Vote for Karyn AKA Mother Streusel’s Poem “Spring Break”

Mother Streusel

You can vote for her poem “Spring Break” at

Spring Break

You might think I’m a liar, maybe blame confabulation,

When I tell you all the details of my crazy spring vacation

We planned a quiet trip by bus, me and my cousin Mona

To the hot air balloon festival held in Arizona

To our surprise the bus was full of women in their eighties

One gave us both makeovers (We looked more like clowns than ladies)

We took a restroom break and things really went downhill

We ran into a circus on its way down to Brazil

They thought we were performers; they just spoke Portuguese

We found ourselves upon a plane despite our urgent pleas

In Rio de Janeiro we finally got away

We needed to get home but we had no way to pay

We were hired by a squid boat but a giant squid was tracking us

Then in the Gulf of Mexico the squid started attacking us

Me and Mona got away and crawled along the shoal

We were covered all in seaweed; they called animal control

When they saw that we were human, not some oceanic creature

We were taken to a shelter run by a Baptist preacher

We told the man our story and when we said “hot air”

And mentioned Arizona he said he’d take us there

In his hot air balloon shaped like a butterfly

We climbed aboard and soon we were all floating in the sky

We got to Arizona and found our tour bus

The same old ladies were on board; they all smiled at us.

We thought we could relax; we were ready for a snooze

When an old lady offered to give us both tattoos

I know you don’t believe me; even I think it’s surreal

But the shaky kitten on my arm reminds me it was real



You can vote for Karyn’s funny kid’s poem “Spring Break” at


You can vote for Karyn’s poem “Spring Break” at

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