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Category: Funny Parody Poems
       Classic humorous and funny poems using parody - an imitation of a writer, artist, or genre, with exaggeration for comic effect.

  FATHER WILLIAM AGAIN  

"You are old, Father William," the young man said,
    "And your nose has a look of surprise;
Your eyes have turned round to the back of your head,
    And you live upon cucumber pies."
"I know it, I know it," the old man replied,
    "And it comes from employing a quack,
Who said if I laughed when the crocodile died
    I should never have pains in my back."

"You are old, Father William," the young man said,
    "And your legs always get in your way;
You use too much mortar in mixing your bread,
    And you try to drink timothy hay."
"Very true, very true," said the wretched old man,
    "Every word that you tell me is true;
And it's caused by my having my kerosene can
    Painted red where it ought to be blue."

"You are old, Father William," the young man said,
    "And your teeth are beginning to freeze,
Your favorite daughter has wheels in her head,
    And the chickens are eating your knees."
"You are right," said the old man, "I cannot deny,
    That my troubles are many and great,
But I'll butter my ears on the Fourth of July,
    And then I'll be able to skate."

                                                                        Unknown.


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