Oh My Darling, Porcupine
 
 


by Steve Charney
 
   
(sing to the tune of “Clementine”)

I was standing in a forest
underneath a tree of pine,
There I spied my future bride, and
how I wished that she were mine.

Oh my darling, oh my darling, oh my darling, porcupine.
You are lost and gone forever. Dreadful sorry, porcupine.

And my darling, she was snarling—
should have seen that as a sign.
To impress her and caress her
was a big mistake of mine.

Oh my darling, oh my darling, oh my darling porcupine.
You are lost and gone forever. Dreadful sorry, porcupine.

I was standing in a forest
underneath a tree of pine.
Now I’m sobbing, my hand’s throbbing.
Anyone got iodine?

Oh my darling, oh my darling, oh my darling, porcupine.
You are lost and gone forever, but at least your quills are mine.



Text © Steve Charney, reprinted from Oh My Darling, Porcupine, published by Meadowbrook Press. Illustration © Stephen Carpenter. Any copying or use of this poem or illustration without consent is unlawful.

 
 
 
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