The Two Micahs

*I decided to publish this quirky story because I’m not sure it has a place in children’s literature. There is a lesson here but I think only adults would catch the meaning. Enjoy!*

“Good morning,” said Mrs. Crass.

“There’s a new student in the class.”

His name is Micah Pride.

“Oh, no!” a young girl cried.

We already have a Micah Hart.

How will we tell them apart?

“That’s easy,” said the teacher.

We’ll call them by their feature.

“You are Micah Brown,” she said.

“And you are Micah White instead.”

The class cheered with delight.

Hooray for Micah Brown and Micah White!

The two boys looked confused

while Mrs. Crass was amused.

Micah White did not want to play this game.

He asked, “Why don’t you call us by our last name?”

“If it doesn’t bother Micah Brown,

why don’t you be quiet and just sit down?”

Micah Brown stood there in silence.

“I think Mrs. Crass needs some guidance.”

“That’s not my name,” Micah Brown shouted.

The whole class jumped

and Mrs. Crass pouted.

“Don’t be so sensitive,” Mrs. Crass retorted.

“It’s only a color,” she snorted.

“But there’s a huge misunderstanding.

It’s my name you’re mispronouncing!”

She looked at the paper and squinted.

“Why don’t you get glasses?” someone hinted.

“Oh, my. My eyes are wacky!

Your name is not Micah, it’s Mikey!”

“Mikey, let’s start anew.”

All is right again in Room K-2.


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2 comments on “The Two Micahs
  1. Eveleen Smit says:

    On my first (and fast) read through I was thrown off with what I think are missing quotations for what I assumed was the teacher’s dialogue. I could well be wrong – and that would not be too off-putting for myself. But, this is meant for kids and it ought to be clearer who’s saying what – or if it’s merely information being relayed – that should be crystal clear.

    It’s still amusing but may be way over a child’s level of understanding with the punctuation as it is currently. I very much want to give it edits (sorry I’m just like that) to incorporate more dialogue and perhaps some more exciting adjectives.

    • Thank you for your input! Yes, this story is not really geared toward children because of the style I chose to write it in. I published it anyway because I very much feel that this story needs to be shared.

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