Tall Tales

Paul S. Meier is a big ol’ liar.
He tells tall tales to make himself higher.

He’s ridden a bull and wrestled an ox,
Hunted with kings and captured a fox.

His race car goes a hundred and three.
He drank ten sodas and never went pee.

All of Paul’s tales would be easier to buy
If — when the lights went out — he didn’t cry.

The thing I’ve learned from my friend Paul:
The taller the tale, the harder it falls.

Phil HausslerWritten by Phil Haussler.
Illustrated by Ann Troe.



This illustrated poem was created for Project OpenBook, an experiment in doing good.

To learn more and follow the journey, visit:
marblespark.com/project-openbook

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2 Responses to “Tall Tales”

  1. Vernon J Says:

    I like the story, its very good. Paul talks a big game & tries to impress. He just should be himself.

  2. Vernon J Says:

    I like the story, its very good. Paul talks a big game & tries to impress. He just should be himself.

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