Friday, November 18, 2005

Herald Harold

Meet Harold, boogeyman first-rate,
a terror to the Nth degree.
"Incorrigible" would understate
his mischievous supremacy.

For, Harold is a "mean machine"
— a hurricane, undisciplined ...
All other furies quit the scene
when Harold blows his ugly wind.

No greater grief man ever gave.
No ornerier ogre ever was.
A futile hope, that he'd behave
— for, THAT is NOT what Harold DOES.

No, Harold's nasty, Harold's vile.
No sin for Harold is too great.
Contemptible as a crocodile ...
and, Lord help us, he's only eight.

— Ender

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