That's The Way My Whole Life Times
by:  M. L. Stephenson
 

When I was young I’d make up strange phrases
Say them, stand back and watch people’s faces
People would say, “I wonder how that boy thinks”
“Well I guess that’s the way that the old kitchen sinks”
The things that I’d say would get curious looks
“Well I guess that’s the way that the small breakfast nooks”
I liked to take words and then turn them around
Giving them a wonderfully bizarre new sound
Can you imagine what you would do, if someone were to say to you?
“Well I guess that’s just the way that the Campbell’s beef stew”
Some people found little humor in my jokes
“Well I guess that’s just the way that the old arti chokes”
Then as I got older, my rhymes into poems did grow
Afraid of being different I hid them so no one would know
In high school it just wasn’t cool to make rhymes
I remember those days as not the best of times
And later when in love I made sad mistakes
“Well I guess that’s just the way that my tender heart breaks”

 

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