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    Little Boy Blue

    Little Boy Blue doesn’t like his job
    Not even the sheep nor the corn on the cob
    (He said)
    I need a new job
    That’s an important thing
    Like maybe a duke, prince or a king
    He strutted into town
    And announced out loud
    I’m leaving this place
    And of that I am proud
    He walked down the slope
    And left the herd behind
    He waved at the goat
    And saluted the swine
    (He said)
    I’m outta here to become a great lord
    This herding and farming
    Has made me bored
    He continued to walk for miles and miles
    His face full of hope and lots of smiles
    He thought about what his life would be
    A great castle, a wife and children three
    He walked on and on
    Till he reached a large city
    It was a place well known
    As the kingdom of Calee
    He enlisted to become a great knight’s squire
    But he mostly cleaned hearths
    And tended the fire
    Four years passed
    And he finally earned rank
    He became the squire
    Of Earl LeFrank
    LeFrank was fair
    And a good knight was he
    He owned many lands in the north of Calee
    One day while LeFrank was on a hunt
    His horse went lame
    On the road to DuPont
    He fell from his horse
    And nearly hit a rock
    Boy Blue did save him
    While the others stood in shock
    (He said to Boy Blue)
    You’ve save my head from being broken
    Now I shall reward you
    With this great token
    I will have my land divided in two
    I shall make you an earl
    Lord Blue of Anjou
    Now Boy Blue became a great earl
    He had a new wife
    Two boys and a girl
    He fought great battles
    That never seemed to end
    There was always some fortress
    The earl had to defend
    (Years and years later…..)
    Earl Blue sat in full perfection
    Near the fireplace
    In deep recollection
    (He said…)
    I sit in reflection
    Here by the fire
    Once a young and foolish squire
    I am weary of all this prattle
    Too many wars
    So many battles
    I shall retire before it’s too late
    And to my family
    I will give my estate…
    So Blue set out
    For a long harsh trek
    He took food, a book
    And coins in his sack
    He walked and walked
    Then came to a great shire
    It was the town he left to become a squire
    The town had grew
    Beyond its bounds
    There was activity and commerce bustling around
    He went to seek the town’s mayor
    A man by the name
    Of Mr. LeClaire
    And 300 coins he put in his hand
    To purchase cattle
    And a parcel of land
    (And Mr. LeClaire said)
    And what’s the name
    That I place on this deed?
    I must have these things
    Before we proceed
    (And then LeBlue said)
    Well sir….. if you must know
    I hailed from this town
    Very long ago
    It has expanded to my surprise
    Yet my name you’ll not recognize
    I am just plain Blue
    That’s what I am called
    I will be herding and farming
    And doing it all
    The simple life
    Is what I desire
    To tend my own hearth
    And rest by its fire…
    And at dawn
    Blue took out his herd
    He whistled a tune
    That had no words
    Then in the evening
    He blew his horn
    To call in the cattle
    And the sheep from the corn.

    And he lived happily ever after…

    © Dai’Quiriya Martinez

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