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Category: Funny Satire Poems
       Classic humorous and funny poems using irony, exaggeration and ridicule, to expose and criticize stupidity and vices.

  BY PARCELS POST  

I sent my love a parcel
    In the days when we were young,
Or e'er by care and trouble
    Our heart-strings had been wrung.
By parcels post I sent it--
    What 'twas I do not know--
In the days when we were courting,
    A long time ago.

The spring-time waxed to summer,
    Then autumn leaves grew red,
And in the sweet September
    My love and I were wed.
But though the Church had blessed us,
    My little wife looked glum;
I'd posted her a parcel,
    And the parcel hadn't come.

Ah, many moons came after,
    And then there was a voice,
A little voice whose music
    Would make our hearts rejoice.
And, singing to her baby,
    My dear one oft would say,
"I wonder, baby darling,
    Will that parcel come to-day?"

The gold had changed to silver
    Upon her matron brow;
The years were eight-and-twenty
    Since we breathed our marriage vow,
And our grandchildren were playing
    Hunt-the-slipper on the floor,
When they saw the postman standing
    By our open cottage door.

Then they ran with joy to greet him,
    For they knew he'd come at last;
They had heard me tell the story
    Very often in the past.
He handed them a parcel,
    And they brought it in to show--
'Twas the parcel I had posted
    Eight-and-twenty years ago.

                        George R. Sims.


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