‘Death by Animated Sponge’ by Janice Canerdy The Society February 17, 2014 Humor, Poetry “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. Janice Canerdy is a poet and retired English teacher living in Mississippi. Featured Image: “Children Playing Croquet” by Johan Mengels Culverhouse Related Post ‘Letting Go’ by Michael Glassman The birch, the elm, the aging spruce Cannot restrain the restless roots Of saplings drawn to the silent sound Of brother’s heading skywar... Tell the world:FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterestRedditLinkedInEmail Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.