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The BLF is there to help.


The boy stood on the burning deck

Coughing and gasping "Flipping heck."

"I think I'm going to breath my last

If don't do something very fast".

He had a badge with a big red balloon

That he had found in the Captain's room.

What's this he asked in consternation?

"Is it the British Lung Foundation?"

"Yes," he heard his mate intone,

As he handed the lad his mobile phone.

"Ring this number and ask for advice",

The lad didn't need telling twice.

The lady answered with this useful tip,

"First... get off that ****** ship!!"

44 Replies

Funny !!!!!

Aww brilliant!.. love it .. hugs hugs and more hugs xx

Don-1931 in reply to Candyred

More hugs from Rosie?.........Swoon!! 😊

Great. Love it. K xx

Don-1931 in reply to Katinka46

Thank you 😘



😂🤣😆 love it 🤣


I've heard so many rhymes that started with that first line over the years but this is definitely the best one ever 😅😂😭

Don-1931 in reply to Hidden

I wonder what Felicia Hemans would think about that. I think I would be pleased if people were still quoting some of my words nearly 200 years after they were first published, despite some of the language that often follows them. 🙄

Hidden in reply to Don-1931

Oh was she the original writer. I don't think that I've ever actually heard the original poem. You're so clever about all that stuff can you tell me where I can I find it? But please don't stop your wonderful rhymes they always cheer us lot up 😊



Don-1931 in reply to Hidden

Excellent as always Don xxxxx

Brilliant ode Don 😎



Great One Don. xxx


Love it

Having been on board a burning ship I feel more than qualified to have the last laugh. Very good.

Don-1931 in reply to 2greys

When was this? Whilst on a sailing holiday? 😮

2greys in reply to Don-1931

No, an engine room fire on board a fuel tanker, scary as can ever be. I had to put the fire out before I could get out as the companionway was ablaze. An injector pipe had broken and was spraying diesel over the exhaust manifold.

Don-1931 in reply to 2greys

You wrote recently on another subject saying you have never regarded yourself as brave! I can tell you that I would have been out of there like a shot, not noticing that the companionway was ablaze! 😮

Brilliant! You've surpassed yourself with this one Don.

Don-1931 in reply to Magpuss

I don't know about that. I'm constantly surprising myself, they get dafter each time! 😛

Great. Really enjoyed your post



Thats a really good one Don

😀😀😀 X

Bless you Don. There’s nothing like a chuckle to start the day. xx

Thank you for the first laugh of the day x

One of your best - EVER - Don! 😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣


Aww brill again young Don

Ha!ha!ha!ha! Don where do you get them from, just love it x


😂😂 so funny - thank you for keeping us all laughing, one of the best therapies !

Brilliant !!

L.O.L. (:-)

Great Don, thank you 😂💕x

Good arrow mate, like that a lot!

Love it.

Just the med needed on a grey Monday morning, thank you.

Enjoying your lines in Chicago USA, thanks.

Love this cheered me up . Thanks for sharing 👍🌹


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