Aimless

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Mary had a little lamb,
its fleece was as white as snow,
and everywhere that Mary went
the lamb was sure to go.

But, of course, the lamb is just a metaphor
For Mary’s clingy friend Christopher
This timeless rhyme is actually about
How aimless Christopher never comes out

It followed her to school one day,
Which was against the rule;
It made the children laugh and play
To see a lamb at school.

So in the end when the children cry
Why the lamb loves Mary so?
The teacher in her reply, meant to state –
When you can’t dream, you learn to imitate.


Here is an alternate ending to this poem –

Mary had a little lamb,
its fleece was as white as snow,
and everywhere that Mary went
the lamb was sure to go.

But, of course, the lamb is just a metaphor
For Mary’s clingy friend Christopher
This timeless rhyme is actually about
How aimless Christopher never comes out

He follows her to school one day,
And even when the teacher turns him out
He patiently waits about
Till Mary re-appears.

Why does the lamb trail Mary though?
The eager children cry;
Why, if you can’t lead, you have to follow
The teacher thus replies.


Which one do you like ?


In response to today’s Daily Post Prompt
Picture Credits – here.

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Author: pecsbowen

reader.philosopher.writer

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