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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Lifeguard (11/09/06)

TITLE: Yikes!
By Marilyn Schnepp
11/13/06


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At the young age of six
I was sent off to school,
to check out my brain cells;
"whether Genius or Fool."

The first thing I learned
was my X, Y and Z's;
and the newest translation
of the birds and the bees..

As my brain cells expanded
Wisdom and knowledge unfurled,
and at last I was ready
to take on the World.

Mama cried softly
while papa just scowled,
when I said "NO" to college -
like a dim-witted owl.

"But what", mama argued,
"will you do with your life,
if you don't have a profession
and you're nobody's wife?"

"Well, I don't want to cook,
to nurse or to teach;
I just wannabe a Lifeguard
on some sandy white beach."

"Great", papa guffawed,
"you'd better take Murph,
so he can run down some Frisbees,
while you're scanning the surf."

"Terrific", mama ditto'ed,
"what a Lifeguard you'll be,
in your polka-dot two-piecer,
saving souls from the sea".

Then papa muttered,
"Yikes, I hope we're alive
when our bikini-clad daughter
turns a bronzed Sixty five."


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dub W11/16/06
I love the beat, the poem overall, the humor, and the meter. Bravo.
Monique Fox11/16/06
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