Sunday, May 17, 2009

A Poem by Boo: Forever Old and Young

Boo just asked me if I wanted to hear a poem he wrote (inspired, no doubt, by our recent reading of Bob Dylan's new picture book Forever Young of his 1974 song by the same name.) With Boo's permission, I am sharing his poem with all of you.

(Oh, and Niksmom? I believe Nik may have inspired the third line. I'll make sure he gets a cut of the royalties.)

The photo was taken last week on the grounds of the Please Touch Museum, as we waited for the Storyball Ball to begin.

Forever Old and Young

May you live in the closet
May you live alone
May you live in a washing machine
Forever old and young.
Do you love your mom?
Do you love your Daddy?
Do you like your sister?
This is all up to you.

May you stay forever old and young.
It's hard for you to say.
But don't worry, it's OK.
It's harder every day.

May you always tell the truth.
May you always tell lies.
May you always do two things at a time.
Forever young and old.

Will you always know if it's a.m. or p.m.?
Will you know?
Will you think you're right
If you play jump, duck, and below?

Will you win?
Will you lose?
Will you be disqualified?
Or will you be the fastest?
Forever young and old.

May you be the best song singer.
Forever young and old.

The End.

4 comments:

Priya said...

Awww, that's a cute poem.

Niksmom said...

LOL! No doubt my Nik inspired that line! Yikes...

Sweet poem. :-)

Beth Kephart said...

Oh my gosh, B&BM. That boy has talent (and by the way, I loved your own semifinalist poem...)

Betty and Boo's Mommy said...

Priya, Niksmom, and Beth - Thank you ... from both of us.