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Dan Reynolds Dan Reynolds Male, 56, United Kingdom (2/20/2014 11:34:00 AM)

The big Effen Bee
(Matt Magin)

He kept bees in the old town of Effen,
An Effen beekeeper was he,
And one day this Effen beekeeper,
Was stung by a big Effen bee.

Now this big Effen beekeeper's wee Effen wife,
For the big Effen polis she ran,
For there's nobody can sort out a big Effen bee,
Like a big Effen polisman can.

This big Effen polisman he did his nut,
And he ran down the main Effen street,
In his hand was a big Effen baton,
He had big Effen boots on his feet.

The polis got hold of this big Effen bee,
And he twisted the Effen bee's wings,
But this big Effen bee got his own back,
for this big Effen bee had two stings.

Now they're both in the Effen museum,
Where the Effen folk often come see,
The remains of the big Effen polis,
Stung to death by the big Effen bee.

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  • Veteran Poet - 1,338 Points Dan Reynolds (2/21/2014 2:10:00 AM) Post reply
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    For anyone who can read this without malice aforethought, you can google " The Effen Bee" and " You Tube" and hear Matt recite this perfectly well...including the 4th verse. Be warned, however, there is a filter on the site that blocks Phillistines and the humourless from accessing his genius.

  • Rookie - 264 Points Laughing@ You (2/20/2014 12:14:00 PM) Post reply

    Fun and nearly perfect rhyme until the fourth verse...which totally bombs...but otherwise...an effin' fun read. xoxo

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