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U. X. B.

He found an unexploded bomb

Then quickly fetched a hammer

He’d have the end off this thing quick

Much faster than a spanner.

He’d seen them dropping out of planes

He’d seen the damage done

He’d like to have a look inside

He thought it might be fun.

One more whack and he would soon

Have the damn thing out

From the distance he could hear

His mother, give a shout.

“Your dinners on the table

And it’s nearly half past three”

One thing’s for sure

With that last clout

He won’t be home for tea.

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Published by crispinunderfelt

All round good egg. Humanist and red wine drinker.

4 thoughts on “U. X. B.

  1. Oh, dear. Actually it made me think of a sitcom here from the eighties. It was called Sledge Hammer and the guy was an over-the-top parody of every tough guy, Dirty Harry type of cop you can think of. His tagline was, “Trust me. I know what I’m doing.” When they were going to cancel the show, the last episode showed Sledge and his partner and their boss finding a nuclear bomb with 42 seconds left on it. “Hammer! You can’t defuse that bomb!” “Trust me! I know what I’m doing!” Ka-boom.


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