Friday, November 5, 2010

One Bright Day...

Just as annoying as a song you can't get out of your head, is poem or refrain that just keeps coming top of mind.  Right now I'm stuck on a silly poem I learned as a child:

One bright day in the middle of the night
Two blind boys got up to fight.
Back to back they faced each other,
Drew their swords and shot each other.
A deaf policeman heard the noise,
Came and shot the two dead boys.
If you don't believe this lie is true,
Ask the blind man; he saw it, too.

In looking for the source of this verse, I found out that it is actually a folk poem with many variations.  You can see a longer version and some commentary by clicking here.

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