Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Poetry Wednesday

We have been enjoying a book of silly poems by Douglas Florian and thought we'd participate in Kris' Poetry Wednesday, R and B style.
This one goes out to Mr. P-roc because of his great love of doing mixed up and goofy stuff (and his fondness for sauerkraut).


Mr. Backward

Mr. Backward lives in town.
He never wakes up, he always wakes down.
He eats dessert before his meal.
His plastic plants and flowers are real.
He takes a bath inside his sink
And cleans his clothes with purple ink.
He wears his earmuffs on his nose
And a woolen scarf around his toes.
He loves his gloves worn inside out.
He combs his hair with sauerkraut.
His black dog, Spot, is colored green.
His grandmama is seventeen.
He rakes the leaves still on the trees
And bakes a cake with antifreeze.
He goes to sleep beneath his bed
While wearing slippers on his head.

4 comments:

Kris Livovich said...

Very nice! We will be reading that to the kids tomorrow for sure.

(Mike says) .....profound. the wisdom I have gleaned from your poem will last a lifetime.

Sarcastic booger, huh?

clairesd said...

So Mike is saying that I am missing the point of Poetry Wednesday? Hmm...I'll have to call up Catherine and see about that. I don't know for sure but I have a feeling the idea was "anything goes."
But I guess that would also apply to snarky comments, then.
Touche, Mike.

Jeremy said...

There's a lot to be said for antifreeze cake.

p-roc's mom said...

that was funny thank you

- says p-roc