Llama Swap (poem)

A poem based on the premise that I wanted to write something amusing about swapping a (I hasten to say, fictional relative) for something else….

Llama Swap

I’d like to swap my Great Aunt Nell;

She’s always had a funny smell

Which emanates from all her pores –

She’s often hitching up her drawers.

I’d love to have a nice pet Llama;

We’d watch TV, my favourite drama

I’d buy for him a big spittoon

And sing for him a silly tune

He’d carry me about the town

And cheer me up when feeling down

He’d spit at those who lie in wait

To ambush sweets at summer Fetes

He’d be my best and loyal friend

And be with me until the end

And, when I stumble up to bed

A fluffy pillow for my head.


About Marie

An eccentric & quirky artist and writer who fills her time between fantasy roleplaying sessions with painting, writing and playing her guitar (rather badly). Usually to be found with paint-stained fingers surrounded by books and tubes of acrylic paint.
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4 Responses to Llama Swap (poem)

  1. Very well done… I am still laughing at the ending… and honestly I am really not sure why! Good stuff

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Marie says:

    Thank you, I hoped it might make people laugh and it’s lovely of you to leave a comment. Please drop by again. 🙂


  3. Pat says:

    Although Llama rhymes better I think alpacas may be more like good friends. Llamas bite, very hard I’m told.

    Liked by 1 person

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