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Terence Alan Patrick Seán Milligan KBE (16 April 1918 - 27 February 2002), known as Spike Milligan, was an Irish comedian, writer, musician, poet and playwright. He was the co-creator and the principal writer of The Goon Show, in which he also performed.
You can find more of his poems here:
Said a tiny ant
To the eleph-ant,
"Mind how you tread in this clearing."
But alas! Cruel fate!
She was crushed by the weight
of an Elephant, hard of hearing.