Please Mrs Patterson #poem #poetry

I’m feeling a little poetical. This one is based on Allan Ahlberg’s brilliant Please Mrs Butler. Please enjoy… Oh and there’s a random image of Dog and the garden at the end….

Please Mrs Patterson

Rogers an awful little pest;

Hes only gone and stapled

My earlobes to his desk.


Please Mrs Patterson

Roger really is too much;

Hes liquidized our gerbil

And sprayed him on my crotch.


Please Mrs Paterson

Im not sure we can take much more;

Rogers borrowed Harrys toolbox

And nailed Gemma to the floor


Please Mrs Patterson

Things are getting out of hand;

Rogers kidnapped Maisie Wellbeloved

And buried her in sand.


Please Mrs Patterson

Youll really have to stop it;

Rogers only gone and taken Bob

And strapped him to a rocket.


Please Mrs Patterson

You must stop being craven

Rogers stuffed poor Bill with pitted dates

And put him in the oven.


Please Mrs Patterson

I know hes had it tough

But Rogers more your psychopath

Than a diamond in the rough.

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published several books: a four book series following Harry Spittle as he grows from hapless student to hapless partner in a London law firm; four others in different genres; a book of poetry; four anthologies of short fiction; and a memoir of my mother. I have several more in the pipeline. I have been blogging regularly since 2014, on topic as diverse as: poetry based on famous poems; memories from my life; my garden; my dog; a whole variety of short fiction; my attempts at baking and food; travel and the consequent disasters; theatre, film and book reviews; and the occasional thought piece. Mostly it is whatever takes my fancy. I avoid politics, mostly, and religion, always. I don't mean to upset anyone but if I do, well, sorry and I suggest you go elsewhere. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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29 Responses to Please Mrs Patterson #poem #poetry

  1. Ritu says:

    Lived the original.
    Lives your Geoffle take too!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Those are like the Little Willy poems! Great job!

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  3. I still own that book, Headmaster’s Hymn is my fave, even more relatable once I had children! What a stunning garden 🌿

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  4. Mick Canning says:

    Wonderful, Geoff!

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  5. This is great, Geoff. Right up my street.

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  6. Ha, great! The flowers and dog, too!


  7. Lots of fun Geoff. Still in awe of the garden. Dog looks great too.

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  8. Ha – ha – ha 😀 So very clever! 🙂

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  9. Elizabeth says:

    Roger apparently left your country and decided to govern ours!

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  10. 🙂 – excellent photos, too.

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  11. willowdot21 says:

    Hilarious poem, beautiful poem 💜

    Liked by 1 person

  12. ManyaUchil says:

    your poetry was full of ideas for new pranks for me, though i dont think my teachers will be happy with you. BTW is that you dog? I love dogs

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