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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.


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Spike's Poems Meet Josie

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.