Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Two Dead Boys Poem

Early one morning, late one night.
Two dead boys got up to fight.
Back to back they faced each other.
Drew their swords, and shot each other.
The deaf policeman heard the noise
And came and shot the two dead boys.
If you don't believe this lie is true,
Go ask the blind man, he saw it too.

My dad used to recite that poem to me when I was little :) I loved it and it recently came back to mind.

It's kind of awesome, isn't it?



Katrien Scarlet said...

Awesome indeed. One of my favorites. Thank you for posting it, I haven't read it in a while =]

Shelley said...

Interesting poem. It is all backwards and oxymorons! Very awesome! :)

A.J. said...

Oh, yeah, my Mum also recited it to us...! I thought it was very funny.

Camellia Day said...

I've always liked that poem and tried to remember it but I can never remember the whole thing. Still love it. :]

Tunafish said...

The Chariot! I think the poem is also called the poem of opposites or something. I always remember Chariot songs when I hear it though =P Jesus loves you! =)

Owner of Homeschool Faith and Family Life Website said...

Totally freaky and strange if you think about it......


Araken said...

Who wrote it? It reminds me of a poem that Thomas Jefferson would send to his relatives:

I've seen the sea all in a blaze of fire
I've seen a house high as the moon and higher
I've seen the sun at twelve oclock at night
I've seen the man who saw this wondrous sight.

When properly punctuated, it reads:

I've seen the sea. All in a blaze of fire,
I've seen a house. High as the moon and higher,
I've seen the sun. At twelve oclock at night,
I've seen the man who saw this wondrous sight.

Kyrenius-X2 said...

The one I've heard goes:
One dark day in the middle of the night,
Two dead boys went out to fight.
Back to back they faced each other,
Drew their swords and shot each other.
Now if you don't believe this tale so tall,
Go ask the blind man, he saw it all.

Kendra Logan said...

Katrien: No problem! I loved it, too :) It's so eerie and wonderful.

Shellye: Isn't that just great? It's so creative.

A.J.: Awesome :D

Camellia: I memorized it by accident, lol XD I would ask my dad for it so often that it just stuck.

Tunafish: The Chariot song? I'll have to find that one XD

Laura: I know, right? :D

Araken: That's cool too! I love Thomas Jefferson. I'm not quite sure get the alternate punctuation though, haha.

Kyle: I like the version my dad told me XD It has more oxymorons than that version.


Kyrenius-X2 said...

Kendra: True. More oxymorons.

Rae B said...

Now that is one interesting poem.. I've never read it before but it definitely makes you think.

Thanks for sharing!


Kayla Kross said...

I LOVED this little rhyme... Haven't heard it in years, thanks for posting it. (: