Turkish Delight or Murkily Fright

AnElephantCant pretend that we are au fait
With the practices of old Istanbul
Now you may be right
We are not too bright
But please don’t think we are anyone’s fool

In our home town of Damperton-sur-Leven
There is a new barber shop in the offing
We hope that this Turk
Doesn’t smoke when he works
So his hand will not shake with the coughing

We hear Turkish barbers clean by burning
All the hairs in your facial orifices
We are not afraid
But it has to be said
The idea brings large lumps to our oesophaguses

You know AnElephant has rather large flappers
Like wee Noddy’s old buddy Big Ears
The thought of some mug
With a match near our lug
Somehow darkens our darkest dark fears

And if he comes near our proboscis
We would surely be in a blue funk
We’re not scared to lose
Maybe one or two toes
But we’re sunk if we damage our trunk

So we will take double care with our good bits
And if this new barber decides
That we look a mess
We will say oh yes
Please give us a short back and sides

About AnElephantCant

An artist/writer/poet combination whose blogs reflect an approach to life that celebrates nature and takes a tongue-in-cheek view of most issues. So you get rhymes and doodles, photographs and comment. Irreverent and irrelevant. Occasionally funny, sometimes serious, mostly pointless. https://anelephantcant.me/
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5 Responses to Turkish Delight or Murkily Fright

  1. mixedupmeme says:

    If you’re really a feared of the barber
    And I’m not meaning to be rude
    You could try gathering all your hair
    And putting it up in a snood

    A true TURKey would never mind it
    He has one on top of his beak
    He finds it very DELIGHTful
    Thinks it makes him quite the sheik

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  2. I wish you all the best if you brave this barber’s shop! I hope he gives free Turkish Delight to take away the pain of burning. 🙂

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  3. pennycoho says:

    🙂 Mmmm! 🙂

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