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Song Parodies -> "Desk Farrago"

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"Desk Farrago"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

Desk farrago:
Why can’t I come to my pencils?
They’re lost among the stencils
And half-chawed chow,
Such as a hard bun
That was too spicily seasoned;
That was what I reasoned—chewed
A bite and said, “Wow!”

In the drawer’s a queen’s enticement toy
For beatings of the labial
Place where the seam will part—it always gets it wet.
But it seems to me: can't find things
Up on top but one day maybe’ll
Materialize—at least that’s my bet.

Desk farrago:
The scene here stifles my hunger.
At least there’s no dung—er—
Though dry as a bone,
The pee dome: feline “throne”;
There ain’t no pee, turds floccin’—
Hope kitties weren’t stalkin’ and droppin’—I’d moan!

Gross! Here’s meat that’s cold. . .viridian slime’s
Started to grow; on desk varnish, rimes
Of mold and mildew—fungicide I’ll spray.
I’ve been losin’ all the rhymes I wrote
For the site I blight, where I emote most days.

Desk farrago:
Now I have come to utensils,
Something that looks prehensile: crooked, not straight.
It may be painin’, but down the drain goes this junk slew;
This dreck is nothing but a junk slew
(Wretched dreck’s a junk slew).
This fetid fens is just a junk slough,
So, throw it out. . .

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Pacing: 4.4
How Funny: 4.3
Overall Rating: 4.7

Total Votes: 9

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Old Man Ribber - November 12, 2010 - Report this comment
JAB - Wonderful job! When I see such a hodgepodge, I see a mess caused by my slovenly negligence. YOU see an inspiration for a very well done parody! ;D
Mark Scotti - November 12, 2010 - Report this comment
This "mess" of a parody gets a "mess" of fives! Great job...
theDeskSet - November 12, 2010 - Report this comment
Sir, oh why is there never a sharp pencil, or a working pen in the household ? ? . . . Tho' I understand that yours is working overtime, Sir !
John Barry - November 12, 2010 - Report this comment
Thanks, OMR and Mark. DeskSet, you keep me in stitches.
AFW - November 12, 2010 - Report this comment
I can always count on you to increase my vocabulary, John...had to look up farrago..Interesting collection of day chores, here..
TR - November 13, 2010 - Report this comment
P Pete - November 13, 2010 - Report this comment
You need a naked cleaning lady..
TJC - November 14, 2010 - Report this comment
Title of the day and I found really quite beautiful in concept and lexecution... you're quite the escritoire Mr. Barry!

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