‘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 Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email.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. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.