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Little Bobby Brown

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Little Bobby Brown

Little Bobby Brown
was born with a frown
and he didn’t know how to smile.

He always looked sad,
or as if he were mad,
and never laughed, all the while.

You could tickle him with a feather;
Or make a joke about the weather;
But his face was stuck in a frown.
You could stand on your head;
Or do flips on the bed;
But his smile just stayed up-side-down.

You could make faces and giggle;
Or give him Jell-O that would wiggle;
And still he wouldn’t crack a smile.
You could smack a pie on your face;
Or do a silly run-in-place;
But you would be running for mile after mile.

Little Bobby Brown
was born with a frown,
and his parents didn’t know what to do.
Soon, they started crying;
And they simply stopped trying;
I would do the same, wouldn’t you?

Then one day Bobby
looked in a mirror;
wiped it with his hand
so he could see a little clearer;
took a step closer
so he would be little nearer;
and put his fingers at the end of his frown.

Although his frown was awful tight,
He pulled with all his might,
Because he didn’t like seeing his parents cry;
He tugged at his mouth,
Taking his lips north from south
Trying just once to give a smile a try.

When he got the right curve
and a smile did occur,
he felt really good all inside;
Then he started to laugh
at the face in the looking glass
and he said, “I sure am glad that I tired”.

Now little Bobby Brown
hardly ever frowns
and he laughs and he smiles all day;
And his parents are glad
that he is hardly ever mad
and they hope that’s the way he will stay.

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  1. Date: 1/29/2012 8:31:00 PM

    This is cute, Joe. It's different from what you usually write, but I enjoyed it. Love, Kim