Jamal’s Holey Skull

I umm-ed and ahh-ed for ages over whether to post this poem due to the drug references. Then I thought, screw it, no one reads it anyway.

This little ditty is based very, very loosely on someone I know, so the name has been changed.

I chuckled a little while writing it, I hope you chuckle a little while reading it!

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I once knew a guy named Jamal,

Who had a big dent in his skull.

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He got teased and picked on at school,

The kids would be so cruel.

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They pointed at his head,

“You’re a mutant” they all said.

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This made Jamal feel sad,

For he was a sensitive lad.

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He begged them to be nice,

He even asked them thrice!

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But no matter what he said,

They kept picking on his head.

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And he couldn’t leave the school,

He was their teacher, after all!

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It made him want to cry,

But instead he’d go get high.

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It would help to ease his mind –

Forget the kids who were unkind.

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He’d smoke up in the morn,

To help cope with the scorn.

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He’d smoke up in the day,

To keep the pain away.

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He’d smoke up in the eve,

Seeking sweet reprieve.

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When kids yelled out “Teacher!”

“You’re an ugly creature!”

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Jamal would simply shrug,

Then offer them a hug.

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The kids thought it weird,

He hugged them when they sneered.

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And after just two days,

They quickly changed their ways.

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Instead of all the jeering,

They greeted him with cheering.

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“Sir, you are the bestest,”

“We love it when you test us.”

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“Your holey head is cool,”

“You’re the best teacher at this school!”

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So the teasing went away,

And at school Jamal did stay.

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He stayed for many years,

And the kids became his peers.

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The ones who were the meanest,

Came to love him dearest.

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And that’s the story of Jamal,

With a great big dent in his skull.

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The End.

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