For Michael

Don’t Yell At Me!

Don’t yell at me !
Don’t yell at me !
I hate it when you do,
it makes me feel so miserable,
I want to run from you. I simply cannot stand it
when you scream into my ear,
if I knew how to do it,
I’d completely disappear.

Don’t yell at me !
Don’t yell at me !
I’ll crawl away and hide,
I’ll detonate to smithereens
or shrivel up inside.
Feel free to thumb your nose at me,
or wiggle all your toes at me,
or even ring a bell at me,
but please, please, please, pleeeease
DON’T YELL AT ME !

Jack Pretlusky

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