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The Straw that Broke the Camel's Back

They say, they say

Make hay, make hay

While the sun it shines

And so they should

For it's all well and good

Except for camels

With fragile spines


I was made to carry a ton of hay

And a ton of straw one fateful day

My back buckling on the track

When I turned to see

The man leading me

Put something there

That wasn't before -


The straw that broke the camel's back


Now I'm in a back brace, feeling quite sore

Because someone saw some more straw on the floor

And my advice will be to my daughter or son

Be careful camel child

In whatever you do

Because all it takes is



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