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Rated: 18+ · Poetry · Contest Entry · #2243063
A version of Hush Little Baby that could be disturbing. For Monsters Under The Bed contest
Hush, Little Baby (Contest Entry)

Hush, little Baby, don’t say a word…
I’m going to kill you? Don’t be absurd

Just boiling water in this pot
I’m going to wait ‘til it’s nice and hot

Simply think of it as bath time
I’m going to clean off that icky grime

Why add the carrots and peas?
It’s going to open your pores, you’ll see

This isn’t really stock and sauce
I’m going to add some nice smells, of course

Don’t you squirm and don’t you wriggle
I’m going to coat you in fresh pickle

Now into the bath you can hop
I’m going to see all my… your troubles stop

I still say after chowing down
You were always the sweetest little baby in town



(16 lines/120 words)

Contest Prompt
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