Ben, The Boy Who Crossed The Street
Ben was a mischievous blond boy.
He always hid his smallest toy,
Just to get new and bigger games;
The small toys he threw in the flames.
Ben loved bending his parents’ rules,
Treating his parents like mules.
One day Ben went for a walk
And passed a beautiful dock.
Which of course he didn’t care about,
So, he decided to call out:
“What an ugly dock you have there,
I would rather see a dead bear!”
One of dull Ben’s parents’ rule was:
Look left and right before you cross!
But Ben did not look left and right,
And then he saw a bright, white light.
And that was the last thing he saw,
He didn’t have time to utter “Aw!”
His parents found him as a crepe
And wrapped him in a black drape.
The dad announced “Not one more toy
For this rude and spoilt little boy!”
Note for the reader: This is a cautionary tale; it warns readers about dangers and their punishments/consequences. It is a little gruesome in the end, but only so that young readers listen to their elders.
It is written in iambictetremetre: in each line there are four iambs, which means that there are eight syllables (a stressed syllable followed by an unstressed syllable).
Envoyé: 16:09 Sun, 26 February 2023 by : Spreafico Giacomo Bernardo age : 13