Monday, June 21, 2010

More Alligators

Poetry Corner

Alligator Pie

Alligator pie, alligator pie,
If I don't get some I think I'm gonna die.
Give away the green grass, give away the sky,
But don't give away my alligator pie.

Alligator stew, alligator stew,
If I don't get some I don't know what I'll do.
Give away my furry hat, give away my shoe,
But don't give away my alligator stew.

Alligator soup, alligator soup,
If I don't get some I think I'm gonna droop.
Give away my hockey stick, give away my hoop,
But don't give away my alligator soup.

--Dennis Lee


  1. Alligator cake, alligator cake,
    With crocodile icing, for heaven’s sake
    Give away my lizard, give away my snake,
    Just don’t take away my alligator cake.

  2. Ha! And I kept the link at the end, just for you--

  3. Alligator punch, alligator punch,
    I have it every day for breakfast and lunch,
    Give away my crackers and my nuts that crunch,
    Just don't take away my alligator punch.

    Well, I had to try.

    Now I'm hungry and there's nothing to eat here but skunk and bird.

  4. Alligator dip, alligator dip,
    If I don't get some, I think I'm gonna' flip.
    Give away my carrots, take away my chips,
    But stay away from my alligator dip.

  5. Once again, I'm late to the party…

    Alligator mousse, alligator mousse,
    Sounds like a dish for Dr. Seuss
    I'm a vegetarian—don't mean to be obtuse
    Please take away my alligator mousse

  6. Alligator wine, alligator wine
    If I don't get some I think I'm gonna pine
    Take away my pup tent, take away my twine,
    but don't take away my alligator wine--

  7. Alligator tea, Alligator tea,
    Not very potent, caffeine free,
    Give me darjeeling, give me Wu-Yi,
    You can have my lousy Alligator Tea.

  8. The comments here are keepers. I'll file them away for a "best of" later day....

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  10. Alligator chips, alligator chips,
    yes it's true they go straight to my hips
    You can take my nose you can take my lips
    Just let me get fat on my alligator chips.

  11. Alligator buns, alligator buns,
    The famous Attila gave them to his huns.
    You can have your hot crossed--you know the ones,
    I'm fat and sassy with my alligator buns.

  12. Alligator fly, alligator fly,
    Haven't got the recipe, Do you know why?
    We drank wine, punched a mousse, dipped her buns, had his pies,
    But no one has touched my alligator flies.

  13. I was about to say, "great writing Desiree!" Then, I reread & saw "Dennis."

    Well, the only other way to improve on this would have been to insert an alligator bar or alligator malt shake.

  14. Alligator bar, alligator bar,
    That's what I'm saying when I wish on a star
    You can take my house, you can take my car,
    Just don't take away my alligator bar

  15. Wow . . . most amazing comment section I've ever read. My 2 year old daughter's favorite animal is the alligator - partly because she's scared to death of them. I'll read these to her when she wakes up :)

  16. alligator shake, alligator shake,
    the taste can rock like an 8.2 point quake
    take away my cookies, help yourself to cake
    but take your lips off my alligator shake

  17. Alligator frappe, alligator frappe
    One here, waiter, and make it snappe
    Give away my Starbucks and I'm still happe,
    But don't give away my alligator frappe--

  18. Alligator omelet, alligator omelet,
    reptiles and eggs make me vomlet
    Take away my ajax, take away my comet
    But first take away my alligator omelet

  19. Alligator juice, alligator juice
    Just one swig and I feel a little loose
    Put my wrists in handcuffs, put me in a noose
    But I'll be free in no time with my alligator juice

  20. Alligator jelly, alligator jam
    You can put it on a turkey
    You can put it on ham
    You can put it on a sandwich with a slice of fried squirrel
    If it don't hit the spot, then my name ain't Mister Earl

  21. I guess I should have said:

    Alligator jelly, alligator jam
    You can put it on a turkey
    You can put it on ham
    You can put it on a sandwich with a slice of fried spam
    If it don't hit the spot, then Mister Earl ain't who I am

  22. Okay--this is hysterical gang! ALL of youse--

  23. Alligator kibble, Alligator kibble,
    I ain't talkin' cat food, I ain't gonna quibble.
    You could have it with gefilte fish but oy! Ishkabibble!
    Leave it for the dog to eat the Alligator kibble.

  24. Alligator brief case, alligator shoes
    Alligator-covered flask: a place to hide your booze
    Alligator smugglers busted on a cruise
    Alligator in the sewer on the evening news

  25. The envelope, please:
    The awards go to--

    Thought-provoking: Paula
    Laughter-inciting: AH
    Groovy: Susan
    Multi-cultural and species-al: Petrea
    Counter-cultural: Mlle H
    Vintage photo to accompany retro stanzas: Mister Earl