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Thread #110753   Message #2502234
Posted By: GUEST,leeneia
26-Nov-08 - 01:56 PM
Thread Name: kids' game: I'm goin' down town to smoke my pipe
Subject: RE: kids' game: I'm goin' down town to smoke my pipe
When i was a kid, we didn't go downtown to smoke a pipe.

I went downtown
to meet Miss Brown.
She gave me a nickel;
I bought a pickle.


After that, things go downhill steadily in a grim but clear-eyed assessment of the human condition.

The pickle was sour.
I bought a flower.
The flower was dead.
I bought some bread.

Unfortunately, I can't remember what happened after that.