Bob Wire

Written by: ilene bauer

As a kid, I was told
To beware and not touch
If I ever encountered Bob Wire.
This warning was something
I took quite to heart
So avoiding it was my desire.

It took many years
‘Til I learned that the word
Wasn’t “Bob” but was “barbed” with an “r;”
And that knowledge made sense
For a danger named Bob
Seemed both harmless and rather bizarre.

I saw some today
On the top of a fence
And remembered my enemy Bob.
As I chuckled, I thought
That just being a kid
Is a challenging, difficult job!