Scottish Midgie Soup

 

I eat Scottish Midgies
I catch them in a net
I eat them one by one by one
To make the others sweat.

Or sometimes, if I’m in the mood
My mode of midgie slaughter
Is making lovely midgie soup
In a pan of boiling water.

You can eat them fricasseed
Or you can eat them raw
You can eat a trillion
And there’ll be a trillion more.

I’m usually vegetarian
So you may think this at odds
But when it’s midgie season
I can’t resist the little sods.

I eat ‘em ‘cos they’re protein
And I eat ‘em ‘cos they’re free
But mostly I just eat them
‘Cos they do the same to me!

Copyright © 2010 Mulbert a.k.a.Nicholas Trumble

This heartfelt poem appears in the new collection entitled Nothing Is Everything by Highland poet Mulbert, available from the publisher’s website www.printregister.com for the bargain price of £4.50 – over 10,000 words of carefully crafted rhyming verse.

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