When racketeers insist on quiet,
and it’s not wise to start a riot,
send the Baby, send the Baby.
The toughest gangsters always quail
when our tot begins to wail.
They roll their eyes, they tear their hair.
They soon run screaming from their lair.
And if those cries don’t make them hyper,
Weapon Two is in the diaper.
Send the Baby, send the Baby.
Send the Baby…now!
Copyright © 2012 Marilyn Singer. From the book The Superheroes Employment Agency. Clarion Books. Reprinted by permission of the author.
I write many serious, thoughtful poems–but I also love to write funny ones. My book The Superheroes Employment Agency (Clarion, 2012) is a collection of poems about B-list superheroes badly in need of jobs. How about creating your own goofy superheroes? Maybe you could even write poems about them.
Marilyn Singer is the author of over one hundred books for children and young adults in many genres, but she especially loves to write poetry. Her works include A Stick Is an Excellent Thing, The Superheroes Employment Agency, the award-winning Mirror Mirror, and its companion, Follow Follow, and the forthcoming Rutherford B., Who Was He? She lives in Brooklyn New York and Washington, Connecticut with her husband and several pets.