Sunday, September 14, 2014

Poem of the Week

Hazel Tells Laverne

last night
im cleanin out my
howard johnsons ladies room
when all of a sudden
up pops this frog
musta come from the sewer
swimmin aroun an tryin ta
climb up the sida the bowl
so i goes ta flushm down
but sohelpmegod he starts talkin
bout a golden ball
an how i can be a princess
me a princess
well my mouth drops
all the way to the floor
an he says
kiss me just kiss me
once on the nose
well i screams
ya little green pervert
am i hitsm with my mop
an has ta flush
the toilet down three times
a princess

By Katharyn Machan
HT: Ithaca College
Picture by Mr. Jack


Sue Elvis said...


What a fun poem! I immediately thought of a C.J. Dennis poem called The Play (though I suspect the two poems don't really have much in common!) Anyway, Dennis' poem is a lot of fun too. It takes time to understand all the slang (Australian from a few years ago). The action takes place in a theatre where the play Romeo and Juliet is being performed. We just love the last stanza. Here's a link in case you'd like to share the poem:

I'm off to find out more about Katharyn Machan. Thanks for sharing!

Wendy said...

HA! I loved it! Thanks so much, I will use it in the future, probably when we do that play!