Right Brain – Left Brain

I always thought with the meter in this poem, it’s kinda song-like and would be great for young kids in school to memorize and sing/chant (and dance :))

 

Right Brain – Left Brain

by Mark Juliano

January 28, 2011

 

Right brain

Left brain

Your brain

My brain.

 

In, out, left, right

Top, bottom, black, white

Red, orange, yellow, blue

Why, why not, me, you.

 

You’re in a box

Get out!

Who said

You’re not creative?

My art teacher

In 7th grade.

Who said

You’re not logical?

My math teacher

In 8th grade.

Screw them!

 

And tell them

7 times 8 is 56

And 5 plus 6 is 11

1 times 1 is 1

And 8 minus 7 is 1.

Got it?

What!?

Left back?

That’s right.

 

Think – no don’t

Feel – no don’t

Think and feel

Left and right

Left, right, together

Dance!

 

In, out, left, right

Top, bottom, black, white

Red, orange, yellow, blue

Why, why not, me, you.

 

Back, forward

Left, right

Donkey, elephant

No, not that!

Sorry.

 

Eleanor said:

How do you switch so fast?

No, no.

Not at all.

Both, left and right together.

Dance.

 

That’s not poss-

Yes, it is.

Anything is poss-

Really!

Anyone can.

Even you!

Just get a pencil

And paper, too.

See, you’re an artist.

It’s true.

 

In, out, left, right

Top, bottom, black, white

Red, orange, yellow, blue

Why, why not, me, you.

 

Got it? No!

Go back to the top.

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