“My yellow is not so mellow.”
~ Jimi Hendrix
“In the shuffling madness
aboard the locomotive
rides the Yellow Badness
Mr. Smiley Face
An engine of holy anger
Forged in a furnace
Of Emoji righteousness
With hot vengeance
Down the track
As the Yellow Peril
of Muppet mayhem
He’s now on the case
And that train
It won’t stop going
No, it won’t slow down!”
“In the hazy distance
Fleeing another furry mess
Runs the all time loser
Headlong to his death
He hears the silence howling
Emoji justice is on the road
Driving a locomotion
Of steaming retribution
Mr. Smiley Face à la mode
Elmo’s scuzz ball sneer
Now a grimace
of frozen fear
And that train
it won’t slow down
No, it won’t slow down”
~Emo Troll (Loco Emo-Jo Breath*)
Elmo had vanished without a trace.
And Fozzie Bear, Elmo’s DDS handler
(Deep Disney State), had made himself
scarce. But Mr. Smiley Face was full of
confidence that Sergeant Peepers 👀, and
his Emoji hearts club band of hackers,
had a finger 🖕 on the cyber pulse.
In the meantime, whilst waiting for one,
or the other, of those fur balls to surface,
Smiley Face took the Sergeant’s advise
to make out like a tourist, in the great
Australian outback. So, he and his camel.
who he’d named Kamal, set out to travel.
The Dead Centre … a smiley opportunity.
Mr. Smiley Face can fix anything!
So accept no cheap imitations 😎
And he really enjoyed camping ✔️
In the outback, strange creatures that
glow in the dark, come out at night 😱
But our intrepid hero put up a good fight.
The Yellow Breasted Smiley. A master
of disguise . . . who knows how to hide.
Crocodile Smiley 😎 🐊
Mr. Smiley Face left no stone unturned
looking for that elusive fur ball, Elmo.
Oops! Mr. Smiley had a great fall.
A dingo’s got Mr. Smiley!
Lucky! Rex, from the Barrow Creek Hotel, came to the rescue 🙏👍😎
Being a seeing eye dog, he gets to rescue
plenty of patrons … at closing time 🥴
A Hotel with not one star, and where
some bird keeps an eye on the bar 🐦
But the hotel did have a parking spot
for Kamal the camel 🐪 And a nice
hobbit hole where Mr. Smiley Face
could settle in, knowing that soon
Sergeant Peepers 👀 would be ringing 📱
Words and Photography:
David B. Redpath © 2019
( * Apologies to Jethro Tull 😎 )
Featuring the art of Tommy Crow