The Boil

by theadventuresofbeka

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Untitled, a photo by theadventuresofbeka on Flickr.

This weekend, I was talking to one of my little brothers, and we got on the subject of writing. I explained to him the concept of my blog (he’s in elementary school). He is an aspiring author who dreams of someday being published. He asked that I publish one of his works. He writes poetry and stories, all illustrated by his drawings. Here is the poem he selected to be published here on my blog. It was inspired by Shakespeare’s “Double, double, toil and trouble…”. Yes, my elementary-aged brother reads excerpts from Shakespeare.

The Boil

Boil, bake, boil, boil,

Hard crust and mushy oil.

Puff of flour and speck of spice,

144 strands of rice,

Box of sugar and half a banana,

Part of apple and bits of manna,

Then put it in a pot and boil, boil,

Make a fire, and put in oil…

By T.T. Dennis (this is his pen name)