Poetry by Jeff Green

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Just the shell of a star.

by cricketjeff on September 29, 2007.  © Jeff Green, All rights reserved

Big-bad wolf is now a veggie
Eating piggies out
Cholesterol has issued warnings
Not a murmur but a shout
No longer can he blow a house in
Smoking saw to that
Just the effort spent in breathing
Leaves old Wolfy flat
Wouldn’t try to climb a chimney
Hardly climbs the stairs
Hacking cough and breath that wheezes
Can’t catch you unawares
All those rhymes that Wolfy starred in
Brought fame but didn’t pay
No agents call, no party invites
Poor Wolfy’s had his day!