24 Jul

when Mary’s lamb followed her to school one day
which was against the rule,
Mary got expelled.

when Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall
and had a great fall,
the entire baranggay had omelet for breakfast.

when Jack fell down and broke his crown
and Jill came tumbling after,
Jack and Jill both got CT-scans.

Sa totoo lang,
when the wind blew, the bough broke,
and the baby fell — cradle and all,
the neighbors called Bantay Bata.

In reality,
when Jack, nimble and quick,
jumped over the candlestick,
he burned his tiny balls off.

when you told me to forget you, many years ago,
and asked me to move on with my life,
I didn’t.

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