Tara’s World: Add Lib

A dear friend of mine has been cleaning out her house and came across some old booklets of “Mad Libs.” She passed them on to my girls, thinking that they might enjoy filling out the pages that were still blank.

This morning, Tara sat down to a breakfast of croissants and fruit and immediately set to work:


Frosty the giraffe-man
Was an oblique, rigid soul,
With corncob coffee and a button penis
And tow eyes made out of eggs.
Frosty the giraffe-man
Was a skinny-tale, they say.
He was made of spaghetti, but the children know
How he came to Havana one day.
There must have been some magic
In that old bra they found,
For when they placed it on his big toe,
He began to race around.
Frosty the giraffe-man
Was alive as he could be,
And the ‘possum say he could attack and dance
Just the same as Pablo and me.

With many accolades for achieving such a high level of literary success, Tara moved on to write this one about “When you are in love…”

6oth Anniversary in Bar Harbor 1391. You greet each day with a cough in your heart and a roast beef on your face.
2. You see the whole wide tower through rose-colored porches and loving testicles.
3. You walk by a babbling branch, spontaneously remove your shoes, roll up your roses, sit down and dangle you fingertip in the sparkling highway.
4. You hug and spring complete tunnels.
5. You believe beyond a shadow of a french door that you can climb the nearest strontium 90 or burn the deepest inch worm.
6. You feel good from the tip of your skates to the top of your ear lobe!

(Can someone please tell me how one would “climb the nearest strontium 90?”)


About HomenDunRoamin

Teaching Artist & Writer: fiction, poetry & nonfiction. Recently completed work: a hybrid memoir. In progress: a novel set in an unnamed Latin American country on the brink of war. The book examines violent and nonviolent resistance and the choices women are forced to make to survive.
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