Come Inside, Sheep This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

   Come inside, sheep,

Come into the Room of Pointlessness

And all the pointless yet well-dressed sheep

Flock into the room, altogether, notebooks in tow

And all the little sheep, with their little narrow minds

Write in their notebooks stupid lines of numbers and letters,

Equations - well, something like that.

Living laughably, immersed - well, as far as they can be,

I suppose -

In the shallow, not so dark, not so deep,

Recesses of their assembly-line minds

And such a close-knit young flock they are,

Such good FRIENDS,

Such GOOD friends,

SUCH good friends.

A large pink sheep is in the center of the Room of Pointlessness,

(The center of Pointlessness? If something doesn't have a point

can it have a center?)

The pink sheep, he's OH-SO-WITTY, OH-SO-HANDSOME,


And what an excellent conversationalist, Judith, why yes,

He is!!

The sheep laugh with him, and dance around him -

My how we ADORE you, Witty Pink King!

Yes, we love you, EVER so much!

How we love you,

How we bow down to you, Witty Pink King!

The silly young sheep (what ignorant things sheep are!)

Hurled themselves, one after the other, headlong

Into the bonfire!

The King smiled and watched.

"Join us," he told me.

"So devoted, your followers," I said, "to sacrifice themselves

Entirely to your wishes. I, however, am not a

Sheep. I'm a ram."

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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today at 10:52 am
i love this !
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Jan. 10, 2013 at 8:08 am
Nice! Can you comment and rate some of my work?
a_grumpy_moomin said...
May 17, 2010 at 3:44 pm
love it! great style, absolutely excellent
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