Too lazy to dispose of gum
into the garbage bin,
I’ve swallowed each and every hunk;
I thought it was no sin.
Now, today, I’ve heard some news
that has me quite upset.
Doug said if you swallow gum,
it’s something you’ll regret.
His mother told him yesterday
the swallowed gum of years
will form a big ball deep inside —
the root of all my fears!
The gumball, after many years,
will take up too much space,
so in the tummy, swallowed food
will sadly find no place.
“You’ll starve to death!” Doug exclaimed.
“Mom said there’s just no doubt,
and so, of course, the doctor has to
cut that gumball out!”
I’ve changed my ways! It’s not too late!
I’m sure there’s still some room
in my tummy for some food,
so starving’s not my doom!
I’ve pledged to swallow gum no more —
Doug gave me quite a scare.
From here on in, I’ll always stick
my gum beneath my chair!