Mary Had A Little Lamb

Mary had a little lamb 
its fleece electrostatic 
and everywhere that Mary went
the lights became erratic.

Although that’s fun at discos
In the sticks it’s quite a pain
So they paid her $40
To stand out in the rain

I’m not sure the plan was
But I think they had a stab 
At turning Mary’s pesky pet
Into a shish kebab

If so, it just backfired 
They learnt that quickly when 
Their TVs tuned to Fox & Friends
All switched to CNN

They tried to banish Mary
But boy they got a shock 
The law of attraction meant
She came back with a whole flock

They put her on a hill side
She’s now a local star
The nightly sparks and crackles
Are admired from afar

The scientists are on it
And soon with inspiration 
Mary and her lambs could be
Powering the nation

The first 4 lines are by David Foster Wallace.  https://www.britannica.com/biography/David-Foster-Wallace

Written for contest https://allpoetry.com/contest/2754910-Twisted-Tuesdays-presents-all-things-David-

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Shifa Maqba

Fri 24th Jul 2020 03:38

A wonderful spin on an age-old nursery rhyme. Captivating!

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