General Poetry posted March 1, 2019


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In honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday

Will you Get a Tattoo?

by Roxanna Andrews

The "In Thing" now is to have a tattoo,
Would you like to have one? Oh please do.

Will you get one at a salon?
Shall we go now or leave at dawn?


I will not get one here or there,
I will not get one anywhere.
I do not like tattoos you see,
Nothing you say will convince me.

Would you, could you in a car?
Would you, could you if you lived on Mars?


I would not, could not in a car,
I would not if I lived on Mars.
I would not get one here or there,
I would not get one anywhere.
I do not like tattoos you see,
Nothing you say will convince me.

Would you, could you on a plane?
Would you, could you for fame?


I would not, could not on a plane,
I would not get one just for fame.
I would not get one in a car,
I would not if I lived on Mars.
I would not get one here or there,
I would not get one anywhere.
I do not like tattoos you see,
Nothing you say will convince me.

Would you, could you in the dark?
Would you, could you with a singing lark?


I would not, could not in the dark
I would not get one with a lark.
Not in a car, not on Mars,
Not in a plane, not just for fame,
Not here or there, not anywhere.
I do not like tattoos you see,
But if I get one, will you leave me be?

Well, we shall see.

OUCH! OUCH! That hurts so bad!
Now you have really made me mad!
I do not like tattoos, now you see why,
I tried it once, it made me cry.

So I will not get one here nor there,
I will not get one anywhere.
Not in a car, not on Mars,
Not on a plane, not just for fame,
Not in the dark, not with a lark!
I do not like tattoos you see,
And you will never convince me.
Now, Sam, just leave me be.

 


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I have no desire to get a tattoo, but if you have one or like them that is fine, this not against tattoos.

My brother got one in the Navy. It was the Roadrunner. It hurt so bad he made the guy quit with just the eyes and beak done. He made himself go back and get it finished because it looked so bad. He had it removed a few years later, while still in the Navy, because he thought it was stretched out of shape. They used skin grafts, you should see the scar, it is horrible, he should have left the tattoo. They took the graft from his thigh and he has two white rectangles that never tan.

We found out just last year that he told his daughter that he got the scar saving a pilot who crashed on the ship. He was a navigator on an aircraft carrier. She wrote a report for school and the teacher wanted him to come so she could meet him and he could maybe talk to the kids. He had to confess he had lied. But he still didn't tell the truth, he told her he burned it on a hot pipe on the ship. What is wrong with him?! We told her the story, not knowing he had lied about it. Bonehead.
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