Bad Kid Poetry

This weekend, while visiting the family, I went through some old boxes in order to throw some stuff out. Along with finding a truly terrifying photograph of me as a 7th grade cheerleader (it wasn’t your average cheerleading squad, I assure you, as we were rejects, mere overflow from an actual try-out) Toby and I found a book of poems I wrote and illustrated in 1985. Here are two from that series.

  • I hate the taste of brochlie
  • I hate the taste of peas
  • And I hate it when I’m teased
  • People are always saying
  • How stupid they may feel
  • I’m sure I feel the same sometimes
  • And that I says for real.

Here is the illustration.

  • Me, myself and I
  • Are climbing up a tree
  • There’s lots of things we spy
  • Climbing up a tree.
  • I spy the sea
  • Hollared me
  • And a bumble bee
  • I see a fly
  • Called out I
  • And a guy
  • Hollared I
  • I spy and elf
  • Called myself
  • Sitting on a shelf
  • There’s lots of things that we may seeI,
  • myself and me

Here is the illustration.

What a dork.

12 Comments

  1. you can’t even spell broccoli. how RETARDED you must be…

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  2. OT: have you taken a look at this? http://www.roguelibrarian.com/diary/272/ link from zeldman.com

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  3. I am indeed. It’s no wonder I may feel stupid sometimes, eh?

    I love broccoli now. And peas? They are awesome too.

    I should rewrite this poem.

    1985, revisited.

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  4. Thanks, grijn!

    That book was super, truly. Even if Toby says it’s (at times) a “one trick pony” ;]

    (no need to back this up, TJ, I understand your claim).

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  5. I love that you gave yourself bangs in the second pic. I recently found a diary of mine from around the same year (a cabbage patch kid diary, I might add) and one of my entries was soley on my excitement to watch “Alf” that night. Apparently, not much going on in 1985.

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  6. I particularly enjoyed seeing the handwriting sample. :)

    Nice detail on the shoes, the smiles and the tilt of your head.

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  7. I’d like to know who the woman is in the pink dress, the one who’s laughing at me. I’ll kick her ass, I will.

    And I’m not sure, but I think I have a mustache.

    And is that pie?

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  8. I think it’s an aerial view of a glass of juice.

    Apparently, even at that tender age, you’d mastered the skill of perspective drawing. Well…except for the couch.

    Your brochlie, btw, is quite well-executed.

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  9. Proportion has never been my strong suit. look at the size of that plate! If brochlie were A) spelled that way and B) that large I might not like it as much as I do.

    Glass of juice. Could be. Could be.

    There are many more where that came from.

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  10. now that brochlie is like monkeys i like brochlie too!!!

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  11. brochlie is the new monkey.

    please make a note of it.

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  12. I wish i could find that damn lemur story.

    Note made.

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