little johnny's english class was learning the difference between poetry and prose. the teacher explained that poetry has rhythm and a lot of the time poetry rhymes. prose, on the other hand is more of what we use in everyday language. the teacher gave a few examples of each, and then instructed the class to write down their own examples. when they were finished, she asked for a volunteer to read in front of the class. much to her dismay, little johnny was the only student to raise his hand. she reluctantly called him to the front of the class and told him to read his example.
little johnny: "mary had a little lamb,
an ornery little runt,
he stuck his nose up mary's skirt,
and sniffed her little...."