What are the craziest things that you can think up? Keep it handy for Nonsense Day!
I’m declaring today Nonsense Day. Nothing can make any sense. And to show you its full glory let me tell a little story that signifies my own experience.
A blind man wanted to see a movie so he called on a few of his friends. “Sounds good” said the deaf man as his dog meowed and his boy cow jumped under the fence.
I felt the warm snow melt the toe on my hand as I backstroked across the ceiling. Then later that night when the sun came up bright, I jumped to my feet while still kneeling.
I saw a bald man brushing his hair while he sunbathed beneath the moon. Then a fly with no wings and a bee with no stings threw a New Year’s Eve party in June.
A mouse with small ears who thought cheese was disgusting, stuffed his tail in the shirt of his pants. Then a cat with a bone drove a big telephone all the way to London, France.
If you like this story, then make up your own. Nonsense is so easy, it’s true. But if you think you can’t make it, you don’t have to fake it, just talk like your parents do.
Copyright Arden Davidson, 2019
Illustration by Kseniya Shagieva
1. What is the silliest thing you can imagine?
2. What’s the silliest thing your parents have ever said to you?!
What’s Weird About A Mirror: 101 Curious Poems
written by Arden Davidson and published by Storyberries.
It’s a long-awaited, hilarious collection of children’s poems by poet Arden Davidson, and includes topics ranging from a snoring grandma to a six-footed camel to reflections on the weirdness of mirrors.