru & marvel at how light & bouncy your rhyme & rhythm are in this .. read more
Gee

2 Years Ago

Dug this up and read it to a pals grand kids, they enjoyed, I think.
Holidays for me start on.. read more
Enjoyed this Dahlish piece of imaginative writing spawned from that age old joke Gee.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Gee

3 Years Ago

Cheers John
This is a perfect poem, story and rhyme. Everything about it is mind capturing and almost educational,
Thanks for posting it and I will look forward to "Part Two" take care Rod.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Gee

3 Years Ago

Cheers Rod, part two, hmmmmmmmmmm.
Love it. Would like to see a continuation. Will cliff turn out evil after all!?! ;o

Posted 3 Years Ago


Gee

3 Years Ago

Hmmmmm, thank you

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Added on May 9, 2015
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