That’s a Moray

I found this oldie-but-goodie online. If the one source I found is correct, we’re not sure who penned this parody:

When the moon hits your eye,
Like a big pizza pie,
That’s amore.

When an eel bites your hand,
And that’s not what you planned,
That’s a moray.

When our habits are strange,
And our customs deranged,
That’s our mores.

When your horse chews dried grass,
And then begs for more, alas,
That’s some more hay.

When your sheep go to graze,
In a damp marshy place,
That’s a moor, eh?

When your boat comes home fine,
And you tie up her line,
That’s a moor, eh?

When Othello’s poor wife,
Becomes stabbed with a knife,
That’s a Moor, eh?

When you ace your last tests,
Like you did all the rest,
That’s some more A’s!

When on Mt. Cook you see,
A long aborigine,
That’s a Maori.

When your chocolate graham
Is so full and so crammed,
That s’more, eh?

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36 thoughts on “That’s a Moray

  1. Nope, Not Pam February 19, 2022 / 5:38 pm

    Nevr seen that before, but yes its a great rendition

    Liked by 1 person

    • Chel Owens February 19, 2022 / 10:50 pm

      I’m not fond of eel love, either. πŸ™‚


  2. Tippy Gnu February 19, 2022 / 6:49 pm

    They about exhausted the things you can do what that rhyme, with no more, eh?

    Liked by 1 person

  3. obbverse February 19, 2022 / 6:53 pm

    I suspect, given the pizza reference that it was some Signore?

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Herb February 19, 2022 / 8:52 pm

    When a glacier’s retreat
    piles up stones at its feet
    that’s a moraine

    Liked by 2 people

  5. petespringerauthor February 19, 2022 / 11:32 pm

    Pretty clever.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Pam Webb February 20, 2022 / 12:00 am

    When a cow slips and swims while eating some grass, alas that’s a moor + hay

    Liked by 2 people

      • Pam Webb February 20, 2022 / 8:10 am

        Hahaβ€”I’m so transparent in my likings for punnery, aren’t I?

        Liked by 1 person

        • Chel Owens February 20, 2022 / 8:23 am

          I looked at it like, “Which of my friends would appreciate this high level of humor? Ah. Pam…..”

          Liked by 1 person

  7. D. Wallace Peach February 22, 2022 / 8:19 am

    How amazingly clever, Chelsea. Thanks for sharing the poem. Dare I say it could be classified as wonderfully “terrible.”

    Liked by 1 person

    • Chel Owens February 23, 2022 / 8:42 pm

      πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ Aren’t you near the ocean?


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