Jelly Beans
and Sardines

It happened one day...
the whole town got a shock.
And I was the first one
to know on my block.

In fact, I was second
to know in the town.
I remember it well
for I wrote it all down.

It began with my friend
who lived up in a tree,
in a house that he'd built.
He was older than me.

Now when I say older,
I mean really old.
His age in exact years
had never been told.

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