Friday, February 23, 2007

Poetry Friday -- Nancy Drew

Nancy Drew

by Ron Koertge

Merely pretty, she made up for it with vim.
And she got to say things like, "But, gosh,
what if these plans should fall into the wrong
hands?" and it was pretty clear she didn't mean
plans for a party or a trip to the museum, but
something involving espionage and a Nazi or two.

In fact, the handsome exchange student turns
out to be a Fascist sympathizer. When he snatches
Nancy along with some blueprints, she knows he
has something more sinister in mind than kissing
her with his mouth open

Locked in the pantry of an abandoned farm house,
Nancy makes a radio out of a shoelace and a muffin.
Pretty soon the police show up, and everything's
hunky dory.

(Read on to find out what Nancy learned from this experience.)


  1. Mary Lee,

    Love the poem! Thanks for the link to a great website I didn't know existed. Have you read Koertge's book SHAKESPEARE BATS CLEANUP?


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