The Chain Letter
Age Rating: 10 +
I went for a walk, as I did each morn,
I picked up the mail which was always the norm,
A letter, a bill and two lousy flyers,
One for insurance and one selling tires.
Nothing seemed special, all was the same,
I looked a bit closer and saw something strange,
A black and white envelope there in the rack,
I scooped up the letter and then headed back.
The writing was neat, but my name was spelled wrong,
I write it quite short, but they spelled it quite long.
I opened the letter to see what it said,
And started to chuckle, for hereís what I read.
ďMy Own Dearest Dave, or whatever youíre called,
Homeowner, Tenant,Ē (I was really appalled),
ďI have something special, so donít go away,
Iím glad that I reached you, youíre lucky today.Ē
ďIíll give you some money, Iíll give you some fame,
Youíve nothing to lose, and all things to gain,
Just send twenty copies to all your friends,
Thereís nothing to buy and nothing to spend.Ē
ďBut if you donít do this, youíve no one to blame,
For bad luck will follow and drive you insane,
Your car will not start and youíll have a flat tire,
Your house will get robbed and your cat will expire.Ē
I thought it was a crazy, another big scam,
A gullible person is not what I am,
Iím nobodyís fool, nor easily swayed,
I ripped up the letter and threw it away.
My life is on track and Iím right on the mark,
Iíd paint the town red if my car would just start,
Iím ready to party; (that guy was a liar),
Now what is the matter, I have a flat tire.
I flagged down a taxi and went on the town,
I found a great party and really got down,
I met a young lady and we did some kissing,
But when I got home, my TV was missing.
Now where is that cat, she was here when I left,
Sheís hiding again, she is such a big pest,
Oh, thatís where she is, over there by the fire,
I think she is dead, my cat has expired.
I got into bed and thought of my day,
I had a great evening, doing it my way,
I thought of that letter, with all of its rules,
Iím glad that my Mama did not raise a fool.