This week it’s another one of my poetry for kids in my crazy blog. Have you met this little boy who became a musical genius?
By Barry S. Brunswick
Let me tell you a tale
Of a special little boy,
Who lives a happy little life
With love and laughs and joy.
But the boy he has a problem
He keeps fluffing all the time.
He parps and toots and pops off
He squeaks and creaks and whines.
And you’d think for one such as him
Finding friends would be tough,
No one wants to hang around
With a boy who always fluffs.
But his mother noticed,
When she went inside his room,
That every time he blew off
It sounded like a tune.
And then a legend born
That would never be forgotten.
The legend of the boy
Who plays music out his bottom.
The trumps would endless trumpet
And pop and squeak and toot.
Sometimes rumbling like an old base drum
Or whistling like a flute.
They sounded like a piano
Or sometimes a guitar,
Mostly like a tuber
But sometimes like a harp.
He could parp twenty instruments
A big band sound at least.
Either way, it’s clear to say,
He could play a masterpiece.
An orchestral wonder
Had the people in trance
At the symphony of music
That was coming from his pants.
And they came from far around
To see young laddie drop ‘em.
World famous was the boy
Who played music out his bottom.
Before too long he went on tour
The biggest venues in the land,
But the boy was pretty lonely
Cos he didn’t need a band.
His performance never wavered
And the massive crowds adored,
And every time he finished,
They would call for more.
And the boy would never let them down.
He would trump and parp and toot
Til he had to change his underpants
And the trousers of his suit.
So often he would finish
In a frightful rage,
While a thousand people cruelly laughed,
As he limped right off the stage.
The music was amazing
But the smell was frankly rotten
That was it, was time to quit,
Playing music out his bottom.
Barry Brunswick is an author. You can buy his books on Amazon, The War of The Turnips, the short story collection Barry S. Brunswick’s Tall Tales and the new adventure of a generation – Dreamland Part 1 The Fabric of Dreams.