A brief indulgence of childishness…

Recently my friend Kelly has taken to posting the occasional poem on her blog. I won’t claim that this post was inspired by her poetic posts, especially since she is quoting serious, grown-up kind of poets like Shelley and John Howard Payne.

For me, however, children’s poet Jack Prelutsky’s epic poem will serve to convey my current (somewhat childish) attitude and frame of mind.

Homework! Oh, Homework!*

Homework! Oh, homework!
I hate you! You stink!
I wish I could wash you
away in the sink.
If only a bomb
would explode you to bits.
Homework! Oh, homework!
You’re giving me fits.

I’d rather take baths
with a man-eating shark,
or wrestle a lion
alone in the dark,
eat spinach and liver,
pet ten porcupines,
than tackle the homework
my teacher assigns.

Homework! Oh, homework!
You’re last on my list.
I simply can’t see
why you even exist.
If you just disappeared
it would tickle me pink.
Homework! Oh, homework!
I hate you! You stink!

* With regards to my third grade teacher, who forced us to memorize this poem, in what I now consider to be a somewhat ironic choice of a homework assignment. I am however, thankful, because almost twenty years later, the thought of taking a bath with a man-eating shark is cracking me up and helping me stay (a little bit) more sane.

Sometimes, when all I’ve been able to do is homework and bellyache about doing homework, a brief indulgence in childishness can be a nice break! :D

6 thoughts on “A brief indulgence of childishness…”

  1. dude..have you guys seen nacho libre??? Please watch that movie…is mucho retarded/funny Anyway..I love your site! Oh, I got Jason and Ashley to watch the crazy panda video….and I must admit,the temple worship really was the best…he he

  2. dude…
    haha,do your friends always call you like that???

    maybe,they are you close friends,but when it comes to strangers,such as me,to call you like that,I think it is improper.

  3. Haha, me and Shea and a couple other friends always say that to each other.

    We use to say “dude!” when I was in university, just for fun as a joke. Sometimes I still do. It’s not offensive, but very informal, so it’s safest to only use it with friends.

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