I have a 'dinkum' story
about a fisherman called Deke.
You know those funny tales they tell
about how fishermen all reek?
Deke was helping his mate one day
to remove an old septic tank.
They knew it would not be a pleasant task
as that septic tank sure stank!
When leaning o'er the manhole,
Deke gagged and gave a cough.
What a shame...his teeth flew out
and the manhole lid was off.
Pink plastic fangs went flying
direct to the murky pit.
Was Deke deterred?
Oh no...not Deke,
though his teeth were covered in ..IT.
He fished them out with his fishing rod,
dab hand with a hook was Deke,
just wiped them on his overalls;
popped them in and began to speak.
His mate disappeared in an instant,
made a bee-line for the trees
where he emptied his belly onto the grass
then sat with head upon knees.
The story is told right down the coast
of a legend named Denture Deke.
Whenever he opens his septic mouth,
his mate chucks up for a week!
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