Thursday, April 17, 2008

Day 17 of NaPoWriMo and TOP

A Person
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Jon quit school
yesterday.

He came in
with a new hairdo.

He’d cut the top
of his mid-back length

waves to six inches
and made spikes.

He had to use glue
to make them stand straight.

In between, his head
was shaved.

He left the bottom long
but had it braided

into about twenty braids.
If he’d spent as much

time on his school work
he’d have been passing.

12 comments:

Jo said...

I remember boys like that. Nice one, very wry.

tumblewords said...

LOL - strange little current tale - amazing, ain't they?

Aareet Krsna said...

The truth of the matter is often ironic. Well put.

paisley said...

i can see where you as a teacher would think just that..

and me as a rebel i could not help but think,, i hope he spends that much time trying to find himself...

anthonynorth said...

Ah, but would he have wanted to?
The eternal question of youth.

SweetTalkingGuy said...

What a creative character you've created with your creativity!

zoya gautam said...

..each comment above a story in itself.add to it 'if' as in..If he’d spent as much time on his school work,n u have life gazin' at u with very wide eyes!i like the poem..

my backyard said...

that last stanza is a real kicker

Crafty Green Poet said...

that made me smile!

Richard said...

I'm there with Paisley and Mr. North. Kid was probably bored.

zoya gautam said...

..to make
'then' stand straight..
xcuse my asking-should it be'them'?

christine said...

Keeping the eighties alive with that do!

My son had a mohawk for a while, but his was easy–I spiked it for him on the weekends!

Sounds like your fellow was off in his own world.

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