The following is the life of Michael Dutton,
whose divorced parents had one daughter and one son.
With father Brian and mother Ann,
desires to be a marketer if he can.
Overcame numerous obstacles in his life,
as his spleen, appendix and adenoids were removed under the knife.
Enjoys any foreign language class,
or attending early Sunday morning mass.
Very creative and also energetic,
but as you may see not so poetic,
as he sits watching his talk shows,
revealing his life as nobody knows.
Isn't fond of rudeness or rap,
and always despised sitting on Santa's lap.
Wishes to major in Spanish or Sales,
without the pressures of Harvards or Yales.
Entertaining to him include board games and bowling,
but detests sitting still, relaxing, or reading.
Very friendly, witty, and sarcastic,
and definitely not crude, obnoxious, or sick.
Loves working and volunteering his time,
and when he has money spending every single dime.
Lives by the motto "Take each day by day,"
and whatever you are thinking just say.
Holds not a single secret inside,
for he really has nothing to hide.
Deathly afraid of dogs, rides and heights,
hopes to travel the world and see all the sights.
Does his best each day that he can,
could never win President if he ran,
for he's just not a government man,
or a basketball, football, and golfing fan.
As a Pisces he loves to swim,
and especially enjoys dining when the lights are dim.
His collections consist of deer and turtle decoys,
baseball cards, tins, and even McDonald's toys.
Greatest achievement was moving in with his dad,
even though it made both he and his mom very sad.
With a favorite food goulash and cartoon Tom & Jerry,
he's almost positive that he will never marry.
Doesn't know how he ever has time,
to do anything including this silly rhyme.
Never a bragger and never a boaster,
overcame his biggest fear and rode a roller coaster.
Not adventurous but very outgoing,
you will never catch him drinking or smoking.
Dad likes to hunt, Mom loves to cook,
Charlotte's Web is Mike's favorite book.
Nicknamed Doodle but don't ask why,
favorite piece of chicken is probably the thigh.
With nine cats, a dog, and some fish,
living an illness-free life is his number one wish.
Now I've explained a little about Mike,
a person whom any college would certainly like. -
This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.