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Conversation Poem- Initials On A Pencil Case

I imagined this conversation between two boys and a chance observation... It's a variation on poems for two voices from the book, Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices by Paul Fleischman. 

Initials On A Pencil Case

What’s that on your pencil case?
Right there in the corner in tiny letters
Does it say I heart JB?
Does it really?
Why does it say I heart JB?
I cant believe you would write that…

It’s not what you think
It’s not what you think
It’s something else
Really it is

Oh sure it is
I heart JB – why did you write that
For everyone to see?

It’s about someone else

Someone else?

Julietta Brocklesbee

Who is Julietta Brocklesbee?

A girl

Thanks for the clue, but seriously, who is she?

She’s a singer in a band

What band?

The Fishsticks

Julietta Brosklesbee is a singer in a band
Called The Fishsticks. Never heard of them…

They’re a new band
A very good band
My favourite new band, if you must know

You know what?


You need to get a new pencil case.
You need to get a new pencil case, really, really quickly.

Alan j Wright


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