The first of a selection of poems by Benjamin Arnold Guppy, recently discovered buried in a biscuit tin in the back garden of Floss Littleworth. To be auctioned at Sotheby's soon.
'Do Not Refuse Me'
I knew the moment that we met,
At the church hall jumble sale,
That I had to have you for my own,
Though you smelled like moldy kale.
Your contours sleek and silky-smooth,
Your bottom firm and flat,
Has anyone ever told you,
That you'd look good in a hat?
I long to see you standing bare,
Bathed in warm sunlight,
I long to take you in my arms,
And kiss you through the night.
I long to clasp you to my breast,
To tell you of my feelings,
I long to rip your lid right off,
And fill you with my peelings.
I beg you, end my misery,
Tell me it's no sin,
To be so madly, deeply in love,
With an outdoor rubbish bin.
Causes Gina Collia-Suzuki Supports
The World Wildlife Fund
Cancer Research UK