The class all took the lesson of Hamilton too well;
For, Tom and Brucie vowed to meet -outside- after the bell.
Yet on the way past Foursquare, Sue and Pete each swung a limb;
Tommy had to knock them out before they knocked out him.
Then, at the place of meeting, Bruce deloped and hit the tree;
Tommy cried, “He meant to strike!” and punched him in the spleen.
While Sue and Pete and Brucie all sat in with the nurse;
The other kids were singing tales, each with a diff’rent verse.
Said Principal, “These playground fights are such a mixed-up mess.
“Our outside cam’ra’s blurry and the fighters won’t confess.”
All went home to fam’lies, and those fam’lies up and called:
Singing like the children, diff’rent verses one and all.
©2021 Chel Owens