Thursday, October 06, 2011


The third Billy-goat Gruff
could handle any bridge troll,
any day. No troll toll
for him, just a 'butt out'

and off to his business
and his brothers. So why
didn't all three cross
at once? There's strength in numbers,

after all, especially when
the numbers are six curling horns,
twelve sharp hooves and one
very stupid troll.

That third Billy-goat Gruff
certainly did a number
on him. No kidding, kid --
he must have got his goat.

Stephen Brooke ©2011

a silly thought, in verse form

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