Walking Sticks

The campers all were carrying sticks
They said they’d help with walking
But trouble quickly followed when
Two campers started talking

“The counselors don’t have sticks,” said one
“I don’t know what they’re thinking
How bored they’ll be without something
For poking things or swinging”

The other said, “You’re¬†clearly right
They’d probably like sticks too”
A third camper, who overheard,
Said “Only the best sticks will do!”

So the campers sought the heftiest sticks
Nothing short, nothing too slim
They found the counselor nearest by
And chucked the sticks at him

The counselor, caught fully off-guard
Fell down a long ravine
And nevermore that counselor
Was ever to be seen

And though this be a tragedy
A lesson was learned by all
If only he’d had a walking stick
He’d surely have broken his fall

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