Sam-I-am as an Egyptian tout

I do not need to buy an ankh
I’ll keep my money in the bank

I do not want a granite cat
I do not want to buy your tat

I do not need another scarab
Go away you scamming Arab

I will not visit temple Horus
My wallet is not so porous

I do not want to see the Sphinx
Your selling style really stinks

I have no fear of the mummy curse
I worry more about my purse

I know that many tombs were found
I would prefer to keep my pound

I’ve paid for stories of King Tut
Now my wallet is firmly shut!


Thanks to Mark, “King of Rhymes” for his invaluable assistance with the couplets.