Nathan De Burgh Polar Bear Private Eye

November 17, 2008 at 7:37 pm (Poetry)


This is a poem I wrote today about a polar bear private
eye who lives at the North Pole not far from Santa
Claus and his toy workshop.

Nathan de Burgh was a polar bear
he had no need for long underwear
He lived on a berg made of ice
in a little igloo that was nice.

He was a private eye
this polar bear was
who claimed he was
Philip Marlow’s cuz.

One day as he was sitting in his office
reading the works of Thomas Malthus
a penguin knocked at his door
and Nathan hit the floor.

“You’re a long way from home?”
said Nathan the bear.
“Indeed,” said the penguin
in his tuxedo wear.

From South Pole to North Pole
the penguin had come
accompanied by huskies
and a bottle of rum.

“What brings you here?
So far to so near?”
Nathan drank
his ginger beer.

Swatting aside some whirling dervishes,
the penguin replied,
I’m seeking your services.

To be continued.

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