FRED’S SALADS – A verse of gardening lunacy for kids & ageing juveniles!

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Fred loved his vegetable growing,

His patch so neatly dug,

But Fred had an enemy to fight,

A surly, greedy slug

 

The slug, of course, had allies,

Especially so the snail,

Together these adversaries,

Could make Fred almost wail.

 

The slugs would eat his lettuces,

The snails preferred his leeks,

And when he planted new seeds,

Birds nicked them in their beaks

 

But Fred, a canny Yorkshireman,

Knew not the word defeat,

Whenever he saw snail or slug,

He’d stamp on them with his feet

 

Yet Ursula, his good wife,

Thought this all rather cruel,

For slugs and snails, they have to eat,

It’s survivals golden rule

 

A compromise was needed,

A solution to be found,

Fred, to his wife’s great pleasure,

Found some common ground

 

“I’ll share a bit of everything,

With my enemy,

But if they get too greedy,

I’ll still stamp on them, you see”

 

Yet punishment should match the crime,

And death by stamping’s heavy,

So Fred gave up his gardening,

And now watches it, “Ont Telly.”

 

 

 

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