Itís Tough to be a Kid by Steve Bolin


Itís Tough to be a Kid
By: Steve Bolin

Itís tough to be a kid (I havenít flipped my lid),
What I say is not exaggeration.
Around the time for bed, weird things up in my head,
Come alive from my imagination.

Take for example, and this is just a sample,
(In fact, youíll likely think me quite insane)
While brushing at my sink, and quicker than a blink,
Piranhas swam out of my bathtub drain!

I picked a towel up off the floor (this has happened once before),
I gave each fish a snap upon its head.
Back down the drain they go; they are quite sad I know,
ĎCause they have to leave my bathroom now unfed.

Iím thinking that instead, of climbing into bed,
I shouldíve stopped to shut the bathroom door.
ĎCause now momís loudly telling (actually sheís yelling),
That someone spilled cold water on the floor.

After night time prayers, I lay and blankly stare,
(I wait for the weirdness now to come).
The monsterís right on time, but Iím feeling mighty fine,
ĎCause I know that heís predictable and dumb.

In the shadows I see lurking, a big slug that just sits smirking,
He thinks heíll get me before I even shout.
He slides out the closet door and slimes across my floor,
(His mess is something mom will yell about!)

Iím glad itís just the slug and not a giant bug,
(Or a spider whose temper gets much hotter).
I donít have to run; Iíve got my new squirt gun,
Itís completely filled up with salt water.

My fingerís on the trigger; heís closer now and bigger,
(This time last month it was a monster squid).
I squirt the freak of slime and think inside my mind,
Sometimes itís really tough to be a kid.

About the Author

A life long resident of Indiana and full time writer, Steve Bolin has previously published poetry and short stories in, "Black Petals," and "Dark Moon Rising."
To obtain copies of Mr. Bolin's recently released book, "Black Rising," please go
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