Monday, July 15

Greedy!

An egg-bound goose had found relief,
but her clutch was stolen by a thief
who saw the eggs were really gold,
and grabbed as many as he could hold.
The laying process had been tough,
but golden nuggets were not enough -
the young lad wanted ingots, see...
How easy for stacking they would be!
He planned to smelt down all the eggs,
and dreamt of this when he went to bed.
But come the morning, when he looked,
he found it was his goose he'd cooked!

A flight of fancy written for Tess and Agustin Berrocal at The Mag 177

10 comments:

  1. Ah very clever Jinksy , he must be a climate change denier !

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  2. Cooking our goose takes many forms! thanks!

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  3. One of your finest ... funniest!!

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  4. I'd be stuffing any goose of mine that laid golden eggs full of laxatives!.......It's quite funny to think of an egg-bound bird!

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  5. Haha - very good Jinksy! The last line the perfect, comic ending. And Helena's comment made me chuckle too!

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  6. Savvy and not far from brilliant...

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  7. Alas, I really hate it when that happens.

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  8. More than clever...how do you do it? (all the time?)

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  9. Jinsky! I wish I could hear you read this!

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  10. Oops! Before he could even train her to lay ingots...

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