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Today I ate an oyster, an oyster in a shell! I really didn’t want to, it had a fishy smell. But my neighbor Larry, a man I call my friend, Asked if I’d like to try one, no way I could offend. So I gathered up my courage and sat down in a chair, But when he pushed them over, all I could do was stare. You see I’d never seen one, didn’t know where to begin. So I thought I’d watch him eat one, before I started in. Well he polished off a couple and I knew my turn was near, So I wrapped my hand around one, wishing that it were a beer. I slid the knife into it and pried off half its shell, I ran the knife around it and freed it up real well. Then I made a big mistake, I took a look inside, It sent a shiver through me, I swear I nearly cried. The thing I was about to eat was kind of sickly gray, Except right in the middle, where I guess the innards lay. As I held it in my fingers, I knew I had to eat it quick, ‘Cause I thought I saw it moving, it nearly me sick. So I raised the oyster to my lips, I wasn’t feeling well, Paused for just a minute and I sucked it from the shell…. It was kind of wet and slimy, and I guess that made it slick, And for that I’m ever grateful ‘cause it really went down quick. He offered me another, but I said I had to go, One was more than I could handle, but I never told him so. I said “ I thank you kindly, I’m so glad that we could sup.” Then I headed for the bathroom with that oyster coming up.
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