Sledderclob

Lewis Carroll, in his poem "Jabberwocky" showed us what fun you can have making up words in a rhyming poem.  Have you tried a paradody on "Jabberwocky"?  I hope, by my own, I can give you a nudge into trying one yourself.  I have followed the metre in that famous poem.  What fun!  Josie

BRAVE, BRAVE SLEDDERCLOB

(A Shadow-poem of Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll)

By Josie Whitehead

Secondary School Poems

‘Twas terrible the barby greaves

     Did pyre and slimber on the dume;

All groppy were the burraflees

    And the flurid blanes were troom.

 

Beware the Frohtuck, please beware

     The toothless flob, the sightless frab.

Beware the carracarrabat

     And tear fast from the clumbling prab.

 

Sledderclob grabbed his trusty sword

     And driddled through the Mory Fran;

Then crossed the Mixel Netherford

     And rested gently on the cran.

 

Then, with a privel glint of hand,

     The Frohtuck came with hair betract,

But, pruffing o’er the preevy sand,

     His fliching sneezum cracked.

 

Left right and centre, down and through,

    Sledderclob advanced with spreed.

He drubbed the Frohtuck by his proo

     And did the fatal deed.

 

The Frohtuck lay with brickling prown

     Upon the clubey dranit sand,

Whilst fluvered Sledderclob looked down,

     His sword still in his hand.

 

‘Twas terrible the barby greaves

     Did pyre and slimber on the dume.

All groppy were the burraflees

    And the flurid blanes were troom.

 

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* This poem was published in 2010

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