Weirdos from Another Planet: A Calvin and Hobbes Collection
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there once was a curious boy
who just didn't seem to enjoy
the games other kids played
marbles, jacks, or charades
he much preferred seek and destroy!
i guess you could call him a child
in character just a bit wild
a daring young lad
who certainly had
a devilish grin when he smiled
Calvin had a friend that he fashioned
out of a vision he rationed
Hobbes his playmate it seems
was but stuffing and dreams
yet they played with spirits impassioned
one cold winter day while it snowed
all over his family's abode
they built a quartet
of snowmen and set
them out in the midst of the road
and then they did something bizarre
taking out his father's old car
Calvin let out a cry:
"Hobbes the tiger and i
will test just how well built you are!"
so auto and snowmen collided
and when all the flurries subsided
they had clearly found out
beyond shadow of doubt
what happens to snowmen broadsided
'twas as the snowmen had dreaded
one of them had been beheaded!
yet in spite of this fact
all his balls were intact
though in one the car was embedded
Calvin said with a quickening pulse:
"i knew this was the right impulse!
for i have a notion
to understand motion
and how things attract and repulse!"
upon hearing the sound of the wreck
his parents decided to check
on what mayhem their son
had most recently done
they'd had it clear up to their neck!
and his father opined: "i sure think
that he has gone over the brink
'fore he gets any worse
call a doctor or nurse
perhaps even contact a shrink!"
his mother was more sympathetic:
"although it may not seem aesthetic
when you think of it, hon
it's a project he's run
to demonstrate forces kinetic!"
then she uttered a prophetic phrase:
"he is growing in so many ways
rather than being miffed
let us cherish his gift
perhaps a new trail he will blaze!"
and 'twas so in the fullness of time!
to the top of the heap he did climb
what had once seemed so odd
had been just a facade
and turned into something sublime
when older he went on a trip
to Princeton on full scholarship
he'd recite without pause
on this knowledge he had a firm grip
and with vision grown so much wider
he consults as a physics insider
the things he now smashes
are particle masses
whirling ‘round in a supercollider
and Hobbes is still right by his side
looking on with the greatest of pride
for he knew all along
you can never go wrong
by believing in what lies inside