Well, here’s another poem I would like to show you.
It is about a talkative guy who talks a lot, yet doesn’t much sense. His speaks a lot of nonsense, and he is boastful and very funny…Welcome Benjamin!
Benjamin was Not So Smart
Young Benjamin was not as smart as supposed.
He chattered too much, and sometimes, he did boast.
”Bananas eat monkeys,” young Benjamin said,
”A foul-smelling lady lives under your bed.”
He claimed that a chicken can stand on its head.
“The cars are alive,” he said, “and plants are dead.”
He argued that his teeth can chew solid stones,
steel, copper, and wood, even dinosaur bones.
He claimed that he can do what Superman can,
and said that a small ant can carry a van.
He also claimed that kangaroos came from Mars,
and told me that hippos evolved from gray cars.
I thought that he was just a little buffoon;
he argued and shouted, “Dogs came from the moon!”
I thought that he needed a brain antidote;
he thought that he knew how to sail a sailboat.
I thought that he’d never become smart, no, never.
Well, it was quite true. He did not become clever.
He still don’t know how to wear his underwear,
his boasting behavior is still always there.
He then learned science and claims that he’s a professor.
His knowledge of nonsense just didn’t grow lesser.
He now says, “No one can beat the brain of mine,”
He claims, “I am smarter than Albert Einstein!”
(c) Gloson Teh
What inspired me to write this poem was my thought of monkeys eating bananas. I suddenly swapped the places of the subjects to become bananas eating monkeys. How I laughed at it! So, I thought of more funny nonsense, and wrote this poem.
One Reply to “Poem: Benjamin was Not So Smart”
heya, its me again (n_n) i now really know that you are a genius since you were small. you were in the news paper. from you were 1 untill now! how impressive! your english is too good and you are talented in almost everything! i think lots of school will be fighting with each other juz want you to enter their school. all i hav said are true. i am not boasting you. i wonder wat language you are speaking at home huh? i am juz so interesting with your character. you are like a born star. are you a christian? of a buddha? juz asking. i like your cat series, your poem, your piano, your harmonica, your comp genius, your memory too! your mom should be very very proud of you. pls juz reply to my email. caz my brother is so eager to chat with you. see you soon. all the best for all of your talents. god bless you.