Id like to tell a storyI'd Like To Tell a Story...Id like to tell a story3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I'd like to tell a story
About someone I used to know.
Just a little something
That happened long ago.
It's not something of legend
Or of greek mythology
But just a sad little tale
Kept in my memory.
The first thing I remember
Are her brilliant green eyes
And the way they used to shine
Even on the dullest of nights.
Then there's her firey hair
That cascaded into curls.
And her snowy face and freckled cheeks...
She was a very pretty girl.
But sadly she didn't think so
Due to the words which others said.
The evil comments and snide remarks
Soon polluted the poor girl's head.
Days went by and it grew worse
I'd find bruises on her skin.
She'd cry when I'd confront her
And she'd say it was nothing.
Her chair at school stayed empty
For days and weeks on end
She'd stay at home, all alone
And pray her heart would mend.
Then one day I got a phonecall
It was her mother on the line.
"I've got something to tell you..."
And then she began to cry.
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Burnt Rubber BlissI wish my grandmother were still aliveBurnt Rubber Bliss2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
So I could ask her
What the news was like
Before everyone owned a gun and a pit bull.
I'm watching a rare human interest story.
They finally built a trampoline
Under the Golden Gate bridge.
The rubber is made from recycled erasers,
Lest we forget where we came from.
The story fades to commercial
For snake oil and psychiatry like civil war surgery
Prozac princesses receiving chemical lobotomies and
Ten thousand dollars in dental work
Just to maintain a smile that never gets used.
Just to look good on the side of that milk carton.
They put the anorexic ones on pints of skim,
Statistics of side effects.
Now they're showing reruns.
Sunshine gives you cancer,
So stay inside
And watch Channel 11.
I tell the TV
Sitting still in the dark will kill me much faster.
I've been told you can bungee jump naked
To benefit schizophrenic Canadians.
I don't see the correlation,
But it sounds like fun.
Another ad for a place that sells antidepressants-