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Thursday, January 20, 2005

Poem of the Unknown Author

The last day of class for 8th grade english was spent reading any poem that we wanted. This was strictly voluntary, but as there was nothing else to do, most ended up reading. Many kids chose the shortest poem they could find. Others, just wanting to be bastards read the longest thing in the book, which was the acknowledgments page. I read the following poem:

Stiff dog death
All froth on a bloody chin
Skinny man death his master
Opened the traffic hedges to let him in
Foolishness his disaster
It wasn't enough for him to scare the truck
He had to bite the tire
Fools have no luck

I don't know who wrote it or what the title is, but I'd really like to know as it is burned into my memory.


Beth said...

It sounds like something I read in my little kid set of encyclopedias. I also read "I never saw a purple cow" when I was a kid and I remember every word to this day.

Don't know who wrote the one you posted, but if it helps you sleep I'll say I wrote it. K?

9:54 AM  

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