Thursday, January 08, 2009

ONE WAS JOHNNY

(With all due respect and apologies to Maurice Sendak and Carole King)


One was Johnny



Who lay by himself
While various people stressed over his health

2 was his mom - dead at a young age

3 was his stepdad - who lived in a cage

4 was his father - a liar and crook

5 was the stranger pushing his book

6 was the sister who left him behind

7's the uncle who's losing his mind

8 was the one who is like Clarence Darrow

9 is the aunt who gave Johnny bone marrow

10 was what got poor, sick Johnny thinking:

Who are all these people and what are they drinking?


He stood up in bed and said:
Here's what I'll do - I'll start to
Count backwards

And when I am through

If my room isn't empty, I'll eat
All of you!


9 is the aunt who alerted his pop

8 is the uncle who married a cop

7's the one who hears James in his head

6 is the sis who grabbed Johnny and fled

5 is the guy who wrote down Johnny's tale

4 is the father who spent time in jail

3 is the one who won't leave Johnny's bed

2 is the mom who is still pretty dead



One was Johnny

At last by himself
Who liked it like that!

7 comments:

schiffeg68 said...

I want to see the crazy uncle get better.

Mark said...

I want to see the crazy uncle leave Oakdale for good.

laroc said...

Johnny better have his crazy uncle's gift for survival, or between his father and his step-father, he could end up just as crazy.

christyahrends said...

That was a lot of work with all those pictures. Let's see one for GL now, please!

Maddie said...

Haha very nicely done!
I think that little boy is the cutest there has ever been on the show!

laroc said...

One problem: "8 is the uncle who married a cop" Tom's not Johnny's uncle, Margo is his aunt.

Happiness said...

WOW ... Outstanding job thanks !