Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Whimsical Wednesday

Let's see what's up this week from Kids Pick the Funniest Poems. Chapter 6 - Disasters.  

I Found a Four-Leaf Clover
     by Jack Prelutsky

I found a four-leaf clover
and was happy with my find,
but with time to think it over,
I’ve entirely changed my mind.
I concealed it in my pocket,
safe inside a paper pad,
soon, much swifter than a rocket,
my good fortune turned to bad.

     I smashed my fingers in a door,
     I dropped a dozen eggs,
     I slipped and tumbled to the floor,
     a dog nipped both my legs,
     my ring slid down the bathtub drain,
     my pen leaked on my shirt,
     I barked my shin, I missed my train,
     I sat on my dessert.

I broke my brand-new glasses,
and I couldn’t find my keys,
I stepped in spilled molasses,
and was stung by angry bees.
When the kitten ripped the curtain,
and the toast burst into flame,
I was absolutely certain
that the clover was to blame.

     I buried it discreetly
     in the middle of a field,
     now my luck has changed completely,
     and my wounds have almost healed.
     If I ever find another,
     I will simply let it be,
     or I’ll give it to my brother—
     he deserves it more than me.