The Outing- A Poem

Anonymous's picture

Alright, kiddies, get on your shoes, we're going for a walk!

All five of you, get on your feet, don't waste our time and talk!

Jenny, don't walk too close to the dog, and Billy don't touch the fence!

If it bites you or the wires shock you you'll look truly dense.

Oh, there it is, Jenny, see what you've done!

It may just have rabies or another one.

And Billy, I warned you, these fences can shock.

Now, don't you just stand there shaking, you pock!

Now Jenny, don't tease, you're turning blue!

See why you do what I tell you to do?

Now Johnny, don't run out into the road!

Oh my, you silly boy, you've been crushed by that load!

That driver needs to look where he's going,

now Johnny's dumb little brain is showing!

Susie! Don't you leave with that man!

Don't you dare climb into that van!

Ah, silly girl, you're quite a goner.

Stay away from the lake, Donner!

That boy knew he couldn't swim,

but he just jumped on in on a whim.

What's this? All the children are gone?

I suppose this outing was an ill-fated one.


Heheh, this was fun to write, but I don't know how well it turned out. Feedback would be wonderful.


Icarus's picture

those poor children!'re funny.


so for those of you falling in love
keep it kind, keep it good, keep it right
throw yourself in the midst of danger
and keep one eye open at night.
--"Elephants" Rachel Yamagata

WantsOut's picture

Thank you! A is for Amy who

Thank you!

A is for Amy who fell down the stairs, B is for Basil assaulted by bears.

-The Gashlycrumb Tinies, Edward Gorey