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Old Henry Slaughter

by Dan Lukiv

Two flat feet
Make a cozy seat,
And ten fat toes
Are good as garden hoes.
Big knobby knees
And pockets full of bees,
Long straight legs
Like clothesline pegs!
An overhanging belly
Like a shirtful of jelly,
And a ski-jump nose
That he often blows.
One green eye,
And a blue one
Too,
Not to mention
His owl named HOO!
A polka dot tie
That is six feet high,
A sack full of bats,
And another full of cats.

They call him Henry Slaughter,
And he lives in a tree.
He once had a daughter,
But she ran away to sea.

Copyrighted © 2001 by Dan Lukiv.

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