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Nothing

by Barry Louis Polisar

What did you do in school today?
"Nothing ! Nothing !"
Did you say nothing? What did you say?
"Nothing ! Nothing !"
Didn't you study and work real hard?
"We just sat outside in the yard"
Nothing? "Nothing ! Nothing !"

What Do you do when you don't go to school?
"Nothing ! Nothing !"
But everyone's got something they do.
"Nothing ! Nothing !"
Don't you have fun? Don't you ride your bikes?
"We just sit around. There's nothing we like."
Nothing? "Nothing ! Nothing !"

What do you do when you see your friends?
"Nothing ! Nothing !"
But you go to their house again and again?
"Nothing ! Nothing !"
Don't you play games with other girls and boys?
"We have no friends and we hate our toys!"
Nothing? "Nothing ! Nothing !"

What did you do all last summer?
"Nothing ! Nothing !"
Everytime you speak you sound dumber and dumber.
"Nothing ! Nothing !"
Didn't you swim and play on the swings?
"Summer was a bummer and we didn't do a thing."
Nothing? "Nothing ! Nothing !"

What will you do for the rest of your life?
"Nothing ! Nothing !"
But you have to find something that you like.
"Nothing ! Nothing !"
You can't sit around. It'll drive you insane.
"You can if you don't have a brain."
Nothing? "Nothing ! Nothing !"

Copyright by Barry Louis Polisar



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