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Ladies and Gentlemen,
Iíll stand not sit
And with a little bit of wit
Iíll show you a magic trick.
Now, just by habit
In this box I put a rabbit,
Or was it a hen?
Iíll open it then
And letís find out.
Carefully, so it does not get out.
Sometimes I know lots of things
Sometimes I donít know how!
Now in that box I put a bird that sings,
As you can see, I could not get a cow.
Now lick your lips and count to ten,
A bird than sings is not a hen.
I wonder what happened to that rabbit,
Itís such a silly habit?
I must remember, quick
And get on with the magic bit.
Now in this box
I put a rabbit,
Or was it a fox?
Iíll open it quickly again
As it might have eaten the hen.
Oh, look, another box,
What ever happened to the fox?
Iíll not give up on this trick,
So forget the hen
Letís start again
And get on with the magic bit.

Ladies and Gentlemen,
In this little magic box
Just by habit
I put a rabbit,
A bird that sings and a chicken.
Then I did a dangerous thing!
For in this little magic box
I put a fox
And a big grizzly bear.


Donít lick your lips or count to ten
I donít have a habit,
There is no rabbit,
Or bird that sings or stupid hen.
The magic box
Has lost the fox.
I do not kid,
Letís open the lid.
Oh, the Bear!
Look, itís not there.

Howard Dec 1993

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The following comments are for "The Silly Magician"
by HdotOdotWARD

It is a trick
I like the trickiness you describe, it reads well and actually brings the vision of the trick to my mind.

I think this one is the type of poem that is better when someone is reading it for me -- I have my own vocal inflections that my mind uses but I wish I could hear it the way you would read it ..


( Posted by: BWOz [Member] On: September 5, 2008 )

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