1387 – Shake It Up

Shake It Up
Surprise cola: shaken, not stirred.

The Prank

I pulled a rank and rotten prank
the most disgusting kind:
a fish’s head inside her bed
for mother dear to find.

I tried to keep myself from sleep
to hear her startled wail.
But nothing came, oh what a shame.
My prank had been a fail.

When I awoke, nobody spoke
about my wicked jest.
Just rolled along, like nothing’s wrong:
a day like all the rest.

And not a word was overheard
along the way to school.
The truth prevailed that I had failed
to make my mom the fool.

My thoughts astray in class that day,
my mind would not adjust:
I thought and thank of why my prank
had been a total bust.

At lunch, I learned, the trick returned:
my bag contained a bomb.
She’d packed the head, and note that said:
“Enjoy your fish. Love, Mom.”

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Author: Samuel Kent

I'm a dad who wants to share his labor of love with the world. I also happen to be an award-winning artist and poet. Follow the lunchbox doodles and poems on twitter: @LunchboxDoodler!

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