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Jimmy McNee

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Artwork: Sadie Giraud

I enjoy writing narrative verse and have an ambition to produce a series of humorous picture books which might enjoy Read More
  • Joined Feb 2014
  • Published Books 11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Old Jimmy McNee

was a hundred and three.
He was small but as strong as an ox.

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He could play rugby league

without signs of fatigue.
He could kayak and wrestle and box.

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He was thin as a stick

and as hard as a brick
and he trained every day in the gym.

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And they all looked in awe

as he lifted much more
than was ever expected of him.

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Then one day he said, “Lord,

I am awfully bored
and you know there is life in me yet.”

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“I will leave right away

without further delay
on a tour of Nepal and Tibet.”

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About a week later

a local translator
was helping our man have a ball.

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On a diet of beans

he crossed gaping ravines
as the temperatures started to fall.

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Through the ice and the snow

(it was forty below)
old McNee set a pace that was steady

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till he slept in a cave

which was awfully brave
for the cave had a tenant already.

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The dawn had just broken

when Jim was awoken
by roars that were scary and pained.

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So he dined with the Yeti

on frozen spaghetti
which somehow the beast had obtained.

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Old Jimmy McNee

was a hundred and three
and as quick as a thoroughbred colt.

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When the weather turned grim

it meant nothing to him
for he brought winter blues to a halt.

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With the terrible food

and the Yeti’s foul mood
he made use of his dry Scottish wit.

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Though the snow was severe

making tracks disappear
it did not bother Jimmy one bit.

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And then one awful day

old McNee passed away
for a hundred and three’s quite a tally.

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As a show of respect

his new confidant trekked
and he buried his friend in a valley.

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But the creature I fear

shed an icicle tear
and he said over Jimmy’s bent form:

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‘Though the weather is chilly

and Jimmy was silly,
his jokes kept me warm in the storm.’

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Old Jimmy McNee

was a hundred and three
when he finally bowed to his age.

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Though his health took a dip

let us all get a grip
for our story must turn a new page.

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For the angels will sing

of our Jim on the wing;
he’d a soul that was destined to fly.

 

 

 

 

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From this place he has gone

but his spirit fights on
in that old boxing ring in the sky.

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And his own precious stock

is as hard as a rock
in the shape of his granddaughter Betty.

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She’ll go walking one day

through the mountains and stay

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and have tea in the home of the Yeti.

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