The Last Laugh This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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   "You'll never get to sleep tonight!"

Splish

Splash

As they laugh



Oh, and did they laugh so mockingly

Splish

Splash

Again they laughed,

Now it is very disturbing.



So, I flick on the light

And they're out of sight,

Hiding behind plastic plants



So, I flick off the light

and what do I hear?

"Sleep Tonight?

No way,

No how,

No chance!"



Never question the black circles

Under my eyes,

Obviously they were well earned.

Because one quaint little night

I ended their charade ...

... Let's just say,

I eat my fish raw and not burned!



"Now I can get to sleep," I said,

"Because I don't live in their wrath."

And to my surprise

As I closed my eyes

I suddenly began to laugh!



Laugh and laugh

Is all I did.

Now, I know this seems outrageous,

But, know did I not

When I swallowed those fish,

Their laughing was contagious.



To this day,

I leave a request,

Never eat raw goldfish please!

Maybe even now it is safer to say,

leave those sarcastic fish in the seas!




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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