Friday, August 24, 2007

My Name is Clark

Weekend Wordsmith's prompt is: Seuss.

If you grew up on Dr. Seuss, you might have read One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish.

And if you did, you might remember the picture of two little kids carrying an enormous jar with... something... inside it. And you might have wondered what happened after that...

They found me in the park
in the dark.
They put me in a great big jar.
It wasn’t far.
They didn’t drive a car.
Did their mother like me? No, no, no:
“That thing has got to go!
Go right out and put it back!”
Why? I don’t know.
I’m just Clark.

I’m living in the park
in the dark.
I get bigger every day.
The little boy came back to play—
he saw me and ran away.
Why? I don’t know.
I’m just Clark.

I’m bigger than a house.
I’m taller than a tree.
It’s lonely in the park
when you’re me
and the children don’t come any more.
They put a new sign by the pond:
but I’m just Clark.

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