Did July When You Said You Loved Me?

July by Phil Burns

July by Phil Burns

AnElephantCant always get his act together
Sometimes it seems he is wired to the moon
You probably don’t notice
You never will spot this
But he forgot to post a monthly rhyme for June

July is named after Julius Caesar
The chap who says Veni Vidi Vici
He may be slightly bonkers
Or perhaps likes playing conquers*
And until March he thinks life is quite peachy

AnElephantCant be a Yankee Doodle Dandy
He just ain’t a Yankee Doodle kinda guy
He is superbly Dandy
But he finds it more handy
If he is Born on the Fourth of July

But now he is domiciled in Medville
En Provence as we in France say
He must celebrate
A quite different date
The Fourteenth or Quatorze Juillet

And of course July is the month of Le Tour
Where cycling chaps are tortured for three weeks
Their legs take a pounding
Going up and down mountains
The Maillot Jaune is the prize they all seek

Even in Scotland folk head off on vacation
Traditionally they spend their time by the Clyde
In Rothesay or Ayr
For two weeks of the Fair**
Now they mostly go abroad to get fried

So July is the month full of sunshine
When the whole world makes plans to go away
But AnElephant you see
Is where he wants to be
He stays home and enjoys Bastille Day (yesterday)

* Conkers is a game children in the UK play with Chestnuts
** In Scotland we call the main annual holiday (vacation) the Fair, dating back to when the travelling show came to town

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7 Responses to Did July When You Said You Loved Me?

  1. emmylgant says:

    J’ai menti mais pas en juillet!
    Le quatorze feux d’artifices
    La mer et les petits galets
    Comme ton poeme, un delice.


  2. Enjoyed the poem, and even the silly title tickled me.


  3. Penny L Howe says:

    A great post. I love your hidden bits of info, within your monthly rhymes! So clever and fun! 🙂


  4. julespaige says:

    Who could lie to an Elephant! Not I!
    May I compliment you? Well done.


  5. penpusherpen says:

    I like it too, smile in place and hoping this comment posts, made my legs ache in sympathy with the cycling reference. No way hose’, sunshine means lazy days. Sigh!! and cold, icy drinks. xx


  6. I like your “daft rhyme”. Thanks for putting a smile in my day. This was wonderful. I home school my children, I read it aloud to them, and now we will look up the places and events for fun. Thanks!! 😀


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