El Destructo

This poem is for Project OpenBook, a community-built children’s book. Details below.

There’s a rumor going ’round
‘Bout a new bad guy in town.
They call him El Destructo.
‘Cause he wrecks what we construct-o.

First he broke our tower.
And threw it in the shower.
And sissy’s poor ol’ doll…
She took a nasty fall.

…bit the head off my dinosaur.
…broke my favorite marble jar.
…took a whiz in the flower pot.
…he leaves a trail of green snot.

He’s always itchin’ to pick a fight,
Loves to hit and scratch and bite.
He gave the dog a bad haircut.
Now she’s just an ol’ bare mutt.

And that is why they’ve hired me.
To end this senseless wrecking spree.
So I am on this mission
To end the demolition.

And I’ve set this laundry trap.
So when he comes by…SNAP!
Unless I get caught by mother,
‘Cause El Destructo’s my kid brother.

Phil HausslerWritten by Phil Haussler.
Illustrated by Brad Sneed.
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  • judypilmaier

    I would of swore you were describing our new puppy. He is an el destructo!

  • That's him back there on the love seat!

  • Bethy

    I finally voted! Yippee! And I love this one, especially since the "kid brother" applies to our home.

  • Boom! And to think it only required a 1-on-1 tutorial!

    ...I've got to figure out a way to make the Ratings easier and more noticeable! But now that you've got it figured out, click "Poems" (Under Categories over here to the right >>>) and you can go back and rate 'em all!

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  • Thanks Ben!

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