Come on Ella Jane

December 23, 2018

 

 

A little girl is having a pout

because she wants to go out.

It's Christmas Eve;

snow is all she sees.

But this Christmas Eve

she has to see a doctor;

an evil doctor, 

the only one on the roster.

His name is Doctor Pepper,

he has spots on his bald head like a leopard.

His hair is very white, 

which always gives her a fright.

Dr Pepper is the worst; 

she thinks he needs to be in a hurst.

He is basically the Grinch 

and when she leaves, he always gives her a pinch.

She wouldn’t be surprised if he stole Christmas;

he’s harder to please than throwing a discus.

He’s a mean as a snake, 

and you can tell he likes cake.

She finally gets to the office;

she steps out and feels the softness.

She sees Doctor Pepper waiting, 

waiting for all her complaining:

"Mother, Mother, I don’t want to go!"

"Fine," she said, "you can stay out in the cold."

The girl came to her senses and walked to the Ms.’s;

the woman, "What’s your name?"

"My name is Ella Jane."

"Come on Ella Jane,

it’s time for your pain."

 

 

 

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