Sunday, September 02, 2007

Bookworm

At school I was bookish,
To book - a bookworm.
What would that be in Latin ?
Bookum, Booket, Booker
The Booker – yeah baby !

Others had their marathons, I had the MS Readathon.
They had cramps, I had a comfy chair.

Why is it bookworm anyway ?
Small, peevish, short sighted…slightly slimy
Alright – environmentally sound – but dull nevertheless.

It seems so passive – bookworm
Why not book Gazelle ? Book Cheetah ? Book Swan ?
‘Cos I’m a lover and a fighter.

I’ll see your James Hird, your Buckley and Sheeds
With my Lindqvist, Eggers and Clarke.

And I’ll raise you a Kaz Cooke ‘cos nothing beats that.

8 comments:

The Phosgene Kid said...

I'll see your Cooke and raise you a Salinger...

mummified said...

Salinger is pretty hard to beat...

punk & blanket said...
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punk & blanket said...

punk & blanket would like to thank mummified for adding our link.

The Phosgene Kid said...

Vonnegut is another favorite of mine...

The Phosgene Kid said...

If you liked music cassettes would you be a tapeworm??

mummified said...

Nice one Phos...

The Phosgene Kid said...

How've you been???