Gentle reader listen clearly
To these stories purchased dearly;
Abject children and their needs,
Evil parents, evil deeds;
Who meet their ends without a quarrel,
Read these tales and learn a moral.
John’s dad beat him every night,
Didn’t care about John’s fright;
One night John’s dad went too far,
And John pushed dad beneath a car.
Hannah’s mum ignored her needs,
Had no praise for Hannah’s deeds;
Spurned poor Hannah’s woes and cares,
So Hannah pushed her down the stairs.
Donny’s aunt thought pain was grand,
Stuck a needle in his hand;
Gouged his belly with a key,
Till Don put arsenic in her tea.
Lisa’s parents didn’t need her,
So they kindly didn’t feed her;
Lisa finally made a run,
But first she shot them with a gun.
Claire’s dad burned her with cigars,
Left poor Claire with awful scars;
Laughed and chuckled when Claire wept,
Until Claire torched him while he slept.
Mummy brushed her daughter’s tresses,
Gave her dolls and frilly dresses;
Tired of being a girl was Jake,
He stabbed his mummy with a rake.
Walter’s parents left him home,
Everyday he was alone;
Things were bad, his life was dire;
Until he set their house on fire.
That’s the end, these tales you’ve earned,
I hope you have a lesson learned;
Read them through and read them slow,
And never cause your children woe.