Tuesday, 1 April 2014

April Fools Day

It's April the first
"You crazy fool"
(catchphrase of Mr T(cake))
universally it's a rule
to play pranks before 12 o'clock
beyond that time you cannot mock

Today capers permeate the papers
whether it be
salt in cups of tea
water buckets balanced on doors
a lamb with six legs
or hens popping out square eggs

As she read her daily rag
this morning the Queen frowned,
upon coins Alex Salmond is stealing her crown
One is not amused
at this news
nor that
Buckingham Palace is going to be fracked!

Lest we forget the
BBC's great Swiss spaghetti hoax
of 1957,
not to be surpassed by
today's Macaroni penguin
laying golden eggs in Devon.

As Big Bad Bard Will said
"A fool thinks himself to be wise,
but a wise man knows himself to be a fool."
So let's be fools for half a day -
a common occurrence here at Headway!

Biscuit: Marks & Spencer Teacakes
Taste test: 9 out of 10
Cost: £1.39 from M&S in Lymington

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