Poetry and Convicts

Moon waited until 9:30 pm to drop a little homework horror on me. If you’re wondering why I have homework, you obviously don’t have an 11 year old drama queen. Anyway, she had to write two poems, news report poems whatever those are, about Australia’s beginnings as a penal colony. To make matters worse, she had to use the who, what, when, where, why format.

I used all of my literary skills, which let’s face it, are CONSIDERABLE, to help her pen the award-winning poem below:

They sent John David to Syndey

For kicking a man in the kidney

It was 18 68

and the need for labor was great

So he spent three years building a chimney

Now you know why I don’t write picture books.

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