23.11.15

Please Stop For Me, a Children's Book Mash-up



I'm a driver.

I’m on foot.
I'm on-foot-man.

That on-foot-man.
That on-foot-man!
I do not like
that on-foot-man.


Do you like
to stop your car?

I do not like to,
on-foot-man
I do not like
to stop for you.

Would you stop for me 
Here or there?

I won’t stop for you
here or there.
I won’t stop driving
anywhere.
I will not brake 
and pause my plan.
I do not like to
on-foot-man.

Would you stop
outside my house?
Would you stop driving
for a mouse?

I will not stop
outside your house.
I won’t stop driving
for a mouse.
I won’t stop driving
here or there.
I don’t like stopping
anywhere.
I don’t like slowing my car’s plan.
I don’t like stopping, on-foot-man.


Would you stop for me
in a crosswalk?
Would you stop for me
at mid-block?

Not in crosswalk
Not at mid-block.
Not by your house.
Not for a mouse.
I won’t stop driving
here or there.
I don’t like stopping
anywhere.
I don’t like slowing my car’s plan.
I don’t like stopping, on-foot-man.

Would you? Could you?
in a car?
Please wait for me!
It's not that far.


I would not,
could not,
in a car.

You might like stopping.
You will see.
You might like stopping
by this tree.

I would not, could not by a tree.
Not in a car! You let me be.
I don’t like stopping at crosswalk
I don’t like stopping at mid-block
I don’t like stopping by your house
I don’t like stopping for a mouse
I don’t like stopping here or there.
I don’t like stopping anywhere.
I don’t like slowing my car’s plan.
I don’t like stopping, on-foot-man.

A train! A train!
A train! A train!
Could you, would you
for a train?

Not for a train! Not by a tree!
Not in a car! Man! Let me be!
I would not, could not, at crosswalk.
I could not, would not, at mid-block.
I won’t stop driving for a mouse
I won’t stop driving by your house.
I don’t like stopping here or there.
I don’t like stopping anywhere.
I don’t like slowing my car’s plan.
I don’t like stopping, on-foot-man.

Say!
In the dark?
Here in the dark!
Would you, could you, in the dark?

I would not, could not,
in the dark.

Would you, could you,
in the rain?

I would not, could not, in the rain.
Not in the dark. Not for a train,
Not in a car, Not by a tree.
I don’t like stopping, Man, you see.
Not by a house. Not at crosswalk.
Not with a mouse. Not at mid-block.
I won’t stop for you here or there.
I won’t stop for you anywhere!

You do not like
to stop your car?

I do not
like to,
it's too far.

Could you for a
parade float?

I would not for a
parade float!

Would you, could you,
for a boat?

I could not, would not, for a boat.
I will not for a parade float.
I won’t stop for you in the rain.
I won’t stop for you on a train.
Not in the dark! Not by a tree!
Not in a car! You let me be!
I don’t like stopping at crosswalk.
I don’t like stopping at mid-block.
I won’t stop for you by your house.
I don’t like stopping for a mouse.
I don’t like stopping here or there.
I won’t stop for you ANYWHERE!

I do not like
to pause my plan!

I won’t stop for you,
on-foot-man.

You don’t like stopping.
SO you say.
But try it! Try it!
And you may.
Try it and you may I say.

Man!
If you will let me be,
I will try it.
You will see.

Say!
I don’t mind to pause my plan!
I don’t mind stopping on-foot-man!
I will stop for you in a boat!
And I will stop for a parade float....
And I’ll stop for you in the rain.
And in the dark. And for a train.
And in a car. And by a tree.
It feels so good, so good you see!

So I’ll stop for you at crosswalk.
And I’ll stop for you at mid-block.
And I will stop before a house.
I’ll even stop for a tiny mouse.
I stop for you here and there.
Say! I’ll stop for you ANYWHERE!

I do so like
to wait for you!
Thank you!
Thank you,
On-foot-man.

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