Humor Poetry posted November 16, 2014

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No 9 in my Jabberwocky series

Jabberwocky Halloween Party

by mfowler

Halloween hordes have shelved their gear
and things that made them scary.
But, some are missing, many fear  
taken by fiends and fairies.
For instance,
there were some teens went trick-a-treatin'
near-by the Tulgey Wood.
Could say they proved to be good eatin'.
They, being those that could.
A spotted Potter with his wand
did curse the swamp with glee.
But Jabberwocky snacked the blonde,
right near the Tum-Tum tree.
When Potter's spotty Hermione
dipped toes in gluggy swamp,
a frumious Bandersnatch debonied
pal gal in one big chomp.
The Jabberwocks did snicker-snack
on wizards, ghosts, and fools.
While Bandersnatches weren't too slack
digesting gnomes and ghouls.
Alas, the teens won't gad about
in dress-up any more.
Now Halloween's left little doubt
that Halloween means  gore.
Meanwhile the monsters celebrate
expanding costume stocks.
For Bandersnatch loves wands and capes
and, Jabberwocks love socks.


Based on Lewis Carrol's weird and wonderful masterpiece 'The Jabberwocky'. In keeping with this classic, I have begged, borrowed, and been naughty in creating a more modern version of the monster's life story. This is number 9 in the series. I write one every now and then to release something primeval within me.

snicker-snack: slicing and dicing before adding icing
Tulgey Woods: where Jabberwockies and an assortment of strange critters hang out eg Bandersnatches
a spotted potter = a pimpled, adolescent Harry Potter
pal gal Hermione (pronounced HER-ME-OWN-EE, by me) = Harry Potter's sidekick from Hogwarts
a frumious Bandersnatch debonied = a dangerous Bandersnatch chewed her flesh away to the bone

By Lewis Carroll
�¢??Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

�¢??Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!�¢??

He took his vorpal sword in hand;
Long time the manxome foe he sought�¢??
So rested he by the Tumtum tree
And stood awhile in thought.

And, as in uffish thought he stood,
The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
And burbled as it came!

One, two! One, two! And through and through
The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
He left it dead, and with its head
He went galumphing back.

�¢??And hast thou slain the Jabberwock?
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!�¢??
He chortled in his joy.

�¢??Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.
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