First the unthinkable. Tinkering with Robert Frost.
The Way Not Gone
(Winner of the 2007 Les Patterson Prize for Aussie Rewrites)
(To the tune and aesthetics of the Sheila's Wheels advert...)
I was in a yella wood
When the path on which I stood
Did a split and went to different destinations
To go left or to go right?
I was in a sorry plight
So I had to make a XXXX calculation
Now since both ways looked the same
It was such a bloody shame
'Cos I couldn't say that one had more attraction
So I tossed a bloody dollar
To work out which one to follar
It came queens up, I went left with satisfaction
Well I wasn't coming back
To try out the other track
So I guess I get a little sentimental
If I'd gone the other route
Maybe I'd have made some loot
As it is the choice I made was detrimental
Anyone fancy taking up the challenge with another universally(?) acclaimed poet/poem?
Edited - Never let it be said I don't respond to crit. Bonzer had to go to be replaced by XXXX - you can read this as "Four X" (a kind of beer I'm led to believe) or "f*****g" and it scans either way.
[This message has been edited by Philip Smith (edited February 16, 2008).]