One early morning at breakfast
While eating his eggs and bagel
Benjamin Barton had a brainwave
Making him sound mentally unstable.
“I want to fly,” he said-
With a manic shine in his eye.
”I’ll fly one day, I’m telling you!
High up into the sky.”
His stepmother just banged the pan
In perpetual annoyance, her twisted mouth spoke-
”Oh yes, I’d fly away too- just your dad and I
And you’d be a lonely bloke.”
“Now, quick or you’ll be late to school,”
She hurried him along
But Benjamin’s eyes never left the skies
His resolve ever so strong.
One day at school, Miss Lopez asked
What they’d wanted to do after school.
Some said, “College”, some wanted to be doctors
”I will fly,” said Benjie, nonchalant and cool.
For a minute, a silence so deathly ensued,
Miss Lopez smiled, “No one has done that yet.”
”It can’t be done!” laughed Diana John, “Especially you-
You’d fall facedown, I bet!”
“Have you seen the pudge all around you?”
She smirked, “You couldn’t even lift off.”
Benjie felt goosebumps, tears stung his eyes
As his classmates laughed and scoffed.
But right then the funniest thing happened-
Inside Benjie, something sparked.
Something ignited, and burned right through
”Oh shut up you idiots!” he barked.
A second deathly silence ensued
”I will fly, you can’t tell me I cannot!
I will fly one day, you’ll see!”
By now, his ears felt red hot.
Suddenly he started to swell
And as everyone watched, astound.
Benjamin Barton swelled some more
And lifted off the ground!
He bumped his head against the ceiling
As everyone just continued to stare
Finally he managed to manouver
And then disappeared out, into thin air!
You could hear his scream of triumph
Echo down the hallway
As he flew across the lawn
Passing the school children at play.
Benjamin Barton was never seen again
God alone knows where he went
But just last week, we heard reports
Of a large object flying over Trent.