I was peeling a banana
When a genie came out!
I turned off Hannah Montana
And he started to shout:
Little Jimmy, todays your day,
Im here to grant you a wish!
How about a million sundaes
Or an immortal goldfish!
He was the coolest genie
With his motorcycle and cowboy hat
I bet hed seen girls in bikinis
And was the best at Mortal Kombat.
I said, I want to be a poet
I gotta have no fear!
Im gonna push it to the limit!
Take me to the Kids Poetry Workshop taught by Denise Lanier!
At 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 19
So Ill get to skip church!
Ill write poems about my friends, the best day ever, all of my creation,
And I get to skip church!
The genie looked at me,
Began to shake his head,
Little Jimmy, the workshop is free,
Use your wish on something else instead!
Oh, I replied, feeling a little silly,
So I wished for a Tyrannosaurus
And then I decided I didnt want to rhyme anymore
Because rhyming Tyrannosaurus is hard and Id rather ride one all day and scare people!
Sun., April 19, 2 p.m., 2009