Denis Martindale


Camilla The Camel!


Yesterday I bought a camel
And I paid through the nose
And although she's one large mammal,
It's true, her dribble flows...
I hadn't seen her face close-to,
Was told she's known to spit,
So with my camera zoom to view,
I sighed, confirming it!

I couldn't get a refund back,
The seller scarpered fast,
So there I stood, things looking black,
To see his jeep fly past...
I heard him laughing, cash-in-hand,
Content that he'd conned me,
For what I'd bought then couldn't stand
Upon her wonky knee!

Camilla the camel laid down,
Determined not to move,
She looked at me with such a frown,
With nothing left to prove...
I looked at her, then asked the Lord,
For patience by the ton,
Camilla looked at me quite bored,
So nothing could be done...

But then a stranger came along,
Saw us and understood,
Then bought Camilla for a song,
Yeah, he conned me real good...
For from a distance I observed,
Thanks to my camera zoom
And thus the truth I had unearthed,
Which filled my heart with gloom...

Camilla soon stood up again!
Pretending all the while!
Did I imagine it just then?
I swear I saw her smile!
Camilla looked quite spritely now,
No limp, no pain at all...
Camilla, you should take a bow,
At least a curtain call...


Denis Martindale, copyright, November 2013.

Submitted: Monday, November 11, 2013
Edited: Monday, November 11, 2013

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