Wednesday, April 9, 2014

30 Days: "Twelve Days of April Fool's" by Elliah A Terry


TWELVE DAYS OF APRIL FOOL’S
by Elliah A. Terry
 
I have a little brother who’s sneaky as can be.
He likes pulling pranks on me.
He knows that April Fool’s Day is really just one day, 
but this year, he got carried away . . .

On the FIRST day of April, my brother gave to me—a shoe full of stinky blue cheese.

On the SECOND day of April, my brother gave to me—two left hand gloves and a shoe full of stinky blue cheese.

On the THIRD day of April, my brother gave to me—three trick pens, two left hand gloves, and a shoe full of stinky blue cheese. 

On the FOURTH day of April, my brother gave to me—four rubber turds, three trick pens, two left hand gloves, and a shoe full of stinky blue cheese.

On the FIFTH day of April, my brother gave to me—five slimy things, yuck! Four rubber turds, three trick pens, two left hand gloves, and a shoe full of stinky blue cheese.

On the SIXTH day of April, my brother gave to me—six squirt guns spraying, five slimy things, yuck! Four rubber turds, three trick pens, two left hand gloves, and a shoe full of stinky blue cheese.

On the SEVENTH day of April, my brother gave to me—seven snakes a-swimming, six squirt guns spraying, five slimy things, yuck! Four rubber turds, three trick pens, two left hand gloves, and a shoe full of stinky blue cheese. 

On the EIGHTH day of April, my brother gave to me—eight socks
a-missing, seven snakes a-swimming, six squirt guns spraying, five slimy things, yuck! Four rubber turds, three trick pens, two left-hand gloves, and a shoe full of stinky blue cheese.

On the NINTH day of April, my brother gave to me—nine ants
a-prancing, eight socks a-missing, seven snakes a-swimming, six squirt guns spraying, five slimy things, yuck! Four rubber turds, three trick pens, two left hand gloves, and a shoe full of stinky blue cheese.

On the TENTH day of April, my brother gave to me—ten spiders creeping, nine ants a-prancing, eight socks a-missing, seven snakes a-swimming, six squirt guns spraying, five slimy things, yuck! Four rubber turds, three trick pens, two left hand gloves, and a shoe full of stinky blue cheese. 

On the ELEVENTH day of April, my brother gave to me—eleven pigeons pecking, ten spiders creeping, nine ants a-prancing, eight socks a-missing, seven snakes a-swimming, six squirt guns spraying, five slimy things, yuck! Four rubber turds, three trick pens, two left hand gloves, and a shoe full of stinky blue cheese. 

But . . .

On the TWELFTH day of April, my brother GOT FROM ME—
twelve paybacks coming, eleven pigeons pecking, ten spiders creeping, nine ants a-prancing, eight socks a-missing, seven snakes a-swimming, six squirt guns spraying, five slimy things, ha! Four rubber turds, three trick pens, two left hand gloves . . .  

And then my brother begged me, “Oh please, oh, please, oh, please—
I’ll do your dishes for a week,
I'll give you my chocolate milk,
I’ll walk your dog every day,
and I won’t play any tricks on you ever again, I promise!”
. . . so I dumped out his shoe full of cheese.

9 comments:

Julie Daines said...

Cute! This is the exact kind of song I could see a group of fifth graders falling in love with. Nice!

Elliah A. Terry said...

Thanks, Julie!

T.J. Reed said...

Haha, this was great. I especially like day four haha.

Trent & Tara said...

Love it so much and on the 12th day part as well:-)

LuAnn Terry said...

I really liked it. Should be sung.

Bruce Luck said...

Nice seasonal turn on that song and I loved the twist on the twelfth day.

Scott said...

This is a lot of fun! Thanks for sharing.

Taffy said...

Nice! What a fun idea!

Yamile said...

hahaha! Love it! I was totally singing in my mind as i read it!