Saturday, December 19, 2009

A Tale Of Two Splendid Girls



Mary Ellen MacMillan Pemberton Mimms

Knew plenty of hers and a helping of hims,

While her friend SueEllen MacFarquhar-Jones

Burgled her breakfast from well-to-do homes.


"We are really such fine girls," the two agreed,

"Splendid girls,

Fine girls indeed!"


Mary Ellen MacMillan Pemberton Mimms

Was extremely skilled in the kicking of shins,

While SueEllen MacFarquhar-Jones was known

For her cunning in running away from home.


"We are really such fine girls," quoth they, as one,

"Splendid girls!

Second to none!"


Mary Ellen MacMillan Pemberton Mimms

Said, "Is it wrong, behaving like this?"

While her friend SueEllen MacFarquhar-Jones

Said, "It can't be wrong, if nobody knows."


"We really are such fine girls," said she, to her,

"Such splendid girls!"

And it's true, they were.

__________


art by Renoir

13 comments:

Elizabeth Bradley said...

Operative word: splendid.

ellen abbott said...

A modern nursery rhyme.

Ily said...

They sound like my kinda chicas, Chica! A splendid poem!

mac said...

I tried reading it aloud, quickly, then at a measured cadence. I keep getting hung up on Sue Ellen MacFarquhar-Jones' name ;-)

Oh, it rolls of my tounge quite nicely....
Crap! I'm doing it again. Damn you double entendres !

Cloudia said...

WE ARE



Aloha, Splendid Friend!


Comfort Spiral

Ekanthapadhikan said...

Oh! How I missed your terse verses for a while now!

This one is superb!

Riot Kitty said...

I love it!

Shadow said...

'it can't be wrong, if nobody knows' i LOVE that!!!!

Pouty Lips said...

Finally, a rule I can live by.

Mama Zen said...

As Cloudia said, "We are!"

Steve E said...

I was married to a girl who--every time she was arrested--kicked the cops' shins. So she kept waking up in jail. BUT NOBODY KNEW --grin!

Kay said...

did my mom put you up to that? :) haha very cute

Vesper said...

Excellent! I love its lively rhythm... and there is something else in there too... a hint of unforgiving fate, maybe...