Mrs. Buck Rogers,
While her husband was away,
Took in lodgers,
Or so they say.
Whilst he was off galavanting – or saving an unknown universe –
She was quite happy
Silver-lining her purse.
And when Buck eventually returned
From his exploits so bold
Mrs. Buck had a bank balance
That was something to behold.
They settled down
And raised all their kids
Until, one day,
They found they had lost all their money.
The taxman called
And told them that their nest egg had gone
‘Funny thing is…’ had said Mrs. Buck
‘I knew from the start not to trust in luck. Sadly, I put all of my eggs into baskets numbering one – which is something I really shouldn’t have done.
And, finally,’ the poetic chicken said
‘Mrs. Buck and her family – down on their luck –
Left town to seek a new beginning,
On the back of a truck.
Sadly, that truck was attacked by Flash Gordon’s foes, the flying monkeys,
And no one survived
To tell the tale –
So, ‘I’ had to make up each and ev’ry detail.