Monday, July 6, 2009

Good for a laugh...


Back when I used to be creative, I wrote a lot of poetry. I'm sure much of it was just being a teenager and I don't have anything "fabulous" or publisher worthy, but I found my old poetry book today and had a good time looking through it. I will say some of it was pretty creative, some a little dark, and some of it I just plain liked, but the best was the day I had my first Roadkill. I used to be pretty soft on all animals (that changed when I had Gavin and now I am looking for someone who wants my little dog if there's any takers out there.....) so it was pretty traumatizing when I was driving home from school one day and ran over a squirrel. I kid you not, this squirrel stopped, turned it's head, and looked me dead in the eyes, all in the 2 seconds before I hit it. The worst was looking back in the rearview mirror and seeing his head rolling away from his body....ahhhh the memories! Naturally I cried and when I went home, my dear mother consoled me and gave me something to think about, which I then turned into a poem. So, for everyone's reading pleasure (or at least for a good laugh!) let's all make fun of my youthful views on life....(keep in mind, I was trying to be funny, even back then!)

Roadkill
*Dedicated to all innocent squirrels that become victims of vehicular homicide
I didn't see it coming,
I never saw it end
The life was sucked right out of
my furry little friend

I watched him scurry in the road
too quickly for me to stop
I couldn't swerve the car
mesmerized by his tail's flip-flop

I gazed into his beady eyes
As he turned and looked at me
Dead in his tracks he stopped
Oh why didn't my friend flee?

Because of me this squirrel is lost
because of me he died
Or maybe it wasn't all my fault
I think it was suicide
-In loving memory of the squirrel hit Sept. 5th, 2000


6 comments:

Rheanna said...

Love IT!!!

The Martin's said...

That's hilarious!!! I will take your furry little puppy :-)

Mom/Kim/Jewel said...

Seriously, Carlie will you take Phoebe forever?? It would make me feel so much better than a stranger to me taking her!! Pleeeeease! And Janelle, thanks for finally sharing that story!! I have loved that poem ever since you wrote it so long ago!

Soren and Sandy said...

I love it!! haha, I used to write poems that this reminds me a lot of...usually when I was bored in class...haha, i like it!

Me said...

If that's not talent, I don't know what is! LOL!

tamster17 said...

So funny to read! Thanks for sharing!