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Death by Animated Sponge
Janice Canerdy


"More SpongeBob, Mimi"--this I hear
a dozen times a day.
How much more can I stand to see?
No more of this, I pray!
I turn the TV off and run
to fetch his favorite toys.
When he says, "SpongeBob's much more fun,"
I must seek other ploys.
"A Krabby Patty's what I'd like,"
he says of noontime's meal.
The common lunch I fix the tyke,
he eyes with little zeal.
The Krusty Krab invades my sleep,
and Squidward haunts my dreams.
Those creatures from the ocean deep
won't leave me be, it seems.
Can cartoon sponges start a trend
of death by kiddie show?
If SpongeBob's laugh can cause the end,
I'll be the first to go!

© by Janice Canerdy.
Used here with the author's permission.



Janice Canerdy is a retired high-school English teacher from Potts Camp, Mississippi. A poet since childhood, her work has appeared in numerous anthologies, contest journals, and poetry magazines over the years. Janice is the author of two books: Expressions of Faith (Christian Faith Publishers, 2016, now out of print) and From Serious to Slapstick--Poems, Like Life (Doctors Dream Publishing, 2024). A former president of the Mississippi Poetry Society, she is honored to have been named their Poet of the Year.

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Lori Levy:
Posted 05/05/2019 04:12 PM
Spongebob was my grandson's favorite. Therefore mine too.
Posted 05/05/2019 02:00 PM
Well done! The one who invaded my sleep wasn't SponegeBob but Bob the Builder--my little girl's favorite. It took years to get that song out of my head.
Posted 05/05/2019 09:51 AM
We must follow our muse wherever she leads us, even to Spongebob Squarepants. Fun!
Posted 05/05/2019 09:05 AM
michael escoubas:
Nicely done, Janice--with you all the on this one!
Posted 05/05/2019 08:42 AM

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