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

Posted 4 Years Ago


Gee

4 Years 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

4 Years 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 4 Years Ago


Gee

4 Years 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 4 Years Ago


Gee

4 Years 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 5 Years Ago


Lorry

5 Years Ago

You're welcome.
Lorry

2 Years Ago

Just stopped by to say it was as good second time around. Hope you are all missing out on the s****y.. read more
Gee

2 Years Ago

Cheers Lorry.
Builders get snowed off, rained off, even sunned off when really hot. They are .. read more
Too often we look but do not see beyond preconception and prejudice. It's the curse of mankind.

Boblakin

Posted 5 Years Ago


Gee

5 Years 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 5 Years Ago


Gee

5 Years 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 5 Years Ago


Gee

5 Years 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 5 Years Ago


Gee

5 Years Ago

Thank you Jacob,praise from the wand across the pond is very much appreciated
I've read this before... Ya, I Ike it. It's meaningful and great for kids.

Posted 6 Years Ago



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Added on May 9, 2015
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