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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Look Out!

For my son, Nick, and all the other kids out there who dread the start of school....

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Look Out!

The witches mumble horrid chants,
You're scolded by five thousand aunts,
   A Martian pulls a fearsome face
   And hurls you into Outer Space,
You're tied in front of whistling trains,
A tomahawk has sliced your brains,
   The tigers snarl, the giants roar,
   You're sat on by a dinosaur.
In vain you're shouting 'Help!' and 'Stop!',
The walls are spinning like a top,
   The earth is melting in the sun,
   And all the horror's just begun.
And, oh, the screams, the thumping hearts
That awful night before school starts.

~Max Fatchen


  1. Nick was like "I know what he means..."


  2. I knew he would appreciate that poem. :)