Once there was a little boy
Who read a book about Sir Troy,
But just when the innocent Bill
Good Sir Troy was about to kill,
“NO,” the boy shouted and jumped out of his seat
“To find out what happens it is too long to read.”
So he turned to the last page and opened it wide
To see a small book fairy sitting inside.
She had blue eyes and hair of red
And with her pink little mouth she said,
“Oh come now, my silly little friend.
You know you won’t enjoy it if you skip to the end.”
He closed the book softly and breathed quite hard
For seeing a fairy was really quite bizarre.
So he went to his shelf to find book two
But opened to the last page to find you know who.
“Oh, two visits. You’re so sweet!
But seriously, dude, go back to your seat.
Read your book, beginning middle end.
That’s the only way to do it, my silly little friend.”
The boy slammed the book down and ran to his phone,
Hoping that that too the fairy didn’t own,
But when he pulled up the book app, what did he find?
But the small little book fairy beaming with pride.
“Oh, my dearest silly little friend,
I tell you it’s not fun if you skip to the end.
Just sit down and read what’s next
For THAT way of reading is always the best.”
At this, the little boy got rather mad,
And what he said next made the fairy look sad.
“ You're the fairy; I’m the boy!
So let me read what happens to Troy!”
“Well, good point! So be it, young friend,
But don’t say I didn’t warn you not to skip to the end.”
And so she left him sitting there
With his phone and his book and himself in his chair.
“I guess it couldn’t hurt just to read on
After all, it’s a while before I have to mow the lawn.”
And we should all read books like him, little friend.
Start where it starts and read beginning middle end.
Written by Sabina B.
Edited by The Flabbits
Copyright © 2018 by The Flabbit Room