Gerald the Geriatric
Gerbil

Gerald the Geriatric Gerbil
drank pots of tea, most of them herbal.

He always wore extra socks to bed
and contradicted what anyone said
about politics or the price of eggs,
and complained endlessly about his legs.

Scrawny, stinky, and seldom cogent,
Gerald was nobody’s favourite rodent.

(Sorry Gerald!)

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