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The Sheep Here Flock to Hear My Tale While Going to the Fair -- Slice One, A Portion of Pie

or "Simple" Simon: A Nursery Rhyme for "Children" "Most prospective parents are unable to count up to ten birth defects on a baby's little piggy toes--let alone pronounce 'anencephaly' or 'glossoptosis.'" --the Poet who mastered his numbers as well as ABC's "The estimated incidence of Down syndrome is between 1 in 1,000 to 1 in 1,100 live births worldwide." --The World Health Organization "Trisomy 13 [Patau syndrome] . . . affects approximately one in every 8,000 to 12,000 live births." --AboutKidsHealth "Trisomy 18 [Edwards' syndrome] affects one in 3,000 to 11,000 newborns." --Birth Defect Research for Children "[O]ne in every 200,000 live twin births worldwide are conjoined. . . ." --The University of Maryland Medical Center "Globally, an estimated 8 million newborns are born with a birth defect every year." --The World Health Organization "Worldwide, an estimated 3.3 million children under the age of 5 die each year from serious birth defects. . . ." --PubMed "Every 4 1/2 minutes, a baby is born with a birth defect in the United States. Birth defects affect 1 in every 33 babies born in the United States each year. That translates into about 120,000 babies." --The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention "O! 'Simple' Simon born with Down, alas, is somewhat 'slow,' And with his Down but down is 'Simple' Simon bound to go-- Along with his Cyclopia, cleft palate, and cleft lip-- Together with displasia, a 'disadvantaged' hip-- 'Displacement' of the tongue, leukemia, and 'lazy' eye-- 'Obesity,' a 'missing' thumb, and hatred deep for pie; Though every Sunday morning Simon 'hobbles' to the fair, Delighting with a 'pieman' there to share a 'pie' most rare-- Although the 'pieman' has Patau with anencephaly-- Pneumonia, glossoptosis, AIDS, and polydactyly-- Plus 'undescended' 'test*cles' of one 'enormous' size-- An 'undeveloped' nose, and an aversion to all pies; Howbeit, Simon and the 'pieman' 'tarte aux pêches' yet 'eat,' For 'Sad' Simone de 'Simple' ever offers each a 'treat'-- Regardless of her being birthed with Trisomy 18-- Conjoined a twin who born again turned faithless libertine-- With 'small' and 'large' intestines on the outside, heart disease-- 'Abnormally' 'wee' head, and feral 'pussies' 'Siamese'; Since e'er Catholicism 'freely willed' to not abort, Or 'Sad' Simone or 'Poor' Paulette of several digits 'short'-- The latter twin with Trisomy 13 'sans' intellect-- With eyes 'set close,' an 'incapacity' to genuflect-- The bowels on the far side of Simone's enteric chain-- An 'undeveloped' nostril, and a face a little 'plain'; While Simon and the 'pieman' 'eating' 'pie' with 'pêches et crème,' Remind the fine observer of the pithy apothegm-- 'A pair of tongues "displaced" are better certes than simply one'-- While even 'b**bies' here recall 'One "eats" to live, not pun'-- As Miss de 'Simple' sharing 'pie' and Miss de 'Simple' yet In alleys sing this tragic triolet in a duet: The "Tragical" Song of "Sad" Simone and "Poor" Paulette Entitled "Just Do It! To Hell with 'Love'!" (En Franglais, a "tongue" "corrupt") 'Aie, "m*rde"! Paulette! Ma "tarte"! Si sore!' 'Et la mienne, Simone! O! Oui! "Puta*n"! Chacune de nos une "wh*re"!' 'Aie, "m*rde"! Paulette! Ma "tarte"! Si sore!' 'Et la mienne! With forty score-- Of STD's! De ces "pen*s"!' 'Aie, "m*rde"! Paulette! Ma "tarte"! Si sore!' 'Et la mienne, Simone! O! Oui!' The Malodious Tune sans "Defect" (Allegro/Staccatos) A3 A3 A3 D4 A3 B3 A3 D3 A3 A3 A3 D4 A3 C4# B3 B3 A3 A3 A3 E4 A3 B3 A3 E3 A3 A3 A3 E4 A3 A3 A3 E4 A3 A3 A3 E4 A3 A3 A3 E4 A3 A3 A3 E4 A3 E4 D4 D4 A3 A3 A3 E4 A3 A3 A3 E4 A3 A3 A3 E4 A3 E4 D4 D4 Dedicated with Respect for Julia W--, yet another Victim of spamming Poets in the Soup who are interested in learning more concerning the problem of spamming may wish to either refer to the following article by Elizabeth Gravier posted online or contact the Evil Empire known as "Google" to voice a rational complaint--or both: "Spam Texts and Phone Scams Are on the Rise" Elizabeth Gravier Updated Tuesday, November 30, 2021 Nursery Rhyme/Triolet/Song/Music January 27, 2022 "Doc"

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