Today, we challenge you to write a poem that takes the form of a warning label . . . for yourself!
Do not feed doughnuts or ‘do-nots’,
For both as a challenge are seen;
Do not disturb writing new notes.
For writers disturbed can be mean.
Do not expect to remember
Your name: it’s a thing he forgets,
(Although introduced in September,
By March he will offer regrets).
Do not expect him to chow on
Some turnips, or parsnips indeed,
Such veg, he says, feed the cow on:
Regards it as animal feed.
Do not regale him with ‘music’
Consisting of nothing but beat:
That sort of stuff makes him too sick
To even start moving his feet.
Do not harm anything living,
Unless self-defence is the cause,
He can be most unforgiving,
To those hurting creatures with paws!
Do not try mugging or robbing,
For he has a temper bar none,
And you will be like to be sobbing,
Even if you are more than just one!