You’re going on a cross-country trip. Airplane, train, bus, or car? (Or something else entirely — bike? Hot air balloon?)
(An excerpt from a second interview with Bam the Gam, by Tabitha Tattler, of the Busy-Body Gazette.)
Mr. Bam the Gam, if you had to travel cross-county, what would you do?
Why, I would take a super-duper waddly-do,
A waddly-do can seat three, one or two.
Don’t you mean, three, two or one?
No, no silly, that’s no fun!
We always put the middle last,
It is a real hoot, so think fast!
What if there is no middle number?
Why, then it is easy as pie;
We line them up side by side.
All will be last, even the first
It will be first-last, not last-first
Okay, but, we don’t have . . . uhm, waddly-dos here?
Oh, well that makes it quite clear.
In that case I’ll take a lomber-loe.
You can drive it with just a toe,
It can stop and slide and goey-go!
It’s the best of all, don’t you know.
But, we don’t have any of those either.
Hmm, well now, that is a teaser.
What do you have to travel by;
Anything that strolls, leaps or flies?
Yes, we have automobiles and planes and trains, to name a few.
Why, what do you know, another three, one and two!
Which is which and which does what and when;
Once I know, I’ll answer, but only then.
Well, an automobile is driven down the road.
Ah, yes, this I’ve been told.
It goes about on only four wheels.
Yes, this might be the one, I feel.
Then there is a plane, it flies in the air.
Flies, you say, way up there?
That would be a lovely way to go,
Up, up and away, don’t you know.
Then there are trains, which run on rails.
These I’ve seen, like iron trails
Yes, I think this would also be grand
Either will do, by sky or by land.
So then, which of the three would it be?
Why, it does not matter a dot to me
An automobile is nice, so is a train
Then again, I’d be content on a plane
Okay, it sounds as if Bam the Gam cannot make up his mind.
Why, I make up my bed, but never my mind
It works just fine, well, most of the time
But, I still say, if I could pick any two
I’d go with a lomber-loe or a waddly-do.For more of Bam the Gam see the following two posts: https://meanderedwanderings.wordpress.com/2013/06/06/a-review-of-a-strikingly-mellow-fellow/ https://meanderedwanderings.wordpress.com/2013/06/04/bam-the-gam-and-his-distaste-for-ham/