Poem 5


by Shel Silverstein

This morning I got kidnapped
By three masked men.poem
They stopped me on the sidewalk,
And offered me some candy,poem

And when I wouldn't take it
They grabbed me by the collar,
And pinned my arms behind me,poem
And shoved me in the backseat

Of this big black limousine and
Tied my hands behind my back
With sharp and rusty wire.poem
Then they put a blindfold on me

So I couldn't see where they took me,poem
And plugged up my ears with cottonpoem
So I couldn't hear their voices.poem
And drove for 20 miles or

At least for 20 minutes, and then
Dragged me from the car down to
Some cold and moldy basement,poem
Where they stuck me in a corner

And went off to get the ransompoem
Leaving one of them to guard me
With a shotgun pointed at me,poem
Tied up sitting on a stool ...

That's why I'm late for school! poem