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by Norman
Rated: E · Poetry · Children's · #2171977
No one would address it - the elephant in the room
We all sat down to dinner
Chicken Kiev with mushrooms
No one would address it
The elephant in the room

So we all sat there in silence
No one made a sound
I got so madly anxious
My heart began to pound

My dad was looking at me
My mom stared at the door
I knew I must say something
I started to implore

I said, “His name is Norman.
I found him at the zoo.
He looked so lost and lonely
so what else could I do?”

So we fed Norman peanuts
He ate some mushrooms too
Darned if I would send him back
He’s finished with that zoo

My Mom said I could keep him
He'd sleep inside my room
But when I had to walk him
I’d better take a broom

And a shovel. A big shovel.
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