Idiom, Idiotic or Funny Words

a poem by Rajaram Ramachandran, India - poetry writer, author, poet

In the butterfly,
Where’s the butter in the fly?
In the better-half,
Is there any better half?

In the firefly,
Where’s the fire in the fly?
In the caterpillar,
Where to cater the pillar?

In the horsefly,
Where’s the horse to fly?
In the saucepan,
Where’s sauce in the pan?

In the angelfish,
Where’s angel in the fish?
In the goldfish,
Is there any gold in the fish?

In the catfish,
Where’s cat in the fish?
In the sweetheart,
Is there any sweet in the heart?

In the lime fruit,
Where’s lime in the fruit?
In the jackfruit,
How to jack the fruit?

In the strawberry,
Where’s straw in the berry?
In the gooseberry,
Is there any goose in the berry?

In the sandwich,
Where’s the sand?
In the hotdog,
Is there any dog?

In the crowbar,
Where’s the crow in the bar?
In the bookworm,
Is there any book in the worm?

In the paper foolscap,
Where’s the fool or his cap?
In the crabgrass,
Is there any crab in the grass?

In the cocktail,
Or cockroach,
Or cockpit,
Is there any cock or tail?

In the pineapple,
Where’s the pine or apple?
In the chickenpox,
Is there any chicken?

In the honeymoon,
Is there any honey or moon?
In the mango,
Where should the man go?

In the henpecked,
Where’s the hen pecked?
Such words how many
Appear to be funny?

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