Marilyn Singer, Author
Poetry
THE MORGANS DREAM

Illustrated by: Gary Drake
Published by: Holt
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THE MORGANS DREAM

(excerpt)

CATHERINE’S DREAM

The words
	all mumbly jumbly
are not her own
No matter how hard she tries
	she talks in
			twisted biscuits
	and fumphfarumphfary
Jimmy, Johnny
	Patsy, Pauline
		the whole class
			whinny and wicker
	like tickled horses
The underwear
	all purple and yellow
is not her own
She can’t imagine why
	she’s wearing it
			with orange galoshes
	and fluffy wuffy furbelows
Lizzie, Linda
	Brian, Bob
	   the whole class
                  hoot and halloo
	like crazy chimpanzees
The dream
	all dummy crummy
is not her own
Though she wouldn’t believe it
	if you told her
			dreamers everywhere squirm
	in the same tongue-tied misery
		before a howdy rowdy crowd
Except their underwear is always
	different

 

 

 

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