When I met Little Red Riding Hood,
She was walking alone through the wood;
I offered to escort her,
She thought I would court her,
And immediately ordered that I should.
There once was an emperor named Nero,
Who thought of himself as a hero;
His fiddle he tuned,
While his city was ruined,
Nero would-be hero was a zero.
I once met a lady from Blaine,
She was small but not at all plain;
Although she was slight,
She surely could fight,
She proved it with a monster she’d slain.
There once was a fellow named Brent,
Alas he could not pay his rent;
He sought a solution,
And found absolution,
In church where he pitched his tent.
There once was a young lass named Brooke,
Who thought she’d been robbed by a crook;
But she was relieved,
And all was retrieved,
When Brooke took a look in her nook.
A newbie once smoked a dooby,
And acted like quite the booby;
Of himself made a fool,
When he fell in the pool,
On top of a gal named Ruby.
I once had a moment of truth,
It came about in a phone booth;
I was Superman,
A superb he-man,
But without my suit, quite uncouth.
There's a fellow from B.C. named Reg,
He read Ana’s words on a ledge;
Her wit made him laugh,
Which was quite a gaffe,
Thankfully he fell onto a hedge.
I once met a girl named Nelly,
Who made a magical jelly;
While singing her songs,
She righted all wrongs,
And still managed to run a deli.
She's a wonderful lass that Alice,
Eccentric but without any malice;
So when I shall meet her,
I’ll willingly greet her,
And pour sweet wine into her chalice.
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