Lazy Laurence loved to lean in his chair

He’d stretch his legs, crack his back, and let his bottom slide forward

His mother would scorn him

“Sit up straight! Stop slouching!”

But Lazy Laurence loved to lean back anyway

 

Lazy Laurence loved to rock his chair back

He’d stretch his legs, crack his back, and let the chair stand on two legs.

His teacher would scorn him

“Sit up straight! Stop stretching!”

But lazy Laurence loved to rock his chair anyway

 

Lazy Laurence started to lean his chair back

He stretched out his legs, and let his joints crack

When suddenly he began to tip

And he could feel his spirit rip

His body was falling and he knew it was over

But he was caught at the last minute by his teacher, and then he lost his composure.

 

“I’m sorry!” he said, “I won’t do it again!”

She glared at him and then sighed, “I would hope so.”

But Lazy Laurence loved to lean back anyway

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CC BY-SA 4.0 Lazy Laurence by Jason is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

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