Tuesday, February 23, 2010

a child under the influence

just skip, hippity hop over those hands of time.
hurry, run, or they'll trap you inside
their bubble too tight, too thin, too fine.
and what would you do, oh what could you do there but hide?

pump up those boots full of air and float!
jumpity jump, atop the tall chrome lighthouse.
ahoy matey! says the captain of a wooden sail boat,
permission to board say you, like a silly pocket mouse.

take hold of the ship, lickity split! tight grip on it!
flippity dip, into the sea you've fallen.
Ocean tastes awful, I suggest you spit-spit-spit!
Do you smell, with your nose, it's pollen.

swim, jiggidy finn! there's an island in sight.
sniff, daffodils so sweet, pretty and neat!
this land is fruity, mmm and juicy, take a bite!
Uh-oh! a creepy crawly lands on your bare feet.

dash, diggidy flash away, so afraid of bugs you are.
stop, halt look! a cabin, there's a cabin ahead!
a man in red boots, a rocking chair, a guitar.
would you like to take a rest, a rest in his bed?

trust is a must! when you're stranded abroad.
sleepy, cheeky pipsqueak, dream for now wake up when it's day.
yawn, stretch, arise at home...what? this story is flawed!
but where did you go, what did you do? where did you stay?

chumpity chump, you believe everything you're told.
don't listen to me, I only tell tales when I'm bored.
when you're wiser you'll know imagination collects mold.
so exercise your brain! let creativity be restored!

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