The Ballad of an It

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John Blackham

The oddest picture I have ever drawn. There is a poem about the creature I sort-of wrote...I mean, I wrote it, but i wasn't thinking about it at the time. At any rate, it took about 1/2 hour to draw, and was drawn with black ink. the text is the 1st verse to a poem i wrote a while's the whole poem: 'It hatched late one Friday night, And for a time everything seemed alright. It was Father who was always last to fright. “Is it safe?” said he, “Well, not quite. If you come to close, it may bite, And it hides in the tub—it’s afraid of the light! But all in all, I think it’s alright.” He disappeared the next day— He was never too bright. It lay in the tub, between the cracks Emerging yonder only behind out backs It was poor Jeep who first went missing His skull we later found it kissing, And in its lair, full of pus It had a doll for each of us Each doll was made with stitched Jeep’s skins And every last one was stuck full of pins Upon this day, we reached the brink: It may not like us, we did think. Up at us, its huge eyes did blink And Jeep’s rotten flesh began to stink. For a moment, we were sad, And we wanted Jeep back But the moment was short-lived. We disposed of his remains in a plastic trash sack After that, we simply let It be After all, it was could not be stopped At least not by me, So the bathroom door was locked So none could go inside; And if any minds had to be satisfied, We unlocked the door and watched their eyebrows rise As they stepped inside to meet their demise.' For more info on Jeep, see my pic/poem of Jeep the Creep (if it's up)...

Published More than a year ago

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