Jolly, Jumpy, Round and Red

#notForTheSqeamish
#liceAlert
#lousyStory

It is that time of the year again! Heads huddled in studies and play! An exchange of ideas, thoughts, stationary, books and more. It is also a time that sees the return and rise of the dreaded little monsters that torment the head…so much so that it calls for a story…short but not sweet!

How about a hairy, scary, wickedly funny tale of four nasty, beastly, itchy, scratchy creatures! Interested? If yes, then read on…

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Four little lousy lice Jolly, Jumpy, Round and Red,

Dancing and frolicking on my distressed head,

“Catch us if you can!” they willfully said, 

As they had a satisfying fill of my blood,

With every wickedly greedy gulp, 

Growing more bold, nasty and plump,

Causing a scalp itchy, twitchy, scratchy and sore…

The icky, yucky, beastly four!

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Several sweeps of my comb I did dare, 

Through marked sections of my frizzy hair,

In a frenzy they fled to the untouched end, 

Unaware of what I truly did intend,

Still feasting on me without a thought or care!

Making my anger quickly flare,

With a scalp itchy, twitchy, scratchy and sore

The icky, yucky, beastly four…

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More calculated and frantic brushing…

To keep up with my adrenaline rushing,

I forced them to go scurrying!

My focused attack surely had them worrying.

They ran to huddle in a corner panting,

Yet they continued to feed as if taunting,

Making my scalp itchy, twitchy and scratchy even more!

The icky, yucky, beastly four…

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Even as the itching got intense,

I searched for them with mirror and magnifying lens,

And I had stumbled on their hideout…I could sense,

My fingers clutched the comb rather tense…

For a swift and strong slide down my long mane,

Finally got them all simple and plain!

Soothing my scalp itchy, twitchy, scratchy and so sore

The icky, yucky, beastly four…

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Then a firm and fatal click of my nails, 

It’s a neat trick that never fails…

The irksome quartet of many a quirky tales

Now lie flattened and still on the shiny floor, 

They can cause mischief and trouble, no more!

Or a scalp itchy, twitchy, scratchy and sore,

Bringing a fitting end to this lousy lore,

Of Jolly, Jumpy, Round and Red, the icky, yucky, beastly four…

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~The End~

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Also published with illustrations on https://storyweaver.org.in/stories/37845-jolly-jumpy-round-and-red
Read it here :https://storyweaver.org.in/stories/show-in-iframe/37845-jolly-jumpy-round-and-red?iframe=true

Copyright © 2018 RajaRajeshwari N

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