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Nat The Vampire Bat

written for my dear daughter, Natalie Nat, the vampire bat, Was as cute as a bat could be- She loved to go to school, But hated her class on hematology. "I think I'm in the wrong body," She often would exclaim- "I cannot stand the sight of blood, It makes me go insane." "My legs get wobbly, My wings shiver, My sonar sensors stop working, And my lips begin to quiver!" Nat went home to mom and dad, And asked, "What shall I do?" They looked at each other and said, "You'll have to stay home from school." Nat was quite unhappy, She would miss all of her friends, She had to think of something else, "My life's just going to end!" She went into her cave room, All she could do was pout- Have to call my friends, she thought, And pulled her cell phone out. "I need help," she announced, "Anyone got an idea in mind?" She texted, tweeted, pleading her case, A solution she was desperate to find! Many answers came her way, She filtered them one by one, The best were from Professor Owl, And Sly - principal Fox's son. First option was just to adapt, Stay home - take things in stride- She pondered over this for awhile, And finally sat down and cried! Option two was more palatable, Sly's idea was much, much better. Nat thought she could digest this one, But her parents had to write a letter! The letter she carried to school that morn, A happy bat was she- Instead of studying blood, it read- Let her take carpology! The teachers were all amazed- About what a choice had brought- The little bat's grade soared to an "A," Her spirit no longer distraught! Nat, the vampire bat, Started a new tradition at school- Classes were allowed to be changed, It was no longer against the rules! The school made headline news, Performance index scores climbed high- Policy changes must sometimes be made, To keep things from going awry!

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015

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