D A Prince - Christopher Robin

 

Little boy eying the boys in the yard;
First day; they all look so nasty and hard.
Hush, hush -- teacher wants quiet.
Christopher Robin’s afraid of a riot.

 Little boy knows that he needs to survive.
The school’s a mean place; he likes being alive.
Think, think -- while you pretend.
Christopher Robin looks round for a friend.

Big boy comes over, scowls dirty and tough;
Number One haircut, tattoo, and looks rough.
Stand tall -- use the same slang;
Christopher Robin’s made one of the gang.

Little boy’s hiding behind macho pride,
Loudly parading a bullish outside;
Snarl, slouch, eye-shading hood–
Christopher Robin has stopped being good.