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
One.

The Straw that Broke the Camel's Back - A short funny poem about an unlucky dromedary