Marvellous Marv
Metaphorest Released Dec 16, 2010

Marvellous Marv
Was a veteran vet
Who could hypnotize hippos
And petrified pets

From the teeniest toad
To the mightiest mammal
He could appease an ape
Or calm a cross camel

He loved to budge budgies
From cages to trees
When spiders were spying
He helped to flee fleas

He gave badges to badgers
For being so brave
And ribbons to robins
He’d managed to save

Yes, he could fix foxes
And mend owwy owls
Prevent sickly chickens
From feeling so foul

But one creepy critter
Old Marv could not take
The slippery, slithery
Serpentine snake

Til one addled adder
Appeared at Marv’s door
And hissed that his head
Was all spinny and sore

So despite reservations
Marv took the snake in
To investigate what
Made the serpent’s head spin

But as soon as he handled
The sneaky snake’s head
It poised and it poisoned
And Marv was left dead

The point of this poem
(If you haven’t guessed)
Is that sometimes in life
To be cowardly’s best

See there’s no shame in fear
Of a genuine threat
If only he’d known it
Poor Marvin the Vet

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  • Jae_bee
    Sep 09, 2015
  • Tn_1312608855503
    this is just marvellous....marv (hehehehehehe)
    Dec 16, 2010
    by layla
  • Fractaldust-1711398
    ... i feel so sad for marv! he sounds kind of like me... except that i know better - why help the sneaky snakes when you can help puppies instead! :D
    Dec 16, 2010
  • Snapshot_20120907_8
    now when anyone questions my fear of pigeons and seagulls, i'll use this to validate myself. hahahaha!
    Dec 16, 2010
  • 11991117_10153128927337816_1273503320_o
    Poor Marv! I feel so sad for him! Wonderfully worded though, twistedly eloquent.
    Dec 16, 2010
  • Scan0047
    man, you are gonna make the best old story-telling grannie EVER. ha!
    Dec 16, 2010
    by via
  • Spaceship-1461125
    Thanks guys ll be too busy riding their hoverboards round the holodeck to listen to poor old gran waffling on :)
    Dec 16, 2010
  • Tumblr_ntntvdjrar1qe8f1ko2_1280
    excellent, Meta :] <3
    Dec 16, 2010
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