Nonsense Day


Nonsense Day

I'm declaring today
Nonsense Day.
Nothing can make any sense.
And to show you its full glory
let me tell a little story
that signifies my own experience.

A blind man wanted to see a movie
so he called on a few of his friends.
"Sounds good" said the deaf man
as his dog meowed
and his boy cow jumped under the fence.

I felt the warm snow
melt the toe on my hand
as I backstroked across the ceiling.
Then later that night
when the sun came up bright,
I jumped to my feet while still kneeling.

I saw a bald man
brushing his hair
while he sunbathed beneath the moon.
Then a fly with no wings
and a bee with no stings
threw a New Year's Eve party in June.

A mouse with small ears
who thought cheese was disgusting,
stuffed his tail in the shirt of his pants.
Then a cat with a bone
drove a big telephone
all the way to London, France.

If you like this story,
then make up your own.
Nonsense is so easy, it's true.
But if you think you can't make it,
you don't have to fake it,
just talk like your parents do.

(C) 1998, Arden Davidson

I am trying to find a publisher or agent
to represent any or all of the stories and poems
in "A Pocketful of Rhymes".
If you know anyone that can help, or have comments,
please e-mail me.Thanks!